Energy and Sustainability

Tuesday, Sep 25, 2018
by Morgan Kelly, Princeton Environmental Institute
With the right public infrastructure investment, the United States could as much as double the amount of carbon dioxide emissions currently captured and stored worldwide within the next six years, according to an analysis by Princeton University researchers.
Thursday, Sep 20, 2018
by Albert Jiang, The Daily Princetonian
Campus Dining has implemented a series of changes in campus cafés and the Food Gallery of Frist Campus Center involving menu changes and an effort to promote plastic alternatives. All plastic water bottles, bags, and utensils have been eliminated. Paper bags, as well as plastic and paper straws, are available only upon request.
Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018
by Emily Aronson, Office of Communications
When a University department no longer needs furniture, electronics or other large office supplies, they turn it over to Resource Recovery so the items can be redistributed to other departments, sold, donated or recycled. The items are sold to the public at a deep discount, and are available to nonprofits for free. The program is an example of the...
Thursday, Aug 30, 2018
by Office of Sustainability
For the first time, Princeton University has received a “Gold” rating for sustainability from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). The rating is based on campus-wide sustainability progress in areas that include academics, engagement, operations, planning, administration, innovation and leadership.
Friday, Aug 24, 2018
by Raphael Rosen, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
On August 15, a cohort of undergraduate students who had participated in the Summer Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) and Community College Internship (CCI) programs presented the results of the plasma physics work they had completed since their internships began on June 11, in projects touching on computer science, mechanical engineering...
Wednesday, Aug 15, 2018
by Emily Aronson, Office of Communications
U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Rick Perry toured the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) Thursday, Aug. 9, saying that national labs like PPPL have the potential to change the world through their scientific research.
Wednesday, Aug 15, 2018
by John Sullivan, Office of Engineering Communications
Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, provides critical energy for society, but also uses large amounts of fresh water while producing corresponding amounts of wastewater. Water-based foams, which use about 90 percent less water than fracking fluids, provide an alternative, but the mechanism for foam-driven fracture in such drilling is not well...
Wednesday, Aug 8, 2018
by Jared Flesher, Office of Sustainability
The choices that people collectively make at dinner time — more burger, or more broccoli? — will impact the future of our warming planet. That’s because red meat consumption is widely recognized as a significant driver of a range of environmental woes, from climate change to deforestation and biodiversity loss.
Thursday, Aug 2, 2018
by Molly Seltzer, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment
A team attending an executive education module on world energy challenges held at the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment in July cool off by pouring ice water over themselves. The participants were among the Young Global Leaders, an international group of individuals selected by the World Economic Forum for making meaningful change in...
Thursday, Jun 28, 2018
by Emily Aronson, Office of Communications
Princeton University’s Solar Field is now even more sustainable thanks to a fleecy flock that keeps the 27 acres trim and tidy. The field, located on University lands in West Windsor, has hosted a herd of sheep since March. The new ewe system is a creative and economical way to keep grass and weeds from reducing the efficiency of the 16,528...