Stanford University's environmental and energy research institutes, the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment and Stanford Precourt Institute for Energy are convening a series of panel sessions in Washington, D.C. to highlight the pressing environmental and energy challenges and risks that the next administration will need to confront.  The panel session on January 10 focused on clean energy R&D.

Stanford Environment & Energy Panel Series

TUESDAY January 10, 2017

12 p.m. to 2 p.m., Lunch Provided

The National Press Club  –  529 14th Street NW, Washington, D.C. 

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Energy Research & Development plays a critical role in advancing new fuel sources, technologies and ways to use energy more efficiently. Basic research drives innovation in the public and private sectors and makes valuable contributions to a new clean energy economy. On January 10, Stanford University’s leading energy and environmental research institutes, the Stanford Precourt Institute for Energy and the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, convened a panel session that highlighted clean energy innovation as a crucial component of efforts to combat climate change and asked how the United States can lead global efforts to develop and deploy advanced energy technologies.


Sally Benson, Co-Director, Stanford Precourt Institute for Energy; Director, Global Climate and Energy Project (GCEP); Professor, School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences at Stanford University

John Dabiri, Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering and Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University

Michael McGehee, Professor, Materials Science and Engineering at Stanford University; Senior Fellow, by courtesy, Stanford Precourt Institute for Energy     


Varun Sivaram, Douglas Dillon Fellow and Acting Director of the Program on Energy Security and Climate Change, Council on Foreign Relations

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Panel Session: Clean Energy R&D


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