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2015 Smart Grid Lecture Series: Science and Policy Innovations for a Low-Carbon Economy

February 25, 2015
Davis Center 417 (Frank Livak Room)

How can we as a society achieve a low-carbon economy? Reducing greenhouse gases to abate climate change is a monumental undertaking, one that requires an aggressive mixture of science, technology, and policy. In this lecture, Dr. Kammen will explore and critique a number of ‘high impact’ innovations that are specifically needed to alter our energy system. He will also examine the concept of tipping points as it relates to transitions in the energy system, with examples and applications drawn from the U.S., Portugal, China, Nicaragua, and east Africa.

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Student Energy Action Seminar Series

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09/2015 to 12/2017
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The Student Energy Action Seminar series is a fall series of energy seminars tied to academic course offerings and applied experiential education through energy related internship offerings and field trips. This program provides multiple opportunities for undergraduates at UVM to translate learning into action, combining academic experiences with hands-on learning.

Energy Action Seminar: New, Inventive Renewable Energy Technology

On November 10th, the Energy Action Seminar hosted a panel of experts from various energy companies. The hour-long panel discussion focused on new, exciting technologies in production that are beginning to play important roles in the transition away from nonrenewable energy sources.

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by Charles Martin '16, Sustainability Outreach Intern

UVM Engineers Build Tiny Renewable Wind Turbine for Developing World

[Written by Joshua E. Brown] .00002 miles per hour might remind you of a bad day on the interstate. But that’s how fast some bamboo can grow: up to 35 inches every day — a world record. It’s a grass that can, in a few months, grow as tall as a tree. And, as it grows on, say, a mountainside in China or Chile, it gets hammered by the wind. But it doesn’t break. It flexes and resists, using the power of the sun to grow up and the power of the wind to grow strong. [READ MORE]

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Student Project to City Plan

Six months after they graduated from the University of Vermont, Tad Cooke and Erick Crockenberg are still working on a senior project. Think of it as an epic “incomplete,” an extracurricular undertaking that has segued directly into millions of dollars of advanced graduate studies. Written by Andrew Nemethy. READ MORE



Tad & Erick presenting at TEDx Talk

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