Tag Archive for 'Stanford University'

A carbon price necessary with other actions to meet emission targets

February 7th, 2013 by Mark Golden

To fight climate change, corporations and consumers should have to pay for emitting greenhouse gases, speakers at a recent Stanford University energy conference agreed, but other government actions are still needed. Several countries, as well as the state of California, have instituted a price on carbon, either by taxing greenhouse gas emissions directly or by […]

Community spirit benefits from sharing resources

June 10th, 2012 by UC Berkeley

Reinforcing that the best things in life are free, a study from the University of California, Berkeley, shows that online free-exchange communities such as “Freecycle” and “Couchsurfing” foster greater team spirit among their members than do cash-for-goods websites. The results, published earlier this month in the journal Administrative Science Quarterly, may help explain why a […]

Sensible and practical actions will reduce greenhouse gas emissions says Nobel Laureate

January 10th, 2012 by Mark Golden

In December 2011, Stanford Nobel laureate Burton Richter received the 2011 Phi Beta Kappa Book Award in Science for ‘Beyond Smoke and Mirrors: Climate Change and Energy in the 21st Century‘ (Cambridge University Press, 2010). Richter, who was in his mid-70s when he began work on the book, remains active, diving into energy and environmental […]