Capturing carbon at the smokestack is a promising way to combat climate change, but over 80% of Americans are unfamiliar with the technology, according to a new study from Elke Weber and colleagues, pointing to a gap in communication between the policy and industrial sectors and the public.
Worley, a global provider of engineering, procurement and construction services, has joined Princeton E-ffiliates Partnership as a charter member of the corporate membership program of the Andlinger Center, with a desire to help move the world to carbon neutrality through its vision for sustainable projects and operations.
This summer seminar series spotlights associate research scholars, postdoctoral research fellows, and other early-career researchers affiliated with the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment. Weekly seminars will feature a diverse selection of researchers working on cutting-edge topics across disciplines seeking to solve society’s most pressing problems in energy and the environment.
The new “Net-Zero America” study maps out state-by-state, sector-by-sector, and decade-by-decade what it would take for the U.S. economy to be fully decarbonized, and provides a blueprint for action in the 2020s.
The Net-Zero America study pointed to the need for wind power to grow at unprecedented rates to decarbonize the economy by midcentury. Marcus Hultmark and Elie Bou-Zeid comment on the history and future of the U.S. wind industry.
Princeton's vital research across the spectrum of environmental issues is today and will continue to be pivotal to solving some of humanity's toughest problems.
In one of the first comprehensive assessments of the fuel economy standards in the United States, Princeton University researchers found that, over their 40-year history, the standards helped reduce reliance on foreign oil producers, cut greenhouse gas emissions, and saved consumers money.
The Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment at Princeton University is a multidisciplinary research and education center, whose singular mission is to develop technologies and solutions to better our energy and environmental future.
"Saving our environment will not hinge on a singular grand solution, but a constellation of technologies and policies working together."
Yueh-Lin (Lynn) Loo
Director of the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment
Theodora D. ’78 and William H. Walton III ’74 Professor in Engineering
Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering
From the next generation of solar photovoltaics to fuels generated using artificial photosynthesis, the researchers at the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment are working on many promising technologies and solutions that will pave the way for a world less reliant on fossil fuels.
Through courses, certificate programs, and lectures, students are able to learn about sustainable energy technologies, renewable energy sources, and their complex, intertwining connections to policies, economics, and human behavior. And there are many opportunities for hands-on learning through field work and classes where students can fabricate and investigate materials and devices.
To foster transformational changes in energy and the environment, the world needs academic and industry experts working together on innovative research that become practical, market-ready solutions. Our corporate affiliates program, the Princeton E-ffiliates Partnership, answers this call.
To educate beyond Princeton Universtiy, the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment offers the Energy Technology Distillates. Designed to provide succinct yet substantive information to policymakers, corporate leaders, educators, students, and other interested citizens, these publications cover emerging topics in energy and the environment that combine technological, economic, and policy considerations.
The Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment fosters a vibrant atmosphere where deep collaboration, engagement, passion, and curiosity among faculty, researchers, students, and staff are highly valued. The Andlinger Center is continuously looking for talented and dedicated individuals who want to join our team and help fulfill the center’s mission: to provide clean energy for a rapidly growing world population while preserving our natural resources.