Institute for Energy Studies

As we face climate change and a diversity of energy options, we need to know the plans and needs for the future. In this discussion, titled "The Future of Energy," we will hear about policy changes being considered, as well as innovation plans for these industries as we look into the future…

Western Washington University Assistant Professor of Chemistry Tim Kowalczyk has been awarded a prestigious five-year, $496,000 Early Career Development Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for his research into porous organic frameworks for energy conversion and storage.

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Western Washington University’s Institute for Energy Studies will host a “Carbon Hackathon” from 3-6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23 in the Wilson Library Reading Room.

This event is free and open to the public.

The hackathon will consist of a…

Western Washington University’s Institute for Energy Studies will host a “Carbon Hackathon” from 3-6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23 in the Wilson Library Reading Room.

This event is free and open to the public.

The hackathon will consist of a…

In the northwest corner of the Environmental Studies Building’s third floor, a new interactive energy dashboard has been installed by Western’s Facilities Management team. It’s a collaborative effort between Facilities Management, Institute for Energy Studies and Office of Sustainability…

Wait, you may be thinking, I’m not like that. But even if you’re not the kind of person who would just dump all your trash on the ground in a park for fun, your actions and energy use are taking a toll on the…

Though ore demand for materials usually means more mining (and with it, increased environmental impacts), experts agree that the benefits of renewable energy far outweigh the costs. “There is no such thing as a free lunch,” says Charles Barnhart…

WalkBusBike Bellingham is partnering with the WWU Institute for Energy Studies Speaker Series to bring Chris Bruntlett, co-founder of Modacity in Vancouver, B.C., to Arntzen Hall 004 at 4 p.m. on Tuesday Jan. 29 to discuss his book, “Building the Cycling City: The Dutch Blueprint for…

With a desire to create a tool lending option on campus that students and faculty could use for energy/engineering related projects, Aden Nevler, Patrick Shive, and Max Schneider wrote and submitted a grant through the Sustainable Action Fund Grant Program (now the Sustainability, Equity, and…

Fuel blending is something that can make good business sense and provide some environmental benefits for oil companies, said Joel Swisher in an email. Swisher is the director of the Institute of Energy Studies …

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