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August 12, 2022 | Summer Shaw, JD MBA ‘24

The Department of Energy Loan Programs Office (LPO) finances innovative clean energy, advanced transportation, and tribal energy projects, serving as a bridge to bankability for breakthrough technologies that are too risky to secure private sector capital. LPO has over $40 billion in low-interest loans and loan guarantees to deploy...

August 3, 2022 | Raghav Sharma, MS '23 Environmental Engineering

One of the most evident consequences of climate change is the increasing likelihood and intensity of extreme hydrologic events. Warming-induced perturbations in the hydrologic cycle lead to stronger storms, putting low-lying coastal communities at a pronounced risk, making it increasingly important to develop climate intelligence and incorporate resilience. Over my first academic year at Stanford, I developed an interest in extreme...

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July 26, 2022 | Shreya Reddy, MS in Atmosphere & Energy, 2023

This summer, I have the opportunity to work with World Resources Institute India, and it has been a captivating experience. WRI India is a research organisation that works closely with the government and other stakeholders in the country to drive on-the-ground transformative change, specifically in the following areas: climate, energy, and sustainable urban development. As a research intern on the Hydrogen team, my work has been...

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July 19, 2022 | Daniel Gajardo, MSc Environment & Resources (E-IPER) / MA International Policy

The answer to many of our sustainability questions might be in our oceans, in the form of seaweed. These plant-like organisms are a crucial part of marine ecosystems and have been used for centuries as a source of food for communities around the world. However, just in the past couple of decades humanity has started to reckon with the broader environmental opportunities that revolve around seaweed. This summer, I'm working with one of...

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August 16, 2021 | Wesley Miller, MS, CEE 2022

This summer, while working at ADN Capital Ventures, I focused on the rapidly changing universe of sustainable finance. Made possible by Stanford’s Sustainable Finance Initiative, we performed research on the key drivers of value that attract, mobilize, and secure private capital engagement towards sustainable and impact-oriented investments. We interviewed...

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July 26, 2021 | Joanna Klitzke MBA-MS E-IPER 2021

As a climate ally and supply chain nerd, working at SupplyShift this summer has been a fascinating dive into how to more quickly build greener, lower carbon operations as a part of our transition to a decarbonized economy. SupplyShift is a Series A climate software startup that helps large companies analyze their supply chains and engage the suppliers, factories, and farmers...