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Job Opportunities in the Expanding Smart Energy Domain

Engineering and Computer Science Graduates are Invited to Apply The smart energy area is a rapidly expanding market with vast growth potential. The increasing focus on upgrading power infrastructure to be information-driven is helping with intelligent and sustainable energy management....

White House Energy and Environment Budget Update

On Monday February 14th, President Obama announced the Administration's energy plan and budget for the FY 2012. Piggybacking off the Recovery Act, the Administration's goal is to build a new clean energy economy based on energy resources in the...

Building Sustainability Through Green Innovation

The University of Southern California Energy Institute (USCEI), in partnership with OnGreen.com hosted a networking reception on November 17th. Green technologies have shown resilience through the recession, and more than 2.5 billion dollars have been invested in California alone on...

L.A. Auto Show: Alternative-fuel vehicles in spotlight

This week from Novemeber 19 - 28th, the L.A. car at the Los Angeles Convention Center show will be unveiling a wide variety of battery-powered models that can travel over 100 miles on a single charge. For full article...

Prop. 23 battle marks new era in environmental politics

The Los Angeles Times, November 4, 2010 Proposition 23 failed by a stunning 61% to 39% giving heart to national environmental leaders and signaling the advent of new players in eco-politics. Wealthy Californians and conservation groups united in a...

Professor starts new student energy network

Daily Trojan September 9, 2010 University professor, Dr. Mark Bernstein has created the USC Student Energy Network (USCENE), a platform through which students and faculty can learn about the future of energy and better connect to the USC community. USCENE...

New initiatives are promoting ways to deliver energy to the world's poor

The Economist, Sep. 2, 2010 Around 1.5 billion people, or more than a fifth of the world's population, have no access to electricity. According to the International Energy Agency, over 16% of the world's population will still have no electricity...

People Underestimate Their Energy Consumption

The Economist, Aug 19th 2010 A new study from Columbia University shows that although people do grasp basic energy trends, they are decidedly hazy on the details. When subjects were asked to rank the single most effective way to save...

The Politics of Dispersants

The New York Times, August 4, 2010, 2:58 pm Although the chemicals have not been properly evaluated for long term effects, officials permitted the use of 1.8 million gallons of dispersant on the gulf oil spill. During the Deepwater Horizon...