Friday, March 23, 2012

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of March 18, 2012

Berkeley Lab “In the News” is our weekly review of Lab researchers, staff, and students who have appeared in the news media this past week. This is but a sampling of our coverage. Please note that some links may expire after time.


A March 23 Asian Scientist story highlighted a Berkeley Lab report showing greater potential for wind energy in India. The report was led by Amol Phadke and was also covered by CleanTechnica, ScienceNewsLine, ScienceCodex, R&D magazine and others.

http://www.asianscientist.com/in-the-lab/lawrence-berkeley-national-laboratory-wind-energy-potential-in-india-2012/

http://cleantechnica.com/2012/03/22/india-wind-energy-potential/
http://www.winddaily.com/reports/Significantly_Higher_Potential_for_Wind_Energy_in_India_than_Previously_Estimated_999.html
http://www.sciencenewsline.com/nature/2012032117500013.html
http://www.sciencecodex.com/berkeley_lab_study_shows_far_higher_potential_for_wind_energy_in_india_than_previously_estimated-88266
http://www.myscience.cc/wire/significantly_higher_potential_for_wind_energy_in_india_than_previously_estimated-2012-lbl

http://www.rdmag.com/News/2012/03/Energy-Wind-Energy-Study-Shows-Higher-Potential-For-Wind-Energy-In-India-Than-Previously-Estimated/


A March 23 Business Spectator story on the changing costs of wind power cited work by Berkeley Lab.

http://www.businessspectator.com.au/bs.nsf/Article/wind-power-climate-change-renewables-energy-the-au-pd20120323-SN5KP?opendocument&src=rss


A March 23 The Engineer story on improving new organic electronic devices featured work led by the Lab’s Miquel Salmeron and Shaul Aloni. Hydrogen Fuel News, AZ Nano and New Electronics also covered their work.

http://www.theengineer.co.uk/sectors/electronics/news/researchers-seek-to-advance-thin-film-electronic-devices/1012090.article

http://www.hydrogenfuelnews.com/lawrence-berkeley-national-laboratory-nanoscience-researchers-experiment-with-organic-electronics-with-successful-results/852697/

http://www.newelectronics.co.uk/electronics-news/innovative-research-paves-way-for-better-organic-electronics/41197/

http://www.azonano.com/news.aspx?newsID=24519


A March 20 Forbes magazine opinion piece by Berkeley Lab Advisory Board Chairman Craig Barrett stressed the need to invest in research universities.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/ciocentral/2012/03/20/to-stay-on-top-the-u-s-must-invest-in-research-universities/


A March 20 San Francisco Business Times story covered a new microgrid for the Santa Rita Jail made possible by Berkeley Lab research led by Chris Marnay. SmartPlanet, UPI wire and Sustainable Business also covered the story.

http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/news/2012/03/20/santa-rita-jail-gets-green-makeover.html

http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/intelligent-energy/chevron-turns-a-mega-jail-into-a-microgrid/14281

http://www.upi.com/Science_News/2012/03/21/Calif-jail-part-of-microgrid-project/UPI-70741332359741/

http://sustainablebusinessoregon.com/national/2012/03/santa-rita-jail-gets-a-green-makeover.html


A March 19 R&D magazine story highlighted research by the Lab’s Margaret Taylor on the effectiveness of cap and trade programs in helping develop innovative technologies to address climate change. Science Codex also covered her work.

http://www.rdmag.com/News/2012/03/Policy-And-Industry-Research-Suggests-Cap-And-Trade-Programs-Not-Sufficient-To-Spur-Innovation/

http://www.sciencecodex.com/new_research_suggests_cap_and_trade_programs_do_not_provide_sufficient_incentives_for_innovation-87986