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Safe solid-state lithium batteries herald ‘paradigm shift’ in energy storage

Jul. 19, 2018—Kelsey Hatzell studied the performance of a promising electrolyte for solid-state lithium batteries under real-world conditions.

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SustainVU: Slay energy vampires this Halloween

Oct. 27, 2017—Are energy vampires lurking around your home or office, tricking you into using extra energy? Find out which electronics are the culprits.

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Celebrate Campus Sustainability Month with SEMO/SustainVU in October

Oct. 6, 2017—In celebration of Campus Sustainability Month, join SustainVU for several sustainability-themed events in October.

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Ultrathin device harvests electricity from human motion

Jul. 21, 2017—A new energy harvesting system developed at Vanderbilt University can generate electrical current from the full range of human motions and is thin enough to embed in clothing.

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New AAU energy research webpage features VU research

Feb. 7, 2017—Vanderbilt researchers who “MacGyvered” high-performance batteries from junkyard scraps are featured in a new webpage on energy research created by the Association of American Universities.

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Making high-performance batteries from junkyard scraps

Nov. 2, 2016—Vanderbilt researchers have discovered how to make high-performance batteries using scraps of metal from the junkyard and household chemicals.

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Paris Climate Agreement subject of public lecture, roundtable at Vanderbilt Wednesday, Jan. 13

Jan. 8, 2016—The Paris Climate Agreement is the subject of a lecture by a Columbia University law professor and a roundtable discussion to be introduced by Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos. Both events will be held at Vanderbilt Law School Jan. 13.

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Vanderbilt makes switch from coal power to natural gas

Apr. 19, 2013—Vanderbilt University will replace its coal-fired co-generation facility, converting it to burn natural gas to meet the power needs of the university and medical center.

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Learn about fracking at March 28 Vanderbilt lecture

Mar. 22, 2013—A leading energy law and land use expert will speak March 28 on “Natural Gas Fracturing, Federalism Debates and the Regulatory Divide.”

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Clean Energy Summit set for Nov. 14 in Nashville

Nov. 1, 2012—Commissioner John R. Norris of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is the marquee speaker at the Southeast Clean Energy Transmission Summit Nov. 14 in Nashville.

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Love Circle alternative energy showcase project nears completion

Jun. 8, 2012—A collaborative wind-solar alternative energy project between Vanderbilt University’s mechanical engineering department and Nashville Metro Water Services has picked up speed with the installation of a modest 3kW wind turbine at the Love Circle site close to campus.

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Seeking game-changing energy technologies

Nov. 11, 2011—“Gentlemen, we have run out of money. It’s time to start thinking.” This quote, attributed to the New Zealand physicist Ernest Rutherford, summarizes the main point of the presentation that the director of the newest federal research agency, the Advanced Research Projects Agency–Energy (ARPA-E), gave on campus this week. The speaker was Arun Majumdar, the...

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