Physicist Egemen Kolemen, who holds positions at Princeton University and the U.S. Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), is sharing a grant from ExxonMobil to research whether plasma could reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with oil wells. Plasma is partially ionized gas that has separated into electrons and atomic nuclei, and can be found on Earth as lightning, neon lights, and many other forms. Stars and 99 percent of the visible universe are made of plasma.
Sustainability is a set of practices in business, government and at home aimed at minimizing humans’ impact on the environment and cutting greenhouse gas emissions by reducing waste, recycling, composting, conserving natural parks and numerous other efforts.
Fusion is the energy source of the sun and stars.
The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) has received two national awards for its green purchasing program, adding to the long list of honors the Laboratory’s environmental program has received over the past several years.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) gave PPPL a silver Green Buy Award in April for its green purchasing program, while the Green Electronics Council gave PPPL a three-star EPEAT Purchaser Award for the Laboratory’s efforts to purchase environmentally sustainable electronics.
U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz dedicated the most powerful spherical torus fusion facility in the world on Friday, May 20, 2016. The $94-million upgrade to the National Spherical Torus Experiment (NSTX-U), funded by the DOE Office of Science, is a spherical tokamak fusion device that explores the creation of high-performance plasmas at 100-million degree temperatures many times hotter than the core of the sun.
PPPL has won a national award from the Green Electronics Council for its program to purchase environmentally sustainable electronics.
Kristen Ferraro, a systems administrator at PPPL, accepted the three-star EPEAT Purchaser Award, the organization’s highest honor for the new awards, during an Earth Day ceremony at the Department of Energy’s headquarters in Washington D.C.
Investigating long-term solutions to the world's energy needs and investing in sustainable technologies are crucial as the climate crisis comes into focus, a set of experts cautioned at Princeton University on Nov. 14.
The U.S. Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) celebrated Earth Week last week with a talk by a New York City official about New York’s sustainability plan, a Labwide cleanup by a team of industrious volunteers and awards recognizing PPPL staff members who have promoted a greener PPPL.
Since the 2007 publication of PlaNYC, a comprehensive sustainability agenda for the City, New York City has been at the forefront of policy planning and implementation to achieve sustainability goals in preparation for a million new inhabitants over the course of the next two decades. The Plan sets an aggressive target of 30 percent greenhouse gas emissions reduction by the year 2030 and also maps out a future to meet the energy demands of a growing economy and population.
PPPL has received a gold GreenBuy award from the U.S. Department of Energy for its green purchasing program in 2012 – winning the award for the second year.
The Laboratory was only one of four laboratories to receive the highest honors for its green buying program and one of two, with the DOE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colo., to receive the award for the second year.
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