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Meet ISEN's Executive CouncilNorthwestern named lead institution on two newly-funded DOE Energy Frontier Research CentersISEN is hiring! Congratulations to Mark Ratner! Risky Business ISEN-funded Research: Geographic Life-cycle Assessment of Solar Panel ManufacturingThank you for attending the 2014 Northwestern Climate Change SymposiumNU Sustainable Food Talks discusses large organicsThird National Climate Assessment ReleasedNorthwestern's Earth Day LegacyConstruction of new Institute space is chugging along!Northwestern announces $3.75B fundraising campaign

Meet ISEN's Executive Council

The Council, comprised of energy and sustainability leaders in industry, government, academia and the non-profit sector, guides ISEN's programming and strategic direction.

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Northwestern named lead institution on two newly-funded DOE Energy Frontier Research Centers

The Argonne-Northwestern Solar Energy Research Center (ANSER) was renewed for a 4-year term. The newly-created Center for Bio-Inspired Energy Science (CBES) was also awarded. NU and MIT are the only two universities leading two EFRCs.

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ISEN is hiring!

ISEN is now seeking an Integrated Marketing and Communications Manager.

Congratulations to Mark Ratner!

ISEN Co-Director Mark Ratner has been named interim dean of WCAS for the 2014-15 academic year. ISEN wishes him much success in his new role.

Risky Business

The Risky Business Project released a report titled "The Economic Risks of Climate Change in the United States" on June 24. Its accompanying interactive websites explores climate-related issues in each region of the country.

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ISEN-funded Research: Geographic Life-cycle Assessment of Solar Panel Manufacturing

Joint Northwestern / Argonne National Laboratory analysis finds that silicon panels manufactured in China have twice the carbon footprint, 20-30% longer energetic payback vs. those made / installed in Europe

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Thank you for attending the 2014 Northwestern Climate Change Symposium

CCS 2014 The Future of Carbon took place on May 16 and featured experts in the science, policy and practice of carbon management. Videos of talks are now accessible.

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NU Sustainable Food Talks discusses large organics

Thank you to Drew and Myra Goodman, co-founders of Earthbound Farm, the country's largest grower of organic produce, for the exciting conversation about dismantling misconceptions of large organic producers.

Third National Climate Assessment Released

On May 6 2014, the Obama Administration released the third National Climate Assessment, a report which addresses the destructive consequences of climate change on all parts of the United States. The report covers a range of topics including water resources, transportation, and agriculture. The map shown here illustrates temperature change since 1960. Dark red indicates an increase of more than 1.5 °F.

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Congratulations to ISEN-funded researcher, Mercouri G. Kanatzidis, whose paper on lead-free solid-state organic-inorganic halide perovskite solar cells was published in Nature Photonics on May 4 2014. The paper has received extensive media attention due to its great potential in improving solar cells.

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Northwestern's Earth Day Legacy

Did you know that Northwestern Students for a Better Environment (NSBE) led "Project Survival" months before the first Earth Day in 1970? The all night "teach-out" aimed to "turn the nations of the world and their citizens toward ecological sensibility and responsible action."

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Congratulations to the two Northwestern startups who competed on April 3 at the Clean Energy Challenge. MeterGenius received the McCaffery Interests Prize and $25,000. myPower received the Consumer Favorite prize and $75,000.

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Construction of new Institute space is chugging along!

We snuck up on the roof of Tech to see how construction on ISEN's 8,000 square foot flex lab space in Tech's J-wing, slated for completion in early 2015, was coming. The facility will substantially augment ISEN’s global collaborative research capacity.

Northwestern announces $3.75B fundraising campaign

Prioritization of securing ISEN's endowment was named a major initiative under the "Discovery and Creativity" section of the announcement

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Assistant Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences Yarrow Axford has been awarded the 2014 ISEN Early Career Investigator Award for Energy Research for her proposal to reconstruct arctic environmental change during a geologically recent period of warmth characterized by significantly higher temperatures than present day. Congratulations Yarrow!

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Assistant Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences Yarrow Axford has been awarded the 2014 ISEN Early Career Investigator Award for Energy Research for her proposal to reconstruct arctic environmental change during a geologically recent period of warmth characterized by significantly higher temperatures than present day. Congratulations Yarrow!

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News

Web Tool Provides Access to Firms’ SEC Climate Change Disclosures

Jul 11, 2014 | 

Ceres and CookESG Research have launched a free web tool for accessing climate change-related disclosures in company filings with the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission. The tool allows users to fil [...]

NASA Launches OCO-2 Satellite to Study Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide

Jul 11, 2014 | 

The Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2), launched July 2, is the first NASA satellite dedicated to studying atmospheric carbon dioxide. OCO-2 data will help reduce uncertainties in forecasts of fut [...]

 
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ISEN is hiring an Integrated Marketing and Communications Manager!

The Integrated Marketing and Communications Manager (IMCM) will manage a global communications architecture that includes brand and media platform for ISEN. IMCM will create and manage written and web communications / publications and internally-generated marketing programs.

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