energy

Georgia Tech Energy Buzz Update

The U.S. is using less energy today per dollar of economic activity than at any time in modern history. So why are electricity prices rising? The answers are numerous. Visit www.gatech.edu/energybuzz to check out the Georgia Tech Energy Sustainability Index featuring articles by Nobel Prize Laureate and Georgia Tech Professor of Public Policy, Dr. Marilyn Brown.

Students Look at Potential Energy Savings for ISyE Complex

In an effort to bring home the issues of energy and sustainability, a student team from the Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering analyzed electricity practices and identified potential energy savings for the ISyE complex. The team's findings prompted Georgia Tech Facilities, who provided assistance throughout the project, to enact a more sustainable nighttime lighting policy in the ISyE buildings.

Wasted Watts Competition Conserves Energy

The Georgia Tech Residence Hall Association (RHA) in partnership with Students Organizing for Sustainability and Earth Alliance Georgia Tech is sponsoring

Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeeper Honors Georgia Tech

The Georgia Institute of Technology was honored by the Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeeper (UCR) at the organization’s 16th Annual Patron Appreciation Dinner held on Sept. 24. Georgia Tech alumnus Ray Anderson also received UCR’s River Guardian Award.

Georgia Tech received UCR’s first River Sustainability Award for the university’s significant investment in and leadership on behalf of water and energy efficiency as exemplified by campus sustainability programs.

GE Awards Georgia Tech Students $14,000

Twelve Georgia Tech students were awarded $14,000 in recognition of their innovative ideas for GE Energy Service’s Smart Grid Challenge Program. The competition provided the opportunity for students to address problems related to smart grid technologies.Six teams of Georgia Tech students participated in the challenge, tackling smart grid problems related to distribution losses, liability and demand.

Two Georgia Tech Students Named Department of Energy Graduate Fellows

Sarah Miracle and Chris Shearer have been selected to receive fellowships as part of a new U.S. Department of Energy Graduate Fellowship program.

Both are pursuing Ph.D.s at Georgia Tech. Miracle is studying randomized algorithms and Markov chains in the School of Computer Science in the College of Computing, while Shearer is investigating sustainable concrete materials technology in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering in the College of Engineering.

Georgia Tech Students Advance To FInal Round Of Clean Energy Business Competition

Finalists of MIT Clean Energy Prize to Compete for Grand Prize; Five teams chosen to vie for $200,000

4 May 2010

BOSTON - (BUSINESS WIRE) - On May 11, five teams from some of the nation’s top academic institutions will compete to win the $200,000 MIT Clean Energy Prize – a national annual competition for the best clean energy business venture.

Report: Policies to Spur Renewable Energy Can Lower Energy Costs

The South could pay less for its electricity in 20 years than is currently projected if strong public policies are enacted to spur renewable energy production and use, according to a report released today by researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Duke University. The 190-page report, “Renewable Energy in the South,” builds on a short policy brief released last summer and provides an in-depth assessment of the scope of renewable energy resources in the South and their economic impacts on electricity rates and utility bills in the region.

Students Invited to Compete in Kuala Lumpur World Gas Challenge

The World Gas Conference is looking for students interested in energy to participate in its NRG Battle – World Edition in Kuala Lumpur. The “brightest global talents” selected to participate will receive an all expenses-paid experience to the competition and the chance to work with energy companies from across the globe.