Workshop Helps with Reducing the Risk of Future Incidents of a Natural Gas Storage Leak

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Selected by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Fossil Energy, Berkeley along with three other National Laboratories (Sandia, Livermore, and National Energy Technologies) co-chaired a Workshop on “Well Integrity for Natural Gas Storage in Depleted Reservoirs and Aquifers”. The workshop was held in Denver, Colorado this past July and was hosted by the four…

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TOUGH Team Participates in Lab-Corps Entrepreneurial Training Program

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Three members of the TOUGH development team (Yingqi Zhang, Nic Spycher, and Stefan Finsterle)—scientists from the Energy Geosciences Division—participated in Lab-Corps, a six-week entrepreneurial boot camp, or “cohort”, facilitated by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Renewable Energy Laboratory, which aims at accelerating the transfer of clean energy technologies from national laboratories to the…

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DECOVALEX Kick-Off Workshop Hosted at LBNL

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Berkeley Lab hosted the Kick-Off Workshop on May 18-20, 2016 for a new phase of the DECOVALEX Project, which is an international research and model comparison collaboration, consisting of a number of nuclear waste management organizations and regulatory authorities with several contributing research teams.

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Are You Ready for the AGU Fall Meeting 2015?

AGU at SF Moscone Hall

There are only 11 days left and before we know it, we’ve crossed the bridge into San Francisco and across the threshold of the San Francisco Moscone Convention Center! Are you ready for the AGU Fall Meeting? With nearly 24,000 attendees, the AGU Fall Meeting is the largest Earth and space science meeting in the…

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AGU Honors Memory of Witherspoon with a New Mid-Career Award

This past July, the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Honored the memory of Paul. A. Witherspoon (Earth Sciences Division first Director, 1977-1982), by announcing a new midcareer award, the “Paul A. Witherspoon Mid-career Lecture in Hydrologic Sciences.” The goal is to recognize outstanding contributions in the hydrologic sciences by a midcareer scientist (within 6 to 20…

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Earth Sciences Division Leads Subsurface Science & Technology Showcase at National Lab Day

Organized by DOE Secretary Ernest Moniz, the second National Lab Day was held this month (July 8, 2015) on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. to help explain the impact of science conducted within the U.S. DOE National Laboratory System to Congress. Congressional members and staffers got to see and hear, “up close,” the often amazing…

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Susan Hubbard participates in California Water-Energy Workshop

Water and energy are the key resources required for both economic and population growth and yet both are increasingly scarce. The distribution and production of clean water takes large amounts of energy, and the production of energy often requires unexpectedly large amounts of water. Moreover, future energy and water production is expected to be most…

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Collins and Climate Readiness Institute

The Climate Readiness Institute, a coalition of scientists from UC Berkeley, UC Davis, Stanford University and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, is hosting a four-hour meeting with local water officials and other Bay Area leaders to discuss how academic research can help deal with the current drought and the broader shift in California’s climate. “These are…

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