Energy and Climate

Global Climate & Energy

Sandia Team Attends World Water Week in Stockholm

Stephanie Kuzio, Vince Tidwell, and Tom Lowry (all from Sandia’s Earth Systems Analysis Dept.), represented Sandia’s Water and Environment Program (part of the Sandia’s Climate & Environment Program Area) at World Water Week in Stockholm August 31–September 5th. The theme for this year’s conference was Energy and Water, and Vince Tidwell was invited to speak […]

Sandians Published in American Chemical Society’s Environmental Science & Technology

Vince Tidwell and Barbie Moreland (both in Sandia’s Earth Systems Analysis Dept.) and Katie Zemlick recently published “Geographic Footprint of Electricity Use for Water Services in the Western U.S.” in Environmental Science & Technology. A significant fraction of our nation’s electricity use goes to lift, convey, and treat water, while the resulting expenditures on electricity […]

Sandia Co-Hosts “Climate Risk Forum: Bridging Climate Science and Actuarial Practice”

This Fall event was a follow-up to a Climate and Environment Program Area meeting with the California governor’s office in July. There, the California Insurance Commissioner, Dave Jones, recognized the value of Sandia’s climate-impact modeling and analysis work, led by Stephen Conrad (manager of Sandia’s Resilience and Regulatory Effects Dept.), and wanted to connect that […]

New Project Is the ACME of Computer Science to Address Climate Change

Sandia high-performance computing (HPC) researchers are working with DOE and 14 other national laboratories and institutions to develop and apply the most complete climate and Earth system model, to address the most challenging and demanding climate-change issues. Accelerated Climate Modeling for Energy (ACME) is designed to accel­erate the development and applica­tion of fully coupled, state-of-the-science […]

Mapping Water Availability in the Western US

In the majority of western US regions, freshwater availability is a challenging factor for developing new power plants. In some basins, surface and/or groundwater may be available through permitting with the state water-management agency, alternatively water might be purchased and transferred out of its current use to another, or nontraditional water sources can be captured […]

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