Category: ISE Updates

ISE Seminar Series Updates : Spring 2018

The Institute for Sustainable Energy’s Spring 2018 Seminar Series will feature ISE Non-Resident Senior Fellows and affiliates.  This bi-weekly seminar series showcases the interesting and diverse work that is being done in the sustainable energy field.  Boston University students, faculty, and staff  as well as the public at large are welcome to attend. The format for […]

ISE Annual Briefing Presentations – October 19-20, 2017

ISE’s inaugural Annual Briefing was held at 595 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston on October 19th – 20th, 2017.  Presentations and discussions focused on defining the opportunities for progress in decarbonization of the electric grid, emissions reductions in buildings and in transportation, and water. Attendees learned about the applied research projects that the Institute for Sustainable Energy is pursuing, […]

ISE Annual Mini-Retreat: 11/8/17

Over forty staff and other ISE participants within BU attended the second annual mini-retreat on November 8th.  Much of the discussion focused on opportunities ahead, based on an inspiring presentation by Eric Toone, Executive Managing Director and Science Lead of Breakthrough Energy Ventures, and a detailed overview of the current status of federal funding by […]

A Clean, Green Energy Future: A Closer Look at ISE’s Current Projects

A recent expose in Questrom School of Business Magazine, Everett, explores the intersection of alternative energy and business.  Featuring the Institute for Sustainable Energy, Everett takes a close up look at several of the Institute’s current projects, including how the City of Boston can become carbon neutral by 2050. Read the full article here.

DC welcomes BU Institute for Sustainable Energy

  On Tuesday, April 25th the Institute for Sustainable Energy and BU’s Federal Relations office co-hosted a Washington DC reception overlooking the nation’s Capitol to introduce policymakers to ISE. Boston University President Robert A. Brown, ISE Director Peter Fox-Penner, and ISE Senior Fellow Dorothy Robyn addressed more than 65 federal, private sector, and academic officials gathered […]

Two Reports Analyzing US Department of Defense and Federal Energy Management Co-Authored by ISE Senior Fellow, Dorothy Robyn

Dr. Dorothy Robyn, a Washington DC-based ISE Non-Resident Senior Fellow, specializes in energy resiliency of US military bases.  She is the former Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Installations and Environment where she oversaw $850 billion portfolio that included 300,00 buildings and 28 million acres of land.  Most recently, Dr. Robyn served as the Commissioner […]

John Helveston, ISE Post-Doc, wins Best Dissertation Award

ISE Post-doc John Helveston will be recognized at the annual conference of the Industry Studies Association (ISA) for his dissertation work, which was selected for the 2016 best dissertation award. Helveston’s dissertation, “Development and Adoption of Plug-in Electric Vehicles in China: Markets, Policy, and Innovation,” examines the rise of electric vehicles in China and how the government and […]

Professor Philip Hanser’s Off-Grid PV research published in Utilities Policy Journal

ISE affiliated faculty member Philip Hanser has published, along with associates in the Brattle Group, an article analyzing the technical and economic feasibility of moving households off the grid through photovoltaic (PV) solar. The article will appear in the Utilities Policy journal. Given recent technological advances in solar energy and large-scale battery storage, as well […]

Policy and the emergence of driverless, shared, and electric vehicles

On November 15-16, 2016, Postdoctoral Associate John Helveston represented the ISE at the “3 Revolutions Conference” hosted by the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California, Davis (ITS-Davis). The conference brought together 40 academic, government, industry, and policy experts and stake holders to consider the relevant policies for steering the emerging transportation revolutions […]