Carbon Neutrality Initiative

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West Village marches toward zero net energy

Nation’s largest planned zero net energy community is 82 percent on the way to its goal.

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Making batteries with portobello mushrooms

Can mushrooms stop cell phone batteries from degrading over time? Engineering researchers at UC Riverside think so.

To the rescue: Berkeley names Faculty Climate Action Champion

Whendee Silver's work in soils and carbon earned her recognition as part of UC's Carbon Neutrality Initiative.

Roland Winston, Director of UC Solar

Sun and salt: how solar tech can help California’s drought

Researchers at UC Merced are turning to an unlikely ally to help solve the problem of water availability for California’s farmlands: the sun.  

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Got a big idea? Save the world and win prizes

This year’s Big Ideas student innovation contest features nine categories, including the newly extended Energy & Resource Alternatives category, sponsored by the UC Carbon Neutrality Initiative.