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UC Davis Energy News – July 2021

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The monthly UC Davis Energy newsletter covers the university’s energy-related research, education and events. You can read current and past newsletters below or subscribe to have it sent to your inbox.

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Students Publish Papers on EV Batteries

 
Energy Graduate Group students and faculty published several papers on EV batteries. Margaret Slattery, Jessica Dunn, and Alissa Kendall conducted a critical review of the peer-reviewed literature on EV traction battery reuse and recycling to asses how transportation of end-of-life batteries is represented. Tobiah Steckel, Alissa Kendall, and Hanjiro Ambrose developed a model for estimating the Levelized Cost of Storage for second-life battery energy storage systems and developed a harmonized approach to compare them to new battery energy storage systems.
EGG students

Launching EJ & Equity Leadership Fellowship Program

 
We are excited to announce a new Fellowship program to advance equitable climate policies and solutions in the areas of energy and transportation. This Fellowship is open to individuals employed by non-profit, environmental justice and community-based organizations. [Learn More]
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Best Practices for School Ventilation and Filtration

 
Ensuring adequate filtration and ventilation in classrooms is essential to supporting the health and productivity of students and teachers. The Western Cooling Efficiency Center produced two videos on the importance of filtration and ventilation in schools with simple recommendations on how to improve indoor air quality. [Watch Videos]
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UC Davis Leads the Way in Sustainability

 
According to the 2021 GreenMetric rankings, UC Davis is #1 in North America and #5 in the world. UC Davis also ranked 7th in top performers for green buildings in the 2021 AASHE Sustainable Campus Index and was acknowledged for its contributions to NXTerra, an inter-system collaboration for climate action education. [Learn More]
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Catch Up on our Seminars & Webinars

 
We regularly host seminars and webinars by speakers and scholars that are engaged with a wide variety of energy issues. We have recordings on our YouTube channel that are available to watch anytime. Catch up before our fall seminar series kicks off in September. [Watch Videos]

Opportunities

Research and Development Engineer 3
Apply by August 10, 2021
 
 
EJ & Equity Leadership Fellowship Program

Upcoming Events

Illuminating Engineering Society Annual Conference
August 9-13, 2021
 
Webinar: Greening Cement–A Primer on Technologies and Policies to Support California’s Transition to Low-GHG Cement
August 26, 2021 11am-12pm PST

 

Energy Efficiency Day
October 6, 2021
 
Global Energy Managers Workshop (Hybrid Event)
October 19-21, 2021 at UC Davis
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