About the Energy Seminar

The weekly Energy Seminar, chaired by Professor John Weyant and managed by the Precourt Institute for Energy and the Woods Institute for the Environment at Stanford, informs the Stanford community about a wide range of energy and climate change issues and perspectives. The audience includes: faculty, graduate students, undergraduate students, and staff from Stanford’s seven schools and the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, as well as energy professionals from the community. The Energy Seminar is held on Monday afternoons, 4:30-5:20, throughout the academic year and the upcoming schedule is available on our Future Seminars page.  The seminar is offered as a for-credit course for Stanford students (CEE 301/ENERGY 301/MS&E 494) and is also free and open to the public.


Videos of the Energy Seminar are available in two places.

1) The Energy Seminar website (this site) posts videos and slides within a few days after the lecture, dependent on the speaker's permission. Before the lecture, this site also provides an abstract, background reading recommendations, and a repository of past Energy Seminars.  If some of these materials are not available, the speaker may not have granted permission to have them posted online.

2) The Stanford Center for Professional Development (SCPD) posts videos from the Energy Seminar generally within 24 hours.  If you wish to access the videos on the SCPD site, you will need to create an account, and then search for Energy Seminar, a free course on the SCPD site.  Go to "Getting Started" and select "1. Create a mystanfordconnection account".  Once you have an account you can log in and search for "Energy Seminar" for the talks from the current quarter.  Past quarters are not archived on the site.