Active stewardship: sustainable future
Focused on the future: creating sustainable energy solutions while protecting the environment
For more than 70 years, we’ve been creating tomorrow. Some of the world’s smartest and most dedicated technical people have accomplished the difficult, the unexpected, and what sometimes seems impossible at Los Alamos.
Energy sustainability is a daunting task: How do we develop top-notch innovations with some the world’s most powerful technology without consuming excessive energy or creating waste?
In 1943 we were focused on the present: creating the impossible to end a world war. We did it.
Now we are much more focused on the future, committed to act as stewards of our environment while also creating sustainable energy solutions for the nation.We now have the scientific and technical prowess to protect the surrounding environment and make sustainable choices for decades to come.
And that is not all we're doing
Our science, research and technologies also show our commitment to energy sustainability. Explore a few of the ways we’re helping humanity reduce its footprint:
Creating Greener Biofuels
- Biomass to fuel
- Algal biofuels
Predicting Climate Change
- Changing sea levels
- Arctic warming's link to climate
- Climate, ocean and sea ice modeling
- Dying forests' link to climate
Exploring Clean Energy
- Environmental stewardship commitment
- Environmental stewardship stories
Better Electric Grids
- Power grid efficiency
- Protecting power grids
- Smart grid powers community
- Natural gas emissions
- Capturing carbon dioxide
- Sequestering carbon while getting more oil
- Pollution prevention
- Safer nuclear power
- Supporting cleaner, safer nuclear energy