Dan Kammen is appointed to be the first Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA) fellow

April, 2010
Department of State

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton encourages at the recent summit of the Organization of the American States (OAS) other countries in the American hemisphere to tap US academic expertise on clean energy and energy efficiency. For this purpose three leading US scientist were appointed to a special fellowship position at the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA). Nobel laureate Dan Kammen from the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory (RAEL) at UC Berkeley was named as first fellow, next to Ruth DeFries from Columbia University and Gerry Galloway from the University of Maryland.

The Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas was proposed by President Obama in 2009 as a forum for sharing ideas in the Americas in 7 critical areas of engagement: Energy efficiency, renewable energy, cleaner fossil fuels, energy poverty and infrastructure, sustainable forestry and land use, and climate change adaption.