Summer GSR position at RAEL

The Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory (RAEL) seeks an experienced graduate student researcher (GSR) to assist in the development of a greenhouse gas emissions factor database for electric utilities throughout the U.S. The final product will be an online and handheld tool that evaluates emissions profiles of electricity purchased at fine geographic scales. The qualified candidate will enhance and expand existing RAEL datasets and analysis.


  • Strong quantitative skills and proficiency with MS Excel or similar software 
  • Comfortable explaining and discussing technical issues with supervisors & colleagues 


  • GIS 
  • Graphic & UI design skills a plus 


  • Schedule: up to 40 hours per week during summer 
  • Location: Sutardja Hall 

To apply send C.V. and brief cover letter to RAEL program manager, Chris Jones:

A World Bank Perspective on Photovoltaics

April, 2011

Dan Kammen's PV talk at the event sponsored by the Berkeley Energy and Resources Collaborative (BERC)

Campaign launches to unleash clean local energy in California

April, 2011
The Clean Coalition

A press release by "The Clean Coalition" quotes findings of Dan Kammen's clean energy study, which emphasizes greater economic benefits for the state from a thriving clean energy sector. The comparative advantages include higher private investments, more local and state revenue and a stronger job growth than under a business as usual scenario: 

California Leaders Praise Effort to Help Secure California’s World Leadership in Clean Energy

Getting rid of the nuclear threat: Social driving forces in renewable energy regions in Germany

Tuesday, May 3, 2011 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Room 323 Barrows Hall at the Energy and Resource Group

Dr. Chantal Ruppert-Winkel, Centre for Renewable Energy, University of Freiburg; Head of the junior research group “Renewable Energy Regions” (

In cooperation with Jürgen Hauber, Michael Kress and Järmo Stablo

“Getting rid of the nuclear threat” - Social driving forces in renewable energy regions in Germany

The transformation of the present energy system to a sustainable energy system is discussed worldwide. Regions and communities in very different countries are addressing this challenge by setting up the political objective of achieving energy self-sufficiency through the use of renewable energies. Our research group Renewable Energy Regions (EE-Regionen) is analyzing social, technological, and ecological transformation processes in regions and communities in Germany that have committed to the goal of ‘renewable energy self-sufficiency’ (RESS). The presentation will focus on social aspects and will address: