Global Observatory presents PlanetCall: Solutions from Global Youth

December, 2009

Dann Kammen at the presentation

At the COP15 meeting in Kopenhagen, Dan Kammen attended as a panelist a presentation of solutions for a sustainable future by young people from all over the world. The results of an exclusive youth survey by the world's largest youth-run organization, AIESEC, and Kairos Future were revealed and discussed at this seminar.

Climate change: 10 ideas to save the planet

November, 2009
Channel 4 News
Dan Kammen calls for a new effort in the dimensions of the Manhattan Project to spur innovation in the field of renewable energies. History has taught us that the normal pace of progress can be accelerated, when many scientists focus on a particular challenge and when they are well equipped with political and financial resources. Just as America succeeded in developing nuclear weapons or in sending the first human to the moon, America has the power to offer the innovations needed to slow climate change.

State Blueprint to Reduce Greenhouse Gases

November, 2009
Dan Kammen talks on KCBS about the new Californian proposal that would cap most of the state's greenhouse gases from hundreds of power plants, refineries, and other big factories, allowing companies to buy and sell emission allowances among themselves. The plan would eventually cover about 85 percent of all emissions in the state. He says the idea is to balance costs with incentives so that industry comes up with creative ways for reducing all types of emissions.

Low-Carbon Fuel Rules: California is about to implement a standard to boost cleaner fuels and punish the rest.

December, 2009
Technology Review

Dan Kammen comments on the prospects of electric vehicles with the new Californian Low-Carbon Fuel Standards which comes into force on January 1st, 2010.

World Changing Ideas: The No-Money-Down Solar Plan

December, 2009
Scientific American

RAEL's Property-Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) model for financing renewable energies has been portrayed in the Scientific American as one of the innovations capable of transforming our world by reducing upfront costs for clean energy investments to zero. Dan Kammen is interviewed how this model contributes to overcome one of the inherent disadvantages of renewables: the decade long subsidies for traditional energy sources.