Lunch Seminar: SWITCH update

Date: 
Wednesday, October 28, 2009 - 5:00am - 6:00am

Lunch Seminar: SWITCH update

Wednesday, Noon-1:00 p.m., October 28.
323 Barrows Hall (ERG Reading Room)
University of California, Berkeley

This is part of the weekly RAEL lunch seminar series

The RAEL meeting this week will feature a presentation about the progress on the SWITCH project. Update follows.

Kammen calls for new energy rules

October, 2009
San Francisco Business Times, Lindsay Riddell

In an interview by the San Francisco Business Times, RAEL- Professor Daniel Kammen urges policy makers to increase energy efficiency measures, investments into renewable energy and to start carbon pricing in order to meet the targets for greenhouse gas reduction. Feed-in tariffs for utility customers should be set as a priority. Furthermore, the promotion of renewable energy would create more jobs in comparison to the fossil fuel economy.

Alternative Energy Projects Stumble on a Need for Water

September, 2009
The New York Times, Todd Woody

Daniel Kammen is interviewed on the expected rise of water demand by different types of solar power plants, such as solar thermal plants which need water for the wet-cooling process or solar trough power plants. Problems of water scarcity with their implications on local communities and the environment seem to be especially prevalent in the west of the US. However, these issues are likely to become contentious all over the country as the population grows further and intensive renewable energy development spreads.

Lunch Seminar: Reviving the Rural Electrification Idea Lab

Date: 
Wednesday, October 7, 2009 - 5:00am - 6:00am

Lunch Seminar: Reviving the Rural Electrification Idea Lab. Mary Louise Gifford is a Master student of the Energy and Resources Group and a PhD candidate at the Environmental Policy Research Centre, Free University, Berlin, Germany and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), Potsdam, Germany.

Wednesday, Noon-1:00 p.m., October 7.
323 Barrows Hall (ERG Reading Room)
University of California, Berkeley

This is part of the weekly RAEL lunch seminar series

OLLI

Strategic Issues in Energy Resources and Politics

Syllabus

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