Disseminating Efficient Cookstoves in Tanzania

The “KUUTE” stove, developed in Tanzania and made by local artisans, is twice as efficient as prevalent improved charcoal stoves. However, many well- engineered stoves have failed to impact livelihoods, as they are not adopted by households. The Blum Center is supporting research on cost-effective dissemination methods.

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Focus the Nation

Wednesday, January 30, 2008 - 11:30pm - Thursday, January 31, 2008 - 7:30am

The UC Berkeley Focus the Nation team will invite local, state and federal political leaders and decision-makers to come to campus and participate in a non-partisan, round-table discussion of global warming. Student leaders are preparing breakout sessions to discuss all aspects of climate change and its connection with environmental sustainability at a policy and action level.

11AM-12PM: Climate Solutions – Institutional, Local, Individual
(Moderated by Prof. Dan Kammen, Energy and Resources Group)
With panelists from Cal Climate Action Partnership, City of Berkeley, Berkeley Energy and Resources Collaborative, Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Sustainability, and the Berkeley Institute of the Environment, and 1Sky

International House, University of California, Berkeley

Oakland's Head-Royce School to Unveil Solar Electric Power System as Part of Its Green Initiative

January, 2008

Community Event Will Feature Keynote Address From Professor Dan Kammen, a Leading Alternative Energy Expert and a Head-Royce Parent, About the Importance of Renewable Energy and Incorporating "Green" Thinking Into the Curriculum.

Climate Change: Science and Solutions - 8th National Conference on Science, Policy and the Environment

Tuesday, January 15, 2008 - 11:00pm - Friday, January 18, 2008 - 6:30am

THE NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR SCIENCE AND THE ENVIRONMENT invites you to participate in the 8th National Conference on Science, Policy, and the Environment to develop and advance science-based solutions to climate change.

Join us in the dialogue with leading scientists, policy makers, industry leaders, educators, and other solutions-oriented innovators to develop comprehensive strategies for protecting people and the planet against the threat of climate change. An interactive agenda features skill-building workshops, targeted breakout sessions, plenary sessions, and symposia to provide participants with an expansive understanding of climate change solutions—and how we can achieve them.

The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, DC

Clean Energy Financing

A number of cities and counties across the U.S. are launching programs to finance renewable energy and energy efficiency upgrades for homes and businesses. RAEL is supporting these efforts through research, consulting, and the creation of educational tools. This project focuses on what we call Property-Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) which covers the up-front costs for energy efficiency improvements and installation of solar energy systems for residential and commercial properties within a city or county. The property owner then repays the cost of these installations over 20 years through a special fee on their property tax bill. 

Check out our summary proposal for privately-managed PACE here: http://rael.berkeley.edu/sites/default/files/2011_RAEL_PACESummary.pdf