Congrats to undergrad RAEL advisee Kelley Doyle - Sustainability award for senior thesis on campus emissions

October, 2012
UC Berkeley News Center

A recent UC Berkeley graduate has won a sustainability research award from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) for her senior thesis calculating the campus’s greenhouse gas emissions based on its entire supply chain of goods and services.

Kelley Doyle, who received a B.S. in environmental sciences in May 2012, presented her thesis, “Converting university spending to greenhouse gas emissions: A supply chain carbon footprint analysis of UC Berkeley,” at AASHE’s annual conference in Los Angeles earlier this year. She won the association’s undergraduate research award for 2012.

Solyndra Sues Chinese Solar Competitors

October, 2012

The failed Fremont-based solar company Solyndra is suing China’s three largest solar manufacturers for alleged anti-trust violations. Solyndra’s lawyers say the Chinese companies conspired to put Solyndra out of business by flooding the U.S. market with cheap solar panels. The lawsuit accuses Suntech, Trina and YingLi of price fixing.

Solyndra is the Silicon Valley start-up that famously went bankrupt last year after receiving a $535 million federal loan guarantee. Its demise has been a black eye on the Obama administration.

Host Mina Kim talks with Dan Kammen, director of the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory at UC Berkeley. 

Cutting Edge Energy Event at CITRIS UC Berkeley

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

MC Dan Kammen Hosts "Cutting Edge!" 

Offering insight into emerging trends and advances in science, Cutting Edge is a live lecture series produced exclusively by AAAS. Our latest addition to the series, Cutting Edge: Energy offers unique, high level insights into the following alternative energy resources: solar, wind, wave and biofuel. This event will take place on October 24, 2012 at 6:00 pm PT at CITRIS Headquarters: Sutardja Dai Hall in the Banatao Auditorium (Room 310) on the campus of the University of California, Berkeley.

A catered reception will immediately follow the conclusion of the presentations.

Video - Daniel Kammen: Energizing the Low-Carbon Future

October, 2012
Lecture at Washington State University

RAEL lab director, Professor Dan Kammen, on the international renewable scene and potential. In this talk Dr. Kammen explores innovations in and barriers to building renewable energy systems worldwide, from villages to large regional economies, focusing on tools already available and others needed to battle for a sustainable planet. 

CEREL 2012 Annual Program Conference - Prof. Kammen as Keynote

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 8:00am - Thursday, October 18, 2012 - 3:00pm

Council of Energy Research & Education Leaders (CEREL) Hosts its Annual Program Conference Oct 16 - Oct 18 

Hosted by the Energy Biosciences Institute
University of California- Berkeley
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