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Green Jobs

How many jobs can renewable energy sources and energy efficiency generate as a function of RPS and demand scenarios to 2030? In this project, we synthesize data from 15 jobs studies to build an analytical job calculator for the U.S. power sector. We also include low carbon sources such as nuclear power and carbon capture and storage.

NEW! The Green Jobs Report published in the Energy Policy is available for download below: "Putting Renewables and Energy Efficiency To Work: How Many Jobs Can The Clean Energy Industry Generate in the U.S.?"

Copenhagen Climate Council Report and Green Jobs Calculator also available for download below.

Contacts:
Max Wei (maxcjwei   @ gmail . com)
Prof. Dan Kammen (kammen  @  berkeley . edu)
Shana Patadia (shanapat10 @  gmail. com)

Revenue Investment of California’s GHG Emissions Trading Program

In anticipation of the California Air Resources Board (CARB)’s upcoming decision over a greenhouse gas emissions trading program, Next 10, a nonprofit nonpartisan research organization, commissioned five research papers from leading academic experts to address the multibillion dollar issue of how California should distribute greenhouse gas allowances and the resulting revenue.

RAEL Researcher Jamil Farbes and Lab Director Dan Kammen produced in this context a study entitled "Government Investment in a Clean Energy Future".

Key findings include:

Jamil Farbes

Position: 
Students
Research Interests: 

Jamil Farbes' research focuses on climate policy, effective carbon market regulation and risk in carbon markets.

Background: 

Jamil has previously worked on deploying renewable energy on tribal lands as well as energy efficiency and demand response

The Energy-Poverty-Climate Nexus

the village Orinoco in Nicaragua

Close to two-thirds of the world’s poorest people live in rural areas. Eradication of rural poverty depends on increased access to goods, services, and information, targets detailed in the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. However, alleviating poverty is hindered by two interlinked phenomena: lack of access to improved energy services and worsening environmental shocks due to climate change


Mitigating climate change, increasing energy access, and alleviating rural poverty can all be complementary, their overlap defi ning an energy-poverty-climate nexus. We describe interventions in a rural Nicaraguan community to show that energy services can be provided in cost-effective manners, offering potential to address aspects of rural poverty while also transitioning away from fossil fuel dependence.

 A Marginal Abatement Cost Curve

 Recent Press Coverage: 

Anand Gopal

Position: 
Students
Research Interests: 

Bioenergy technology and policy, focus on the sugarcane sector

Background: 
  • MS in Environmental Systems, Humboldt State University
  • B.S. in Civil Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras
  • 4 years of experience in PEM Fuel Cell R&D