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Best, Dennis V.

Den­nis has focused his career on tech­nol­ogy and sus­tain­abil­ity pol­icy in emerg­ing and devel­op­ing economies. His research inter­ests include tech­nol­ogy and inno­va­tion pol­icy and impacts to resource and rural devel­op­ment, tech­nol­ogy trans­fer and the polit­i­cal econ­omy of land use man­age­ment. He has led pro­grams with the Paris based Inter­na­tional Energy Agency, as an offi­cial of the OECD, work­ing with emerg­ing economies on energy tech­nol­ogy pol­icy and con­tribut­ing to the Agency’s analy­sis of energy, envi­ron­ment and cli­mate poli­cies (specif­i­cally work­ing col­lab­o­ra­tively with China and other tran­si­tion economies in explor­ing long-​​term clean energy options, includ­ing advanced bioen­ergy, car­bon seques­tra­tion and neg­a­tive emis­sions sys­tems.) Prior to liv­ing in Berke­ley, he spent five years in France, and seven years in Bei­jing, China – advis­ing gov­ern­ment and indus­trial clients on sus­tain­abil­ity and tech­nol­ogy deploy­ment ini­tia­tives. He holds a BA in polit­i­cal sci­ence (inter­na­tional rela­tions) and a con­cen­tra­tion in East Asian stud­ies from the Uni­ver­sity of Cal­i­for­nia, Los Ange­les (UCLA).

Sanchez, Daniel L.

Daniel L. Sanchez is an alumni of the Energy and Resources Group and the Renew­able and Appro­pri­ate Energy Lab­o­ra­tory at the Uni­ver­sity of California-​​Berkeley. He is inter­ested in quan­ti­ta­tive analy­sis to inform pub­lic pol­icy, focus­ing on bioen­ergy and cli­mate pol­icy. His cur­rent research focused design, deploy­ment, and com­mer­cial­iza­tion of bioen­ergy with car­bon cap­ture and seques­tra­tion (BECCS) tech­nolo­gies. Daniel has pre­vi­ously held posi­tions with the Advanced Research Projects Agency-​​Energy (ARPA-​​E), Green for All, and the Cal­i­for­nia Pub­lic Util­i­ties Com­mis­sion. He holds an M.S. in Energy and Resources and a B.S.E. in Chem­i­cal and Bio­mol­e­c­u­lar Engi­neer­ing from the Uni­ver­sity of Pennsylvania.

Dan has been a post-​​doctoral fel­low at the Carnegie Insti­tu­tion at Stan­ford Uni­ver­sity, and is cur­rently a AAAS Fel­low in Wash­ing­ton, DC.  He is inter­ested in the deploy­ment and com­mer­cial­iza­tion of tech­nolo­gies that sig­nif­i­cantly reduce energy-​​related CO2 emis­sions or remove CO2 from the atmos­phere. Daniel’s work and engage­ment spans the aca­d­e­mic, non­govern­men­tal, and gov­ern­men­tal sec­tors. He recently com­pleted a post­doc­toral research fel­low­ship with the Carnegie Insti­tu­tion for Sci­ence work­ing with Drs. Chris Field and Katharine Mach. Daniel has pre­vi­ously held posi­tions with the Advanced Research Projects Agency-​​Energy (ARPA-​​E), Green for All, and the Cal­i­for­nia Pub­lic Util­i­ties Commission.

He holds a Ph.D. and M.S. from the Energy and Resources Group at the Uni­ver­sity of California-​​Berkeley, and a B.S.E. in Chem­i­cal and Bio­mol­e­c­u­lar Engi­neer­ing from the Uni­ver­sity of Pennsylvania.

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