Samuel Carrara holds a Master Degree cum laude in Mechanical Engineering (Major: Energy and Mechanical Plants) and a PhD in Energy and Environmental Technologies, both from the University of Bergamo.
After working as an engineer in the gas turbine field, he is now junior researcher at FEEM. His main research interests include renewable energies, sustainable development, energy policies, climate and energy economics, advanced energy systems.
The US green jobs project models the job creation capacity of the energy industry across the United States in the next decades. This model is based on an empirical approach, basing estimates of job creation on surveys of actual hiring and direct job creation in different sub-sectors of the energy industry. Relying on these data, we are then able to forecast job creation potential at the state level based on current energy sector structure, current and proposed energy regulations and fossil fuel as well as clean energy standards. The model and the data are available and interactive via downloadable spreadsheets and interactive online map.
Downloadable data Spreadsheets:
Alabama New Mexico Michigan Maine Maryland Idaho Georgia Delaware Colorado California Kentucky USA Wyoming Wisconsin West Virginia Washington Virginia Vermont Utah Texas Tennessee South Dakota South Carolina Rhode Island Pennsylvania Oregon Oklahoma Ohio North Dakota North Carolina New York New Jersey New Hampshire Nevada Nebraska Montana Missouri Mississippi Minnesota Massachusetts Kansas Louisiana Iowa Indiana Illinois Florida Connecticut Arkansas Arizona
Download the map
Madison K. Hoffacker is a full-time Sustainable Energy Research Specialist jointly with the Energy and Resources Group at UC Berkeley and the Center for Conservation Biology at UC Riverside. Madison graduated from Chapman University with a degree in Environmental Science and Policy, and previously worked for the Department of Global Ecology at the Carnegie Institution for Science (Stanford, California).
Hernandez RR, Hoffacker MK, Field CB (2015) Efficient use of land to meet sustainable energy needs. Nature Climate Change, doi:10.1038/NCLIMATE2556 [PDF] Featured in: The Washington Post, ECNmag.com, Grist.org, ComputerWorld.com, and GreenTechMedia.com
Hernandez RR, Hoffacker MK, Field CB (2014) The Land-Use Efficiency of Big Solar. Environmental Science and Technology, doi: 10.1021/es4043726. [PDF]
Funk JL, Hoffacker MK, and Matzek V (2014) Summer irrigation, grazing and seed addition differentially influence community composition in an invaded serpentine grassland. [PDF]
Assistant Professor, Department of Land, Air, and Water Resources, UC Davis
University website: http://lawr.ucdavis.edu/people/faculty/hernandez-rebecca
Rebecca R. Hernandez, Ph.D.
UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellow
Energy and Resources Group, University of California, Berkeley
Climate and Carbon Sciences Program, Earth Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Personal website: www.rebeccarhernandez.com
Connect with me: Google Scholar, ResearchGate
My work examines processes where human and natural systems interact and those that elucidate the functioning of the Earth system. Answering pure ecological research questions and solving critical environmental problems through applied work are important to me. My research program to date is comprised of three interconnected themes:
1 | Energy Geography and Development – My energy research is motivated by the belief that every human should have access to energy in a manner that is sustainable with the Earth system. I study the intersection between energy development and the environment, and particularly how solar energy can be deployed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, water deficits, and land-cover change. I am interested in elucidating how renewable energy development can be realized at policy-relevant timescales to address issues of energy insecurity, climate change, and global environmental change.
2 | Global Change in Aridlands – My global change research is motivated by the fact that over one-third (41%) of Earth’s terrestrial surface is arid, semiarid, or dry-subhumid. Together, these water-stressed biomes support 38% of the global population. Aridlands have been identified as highly vulnerable to global change-type threats and yet they remain vastly understudied despite their importance for ecosystem services that humans depend on. I am interested in impacts, mitigation, and priorities of global change-type threats on various components of aridland ecosystems.
3 | Soil Ecology and Biogeochemistry – My soil ecology research is motivated by the fact that soils are the most understudied component of the Earth system and yet have enormous impacts on its function. My research seeks to understand the microbial ecology and biogeochemistry of soils, especially how soil carbon moves in soils across time and space, and what factors lead to these changes. One such factor includes the role of plants that form symbiotic relationships with mycorrhizal fungi, which in turn create vast underground networks of carbon throughout the soil ecosystem.