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Yin Hao

Hao is a post­doc­toral researcher in RAEL as well as in the Depart­ment of Earth Sys­tem Sci­ence at Tsinghua Uni­ver­sity. She holds a double-​​degree Ph.D. from Bei­jing Nor­mal Uni­ver­sity and Aal­borg Uni­ver­sity, spe­cial­iz­ing in envi­ron­men­tal eco­nom­ics and envi­ron­men­tal plan­ning respec­tively. Hao’s research applies inter­dis­ci­pli­nary meth­ods to ana­lyze the pol­lu­tion sources, health impacts and exter­nal cost of air pol­lu­tion in China.

Hao is deeply inter­ested in envi­ron­men­tal poli­cies and their effec­tive­ness at bal­anc­ing eco­nomic growth with envi­ron­men­tal sus­tain­abil­ity. She is cur­rently col­lab­o­rat­ing with Pro­fes­sor Zhang Qiang, Pro­fes­sor Liu Zhu and Pro­fes­sor Daniel Kam­men. Her post­doc­toral research inves­ti­gates energy con­sump­tion in devel­op­ing coun­tries and its impacts on COemis­sions and human health.

She is lead researcher in the UC Berkeley-​​Tsinghua U-​​Duke Uni­ver­sity part­ner­ship on the health impacts of decar­boniza­tion of the power sec­tor in China, Cal­i­for­nia, and elsewhere.

For her pub­li­ca­tions: click here.

Cur­rent posi­tion:

Post­doc­toral Research Fel­low, Uni­ver­sity of British Columbia


Cruetzig , Felix

Dr. Felix Creutzig is head of the work­ing group Land Use, Infra­struc­tures and Trans­port. He is lead author of the IPCC’s Fifth Assess­ment Report and was lead ana­lyst of the Global Energy Assess­ment. Felix Creutzig teaches courses about cli­mate change and infra­struc­tures at Tech­nis­che Uni­ver­sität Berlin. His research focuses on:

•    Con­cep­tu­al­iz­ing and quan­ti­fy­ing GHG emis­sions of cities world-​​wide
•    Assess­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties for GHG mit­i­ga­tion of cities world-​​wide
•    Build­ing mod­els of sus­tain­able urban form and trans­port
•    Land rents as a com­ple­ment for financ­ing sus­tain­able infra­struc­tures
•    Ana­lyz­ing the role of cap­i­tal stocks and infra­struc­tures for cli­mate change mit­i­ga­tion
•    Land use-​​mediated uncer­tainty in inte­grated assess­ments, par­tic­u­larly those related to bioenergy

Since 2009 Felix Creutzig is also group leader at the Depart­ment of the Eco­nom­ics of Cli­mate Change at Tech­nis­che Uni­ver­sität Berlin.  He was a post­doc fel­low at the Energy and Resources Group at the Uni­ver­sity of Cal­i­for­nia, Berke­ley, col­lab­o­rat­ing with Dan Kam­men, Lee Schip­per and Eliz­a­beth Deakin, and the Energy Foun­da­tion China in Bei­jing. Felix Creutzig received his PhD in Com­pu­ta­tional Neu­ro­science from Humboldt-​​Universität zu Berlin, and holds a Mas­ter of Advanced Stud­ies (Path III in Math­e­mat­ics) from Cam­bridge Uni­ver­sity, UK.

Avrin, Anne-​​Perrine

Anne-​​Perrine is a PhD stu­dent in the Energy and Resources Group and a research fel­low within the energy com­pany Areva. In the Renew­able and Appro­pri­ate Energy Lab­o­ra­tory, her research focuses on long-​​term capac­ity expan­sion plan­ning for the energy mix in China, and quan­ti­ta­tive meth­ods to adjust least-​​cost energy tran­si­tion path­ways by tak­ing uncer­tainty on cost pro­jec­tions into account. She is par­tic­u­larly inter­ested in the chal­lenges posed by high pen­e­tra­tion lev­els of vari­able renew­able ener­gies in cen­tral­ized power grids, and in the devel­op­ment of advanced nuclear tech­nolo­gies and elec­tric vehi­cles in Asia. She is also inter­ested in inter­na­tional col­lab­o­ra­tions around energy poli­cies and energy inno­va­tion between the United States and Europe, and has co-​​organized a debate, on behalf of the French Min­istry of Energy and the Con­sulate Gen­eral of France in San Fran­cisco, about the vision of Bay-​​Area expa­tri­ates on the French energy transition.

Anne-​​Perrine holds an MSc in indus­trial and nuclear engi­neer­ing from France, and has worked on nuclear safety and non-​​proliferation top­ics in France, China and the US before start­ing her PhD at Uni­ver­sity of Cal­i­for­nia, Berkeley.

Kammen, Daniel

Daniel Kam­men is the found­ing direc­tor of RAEL and pro­fes­sor of  Energy, with appoint­ments in the Energy and Resources Group, The Gold­man School of Pub­lic Pol­icy, and the Depart­ment of Nuclear Engi­neer­ing at the Uni­ver­sity of Cal­i­for­nia, Berke­ley. Kam­men directs the Renew­able and Appro­pri­ate Energy Lab­o­ra­tory (RAEL).  Dur­ing 2010 – 2011 Kam­men served as the first Chief Tech­ni­cal Spe­cial­ist for Renew­able Energy and Energy Effi­ciency. He now serves as a Fel­low of the U. S. State Department’s Energy and Cli­mate Part­ner­ship for the Amer­i­cas (ECPA).

Kam­men is the Direc­tor of the Trans­porta­tion Sus­tain­abil­ity Research Cen­ter.  Kam­men received his under­grad­u­ate (Cor­nell A., B. ’84) and grad­u­ate (Har­vard M. A. ’86, Ph.D. ’88) train­ing is in physics After post­doc­toral work at Cal­tech and Har­vard, Kam­men was pro­fes­sor and Chair of the Sci­ence, Tech­nol­ogy and Envi­ron­men­tal Pol­icy at Prince­ton Uni­ver­sity in the Woodrow Wil­son School of Pub­lic and Inter­na­tional Affairs from 1993 – 1998.  He then moved to the Uni­ver­sity of Cal­i­for­nia, Berkeley.

Kam­men directs research pro­grams on energy sup­ply, trans­mis­sion, the smart grid and low-​​carbon energy sys­tems, on the life-​​cycle impacts of trans­porta­tion options includ­ing elec­tri­fied vehi­cles and land-​​use plan­ning, and on energy for com­mu­nity devel­op­ment in Africa, Asia, and in Latin America.

Daniel Kam­men is a coor­di­nat­ing lead author for the Inter­gov­ern­men­tal Panel on Cli­mate Change (IPCC), which won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007. Kam­men is the co-​​developer of the Prop­erty Assessed Clean Energy [PACE] Financ­ing Model: energy effi­ciency and solar energy financ­ing plan that per­mit instal­la­tion of clean energy sys­tems on res­i­dences with no up-​​front costs.  PACE was named by Sci­en­tific Amer­i­can as the #1 World Chang­ing Idea of 2009 (co devel­oper with Cisco DeVries).  Kam­men serves on the National Tech­ni­cal Advi­sory Board of the U. S. Envi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion Agency.  He hosted the Dis­cov­ery Chan­nel series Ecopo­lis, and had appeared on Front­line, NOVA, and twice on 60 Minutes.

Kam­men is the author of over 300 jour­nal pub­li­ca­tions, 4 books, 30 tech­ni­cal reports, and has tes­ti­fied in front of state and the US House and Sen­ate over 30 times.


Pro­fes­sor in the Energy and Resources Group,
Gold­man School of Pub­lic Pol­icy & Depart­ment of Nuclear Engi­neer­ing, UC Berke­ley
Ph.D (1988) Har­vard Uni­ver­sity (Physics)
M.A. (1986) Har­vard Uni­ver­sity (Physics)
A.B. (1984) Cor­nell Uni­ver­sity (Physics)

Pro­fes­sor in the Energy and Resources Group,
Gold­man School of Pub­lic Pol­icy & Depart­ment of Nuclear Engi­neer­ing, UC Berke­ley
Ph.D (1988) Har­vard Uni­ver­sity (Physics)
M.A. (1986) Har­vard Uni­ver­sity (Physics)
A.B. (1984) Cor­nell Uni­ver­sity (Physics)

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