Peter’s research focus areas are information technology approaches to energy development, understanding markets for demand-side energy technology, and energy technology policy. Outside of academics, he contributes to the Lighting Global program, which supports the market for modern off-grid lighting in the developing world. Peter’s work for Lighting Global includes technical and engineering support, policy development, […]
For my website, click here. I am currently working as Senior Researcher Associate at UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources where I lead the finance research area of the GREEN-WIN project. I focus on climate and sustainability finance policies and governance arrangements in order to contribute to overcoming financial barriers to mitigation and adaptation. Before joining UCL, I worked for the OECD (Green Growth […]
Susana Arrechea holds a bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of San Carlos of Guatemala and a masters degree in Molecular Nanoscience and Nanotechnology from the University of Castilla-La Mancha. Susana is a Professor at the Engineering Faculty at the University San Carlos of Guatemala. In 2011, she began a doctorate program in […]
Research Interests: Solomon's current research interests include: grid integration of intermittent renewable energy resources (PV and Wind); storage requirements for very high grid penetration of Renewable; load-side management analysis for high grid penetration; employment of SWITCH for the East African Power Pool consortium of utilities. Background: Solomon received his undergraduate degree in Physics from Bahir Dar University, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia; an M.Sc. degree in Physics from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway; a second M.Sc. and PhD degree specializing in energy system analysis from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Sede Boqer, Israel. He is currently a Philomathia postdoctoral fellow at University of California - Berkeley.
Nkiruka Avila is a graduate student in the Energy and Resources Group at the University of California, Berkeley. She graduated with Summa cum Laude honors in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Oklahoma. She has worked in various sectors of the energy industry, from engineering design and production to end-use distribution and marketing. Her current research interests include renewable energy integration, sustainable energy development and rural electrification.
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 […]
Rob is interested in sustainability, resource use, and environmental change in the developing world. He explores these issues principally, though not exclusively, in the context of energy. He became interested in the intersection of energy, society, and environment while working as a teacher in the US Peace Corps in a remote community in northwestern Kenya. He uses an interdisciplinary approach that places equal emphasis on qualitative and quantitative methods across a range of scales, from local to regional and global. Follow this link for more information about his past and current research. https://environment.yale.edu/profile/bailis/
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 […]
Ian is a National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellow in the Energy and Resources Group and a member of the inaugural “Environment and Society: Data Science for the 21st Century” National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) cohort. His research interests lie at the intersection of energy systems, climate change adaptation, and global health. He […]
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, […]
Christian is an independent scholar working on technical and cultural drivers of sustainable, local energy systems.
Sergio Castellanos is a Berkeley Energy & Climate Institute – Tecnológico de Monterrey (BECI–ITESM) Energy Fellow working at the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Lab with Prof. Dan Kammen. His research focuses on expanding an optimization model –SWITCH– to Mexico to determine the optimal investments in new generation and transmission assets. Through his research, he also […]
Is a Doctor of Judicial Science Candidate at Berkeley Law, conducting research on the diversification of energy sources through law and policy, for which he has received a National Energy Fellowship from the CONACYT-SENER Hydrocarbons Fund of Mexico. During his path through graduate school he has worked as a Graduate Student Researcher in the Renewable […]
Andy Zheng graduated from U.C. Berkeley in December 2014 with a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering. Supervised by Prof. Daniel Kammen, his main research interest is energy policy in the global solar photovoltaic (PV) industry, with a focus on the role of R&D funding, innovation, and deployment incentives on cost reduction of the PV technology. In […]
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.
Before joining RAEL in October 2015 Dr. Deborah A. Sunter was a AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow at the Department of Energy: Advanced Manufacturing Office. Her interests include renewable energy systems, advanced manufacturing techniques, and the interaction of science and policy in academia, industry and government. She received a B.S in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at […]
Dongran Liu is a doctoral student in the School of Economic and Management at North China Electric Power University. She has research interests in energy markets, optimization and risk management, and distributed energy resource planning. At RAEL she is working on modeling the future of the Chinese electric power system using SWITCH. She is part of a […]
Karim is a MS student in Civil and Environmental Engineering at UC Berkeley. He is currently working in the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory of Daniel Kammen, on the Green Jobs Projects at a federal scale. The main goal is to evaluate the federal creation of green jobs in the next decades in the US and […]
My research focuses on exposure to, and health effects of, environmental, behavioural, nutritional, and metabolic risk factors and their interventions at the population level. The research activities routinely combine concepts, data, and methods from a range of environmental, health, and quantitative sciences with a systems perspective. We collect and analyze primary field data on environmental risk factors (primarily air pollution). We also develop and apply analytical models to combinations of primary and secondary data to estimate health effects of risk factor exposures and interventions. You can learn about our past and ongoing studies, and see their results and publications, through the Environment and Global Health Research Group page.
http://www2.humboldt.edu/environment/faculty-and-staff/dr.-kevin-fingerman My research is driven by an interest in the broad-based environmental and social impacts of energy technologies and policies. This work seeks to make explicit the trade-offs that are often present between energy security, climate, and other important social and environmental objectives. In particular, I have worked on issues at the water/energy nexus, evaluating the “water footprints” of a range of energy technologies. Water and energy are inextricably linked, with electricity generation second only to agriculture in total global water withdrawals. This connection is particularly acute for bioenergy, as it is by far the most water-intensive of all energy types. My research has employed life cycle assessment (LCA), agro-climatic modeling, and GIS tools to show that biofuels routinely require several orders of magnitude more water than petroleum fuels while often providing only modest climate benefit. I approach my research with an eye toward implementation. This has led me to work with California regulatory agencies on fuel policy formulation and to serve as vice-chair of the Geneva-based Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels. Prior to coming to HSU, I worked in Rome for the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization. While there, I provided support to the governments of Indonesia and Colombia in evaluating the environmental and social impacts of their biofuel industries, and in formulating policies to address those impacts.
Dimitry Gershenson is an Energy Access Program Manager at Facebook. Prior to his current role, Dimitry completed his MS at UC Berkeley’s Energy and Resources Group, where he focused on decentralized electrification in East Africa, finance and investment for energy access, and the second-life applications of retired electric vehicle batteries. He received his Bachelors at […]
Gordon received his Batchelor’s Degree with Highest Honors in Chemistry from Williams College (2013), and then conducted research on solar energy in Nicaragua, and then spending time as a Visiting Scholar at the University of Oslo where he conducted research on the usage of electric vehicles in Norway as a fellow with the American Scandinavian Foundation. At UC […]
Chris Greacen has worked on policy and hands-on implementation of renewable energy from village to government levels. As co-director of the non-profit organization Palang Thai he helped draft Thailand's Very Small Power Producer (VSPP) policies, which account for over 1200 MW of renewable energy on-line and additional 3700 MW with signed PPAs as of March 2012. He conducted dozens of studies on renewable energy and power sector planning and governance in Thailand, including a government-commissioned study that helped shape Thailand’s design of its feed-in tariff program. As a World Bank consultant he has worked since 2008 with the Tanzanian Energy Water Utilities Regulatory Authority (EWURA) to draft guidelines and rules for Tanzania’s Small Power Producer (SPP) program, which streamlines deployment of renewable energy mini-grids for rural electrification and grid-connected renewable energy to augment Tanzania's national grid. With the Border Green Energy Team (BGET) he has led installation of 13 pico-hydropower projects with remote communities in the Thai-Burma border area, as well as leading the construction of dozens of solar electric systems for remote medical clinics in eastern Burma. His PhD dissertation from the Energy and Resources Group (ERG) at the University of California at Berkeley focused on micro-hydroelectricity in rural Thailand. He also has a BA in Physics from Reed College with a thesis on solar photovoltaic semiconductor physics. He has worked on renewable energy projects in Nepal, India, Burma, Cambodia, China, Guatemala, Micronesia, North Korea, Tibet, Vanuatu, Vietnam, and on Native American reservations.
Guangzhi is a PhD student in Energy Systems Analysis at Tsinghua University. He has bachelor’s degrees in Electrical Engineering and in Management from Tsinghua University. He has been a visiting student at the University of Bath and at the Israel Institute of Technology. His work is focused on the role of carbon pricing and renewable […]
Gang He is now an Assistant Professor in the Department of Technology and Society Stony Brook University E-mail: Gang.He [at] stonybrook.edu While a doctoral student in RAEL and ERG, Gang He was also a Visiting Faculty Affiliate for the China Energy Group, Energy Technologies Area, at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, as well as an Assistant Professor […]
Current: 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, BerkeleyClimate 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 […]
Patricia graduated as an industrial and electrical engineer in 2012 from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC). During her undergraduate studies she worked as a Linear Algebra teaching assistant for three years, performed research in Dr. Daniel Kammen’s Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory (RAEL) at UC Berkeley working on the SWITCH model for the US. She […]
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 […]
Prof. Hultman is currently on leave from the University. He is serving as Deputy Associate Director for Energy & Climate Change in the White House Council on Environmental Quality. After this government service, he will return to the School of Public Policy and the Joint Global Change Research Institute. Prof. Hultman is Director of Environmental Policy program at the University of Maryland […]
Dr. Jacobson is the SERC Director and an associate professor of Environmental Resources Engineering at Humboldt State University. He is also the coordinator of HSU’s master’s program in Energy Technology and Policy. Dr. Jacboson has a Ph.D. from the Energy and Resources Group at the University of California, Berkeley and an M.S. in Environmental Systems (engineering option) from Humboldt State. His areas of research interest include renewable energy technology, energy and climate change mitigation policy, and energy access for low income people in developing countries. His work is interdisciplinary, combining renewable energy engineering, energy policy, and a social geography based approach to international development studies. Dr. Jacobson has extensive international work experience in Africa, South Asia, and Latin America, including recent work focused on the development of an international program to ensure the quality of affordable LED-based off-grid lighting systems appropriate for use by low income people in developing countries.
As an undergraduate Kelly was invited to work as a GSR to compile data on decentralized renewable energy (DRE) in partnership with Power for All (P4All) as part of a larger effort to research and to build the case for universal electricity access by 2025 through distributed renewable energy. In this project Kelly is working with Dr. […]
I grew up in a rural part of the Ozark Mountains. I’m great at construction and swinging a pick. Between college and grad school I lived in Baltimore for five years. When I left for grad school, I was a tenured researcher in a genetics lab and had a seat on the board of a community development corporation. I came to ERG in attempts to […]
Joe's scholarship in centered on issues of environmental behavior and sustainable consumption. With his research, he explores the connections between energy and goods consumption and happiness, interrogating the theory that reduced consumption can support improvements in quality of life. He is particularly interested in the potential for discussions about time use to support, enhance, and accelerate movement toward a more sustainable and satisfying economy. Joe is currently a PhD Candidate in the Energy and Resources Group at UC Berkeley, and, before beginning graduate studies, was an assistant gentleman-farmer in British Columbia.
Gathu Kirubi, brings strong analytical skills and demonstrated management experience cutting across renewable energy, rural development and micro-finance. Aside from holding a PhD in Energy & Rural Development from the University of California Berkeley, a premier institution in the field, Kirubi brings to Solar Transitions over 10 years experience in innovation and leadership in designing and […]
Noah Kittner is now a Professor in both City and Regional Planning, and Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Noah Kittner was a PhD student in the Energy and Resources Group at UC Berkeley and researcher in the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory. After graduating with a BS in Environmental […]
Akol Kuan is a civil engineering major and MaserCard Foundation Scholar at UC Berkeley. In RAEL, Akol is focusing on the design and operation of clean energy mini-grids for refugee communities, with a project focused on the UNHCR Kakuma Refugee Camp. Kakuma is a town in northwestern Turkana County, Kenya. It is the site of […]
Kunkel is the co-author of Mountain State Maneuver: AEP and FirstEnergy try to stick ratepayers with risky coal plants and testified for the West Virginia Citizen Action Group in recent AEP and FirstEnergy cases. She has published articles regarding the design and implementation of carbon cap and dividend policies and created guides for local governments regarding energy efficiency. Kunkel […]
Joanna Lewis is an associate professor of Science, Technology and International Affairs (STIA) at Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. Her research focuses on energy, environment and innovation in China, including renewable energy industry development and climate change policy. She is currently leading a National Science Foundation-funded project on International Partnerships and […]
Timothy E. Lipman is an energy and environmental technology, economics, and policy researcher and lecturer with the University of California - Berkeley. He is serving as Co-Director for the campus' Transportation Sustainability Research Center (TSRC), based at the Institute of Transportation Studies, and also as Director of the U.S. Department of Energy Pacific Region Clean Energy Application Center (PCEAC). Tim's research focuses on electric-drive vehicles, fuel cell technology, combined heat and power systems, biofuels, renewable energy, and electricity and hydrogen energy systems infrastructure. Lipman received his Ph.D. degree in Environmental Policy Analysis with the Graduate Group in Ecology at UC Davis (1999). He also has received an M.S. degree in the technology track of the Graduate Group in Transportation Technology and Policy, also at UC Davis (1998), and a B.A. from Stanford University (1990). His Ph.D. dissertation titled "Zero-Emission Vehicle Scenario Cost Analysis Using A Fuzzy Set-Based Framework" received the University of California Transportation Center's 'Charlie Wootan' Ph.D. dissertation award for 1999. He is also a 2005 Climate Change Fellow with the Woods Institute at Stanford University, and he also received a 2004 Institute of Transportation Engineers service award, a 1998 NSF IGERT teaching fellowship, a 1997 University of California Transportation Center Dissertation Grant, a 1996 ENO Foundation Fellowship, a 1995 University of California Transportation Center Dissertation Grant, and a 1994 Chevron Foundation Fellowship. A native of Golden, Colorado, he graduated Cum Laude from Colorado Academy in 1986.
Brooke’s undergraduate career was profiled in the CNR Newsletter.
Dr. Mileva‘s work focuses on modeling the operations of electricity systems with high penetration levels of intermittent renewable energy. She joined E3 in 2014 after completing her Ph.D. in the Energy and Resources Group at U.C. Berkeley. Her doctoral work contributed a novel modeling platform to explore the feasibility and cost of deeply decarbonized power systems. […]
David Mozersky is the Founding Director of the Program on Conflict, Climate Change and Green Development. An expert on Sudan and South Sudan, he has been involved in conflict prevention efforts in Africa since 2001, with a specific interest in mediation, negotiation and peace processes. He has worked with the International Crisis Group, the African […]
Tony is directing the EcoBlock project, an urban sustainability experiment in Oakland, CA. The project brings together a multi-disciplinary team of urban designers, engineers, social scientists, and policy experts from UC Berkeley, Lawrence Berkeley National Labs, NASA Ames Research Center and Stanford University, as well as local grassroots organizations, non-profits, local utilities PG&E & EBMUD, the City of Oakland and the State of California. The EcoBlock will demonstrate integrated solutions that dramatically reduce home and neighborhood GHG emissions, dramatically cut water consumption, recycle wastewater, enable organic urban food systems, and promote investment in jobs, renewables and green infrastructure. Tony received his undergraduate education at Columbia University and Paris-IV Sorbonne in History and Anthropology. He pursued graduate work in medieval Middle Eastern history at the Sorbonne, the American University of Cairo and Columbia, researching the economic history and administration of the irrigation systems in the agricultural lands between the Euphrates and Tigris rivers during the late Sassanid (5th-7th CE) and Abbasid (8th-11th CE) empires. Tony holds an MBA from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business and worked in corporate finance in the City of London for JP Morgan, Barclays and ING Barings before transferring to Bryan Garnier in Paris. Thereafter, he established his own Investment Fund specializing in alternative assets. In 2013, he transitioned from Finance to Sustainability with a particular interest in the convergence of economics and the environment. He was a Research Affiliate at the Presidio Graduate School during the 2014 academic year.
Natalie is an Energy Engineering (https://engineeringscience.berkeley.edu/energy–engineering/) major at UC Berkeley. Her studies focus on integrating power system analysis with data science, optimizing resource use and studying the outlook of renewable technology adoption in various parts of the world. In RAEL, Natalie is currently engaged in the SWITCH China project. She works on modeling grid expansion for […]
Jimmy Nelson joined UCS in the fall of 2013 as the Climate and Energy Program’s new Kendall Science Fellow and will be working from our Berkeley, California office through November 2014. Laura Wisland, senior energy analyst in the Climate and Energy Program, is his supervisor. As a Kendall science fellow, Jimmy will explore scenarios for […]
Gregory Nemet is an Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin–Madison in the La Follette School of Public Affairs and the Nelson Institute's Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment. He is also chair of the Energy Analysis and Policy certificate program His research and teaching focus on improving analysis of the global energy system and, more generally, on understanding how to expand access to energy services while reducing environmental impacts. He teaches courses in energy systems analysis, governance of global energy problems, and international environmental policy. Professor Nemet's research analyzes the process of technological change in energy and its interactions with public policy. These projects fall in two areas: (1) empirical analysis identifying the influences on past technological change and (2) modeling of the effects of policy instruments on future technological outcomes. The first includes assessment of public policy, research and development, learning by doing, and knowledge spillovers. An example of the second is work informing allocation between research and development and demand-side policy instruments to address climate change. In 2015, he received the H.I. Romnes Faculty Fellowship, which honors outstanding University of Wisconsin-Madison faculty members for their research contributions.He has been a contributor to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the Global Energy Assessment. He received his doctorate in energy and resources from the University of California, Berkeley. His A.B. is in geography and economics from Dartmouth College.
Serena is an Energy Engineering major at UC Berkeley, where she is engaged in number of activities, including: Working at the Student Environmental Resource Center under the Zero Waste Research Center to help food vendors achieve zero waste goals, creating a culture of zero waste within the student body through education, and conducting research on compostable plastics recycling. During […]
http://www.energy.ca.gov/commissioners/peterman.html Carla Peterman was appointed by Governor Jerry Brown in January 2011. She filled the Public Member position on the five-member Commission where four of the five members by law are required to have professional training in specific areas — engineering or physical science, environmental protection, economics, and law. Commissioner Peterman is the lead commissioner […]
I am working on my MS/PhD at the Energy and Resources Group (ERG). My research is in low-carbon (low-impact) energy systems and economic development, modeling high renewable energy future scenarios, and deploying sMArt Grid (high-tech/low-cost) pilots in the rising south. I’ve worked in Chiapas (Mexico) developing regional microcredit schemes and river survey studies, designed and built […]
Jessica Reilly who is currently supported by a Fulbright Fellowship to study coastal climate change in Mexico, has now also been awarded the Institute of Current World Affairs Fellowship. Over the next two years, Jessica and her partner Josh Moman will sail the Pacific coast of Central America, cross through the Panama canal, and move into the […]
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 […]
Rebekah Shirley is ERG alumni and former Post-Doctoral Researcher at RAEL. She completed her doctoral studies in the Energy and Resources Group in 2015. She also previously obtained a MSc. Energy and Resources (2011) and a MSc. Civil Engineering at UC Berkeley (2011). Her doctoral research focused on decentralized renewable energy technologies and designing integrated […]
Alana is a first-year Master’s student in the Energy and Resources Group. Prior to arriving at ERG, she received her undergraduate degree from Tufts University (2012) in Environmental Studies and International Relations. She served as an AmeriCorps National Teaching Fellow for two years at the Dever-McCormack School in Dorchester, MA, teaching 8th grade academic enrichment […]
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 […]
马子明 Ziming Ma 博士生 Ph.D Student 清华大学电机工程与应用电子技术系 Dept. Electrical Engineering and Applied Electronic Technology Tsinghua University Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Ziming is a visiting doctoral student who will be working on clean energy science, technology, and markets in and for China as part of RAEL’s work with several partner institutions in China.