RAEL is decade-old unique mul­ti­dis­ci­pli­nary research group that is focused on the sys­tems sci­ence of clean and sus­tain­able ener­gy sys­tems. RAEL projects range from involve­ment from small com­mu­ni­ties strug­gling to meet ener­gy access needs, to large-scale region­al grids where tech­nolo­gies, poli­cies, and usage pat­terns are all in play to build ener­gy sys­tems we need for par­tic­i­pants and or the plan­et.  RAEL has been involved in the design of spe­cif­ic leg­is­la­tion (e.g. Cal­i­for­ni­a’s AB32, and Exec­u­tive Orders S‑7–01, the Low Car­bon Fuel Stan­dard), and Prop­er­ty Assessed Clean Ener­gy (named by Sci­en­tif­ic Amer­i­can as the #1 World Chang­ing idea of 2009), and its founder Pro­fes­sor Kam­men launched the first field-based study of the dose-response ben­e­fits of clean cook­stoves (Ezza­ti and Kam­men, 2002).


RAEL is an intel­lec­tu­al and prac­ti­cal inno­va­tion hub where the dri­vers of sus­tain­able ener­gy sys­tems encounter the mix of sci­en­tif­ic and tech­ni­cal, pol­i­cy, and mar­ket oppor­tu­ni­ties and bar­ri­ers that com­mu­ni­ties and the world face are the sub­ject of aca­d­e­m­ic link­ing to the wider world.

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Energy & Resources Group
310 Barrows Hall
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-3050
Phone: (510) 642-1640
Fax: (510) 642-1085
Email: ergdeskb@berkeley.edu


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