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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