California scientists push to create massive climate-​​research programme

Cal­i­for­nia has a his­tory of going it alone to pro­tect the envi­ron­ment. Now, as US Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump pulls back on cli­mate sci­ence and pol­icy, sci­en­tists in the Golden State are sketch­ing plans for a home-​​​​grown climate-​​​​research insti­tute — to the tune of hun­dreds of mil­lions of dol­lars per year. The ini­tia­tive, which is backed by […]

Two-​​factor learning curve published in Nature Energy
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RAEL and Tech­ni­cal Uni­ver­sity of Munich team pub­lish: “Energy stor­age deploy­ment and inno­va­tion for the clean energy tran­si­tion” in Nature Energy.   Access at Nature Energy here. _​​_​​_​​_​​_​​_​​_​​_​​_​​_​​_​​_​​_​​_​​_​​_​​_​​_​​_​​_​​_​​_​​_​​_​​_​​_​​_​​_​​_​​_​​_​​_​​_​​_​​_​​_​​_​​_​​_​​_​​_​​_​​_​​_​​_​​_​​_​​_​​_​​_​​_​​_​​_​​_​​_​​_​​_​​_​​_​​ New Study Find That Energy Stor­age Prices are Falling Faster than Solar PV or Wind Tech­nol­ogy Costs, Out­com­pet­ing Coal and Nat­ural Gas Plants Berke­ley, CA, July 31, […]

Scenarios to decarbonize residential water heating in California
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New paper look­ing at the oppor­tu­ni­ties for dra­matic decar­boniza­tion of water heat­ing, pub­lished in Energy Pol­icy, by joint RAEL–Lawrence Berke­ley National Lab­o­ra­tory team, Shuba Ragha­van, Max Wei & Dan Kammen.

Actualizing the Vision of Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home
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Actu­al­iz­ing the Vision of Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Com­mon Home  Round­table at the Pon­tif­i­cal Acad­emy of Sci­ences Novem­ber 2, 2016   On the Vat­i­can web­site: click here.   Laudato Si’ is a pow­er­ful text, polit­i­cal and poetic, and deeply inspir­ing.  It addresses the most crit­i­cal issues of our time in vision and sub­stance.  It […]

Ecoblock featured in “The Promise of Berkeley”

  Fea­tured in June 2017 The Promise of Berke­ley The EcoBlock web­site is here. And also fea­tured in Sci­en­tific American.

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