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RAEL Undergradaute Brooke Maushund reports on the Africa Renewable Energy Forum
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Brooke Maushund, who has worked on energy access in Nicaragua and in Africa, wrote the con­fer­ence report for the Energy Net Lim­ited sum­mit that pre­ceded the COP22 Cli­mate Sum­mit in Mar­rakech Novem­ber 2 — 4, 2016.

New report on green jobs in Africa from UNIDO, LNBL, and RAEL
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Down­load the report from UNIDO, LBNL, and RAEL here and access the larger Green Jobs research pro­gram here. Abstract: The ongo­ing debate over the cost-​​​​effectiveness of renew­able energy (RE) and energy effi­ciency (EE) deploy­ment often hinges on the cur­rent cost of incum­bent fossil-​​​​fuel tech­nolo­gies ver­sus the long-​​​​term ben­e­fit of clean energy alter­na­tives. This debate is often […]

The PACE of clean energy development featured in Science
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The PACE of clean energy devel­op­ment The Prop­erty Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) pro­gram is a national ini­tia­tive designed to pro­mote invest­ment in solar pho­to­voltaics by com­mer­cial, non­profit, and res­i­den­tial prop­erty own­ers. Its cen­tral fea­ture is to pro­vide low-​​​​cost, long-​​​​term fund­ing, which is repaid as an assess­ment on the property’s reg­u­lar tax bill, as is done […]

Why the Democrats and Republicans are Both Right on Climate
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March 2, in SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN Why the Democ­rats and Repub­li­cans are Both Right on Cli­mate   Daniel M. Kam­men Over the past two years, two thought­ful, inno­v­a­tive, and dra­mat­i­cally dif­fer­ent plans to address global warm­ing have been pre­sented to the Amer­i­can pub­lic by the Demo­c­ra­tic and the Repub­li­can Par­ties.  Both plans would move the nation sig­nif­i­cantly toward […]

In Memory of Paul Baer: champion of climate protection and equity

Paul Baer (1962 — 2016) – Memo­riam  Paul was one of the first, and one of the most pas­sion­ate, stu­dents I met upon my move from Prince­ton to Berke­ley. Paul played a cen­tral role – along with Bar­bara Haya and Nate Hult­man – in work­ing through the sci­ence, pol­icy and legal story around an idea […]

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