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.
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]