Professor Kammen on uncertainties with Keystone XL pipeline

November, 2012
Leader Post

CALGARY — Newly-elected President Barack Obama will look to Canada for co-operation in implementing new policies to combat global warming, predicts a U.S. environmental expert.

The topic of climate change — absent from much of the recent American election campaign — appears to be back on Obama’s agenda after the president directly referenced global warming in Tuesday’s acceptance speech.

“We want our children to live in an America ... that isn’t threatened by the destructive power of a warming planet,” he said.

A 'Green' Gold Rush? Calif. Firm Turns Trash To Gas

November, 2012
VPR News

California starts the ball rolling Wednesday on a controversial scheme to keep the planet from overheating. Businesses will have to get a permit if they emit greenhouse gases.

Some permits will be auctioned today; the rest are free. The big idea here is the state is putting a ceiling on emissions.

It's a gamble. And for this top-down climate plan to work, it has to usher in a greener, more efficient economy.

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California's first carbon auction launches pollution market

November, 2012
Marketplace - Sustainability

A big auction ended here in California. On offer, more than 60 million tons of carbon pollution. Sort of. The state auctioned millions of permits to emit carbon dioxide, and other greenhouse gases. And with that it launched one of the biggest markets for pollution in the world.

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CBC Radio Interview with Dan Kammen - Power Security and Sustainability

November, 2012
CBC Radio | Spark

Nora speaks with Daniel Kammen, professor of energy at the University of California Berkeley and a member of the United Nation'sSustainable Energy For All task force. In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, we wanted to talk with him about about access to power.

Congrats to undergrad RAEL advisee Kelley Doyle - Sustainability award for senior thesis on campus emissions

October, 2012
UC Berkeley News Center

A recent UC Berkeley graduate has won a sustainability research award from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) for her senior thesis calculating the campus’s greenhouse gas emissions based on its entire supply chain of goods and services.

Kelley Doyle, who received a B.S. in environmental sciences in May 2012, presented her thesis, “Converting university spending to greenhouse gas emissions: A supply chain carbon footprint analysis of UC Berkeley,” at AASHE’s annual conference in Los Angeles earlier this year. She won the association’s undergraduate research award for 2012.