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ERG Professor Emeritus John Holdren and Alum Nicky Sundt Comment on the EPA’s Proposed Red-Team/Blue-Team Exercise

In a Climate Science & Policy Article co-authored by Nicky Sundt, an ERG alum (MA ’79), former ERG chair John Holdren criticizes the “red-team/blue-team” exercise proposed by EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt and DOE Secretary Rick Perry, amongst others. He claims that the exercise would serve not to reach a consensus on climate change, as Pruitt and Perry claim, but to obfuscate the legitimacy of climate science and the dangers of climate change.

Sundt analyzed the use of adversarial proceedings, similar to the proposed “red-team/blue-team” exercise, in her ERG Master’s thesis, “Adversary Proceedings and Nuclear Policy: The Windscale Inquiry of 1977.” In the paper, she concludes that adversarial proceedings have “grave intrinsic problems” and should be avoided in favor of other consensus-developing alternatives.

The full article can be read HERE.

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Dan Kammen Featured in Recent WIRED Article

ERG Professor Dan Kammen was quoted in a recent WIRED article addressing the effective withdrawal of US funding for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

Paper Authored by PhD Candidate Noah Kittner and Professor Dan Kammen Published in Nature Energy

Noah Kittner and Dan Kammen’s new paper, “Energy stor­age deploy­ment and inno­va­tion for the clean energy tran­si­tion,” was published in Nature Energy on July 31, 2017

ERG Student Valeri Vasquez Awarded Prestigious Fellowship

We would like to congratulate ERG PhD student Valerie Vasquez on receiving a 2017 ACM SIGHPC/Intel Computational and Data Science Fellowship.

ERG Faculty Margaret Torn Honored in the American Geophysical Union’s 2017 Class of Fellows

We are pleased to announce that ERG faculty member Margaret Torn has been selected in the 2017 class of American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fellows. From the official announcement: “AGU Fellows are recognized for their outstanding contributions to scholarship and discovery in the Earth and space sciences. Their work not only expands the realm of human […]

New ERG Chair Daniel M. Kammen

We are pleased to announce the appointment of the new Energy and Resources Group Chair, Professor Daniel M. Kammen. His appointment began July 1, 2017. Daniel Kam­men is a Pro­fes­sor of Energy with appoint­ments in the Energy and Resources Group, The Gold­man School of Pub­lic Pol­icy, and the Depart­ment of Nuclear Engi­neer­ing at the Uni­ver­sity of Cal­i­for­nia, Berke­ley. […]

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