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ERG’s Lara and Kammen on Potential for Biomass Feedstock from Drought

ERG student José Daniel Lara and ERG professor Daniel Kammen, in collaboration with forest researchers in UC Berkeley’s department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, recently published “Characterization of the woody biomass feedstock potential resulting from California’s drought” in Nature, Scientific Reports.

“Regional tree die-of events generate large quantities of standing dead wood, raising concern over catastrophic wildfire and other hazards. Governmental responses to tree die-off have often focused on incentivizing biomass energy production that utilizes standing dead trees removed for safety concerns. However, the full distribution of potential woody bioenergy feedstock after tree die-off has not been evaluated due to the complexities of surveying and precisely measuring large forested areas,” the paper states.

Read the full paper here.

 

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Valeri Vasquez Returns with the All-Women Expedition from Antarctic Voyage

Valeri Vasquez, an ERG graduate student, has recently returned with the largest-ever delegation of 100 women from a month long expedition in Antarctica. Their journey to the frozen continent was part of an initiative to bring more women into STEMM (science, technology, engineering, math and medical fields), fighting climate change and women empowerment.

Dan Kammen and Researchers Urge More Aggressive Action Against Climate Change

In a new study done by ERG’s Dan Kammen and a team of researchers, analysis shows that global warming crisis is worse than previously thought. However, their research also shows how it is completely possible for countries to achieve an increased and sustainable rate of decarbonisation through more aggressive policies against climate change.

ERG Student Zeke Hausfather Leads Study on the Accuracy of Climate Models

Zeke Hausfather, a current ERG student, led a comprehensive study on the accuracy of past and present climate models; the results revealed that these older climate models were actually considerably accurate at determining the rate and severity of global warming. Furthermore, this vital study highlighted a critical point that these older models were “accurately simulating […]

Remembering Jack Hollander, Distinguished Scientist and ERG Emeritus

ERG emeritus professor Jack M. Hollander passed away on November 10, 2019 at age 92.

Kammen and RAEL Address the Racial Inequalities in Solar Deployment on The Beam

ERG’s Dan Kammen and RAEL investigate how the benefits of solar energy is not distributed equally among individuals, and how there are racial disparities especially in rooftop solar PV deployment in the United States. This article, published on The Beam, provides numerous statistical and graphic evidence supporting the need for more inclusive energy infrastructure policy. […]

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