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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.

“What we need now is a renewed and co-ordinated effort to represent these developments in influential global climate and energy systems models. Doing so is critical to saving trillions of dollars, while achieving stringent climate mitigation outcomes,” Kammen says.

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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. […]

Kammen on the Increasing Normalization of Power Shutoffs on KCBS Radio

Daniel Kammen discusses how power shutoffs and evacuations may become the the new normal as climate change continues to spark deadlier wildfires year after year.

Alumna Alexandra von Meier on Multi-Customer Microgrids to Combat Wildfires

Alexandra von Meier, an ERG Alumna and director in the California Institute for Energy and Environment’s Electric Grid program area, discusses how locally sourced power, compared to shutting off power, can better prevent wildfires.

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January 22, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm PST
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THE ENERGY AND RESOURCES GROUP FALL 2019 COLLOQUIUM SERIES PRESENTS: SPEAKER: FAN DAI DATE: Wednesday, January 22, 2020 TIME: 4:00-5:30pm PLACE: 126 Barrows TITLE: California-China Climate Institute DESCRIPTION: California and China have a long-standing history of climate and environment partnership through the dozen MOUs between the governments, as well as policy exchange and joint research […]

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