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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. Kam­men directs the Renew­able and Appro­pri­ate Energy Lab­o­ra­tory (RAEL) and the Trans­porta­tion Sus­tain­abil­ity Research Cen­ter (TSRC). Dur­ing 2010 – 2011 Kam­men served as the first Chief Tech­ni­cal Spe­cial­ist for Renew­able Energy and Energy Effi­ciency. He now serves as a Fel­low of the U. S. State Department’s Energy and Cli­mate Part­ner­ship for the Amer­i­cas (ECPA).

Kam­men is the Founding Direc­tor of the Trans­porta­tion Sus­tain­abil­ity Research Cen­ter. He received his under­grad­u­ate (Cor­nell A., B. ’84) and grad­u­ate (Har­vard M. A. ’86, Ph.D. ’88) train­ing is in physics. After post­doc­toral work at Cal­tech and Har­vard, Kam­men was pro­fes­sor and Chair of Sci­ence, Tech­nol­ogy and Envi­ron­men­tal Pol­icy at Prince­ton Uni­ver­sity in the Woodrow Wil­son School of Pub­lic and Inter­na­tional Affairs from 1993 – 1998. He then moved to the Uni­ver­sity of Cal­i­for­nia, Berkeley.

Kam­men directs research pro­grams on energy sup­ply, trans­mis­sion, smart grid and low-carbon energy sys­tems, life-cycle impacts of trans­porta­tion options includ­ing elec­tri­fied vehi­cles and land-use plan­ning, and on energy for com­mu­nity devel­op­ment in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

Daniel Kam­men is a coor­di­nat­ing lead author for the Inter­gov­ern­men­tal Panel on Cli­mate Change (IPCC), which won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007. He is co-developer of the Prop­erty Assessed Clean Energy [PACE] Financ­ing Model, an energy effi­ciency and solar energy financ­ing plan that per­mits instal­la­tion of clean energy sys­tems on res­i­dences with no up-front costs. PACE was named by Sci­en­tific Amer­i­can as the #1 World Chang­ing Idea of 2009 (co-developed with Cisco DeVries). Kam­men serves on the National Tech­ni­cal Advi­sory Board of the U. S. Envi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion Agency. He hosted the Dis­cov­ery Chan­nel series Ecopo­lis, and has appeared on Front­line, NOVA, and 60 Minutes.

Kam­men is the author of over 300 jour­nal pub­li­ca­tions, 6 books, 30 tech­ni­cal reports, and has tes­ti­fied in front of state and US House and Sen­ate over 30 times.

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