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ERG’s Dan Kammen Enthusiastic for Berkeley Scholars to Join Biden Administration
January 4, 2021
Recently, President-elect Joe Biden has nominated UC Berkeley Goldman School of Public Policy (GSPP) faculty member Jennifer Granholm to lead the U.S. Department of Energy and Haas School of Business Professor Emeritus Janet Yellen to serve as secretary of treasury. Two campus alumni are also expected to serve within the administration, with Alejandro Mayorkas selected to lead the Department of Homeland Security, or DHS, and Adewale Adeyemo picked for deputy treasury secretary. ERG professor Dan Kammen expressed enthusiasm for the candidates in multiple news sources, stating that “The Department of Energy is going to be central to almost everything in the Biden-Harris plan, from energy transformation to re-entering the Paris Climate Accords. We’re also going to need a huge infusion of attention and effort to be put into creating jobs. That fits Jennifer Granholm to a T. I’m just so impressed that they made this choice. I think she’s ideal for the job at this time.” Read the Berkeley News article on Jennifer Granholm here, the San Francisco Chronicle article here, and the Daily Californian article on all four Berkeley scholars here.
ERG Professor David Anthoff Provides a “Social Cost of Carbon” Roadmap
March 23, 2021
ERG assistant professor David Anthoff in a team of researchers recently published new analysis in the journal Nature, listing a series of measures the Biden administration should consider in recalculating the social cost of carbon (SCC). “Economic analysis is at the heart of the regulatory process in the U.S. and will therefore play a major role in shaping and informing the ambitious climate goals from the new administration,” Anthoff stated. “Our recommendations offer a roadmap for how this can be done in a way that is both scientifically rigorous and transparent.”
Distinguished Scientist and ERG Emeritus Remembering Jack Hollander
December 3, 2019
ERG emeritus professor Jack M. Hollander passed away on November 10, 2019 at age 92.
Holdren: What Works at ERG Works
April 13, 2015
John Holdren's "tricks of the trade" presentation plus photos during the ERG Big Event.
Upcoming Certificate Course on Economic Impact of Climate and Energy Policy
August 13, 2014
3-day certificate course Oct 3-5, offering a practical perspective on the economic effects of climate and energy policy.
Obama’s Carbon Rules Bring Urban Flooding Closer to Home
June 17, 2014
"It seems as if after years of feet dragging the United States is finally willing to walk its climate talk," Dr. Malini Ranganathan (MS'05, PhD'10), Assistant Professor at American University.
Holdren Sets New Course for US Energy
March 20, 2014
President Obama's top science advisor and ERG Co-founder, John Holdren, is confident that America's next energy plan "will make a difference."
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Climate Change Adaptation and Risk Assessment in California’s Electric Power Sector (MA ’18) Adam Orford is a Ph.D. candidate at U.C. Berkeley’s Energy & Resources Group (ERG). He is currently ... Continue Reading »
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