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Areas of Interest Climate ChangeEcologyEnergyGovernanceWaterInternational Climate Change ERG CORE David Anthoff David Anthoff is an environmental economist who studies climate change and environmental policy. He co-develops the integrated assessment model ... Continue Reading »
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Ohio Industrial Electricity Rates: Is the Price Right? (MS ’19) Peter is interested in investigating the market and regulatory barriers to technological solutions to renewable energy generation, net-zero buildings, and ... Continue Reading »
Jason is interested in optimization and control of distributed energy resources to support renewable energy integration into the electricity grid. He works at Lawrence Berkeley National lab researching wholesale electricity ... Continue Reading »
- climate change
- demand response
- Distributed energy resources
- electric vehicles
- Electricity Grid and Markets
- renewable energy integration
Achieving Long-term Climate Goals in the US: Unlocking the Potential of High-Efficiency Electric Technology in Our Homes and Buildings (MS/MPP ’16) Rachel is interested in advancing policies that can help ... Continue Reading »
- climate change
- environmental justice
- Equity and Access
- Grid flexibility
- renewable integration
Daylighting Potential in Commercial Buildings (MS, ’78)
The Effect of Simplifying the Building Description on the Numerical Modeling of its Thermal Performance (93 MS) Radiant Cooling in US Office Buildings: Towards Eliminating the Perception of Climate-Imposed Barriers ... Continue Reading »
Large Commercial Firm Investment in Energy-Efficient Buildings Retrofits (’97 M.S.)
- energy efficiency and its relationship to human culture and behavior
- policy and practice of energy-efficient building design/construction/operation
A Simplified Spreadsheet Model for Assessing the Load and Energy Impacts of Demand-Side Programs for Selected Residential Appliances (’86 MS) Energy Efficiency Choices in New Office Buildings: An Investigation of ... Continue Reading »
- cost benefit analysis
- costs of reducing carbon emissions
- Energy Efficiency
- history of technology
- market imperfections
- marketing and program design
- policy impact analysis
- the effect of information technology on resource use
Worldwide Status of Energy Standards for Buildings (’93 M.S.) Building Change: Effects of Professional Culture and Organizational Context on Energy Efficiency Adoption in Buildings (’98 Ph.D.)
- adoptation of environmental technologies - particularly in the building environment
- green building design & implementation
- sociotechnical factors in energy consumption & production
Improving Efficiency in Electric Motors and Motor Drives in Commercial Buildings (87 MS)
The world is witnessing a rapid advance in renewable energy with China as one in the forefront. However, adding enough renewable energy to satisfy China's growing power needs is quite complex. ERG Ph.D. candidate, Froy Sifuentes, focuses on the challenges of integrating wind power to help make China's grid cleaner. Read on and learn more about Froy and his work (and fun) at ERG.
Chris Jones is Director of the CoolClimate Network, a university-government-industry partnership at the University of California, Berkeley, and Lecturer at the Haas School of Business. His primary research interests are ... Continue Reading »
- behavioral psychology
- Carbon footprint analysis
- Environmental / Climate Equity
- Environmental Policy
- Environmental Psychology
- urban planning
Targeted Efficiency: Using Customer Meter Data to Improve Efficiency Program Outcomes (PhD ’14) Sam’s works focuses on tools to scale up and improve the performance of energy efficiency programs in ... Continue Reading »
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Earthweek Features ERG Professor Margaret Torn’s Lead Research on Net-Zero Emissions
March 23, 2021
ERG adjunct professor Margaret Torn was recently featured in Earthweek for her leading research in how the U.S can reach zero net emissions of carbon dioxide in 2050 by shifting energy infrastructure to operate mainly on renewable energy. “It means that by 2050 we need to build many gigawatts of wind and solar power plants, new transmission lines, a fleet of electric cars and light trucks, millions of heat pumps to replace conventional furnaces and water heaters, and more energy-efficient buildings,” Torn states.
Farbes ERG Alums Williams
February 3, 2021
A new article, "Carbon-neutral pathways for the United States," published in the open-access journal AGU Advances by ERG alums Jim Williams, Jamil Farbes, ERG alum and adjunct professor Margaret Torn, and others found that "reaching zero net emissions of carbon dioxide from energy and industry by 2050 can be accomplished.
Kammen on How Hurricane Dorian Indicates Increasing Climate Change on USA Today
September 11, 2019
USA Today quotes ERG professor Daniel Kammen on how Hurricane Dorian highlights the increasing problem of climate change reducing the amount of affordable housing, especially in coastal areas.
housing policy is climate policy Kammen and Senator Wiener: For America’s cities
March 25, 2019
In an op-ed today in the New York Times, professor Dan Kammen and state Senator Scott Wiener are blunt: “To solve the climate crisis, we have to solve the housing crisis.”
Paper Authored by PhD Candidate Noah Kittner and Professor Dan Kammen Published in Nature Energy
August 16, 2017
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
Sustainable Design of Communities: Kammen and Fraker in Scientific American
July 5, 2017
Neighborhood efforts to reduce fossil fuel and water consumption, as well as greenhouse gas emissions, could go beyond serving as a model for sustainability by providing local construction jobs and revitalizing entire communities.
How will ambitious energy goals transform CA?
January 15, 2015
Listen to the discussion on Governor Browns ambitions energy plan with Dan Kammen and Peter Miller.
A Better Way to Look at Building Efficiency
December 2, 2014
Dr. Kammen interviewed in FuturArc about seeing buildings as systems.
Apte & Team Find Alarming Pollution Levels
November 26, 2014
ERG alum measures air quality while riding rickshaws in Delhi.