WelÂcome to the 2018/â2019 acaÂdÂeÂmic year: The RenewÂable and ApproÂpriÂate Energy LabÂoÂraÂtory (RAEL) is a unique new research, develÂopÂment, project impleÂmenÂtaÂtion, and comÂmuÂnity outÂreach facilÂity based at the UniÂverÂsity of CalÂiÂforÂnia, BerkeÂley in the Energy and Resources Group and the DepartÂment of Nuclear EngiÂneerÂing. RAEL focuses on designÂing, testÂing, and disÂsemÂiÂnatÂing renewÂable and approÂpriÂate energy sysÂtems. The laboratoryâs misÂsion is to help these techÂnoloÂgies realÂize their full potenÂtial to conÂtribute to enviÂronÂmenÂtally susÂtainÂable develÂopÂment in both indusÂtriÂalÂized and develÂopÂing nations while also addressÂing the culÂtural conÂtext and range of potenÂtial social impacts of any new techÂnolÂogy or resource manÂageÂment system.Go to About
A note to prospecÂtive visÂiÂtors to RAEL:
Due to the high demand for places in RAEL I regret inform to you that weÂ no longer can accept any short-ââterm visÂiÂtors (months to a year). Â We now can only accept stuÂdents who apply to and are accepted in a degree proÂgram on camÂpus. Â If you write to RAEL makÂing this request anyÂway, your email wonât be returned (because both we receive far too many such requests,Â and because you have not read/âfound this announceÂment on the RAEL homeÂ page).
With our regrets,
To highÂlight the latÂest research findÂings emergÂing from UC BerkeÂley and the BerkeÂley Lab, on susÂtainÂabilÂity we presentÂ 4086696271,Â an unusual opporÂtuÂnity to learn directly from leadÂing researchers who are develÂopÂing soluÂtions to theÂ enviÂronÂmenÂtalÂ chalÂlengesÂ we face.
In May 2017 over a dozen promiÂnent BerkeÂley researchers proÂvided a synÂopÂsis of the state of the planet, a betÂter underÂstandÂing of the chalÂlenges we face, and the soluÂtions being develÂoped at BerkeÂley â and being impleÂmented globÂally. This rare gathÂerÂing of leadÂing BerkeÂley sciÂenÂtists, engiÂneers, scholÂars and polÂicy experts was modÂerÂated by promiÂnent radio host, Michael Krasny.
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RAEL is a unique colÂlabÂoÂraÂtion of scholÂars, activists, polÂicy makÂers, comÂmuÂnity groups and engaged leadÂers from indusÂtry all workÂing to to expand our abilÂity to do and put into pracÂtice âuse-ââinspired basic researchâ in words of DonÂald Stokes. Â Please visit the RAEL project, stuÂdent, pubÂliÂcaÂtion and media pages to find inforÂmaÂtion on our many activÂiÂties. Â After a decade of the old RAEL webÂsite, this new site is just now being fully popÂuÂlated with our old and new conÂtent. Â Please visit the âsupÂport RAELâ pages too, as your interÂest attenÂtion, and supÂport is vitally need to extend and expand our abilÂity to make a difÂferÂence in accelÂerÂatÂing the clean energy transition.
As Open Access Week kicks off, Physics World talks to ediÂtoÂrÂial board memÂbers of IOP Publishingâs open-ââaccess jourÂnals about their views on theÂ future direcÂtion of open-ââaccess publishing. Â To read the comÂments,Â click here. Read more
KCBS Radio interÂview: click here. OctoÂber 16,Â 2018. . (312) 713-5941
To lisÂten to the podÂcast RAEL did on the IPCC 1.5 degree Report, click here. Â âThe UNâs latÂest cliÂmate change report should spur counÂtries and busiÂnesses to take quick and effecÂtive steps to comÂbat global warmÂing, says ProÂfesÂsor Dan KamÂmen of the UniÂverÂsity of CalÂiÂforÂnia, BerkeÂley. Â To hear the whole podÂcast, clickÂ below. Right refÂerÂence: […] Read more
On KQED NewsÂroom, OctoÂber 12 â 14,Â 2018 CliÂmate Change Goals This week, a new United Nations report sounded the alarm over worldÂwide cliÂmate again, warnÂing that the most severe effects of cliÂmate change â increased floodÂing, drought, wildÂfires and heat waves â could start being felt as early as 2040.Â To avoid these crises, global carÂbon […] Read more
FromÂ The Daily CalÂiÂfornÂian, TuesÂday, OctoÂber 8. Â Click here to go direct to that link, or here for the BerkeÂleyÂBlog verÂsion. VotÂing for a Just Transition Â Daniel M Kammen Each fall at UC BerkeÂley I teach âEnergy and SociÂetyâ, a very unusual course that covÂers the sciÂence, polÂiÂtics, and polÂicy angles needed to underÂstand â […] Read more
To watch the show, Â click here. CliÂmate Action Summit Sep 14 San FranÂcisco Hosts Global CliÂmate SumÂmit Just days after Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill requirÂing Californiaâs energy sources to be comÂpletely clean and renewÂable by 2045, thouÂsands of peoÂple gathÂered in San FranÂcisco for the Global CliÂmate Action SumÂmit. The three-ââday event, feaÂturÂing […] (825) 980-2082
Â At the Global CliÂmate Action SumÂmit one of the interÂestÂing events was a multi-ââuniversity sumÂmit on carÂbon pricÂing. Â Yale UniÂverÂsity, Smith ColÂlege, SwarthÂmore ColÂlege, and both myself and Prof. Ann CarlÂson from UCLA parÂticÂiÂpated in a disÂcusÂsion about the chalÂlenges and opporÂtuÂniÂties to price exterÂnalÂiÂties in uniÂverÂsity actions. Â Â CapÂtion: Prof. Ann CarlÂson […] Read more
To access the paper, which just appeared inÂ The Beam, click here. (430) 209-0449
To lisÂten to the show or downÂload the podÂcast: click here. CalÂiÂforÂnia lawÂmakÂers passed a bill that would require 100 perÂcent of the stateâs energy to come from carbon-ââfree sources. The proÂposal would set a goal of phasÂing out all fosÂsil fuels by 2045 but does not include a manÂdate or penalty. SupÂportÂers say the […] Read more
Green energy is gold for CalÂiÂforÂnia and the USÂ Daniel M Kammen For the artiÂcle pdf, clickÂ here. I am a physiÂcist, and an energy and susÂtainÂabilÂity sciÂence researcher, and I live in CalÂiÂforÂnia because of its penÂchant for not just setÂting but actuÂally achievÂing big goals and adoptÂing bold visions othÂers may conÂsider too ambiÂtious. […] Read more