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Daniel Kammen, Class of 1935 Distinguished Professor of Energy

Daniel Kammen

Daniel M. Kammen is the Class of 1935 Distinguished Professor of Energy at UC Berkeley, where he holds appointments in the Energy and Resources Group, the Goldman School of Public Policy, and the department of Nuclear Engineering. From 2010 to 2011 he worked for the World Bank, as its inaugural chief technical specialist for renewable energy and energy efficiency.

Kammen is the founding director of the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory (RAEL), the co-director of the Berkeley Institute of the Environment, and 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 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 (1993-98). He moved to the UC Berkeley in 1998. Kammen is a coordinating lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007. He hosted the Discovery Channel series ‘Ecopolis' and has appeared on 'NOV' as well as '60 Minutes.'

Posts by Daniel Kammen

1-14-14Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?When seeking the city solution on climate, don’t forget the suburbs
12-8-13Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?UC’s investments in fossil fuels are hurting the planet
11-20-13Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?Good electricity grids make good neighbors
6-6-13Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?Student competitions: representing a sustainable future
5-29-13Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?The story of a Presidential tweet
1-28-13Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?When efficiency is not enough
4-5-12Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?Making Rio+20 a success
3-13-12Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?Coal-rich Kosovo can lead on clean energy, with forward-looking international cooperation
12-20-11Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?Solyndra uproar threatens to eclipse the benefits of solar
7-27-11Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?Targeted financing needed to expand energy access in developing world
12-20-10Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?Reducing (massive) fossil fuel subsidies as key as carbon price in the global warming fight
8-17-10Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?Energy for a living future — we still have options
12-18-09Reports and observations on Copenhagen“Meaningful agreement” reached between U.S., China, and India
12-15-09Reports and observations on CopenhagenCopenhagen: Crests of hope, troughs of frustration
12-12-09Reports and observations on CopenhagenIn counterpoint to the constant refrain of ‘no we can’t’
12-8-09Memorable books read this yearMemorable books I read this year
10-12-09Ardi and history of human originsfrom Ardi to Alternate Energy
10-10-09Copenhagen failure consequencesThe Urgency of a Low-Carbon Economy