Daniel M. Kammen

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Daniel M. Kammen "the Class of 1935 Distinguished Professor of Energy at the University of California, Berkeley, where he holds appointments in the Energy and Resources Group, the Goldman School of Public Policy, and the department of Nuclear Engineering. Kammen is the founding director of the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory (RAEL). He is also the Co-Director of the Berkeley Institute of the Environment (http://bie.berkeley.edu).

"Through RAEL (http://rael.berkeley.edu), Kammen works with faculty colleagues, postdoctoral fellows, and roughly 20 doctoral students on a wide range of science, engineering, economics and policy projects related to energy science, engineering and the environment. The focus of Kammen's work is on the science and policy of clean, renewable energy systems, energy efficiency, the role of energy in national energy policy, international climate debates, and the use and impacts of energy sources and technologies on development, particularly in Africa and Latin America. His work is interdisciplinary, and extends from theoretical studies to highly practical field projects, and the design and development of specific policy initiatives and pieces of legislation. Kammen has published five books, over 200 journal articles, and 30 research reports.

"Daniel Kammen serves on the National Advisory Board of the Union of Concerned Scientists, on the Technical Review Board of the Global Environment Facility, and was a coordinating lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007.

"In 1998, Kammen was elected a Permanent Fellow of the African Academy of Sciences. In February, 2007, he received the Distinguished Citizen Award from the Commonwealth Club of California. This is the 19th time the Club has honored individuals who have made significant and enduring contributions to the Bay Area and California communities, and who embody the principles and values of The Commonwealth Club." [1]

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  1. Daniel M. Kammen, , accessed February 20, 2010.