Daniel Kammen

Daniel Kammen is 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. He works on energy and environmental science, policy and analysis, and has extensive field experience in Latin American, Southeast Asia and China, and in Africa, which has been a focal point of his work for two decades.

Kammen is the founding director of the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory (RAEL) and is the co-director of the Berkeley Institute of the Environment. He is also the director of the Transportation Sustainability Research Center.

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. He has published five books, over 200 journal articles and 30 research reports. Kammen also serves on the executive committee of the $500 million Energy Biosciences Institute funded by BP.

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