Climate Change, Clean Energy and Sustainability
- Clean Tech Los Angeles
- Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator
- Clean Tech Los Angeles Video Series
- UCLA Climate Change Portal
- Green Companies in the Greater Los Angeles Areas
- Clean Tech Focused Reports and Resources
Energy and Water Research Centers, Institutes
- Smart Grid Energy Research Center (SMERC)
- Clean Energy Research Center (CERC-LA)
- Luskin Center for Innovation
- Emmett Center on Climate Change and the Environment
- UCLA Sustainability
- Center for Tropical Research (CTR)
- Center for Sustainable Urban Systems
- Southern California Particle Center
- Center for Energy, Science and Technology Advanced Research (CESTAR)
- Water Center (WaTeR)
- Center for Climate Change Solutions (CCCS)
- Center for Corporate Environmental Performance
- Center for Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology (CEIN)
- Molecularly Engineered Energy Materials Energy Frontier Research Center (MEEM EFRC)
- UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability (IoES)
- Yaghi Laboratory
- Metabolic Engineering and Synthetic Biology Laboratory
- Climate Sensitivity Research Lounge
- Clean Energy for Green Industry at UCLA (IGERT)
- Energy Innovation Lab (Wirz Research Group)
- Yang Yang Laboratory Research Group for Organic Electronic Materials & Devices
Smart Grid Energy Research Center (SMERC)
Clean Energy Research Center (CERC-LA)
Luskin Center for Innovation
- Executive Director
Emmett Center on Climate Change and the Environment
Center for Tropical Research (CTR)
Center for Sustainable Urban Systems
Southern California Particle Center
Center for Energy Science and
Technology Advanced Research (CESTAR)
Water Technology Research Center (WaTeR)
Omar M. Yaghi
- Executive Director
Center for Climate Change Solutions (CCCS)
Center for Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology (CEIN)
Molecularly Engineered Energy Materials Energy Frontier Research Center (MEEM EFRC)
UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability
Metabolic Engineering and Synthetic Biology Laboratory
Energy Innovation Lab (Wirz Research Group)
Yang Yang Laboratory Research Group fpr Organic Electronic Materials & Devices
CDP Cities 2011
Global Report on C40 Cities
This unique report contains data self-reported by city governments. Forty-two C40 cities and six voluntary cities around the world have taken the time to measure dozens of climate change related metrics and report them to the world. This candid report establishes a baseline of information for future actions that can be takene locally but have a global impact.
Integrating New And Emerging Technologies Into The California Smart Grid Infrastructure:
A Report on a Smart Grid for California
2010 PIER Final Project Report
This project determined the status of key elements of a smart grid infrastructure definition, development, and implementation; and to use this information to develop recommendations for research, development, and technology demonstrations that will accelerate smart grid deployment within California
California's New Rigs-to-Reefs Law
Southern California Environmental Report Card
UCLA Insitute of the Environment and Sustainability, Fall 2010
In the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Southern California sit 27 oil and gas drilling platforms. Current laws require the platform operators to remove the structures entirely and to restore the seabed to its pre-drilling condition. But a new and controversial State law may dramatically change the future of these structures.
"Who's Winning The Clean Energy Race?"
Pew Charitable Trusts G-20 Report, Spring 2010
Reviews the status of clean energy finance and investment
in the countries that make up the Group of Twenty (G-20).
H.R. 2454 - American Clean Energy and Security Bill
House of Representatives, July 1, 2009
An act by the House of Representatives to create clean energy jobs, achieve independence, reduce global warming pollution and transition to a clean energy economy.
The Clean Energy Economy: Repowering Jobs, Businesses and Investments Across America
The PEW Charitable Trusts, June 2009
This report reflects the intersection of two of Pews lines of work. The Pew Center on the States identifies and advances effective approaches to improve states fiscal health and economic competitiveness, and the Pew Environment Group promotes practical, meaningful policy solutions to some of the worlds most pressing environmental problems.
The Competitiveness Impacts of Climate Change Mitigation Policies
Pew Center on Global Climate Change, Spring 2009
The climate competitveness debate has proceeded in the absence of hard data. With this report, the Pew Center on Global Climate Change hopes to contribute to a firmer analytical understanding of the potential for competitiveness impacts and of policies to address them.
Basic Research: Tackling America's 21st Century Challenges
National Academy of Sciences, June 2009
The discoveries resulting from federal funding of basic research in the physical sciences and engineering have strengthened national security, improved health care, advanced alternative energy and efficiency technologies, and fueled economic growth.
Sharpening the Cutting Edge: Corporate Action for A Strong, Low-Carbon Economy
World Resources Institute, May 2009
Companies must move on to a new generation of corporate leadership on climate change.
NSF Climate Change Special Report
NSF, May 2009
Researching the Impacts of Climate Change around the World
Environmental Sustainability, Energy Security and Economic Vitality Report
The National Hydrogen Association, Spring 2009
The Energy Evolution: an analysis of alternative vehicles and fuels to 2010
National Science Board Report
NSF, April 2009
Building a Sustainable Energy Future
World Resources Institute Report
WRI, April 2009
Harnessing Nature's Power: Deploying and Financing On-Site Renewable Energy
Climate Action Team Biennial Report
California Climate Change Portal, March 2009
The draft Climate Action Team Report, an update of a 2006 assessment, concludes that some climate change effects could be more serious than previously thought.
California's Green Market Economy
Institute of the Environment, Winter 2009
This report examines the geography of hybrid vehicle purchases and ranks California's counties and individual cities in Los Angeles and Orange Counties with respect to their hybrid vehicle share.
Double Jeopardy: What the Climate Crisis means for the Poor
Brookings, February 4, 2009
The fifth Brookings Blum Roundtable report, "Double Jeopardy: What the Climate Crisis Means for the Poor" focuses on two of the most pressing challenges for global policymakers: reducing global poverty and stabilizing the Earth's climate.
DOE-BES Report Calls for More R & D Funding
DOE-BES, December 2008
A report from the Basic Energy Sciences Advisory Committee's Subcomittee on Facing Our Energy Challenges in a New Era of Science calls for additional resources to confront energy, climate change and economic challenges.
The UCLA Southern California Environmental Report Card Fall 2008
Institute of the Environment
This report focuses on health effects that ambient and traffic related air pollution has on pregnant women, their infants, and young children. Los Angeles County has a relatively young population due to births and migration. Approximately 150,000 births occur every year in Los Angeles County, accounting for over one-quarter of all births in California.
California Climate Risk and Response
Next 10, November 2008
This report provides for the first time a comprehensive examination of the economic impacts of climate change and adaptation in California. In conducting this multi-sector assessment, we compile the most recent available science on climate damage, assess its economic implications, and examine alternative strategies for adaptation.
Green LA Action Plan
City of Los Angeles
Mayor Villaraigosa, in partnership with the Los Angeles City Council and environmental leaders, unveiled GREEN LA - An Action Plan to Lead the Nation in Fighting Global Warming.
AB 32 Scoping Plan
California Air Resources Board, October 2008
On September 27, 2006 Governor Schwarzenegger signed Assembly Bill 32, the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006. The event marked a watershed moment in California's history. By requiring in law a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020, California set the change for its transition to a sustainable, clean energy future. This historic step aso helped put climate change on the national agenda and has spurred action by many other states.
Harvesting California's Renewable Energy Resources
The Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Technology, August 19, 2008
The Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Technologies released a report last Friday, that surveys the landscape of the clean energy sector here in California. You will find the link to the PDF of the report listed below as well as an article from today’s LA Times about the report. Alexandra Paxton from CRA is quoted extensively in the report, beginning on page 25.
Index to the Digest of Green Reports and Studies
California Employment Development Department, July 16, 2008
To encourage the discussion on how green technology affects the workplace and economy, a consortium of local, state, and federal entities is currently reviewing "green" literature to create a "Digest of Green Reports and Studies."
California Green Innovation Index
Next 10, 2008 Inaugural Issue
The inaugural California Green Innovation Index produced by Next 10 provides a comprehensive look at the role of innovation in reducing greenhouse gas emissions while growing the economy. The Index measures progress toward green innovation—green in the sense that it generates both environmental and economic benefits.
Energy Profile of the United States
The Encyclopedia of Earth, Last Updated April 14, 2008
As of October 2005, the US economy continued to expand, with 2005 real growth in gross domestic product (GDP) running at about 3.5 percent. This follows real GDP growth of 4.2 percent in 2004. The U.S. unemployment rate was estimated at 5.0 percent in October, down slightly from 5.1 percent in September, with the economy creating 56,000 net jobs during the month.
GREEN LA, An Action Plan to Lead the Nation in Fighting Global Warming
The City of Los Angeles, May 2007
This plan presents a framework for confronting global climate change; engaging residents to create a cleaner, greener, sustainable Los Angeles; and growing the green economy. The plan also outlines a public process to conduct community outreach and foster public-private partnerships to reduce CO2 emissions beyond the city’s jurisdiction.
University of California Research Initiatives to Fight Global Warming
For more than a half century, the University of California has studied the phenomena of global climate change from a wide range of scientific perspectives. Today, UC researchers are developing technological solutions to curb global warming and mitigate it;s environmental, economic and health impacts. Click here to view a brochure that highlights just some of these research achievements, ongoing efforts and recent news headlines.
California Air Resources Board Aims to Develop a California-specific Carbon Calculator
Check out this new Carbon Calculator created by Next 10 and their partners the California Air Resources Board, the California Energy Commission, University of California Berkeley, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The calculator is unique because it focuses on California specifically.
10 May 2011 -
Solar Exchange West
June 16, 2011: Save this date to join other executives in the solar industry for an exciting thought leadership event – the Solar Exchange West.
Save the Date
Thursday, June 16, 2011
7:30am to 7:30pm
UCLA at CNSI building
04 Oct 2010 -
EV 101 for Cities and Utilities
Mayor Villaraigosa, Southern California Edison, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, South Coast Air Quality Management District, the County of Los Angeles and the UCLA Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, invite you to an EV 101 Workshop to learn about plug-in vehicles and what we need to do to prepare.
Save the Date
Friday, October 22, 2010
8:00am to 4:00pm
UCLA Sunset Village, Covel Commons
330 DeNeve Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90095
17 Sep 2010 -
Proposition 23 and the Future of California's Economy and Environment
Proposition 23 is a statewide ballot measure that would suspend AB 32, the Global Warming Solutions Act that requires reduced greenhouse gas emissions, until California’s unemployment rate drops to 5.5% or below for four consecutive quarters. Supporters call Prop 23 the California Jobs Initiative. Opponents label it the Dirty Energy Proposition. This debate will present both sides of the issue.
Save the Date
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Korn Convocation Hall
UCLA Anderson School of Management
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Los Angeles, CA 90095
10 May 2010 -
Second Annual Clean Tech Roundtable
Bryan Cave's second annual Clean Tech Roundtable is again bringing together leaders in business, government, academia and law for a productive and insightful discussion on clean technology financing, development and policy in California.
Save the Date:
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
The Broad Stage
1310 11th Street - Santa Monica, CA 90401
08 Dec 2011 -
DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY CHIEF OF STAFF BRANDON HURLBUT AND MARINE CORPS DEPUTY COMMANDER COL. MICHAEL NAYLOR DISCUSS THE ROLE OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IN ENERGY INNOVATION
Dewey Square Press Release, December 8, 2011
07 Mar 2011 -
BESC scores a first with isobutanol directly from cellulose
UCLA Press Release, March 7, 2011
In the quest for inexpensive biofuels, cellulose proved no match for a bioprocessing strategy and genetically engineered microbe developed by researchers at the Department of Energy's BioEnergy Science Center.
17 Dec 2010 -
UCLA joins Southern California Marine Institute to revitalize marine research in Los Angeles
UCLA Newsroom, December 17, 2010
UCLA joins the SCMI at the onset of a bold initiative to build a new research and clean-technology facility at the Port of Los Angeles that may become the largest marine research institute in an urban setting in the world, Joseph Rudnick, dean of the UCLA Division of Physical Sciences, has announced.
27 Sep 2010 -
Water Use in Southwest Heads for a Day of Reckoning
NY Times, September 27, 2010
A once-unthinkable day is looming on the Colorado River. Barring a sudden end to the Southwest’s 11-year drought, the distribution of the river’s dwindling bounty is likely to be reordered as early as next year because the flow of water cannot keep pace with the region’s demands.
06 Aug 2010 -
L.A. tops in California clean-tech companies
LA Business biz journals.com, August 6, 2010
Los Angeles County has the most clean-tech companies in the state, with Orange, Santa Clara, San Diego, Alameda and San Francisco counties following it, according to a report released Thursday by the nonprofit Environmental Defense Fund.
26 Jul 2010 -
DOE establishes research 'HUB' for solar fuels in L.A. region
Sustainable Business.com News, July 26, 2010
The U.S. Department of Enery announced an investment of $122 million over five years to establish a a so-called Energy Innovation Hub to develop revolutionary methods to generate fuels directly from sunlight.
16 Jul 2010 -
World records by UCLA chemists, Korean colleagues enhance ability to capture CO2
UCLA Newsroom, July 16, 2010
Chemists from UCLA and South Korea report the "ultimate porosity of a nano-material," achieving world records for both porosity and carbon dioxide storage capacity in an important class of materials known as MOFs, or metal–organic frameworks.
21 Jun 2010 -
UCLA's James Liao receives Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award from EPA
UCLA Newsroom, June 21, 2010
James C. Liao, the Chancellor's Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, has been awarded the 2010 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
07 Apr 2010 -
UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation Releases Solar Feed-in Tariff Report Informing Renewable Energy Policy in Los Angeles
UCLA School of Public Affairs, April 7, 2010
The UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation and the Los Angeles Business Council has publically released the report, “Designing an Effective Feed-in Tariff for Greater Los Angeles.” The report was unveiled at the Los Angeles Business Council’s Sustainability Summit, attended by hundreds of the city’s elected officials and business, nonprofit, and civic leaders.
19 Jan 2010 -
Building the Smart Grid
UCLA Today, January 19, 2010
UCLA is expected to receive $20.6 million from the LADWP over five years to build and test smart-grid technology.