Climate Change, Clean Energy and Sustainability:
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.
California Energy Commission
PIER Final Project Report, June 2010
This report analyzes the effect of increasing renewable energy generation on California’s electricity system and assesses and quantifies the systemʹs ability to keep generation and energy consumption in balance under different renewable generation scenarios. Vital elements are identified for integrating large amounts of renewable generation on California’s power system.
Los Angeles Greenprint: Economic Recovery Through Environmental Leadership
EDF Report, Spring 2010
Los Angeles leads the way in reducing pollution.This report provides a tangible example of the people of Los Angeles working in the “green” economy.
Southern California Environmental Report Card
UCLA Insitute of the Environment, Spring 2010
Biofuels have potential to become a viable alternative to fossil fuels, and are on balance much better for mitigating climate change, and likely slightly less toxic than diesel fuel.
Designing an Effective Feed-In Tariff for Greater Los Angeles
UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation School of Public Affairs
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, elected officials and business, nonprofit, and civic leaders.
"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.
Green Cities: How Sustainability Efforts Can and Must Drive America's Climate Change Policies
Living Cities, June 2009
This report, showcases and supports the innovative ways in which cities are creating an equitable green economy. It is based on findings from 40 of the country’s largest cities and takes a step back to see what cities have accomplished, while also identifying areas in which their efforts have fallen short.
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.
Lead Exposure and Poisoning the Children
UCLA - Institute of The Environment, Spring 2009
The Report Card examines important environmental topics, bringing together faculty experts from a wide variety of disciplines to analyze and grade the condition of our region's environment and the performance of the public agencies charged with protecting it.
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 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.
New Frontiers in Medicine:
Report to the Chancellor on Laboratory Safety
LSC & EHS, July 2009
The LSC, working with the Office of Environment, Health & Safety [EH&S], compiled the following report that evaluates the current programs and resources dedicated to laboratory safety. It also identifies areas in programs and resources where enhancements should be made and offers recommendations for action to further improve laboratory safety in all UCLA research and teaching laboratories.
Draft: National Institutes of Health Guidelines for Human Stem Cell Research
NIH, Spring 2009
The National Institutes of Health is requesting public comment on draft guidelines entitled "National Institutes of Health Guidelines for Human Stem Cell Research"
Connecting California: The Impact of the Stimulus Package on Broadband and Telehealth Expansion
ConnectedHealthCA, Spring 2009
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), a massive federal stimulus package, includes more than $7 billion to expand broadband access and use, promote the adoption of telehealth, and investments in broadband and telehealth.
Social Inequities and Solutions:
Center on Budget & Policy Priorities and The Economic Policy Institute Report
Pulling Apart: a state by state analysis of income trends, April 2008
The stagnation & decline for middle and low income families over the past few decades is in stark contrast to the steady capital increases in high income families. A recent study by the Center on Budget & Policy and The Economic Policy Institute examines income disparity at the state level by comparing income trends among the highest to the lowest class and how these effects are harmful on the nation's economy and political system.
Bunche Research Report
Gaming the System: Inflation, Privilege, and the Under-representation of African American Students at the University of California Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA, January 2008
Supported by a grant from the Ford Foundation, UCLA ’s Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies established the College Access Project for African Americans (CAPAA) in 2002 to examine the crisis of severe underrepresentation confronting African Americans in California’s public institutions of higher education.