Friday, Feb. 02, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM (PT)

Energy Innovation: What It Is and How to Accelerate It

Innovation is central to economic prosperity (although not necessarily equity and justice), and is particularly key to efforts to address the climate crisis. Join us for a talk on Friday, Feb. 2, from 10:30–11:30 AM, with Berkeley professor Daniel Kammen, who will examine perspectives and methods to track, understand, accelerate, and make more just and inclusive the process of energy innovation.

While UC Berkeley and Stanford University consistently top the charts as among the most climate innovative universities in the country, the lessons of "Silicon Climate Valley" need to spread rapidly with a far faster route to uptake to transform our energy and wider economic systems.

About the Speaker

Dr. Daniel M. Kammen is the James and Katherine Lau Distinguished Professor of Sustainability at the University of California, Berkeley, with parallel appointments in the Energy and Resources Group, the Goldman School of Public Policy, and the department of Nuclear Engineering. He is currently serving as the Senior Advisor for Energy Innovation at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

In 2010, he was appointed by then Secretary of State Hilary Clinton as the first energy fellow of the new Environment and Climate Partnership for the Americas (ECPA) initiative. In 2016, he was asked to serve as the Science Envoy for U. S. Secretary of State John Kerry, where he served until August 2017. He then resigned over the policies and actions of Donald Trump.

About OLLI @Berkeley

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI @UC Berkeley) creates and maintains a public space where the joys and benefits of public dialogue and lifelong learning can engage Berkeley’s campus and the greater community (local, national and international.)

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