Dr. Daniel Kammen
Professor and Director of the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory
“The Citizens’ Climate Lobby has identified the issue of pricing carbon as a vitally important lever in promoting dialog and action on climate protection. If you’ve been looking for that one group to join, you can stop looking now.”
Dr. Daniel Kammen is Director of the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory, professor in the Energy and Resources group, and Professor of Public Policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley. He was educated in physics at Cornell and Harvard and held postdoctoral positions at the California Institute of Technology and Harvard. He is the class of 1935 Distinguished Professor of Energy at the University of California, Berkeley and was appointed the first Environmental and Climate Partnership for the Americas (ECPA) Fellow by Secretary of State Hilary R. Clinton in April 2010. Daniel Kammen has also been appointed as one of five U.S. Science Envoys by the US State Department. The U.S. Science Envoy program “demonstrates the United States’ commitment to science, technology, and innovation as tools of diplomacy and economic growth.”
Dr. Kammen is also co-director of the Berkeley Institute of the Environment, and Director of the Transportation Sustainability Research Center. During 2010-2011 Dr. Kammen served as the World Bank Group’s Chief Technical Specialist for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency. He has authored or co-authored 12 books, written more than 300 peer-reviewed journal publications, testified more than 40 times to U.S. state and federal congressional briefings, and has provided various governments with more than 50 technical reports.