Kammen to be Energy Envoy
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton named Dan Kammen as a Senior Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA) Fellow to advise Western Hemisphere governments on clean energy issues. As one of the first ECPA fellows, Kammen, the Class of 1935 Distinguished Professor in UC Berkeley’s Energy and Resources Group will consult with and offer advice to participating nations on scientific, technical and policy avenues to lower their carbon footprint and develop sustainable energy initiatives.
Clinton announced the appointment of Kammen and two other fellows at the start of the Energy and Climate Ministerial of the Americas, a two-day meeting in Washington, D.C., of energy ministers from North, Central and South America as well as the Caribbean.
Kammen’s Renewable and Appropriate Energy Lab (RAEL) at ERG is a unique new research, development, project implementation, and community outreach facility, which focuses on designing, testing, and disseminating renewable and appropriate energy systems. The laboratory’s mission is to help these technologies realize their full potential to contribute to environmentally sustainable development in both industrialized and developing nations while also addressing the cultural context and range of potential social impacts of any new technology or resource management system.