EEC to Participate in Second Energy Institute for young African leaders

The University of California, Davis, has been selected to host the second energy institute for young African leaders who are tackling energy challenges in their countries. Last year, UC Davis pioneered the fellowship’s first energy-themed institute for 25 participants from the Mandela Washington Fellowship Program. The UC Davis institute will be held June 17 through […]

Leading the Way to Climate Neutrality: A UC Davis Big Idea

UC Davis announced 13 Big Ideas that will help propel the university’s second comprehensive fundraising campaign. Dr. Kurt Kornbluth of the EEC’s Program for International Energy Technologies is the faculty champion for the Big Idea “Leading the Way to Climate Neutrality.” In the coming months, these big ideas will undergo feasibility studies and will be […]

UC Davis Ranked Most Sustainable University in the World

December 29, 2016 The University of California, Davis, is the greenest university in the world, as declared by the seventh annual GreenMetric ranking from the University of Indonesia for environmentally friendly campus operations and policies, and research and education on sustainability. UC Davis ranked first among the participating colleges and universities for transportation, including bus […]

UC Davis Providing Employees for Energy Efficiency Industry: Woodland Daily Democrat

Providing the future employees to the developing energy efficiency industry is happening right here in Yolo County, where UC Davis has been actively involved on the front lines of energy research: Western Cooling Efficiency Center, Solar Decathlon, and National Center for Sustainable Transportation. To read the full editorial, click here.

Scientists Test Solutions for Energy-Efficient Grow Houses

If Colorado’s experience is any indication, energy use is expected to spike with the recent legalization of recreational marijuana in California, much as it did when data centers sprang up throughout the state. For example, just two years after Colorado legalized recreational marijuana in 2012, grow houses consumed about 2 percent of the power supply […]

UC Davis Solar Decathlon Design Announced

A team of UC Davis students are tackling the California drought through innovative housing design with their entry for the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2017 Solar Decathlon. The design focuses on cutting typical residential water use in half while maintaining the same level of comfort at an affordable price. Held every two years, the Solar […]

The EEC Releases Three Energy Workshop Summaries

The UC Davis Energy Efficiency Center (EEC) and former Senior Policy Fellow Nancy Skinner organized three workshops between April and August 2016 on key energy topics. A variety of stakeholders participated in these workshops bringing valuable insights and stimulating energizing discussions. Summaries of these workshops are now available on here.