Attend a Seminar/Webcast with UC Davis’ Amy Myers Jaffe on “The Feasibility of Renewable Natural Gas as a Large-Scale, Low Carbon Substitute”

California will need high volumes of alternative low carbon fuels to be able to meet its climate change goals. In order to support these goals, this study investigated the technological and commercial feasibility of producing large quantities of renewable natural gas fuels for use in California. The study’s results indicate that there are substantial sources […]

UC Davis Assistant Professor Rebecca Hernandez Featured in KPCC Online Article

This article explores using old landfills and other “toxic” land for alternative energy projects. UC Davis assistant professor Rebecca Hernandez discusses these “techno-ecological” synergies and their potential benefits in terms of land use and renewable energy production. To read the full article, please click here.

Announcing the Energy Graduate Group

A new interdisciplinary graduate program at UC Davis Applications to the new UC Davis Energy Graduate Group, offering Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Energy Systems, are open. The priority deadline is January 15th. The Energy Graduate Group (EGG) provides the interdisciplinary training required to tackle the energy challenges of the 21st century and beyond. Our […]

UC Davis Hosts Office of Naval Research’s NEPTUNE Program Review

On November 1st through November 3rd, 2016 UC Davis hosted the third NEPTUNE program review. The Naval Enterprise Partnership Teaming with Universities for National Excellence (NEPTUNE) is a pilot program of the U.S. Office of Naval Research providing multi-million dollar funding to six universities (Arizona State University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Purdue, The Naval Academy, […]

CLTC and UC Davis Campus Demonstrates Integrated Building Control Solutions

As part of their Smart Lighting Initiative, UC Davis, the California Lighting Technology Center (CLTC) and their industry partners are demonstrating integrated lighting and HVAC control systems. This integrated solution aims to optimize each system’s overall performance to improve occupant comfort and increase energy savings. Currently, fourteen buildings on campus are leveraging this control strategy. […]

An Incendiary Idea for Clean Energy and Rural Job Growth

UC Davis assistant professor Catherine Brinkley wrote an op-ed piece for the Sacramento Bee titled, “An incendiary idea for clean energy and rural job growth.” In the article, Dr. Brinkley argues that California could use climate change funding to help spur renewable energy businesses by harvesting dry wood in fire-prone forests. By removing dry wood […]

Is Using Less Water the Secret to Cutting our Greenhouse Gas Emissions?

Read the new op-ed by the EEC’s Dr. Frank Loge Frank Loge, director of the UC Davis Center for Water-Energy Efficiency, wrote an op ed piece for The Guardian titled, “Is using less water the secret to cutting our greenhouse gas emissions.” In the article, Dr. Loge examines the connection between the production of energy […]

EEC Researchers Featured in UC Davis Climate Change Work

UC Davis is providing leadership on the science, impact, and mitigation of climate change. In a recent article, the work of two of the EEC’s research centers—the Center for Water-Energy Efficiency and the California Lighting Technology Center—are highlighted for their innovative research. Read the full article here.