News, Updates, and Announcements About the Institute's Work
The Institute is pleased to co-sponsor the 2018 BERC Energy Summit (Feb. 22-23, 2018) at the University of California, Berkeley. The Summit is the premier student-run energy conference on the West Coast and draws around 600 students, researchers, cleantech entrepreneurs, policy makers, and industry leaders each year. More information and registration here.
January 5, 2018—The Institute issues a statement (PR Newswire | PDF) on Brazil’s historic decision to end mega-dam construction in the Amazon and accelerate shift to wind and solar.
January 2018—The Institute submits a summary of recent developments in California clean energy law and policy to the ABA Section of Environment, Energy and Resources' annual publication, Environment, Energy, and Resources Law: The Year in Review 2017 (forthcoming).
September 28, 2017—The Institute hosts a high-level delegation of energy experts from Brazil on a knowledge-exchange visit to California through the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program.
August 2017—The Institute's briefing on recent developments in California climate change law and policy, which demonstrate the state’s ongoing commitment to clean energy and climate solutions after the Trump Administration announces its intent to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, is published by the Climate Change, Sustainable Development and Ecosystems Committee of the ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources.
December 2016—The Institute joins Local Clean Energy Alliance, the Bay Area’s largest clean energy coalition with 90 affiliated member organizations working for a clean energy future in the Bay Area.
August 1, 2016—The Institute submits a comment letter on the Roadmap for Global Climate Action to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to emphasize the importance of a just transition from fossil fuels to clean renewable energy sources.