Topic “Sustainable Energy”

Sustainable Energy

Developing strategies to spur renewable energy and energy efficiency in California.

The Luskin Center's Sustainable Energy initiative has heped advanced the Governor's goal for local renewable energy, developed a solar incentive program for Los Angeles, proposed strategies for empowering LA's solar workforce, and recommended components for a state Clean Energy Job Creation Fund that would unleash the potential for more renewable energy and energy efficiency projects throughout California.

Special Topics in Public Policy: Energy and Environmental Policy



Successful solar program launches sustainable energy initiative...
Executive Committee Member Mike Swords, Executive Director, Strategic Research & Global Partnerships...

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J.R. DeShazo, Alex Turek, Michael Samulon
J.R. DeShazo, Alex Turek, Michael Samulon
Saira Gandhi, Yuka Matsukawa & Amanda Morrall, recipients of a Luskin Center Graduate Research Grant
Partners: LABC Institute, UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation, USC Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE)


The adage “think globally but act locally” had new resonance for me on a recent trip to rural Wisconsin.

There’s big business to be had at the ports if you’re in the energy industry.


Developing strategies to spur renewable energy and energy efficiency in California.
Advancing policy, economic, and technological solutions that support sustainable water systems in California.
Progressing health and environmental safety assessment and protection in the field of engineered nanomaterials.
Supporting the transition to electric-drive and alternative-fuel vehicles through innovative research and decision support.
Enhancing the role of information and communications technologies in the 21st century.
Paving the way for complete, living streets that create vibrant, productive and sustainable communities.
Strengthening state and local governments' capacity to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to climate change.
Supporting the dissemination of clean technologies and the greening of other sectors.