Luskin Center News

Luskin Center News

March

March 15, 2019
How one university’s environmental initiative is transforming Los Angeles—and setting the standard for sustainability efforts around the worldVia The Washington Post
March 07, 2019
via LA TimesFormer Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, a Republican, is joining forces with an influential Democrat to tackle one of California’s biggest problems: pollution from cars and trucks.

February

February 14, 2019
UCLA and National Renewable Energy Laboratory release first nationwide study on community choice aggregation and its current and potential impacts on renewable energy A new alternative model to traditional utilities is gaining popularity across the country. Currently, eight states allow cities and counties to purchase electricity on behalf of their communities ─ a procurement model called community choice aggregation (CCA).
February 01, 2019
Former state legislative leader who bolstered California's role in fighting climate change and building a clean-energy economy will teach public policy courses and provide insights on issues of special importance to LatinosJanuary 31, 2019President pro Tempore Emeritus of the California State Senate Kevin de León has joined the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs as a distinguished policymaker-in-residence and senior analyst.

November

November 13, 2018
When and how much electricity is consumed matters for the environment. The electricity you consume is likely to be cleaner at noon when the sun is shining on solar panels than in the early evening when the grid may rely more on fossil fuel generators. This is why demand response programs can help electricity customers understand when to conserve electricity to maximize savings and better help the environment and the grid.

August

August 31, 2018
Luskin Center for Innovation director joins environment champion and Nobel laureate at global Climate Reality leadership trainingBy Stan Paul ‘We’re going to win this. … Have no doubt about that, we will win this.’ — Al Gore 
August 09, 2018
UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation is a partner in two climate research grants totaling more than $4 million from the Strategic Growth Council  By: Colleen Callahan Record-breaking heat and scorching summer wildfires are signs of a hotter California. As part of efforts to further knowledge and action on climate change, the UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation (LCI) is part of two winning partnership grants ─ totaling more than $4 million ─ awarded by California’s Strategic Growth Council.
August 06, 2018
Luskin Center for Innovation releases study that quantifies statewide employment benefits from billions of dollars in California Climate Investments   By Colleen Callahan
August 02, 2018
New report from UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation and Next 10 details how Community Choice Aggregators are driving change but with negligible grid impactAugust 2, 2018 Communities across California are forming Community Choice Aggregators (CCAs) at a rapid rate since 2010, with over half of them starting within the last two years. County and city governments administer CCAs as local alternatives to investor-owned utilities (IOUs).