What if you knew exactly when electricity prices increased each day and what to unplug or lower use of during those times to save money and help the environment? This might seem too good to be true for those of us accustomed to getting an energy bill without the details behind the costs. But new technology is making real-time energy information and “demand response” a reality, rewarding homeowners who make smart, informed energy-use decisions.
An Interview with CPUC Commissioner Carla PetermanAfter serving on the California Energy Commission, Carla Peterman was appointed to the California Public Utilities Commission in 2012. She is a champion of electric vehicles, energy efficiency, energy storage and other areas in which California has led the rest of the nation. We take a look at her accomplishments and advice for the next generation of clean energy advocates.
The California Air Resources Board has commissioned the Luskin Center to conduct two studies, to be released in the summer of 2017 and the other in 2018, that will inform California's climate choices in this new era of climate policy.
By Aaron Julian“Every Californian should think about water the same way they think about electricity — you just don’t waste it.”This sentiment expressed by Debbie Franco of the California Governor’s Office of Planning and Research is typical of the conservation advice offered by a panel of water experts during a Feb. 22, 2017, presentation at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs.
Safe water access, sanitation and
hygiene (WASH) practices continue to be an endemic problem which impairs
household health and livelihoods, especially in low and middle income countries.
As part of the Sustainable Water Initiative at the Luskin Center, Dr. Greg
Pierce supervised four UCLA undergraduates, Caroline Fernandes, Claudia Flores,
Gabrielle Montalbano, Harveen Sekhon to conduct a thorough evaluation of a WASH
improvement program implemented in eight villages located in the Nama
Sub-County of Uganda.
There is a reason you might be seeing a lot of electric vehicles on the road. California now has more than 230,000 plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) as part of a quickly growing zero-emission car market, the largest in the country.
LOS ANGELES — Two years after Mayor Eric Garcetti signed Executive Directive 5 (ED 5), putting in place strong, emergency drought response measures for the City of Los Angeles, water customers of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) remain ahead of schedule in meeting citywide water conservation goals.
By Stan PaulAn interdisciplinary team of UCLA researchers has advanced to the semifinal round of a global competition to reduce greenhouse gases through groundbreaking scientific and technological innovation.
The California Air Resources Board has recently
improved several of its policies to increase the sales of electric vehicles and
make them more accessible to lower-income Californians. Each of these policy changes was supported by
research recently completed by the UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation and