Luskin Center News

Luskin Center News

April

April 17, 2017
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.
April 06, 2017
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.
April 04, 2017
 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. 

March

March 02, 2017
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.

January

January 31, 2017
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.

November

November 14, 2016
California Air Resources Board Awards Contract to Luskin Center to Analyze What Works
November 14, 2016
 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.

October

October 20, 2016
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.
October 17, 2016
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.

September

September 21, 2016
 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 collaborators.