As the new year begins, the Luskin Center for Innovation prepares
for two exciting projects recently funded by the California Energy Commission (CEC).
In response to the Program Opportunity Notice (PON) entitled “Advancing
Utility-Scale Clean Energy Generation”, the Luskin Center has teamed
with UC San Diego, San Diego Gas and Electric and others to deploy high accuracy, short-term solar
We are pleased to share with you the Luskin Center’s annual newsletter, IMPACT. Now in its fifth year, the Luskin Center is undergoing exciting growth. We have formed new research partnerships, informed policies, and received several awards for our research products. We could not have done any of it without you and our other collaborators.
November 10th -- Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti announced today a new, industry-leading energy
efficiency commitment for the city’s utility, with the goal informed by a new UCLA
study addressing the economic and employment benefits of Los Angeles Department
of Water and Power’s (LADWP’s) energy efficiency programs. Speaking at the
press conference with the Mayor, UCLA Luskin Center Director J.R.
As Internet use by children and teenagers increases, so do
concerns about their online safety. Providing a safe environment requires an
in-depth understanding of the types and prevalence of online risks young
Internet users face, as well as the potential solutions for mitigating risks.
The latest edition of the Los Angeles Solar and Efficiency Report (LASER) was featured in an item on 89.3 KPCC-FM, the public radio affiliate in Pasadena.In a segment by environmental reporter Jed Kim, Luskin Center deputy director Colleen Callahan highlighted the report's finding that only 2 percent of Los Angeles County's solar potential is currently being utilized.
Says New Clean Energy Maps Answer Call to Unleash Data, Build Climate Resiliency UCLA-EDF Identify
Major Opportunities to Curb Climate Pollution, Spur Thousands of Clean Energy Jobs in Los Angeles County
Public Policy professor John Villasenor was recently
interviewed by Patt Morrison for her Los Angeles Times column on the topic of cryptocurrencies. In the Q&A, Villasenor answers questions about the efficiencies of
crytpocurrencies like bitcoin, how bitcoin works, and possible implications on
When asked what may
be the most difficult for people to grasp about bitcoin, Villasenor said:
California legislators approved a State budget on Sunday, marking an historic
investment in climate action and local benefits especially for low-income communities.
The budget allocates $832 million in appropriations from the Greehouse Gas Reduction Fund to investments like sustanable communities and clean transportation, while leaving some process and
project-level details yet to be determined.
UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation hosted a panel discussion on May 6 titled,
Public Policy for Innovation in the Digital Age: Preventing
Technology-Facilitated Exploitation. Information technology experts, social
workers, security administrators, and researchers attended this sixth and final
event of the 2013-2014 Public Policy for Innovation in the Digital Age series.