California State Senators and Governor Jerry Brown gathered
in Sacramento this week for the annual Democratic Senate policy retreat to
discuss issues of statewide and national importance. J.R. DeShazo, director of
the Luskin Center, briefed them on the economic benefits of California’s climate
portfolio. The focus of his talk was the tremendous opportunity to build
prosperous, healthy and livable communities through the State’s new Greenhouse
Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF).
The Luskin Center teamed with Edison International and Southern California Edison to develop a roadmap for the creation of a wide array of curricula to train the workforce required to meet the demands of transportation electrification.
The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation has a awarded a grant of approximately $80,000 to the Luskin Center to develop a “how-to” manual for community-driven greenway
projects along the Los Angeles River.
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