Luskin Center News

Luskin Center News

January

January 12, 2015
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 forecasting technologie

December

December 19, 2014
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.
December 11, 2014
On October 6, Richard Kauffman, Chairman of Energy and Finance at the New York State Office of the Governor, and Mary Nichols, Chairman of the California Air Resources Board, spoke with Dr. J.R.

November

November 10, 2014
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.

October

October 23, 2014
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.

August

August 09, 2014
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.

July

July 28, 2014
White House 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 
July 09, 2014
 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 future regulation. When asked what may be the most difficult for people to grasp about bitcoin, Villasenor said:

June

June 16, 2014
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.
June 04, 2014
The 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.