Move to All-electric Buildings will Trigger Significant Demand for Skilled Workers

 First study to estimate employment needs, impacts of building electrification in California tracks shifts across...

Despite Federal Inaction, 100% Clean Energy is Becoming Reality Across the US

Gathering of policymakers, utility experts, advocates, & scholars from 30 states reflects growing momentum

Street Art Meets Climate Science in the Big, Blue Face of Zeus

Massive mural in South L.A. is painted with a surface-cooling coating to start a conversation about our warming world

UCLA Assesses Local Rooftop Solar Program and Offers Recommendations to Advance LA’s Renewable Energy Goals

Benefits from the nation’s largest feed-in tariff program

Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach Could be Ground Zero for Zero-Emission Trucks

Electric trucks will be financially viable in the 2020s, finds UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation report that reveals...

Electric Grid Likely to Accommodate Electric Vehicles in the Near Term but Longer Term Questions Remain

Analysis by UCLA contributes to the Transportation Electrification Blueprint for the County of Los Angeles

LCI to Assess California's Vulnerable Drinking Water Systems for Risks and Solutions

An analysis of this scope has never been done before in the state. California is the only state to legally recognize...

50 Cities are Quietly Leading the Nation’s 100% Clean Energy Wave

In the first half of 2019, five states and Puerto Rico adopted laws committing to phase out fossil fuel power and...

Park in USA Today: Heat Widens the Education Achievement Gap

Millions of American kids are preparing to go back to school during a time of record-breaking heat. For many...

UCLA Luskin Faculty Launches Organization to Fill Research Gap at EPA

New committee of top environmental economists aims to strengthen agency’s ability to assess social costs and...

SMART Parks Toolkit Receives National Award

American Planning Association recognizes UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation for achievement in planning and urban design. A technology guide, compiled by UCLA...

Saving Energy Creates Jobs and Other Benefits for Angelenos

UCLA study assesses economic benefits of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s energy...

Model Metropolis

How one university’s environmental initiative is transforming Los Angeles—and setting the standard for sustainability efforts around the world...

Why Arnold Schwarzenegger and Kevin de León are Teaming Up on Climate

Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, a Republican, is joining forces with an influential Democrat to...

New Utility Model is Impacting How Millions of Americans Get Electricity

UCLA and National Renewable Energy Laboratory release first nationwide study on community...

Kevin de León Joins UCLA Luskin

Former state legislative leader who bolstered California’s role in fighting climate change and building a clean-energy economy will teach public policy...

UCLA Partners with OhmConnect on Electricity Demand Response Study

When and how much electricity is consumed matters for the environment. The electricity you consume...

Gore, DeShazo Share Insights on California’s Climate Leadership

More than 2,200 people eager to learn how to make a difference in the future of the planet came together...

New Grants Totaling $4.1 Million Will Build Climate Resilience

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As part of efforts to further knowledge and action on climate change, the Luskin Center for Innovation...

Supporting Transformative Climate Communities through Evaluation

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The Luskin Center for Innovation is the evaluator for California's new and ambitious Transformative...

Climate Funds Create Jobs

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Luskin Center for Innovation releases study that quantifies statewide employment benefits from billions of dollars in California Climate Investment...

California Entering Decade of Disruption, as Power System Shifts Dramatically

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New report from UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation and Next 10 details how Community Choice...

Fighting Drought with Stormwater

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Water-scarce urban areas in California miss out on billions of gallons of fresh water each year  as rain washes into storm drains and out to sea...

Increasing Trust in Tap Water

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In 2012, California became the only state in the nation to legally recognize a Human Right to Water, per Assembly Bill 685. Unfortunately, mistrust of tap...

New Research Quantifies the Benefits of Water Recycling

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As water supplies in California become less reliable due to a shifting climate, pursuing alternatives to...

Hot Weather Affects Brian Function

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Finds Luskin Researcher Featured in Washington Post and NPR Stories: A study by R. Jisung Park, assistant professor of public policy and Luskin Center...

Justice — and Smog Checks — for All

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New study finds that the Tune In & Tune Up smog repair program in the San Joaquin Valley efficiently tackles pollution and poverty...