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Earth Institute Lecture: Africa's Energy Future

Date:February 09, 2005 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EST
Location:Columbia University
Morningside Heights
International Affairs Building, Kellogg Conference Center, 15th floor
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Earth Institute Events Office by sending email to events@ei.columbia.edu .

The Earth Institute presents, "Africa's Energy Future," by Daniel M. Kammen, Professor, Energy and Resources Group and Goldman School of Public Policy, and Director, Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley. Click here to RSVP.

Daniel M. Kammen holds multiple appointments at Berkeley. He is a professor in the Energy and Resources Group, professor in the Goldman School of Public Policy, and professor of Nuclear Engineering. Kammen is also the founding director of the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory http://socrates.berkeley.edu/~rael where he works with faculty colleagues, postdoctoral fellows, and roughly 20 students on a wide range of science, engineering, economics and policy projects related to energy systems and the environment.

The focus of Kammen’s work is on clean, renewable energy systems, energy efficiency, the role of energy in national energy policy, international climate debates, and the use and impacts of energy sources and technologies on development, particularly in Africa and Latin America. Kammen has published five books, over 150 journal articles and 30 research reports, many of which are available on the RAEL website: http://ist-socrates.berkeley.edu/~rael/papers.html

Kammen maintains active collaborative programs – both for research and student training with the California Public Utilities Commission, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (Golden, CO) and with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley, CA), with the African Academy of Sciences (Nairobi, Kenya), and the Grupo Interdisciplinario de Tecnología Rural Apropriada (Patzcuaro, Mexico). He serves on the board of The Utility Reform Network, on the Technical Review Board of the Global Environment Facility, and is a Permanent Fellow of the African Academy of Sciences.

For more information about Daniel Kammen, visit his website at http://socrates.berkeley.edu/~kammen
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