Daniel Kammen to bring his expansive energy experiences to Energy Days

February 21, 2019

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Institutes of Energy and the Environment announced that Daniel Kammen will be a featured guest at Energy Days 2019.

Energy Days is an annual conference that brings together leaders from industry, government, non-profits and academia. The purpose is to identify and discuss the regional, national and global energy challenges facing society. In addition to plenary sessions, there will be a series of focused workshops on key topics where specific and compelling outcomes are in reach. The conference will occur on May 29 and 30, at the Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center.

Daniel Kammen

Daniel Kammen

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“Dan Kammen is one of the leading energy systems researchers worldwide,” said Tom Richard, IEE’s director. “His research on low-cost, low-carbon energy services has enhanced lives and livelihoods in rural villages and megacities across multiple continents. Dan’s insights into the prerequisites and processes of socio-technical innovation and system transformation provide both guideposts and guardrails on the path toward a sustainable energy future.”

Kammen is the Class of 1935 Distinguished Professor of Energy at the University of California, Berkeley. He has parallel appointments in Berkeley's Energy and Resources Group, the Goldman School of Public Policy and the department of nuclear engineering.

He directs research programs on energy supply, transmission, smart grid and low-carbon energy systems as well as life-cycle impacts of transportation options including electrified vehicles, land-use planning and on energy for community development in Africa, Asia and in Latin America.

Additionally, Kammen currently serves as a fellow of the U.S. State Department’s Energy and Climate Partnership for the Americas. Previously, he served as the World Bank Group’s chief technical specialist for renewable energy and energy efficiency.

He was a coordinating lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007.

Kammen has 12 books, more than 300 peer-reviewed journal publications, and 50 governmental technical reports to his credit. He has testified more than 40 times at congressional briefings. He also regularly appears on national and international media as a commentator or contributor, including “60 Minutes,” “NOVA” and the Discovery Channel’s “Ecopolis.”

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Last Updated February 21, 2019