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Catherine Wolfram Joins U.S. Treasury Department to Lead Energy and Climate Change Policy

March 3, 2021

Energy Institute Faculty Affiliate, Catherine Wolfram, has been selected to join President Biden’s treasury department as deputy assistant secretary for climate and energy economics. Catherine started her role in the treasury’s Office of Economic Policy this week. She is on leave from her most recent position as associate dean for academic affairs and chair of the faculty at Berkeley Haas.

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Joseph Shapiro Testifies to the EU Parliament on COVID-19 Trade Policy

October 12, 2020

Joseph Shapiro, Energy Institute Faculty Affiliate, testified to the European Union parliament’s trade policy committee hearing on how EU trade policy reform after COVID-19 may affect energy and the environment. The October 12th public hearing known as ‘Trade Policy Day’, is dedicated to renew EU trade policy after the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Stephen Jarvis Wins USAEE Young Professional Best Paper Award

October 5, 2020

Energy Institute Graduate Student Researcher, Stephen Jarvis, wins award with the United States Association for Energy Economics. USAEE’s Young Professional Best Paper Award, gives young energy economists in academia, industry, government, and other organizations an opportunity to compete and present their work to a panel of judges.

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Energy Institute Leadership Transition

July 1, 2020

After six years as a faculty director at the Energy Institute, Lucas Davis has decided to return to being a POP (Plain Old Professor). This year, Lucas took over the Haas MBA course in Energy & Environmental Markets and he will be continuing his outstanding research in energy, transportation, and climate change.

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In Place of the Usual Energy Institute Blog

June 8, 2020

There is no Energy Institute blog this week. Instead, here at the Energy Institute we have taken the time to learn more about the impact of systemic racism on the black community in the U.S., as well as to honor the memories of…

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2020 POWER Conference on Energy Research and Policy: Recap

June 4, 2020

This year we presented the POWER Conference as a series of four virtual sessions. If you were not there, here are some highlights of what you missed…

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Susanna Berkouwer Earns Phd and Accepts Faculty Position at Wharton

May 19, 2020

Energy Institute graduate student Susanna Berkouwer completed their PhD in agricultural and resource economics in May and will join the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School as an Assistant Professor in Business Economics and Public Policy in July.

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Koichiro Ito Awarded Japanese Economic Association’s Prestigious Ishikawa Prize

November 26, 2019

Energy Institute alum and UC Berkeley Resource Econ PhD (2011) Koichiro Ito awarded Japanese Economic Association’s 2020 Ishikawa Prize for contributions to help solve economic and social problems in Japan.

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Some Suggestions for Getting Through a Power Shutoff

October 8, 2019

It will still be a headache, but doing a few simple things now can help.

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Matt Woerman Accepts Prestigious Research Appointment

June 18, 2019

Energy Institute graduate student Matt Woerman will begin an assistant professor position in the Department of Resource Economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

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Energy Institute's Blog Reaches 1M Views

April 30, 2019

Today we are celebrating the Energy Institute Blog reaching 1 million total views. Our blog has come a long way since its early days in 2012. Thank you for your support!

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Severin Borenstein Appointed to CAISO Board by Governor Newsom

January 23, 2019

Governor Gavin Newsom has appointed Severin Borenstein as a member of the California Independent System Operator (ISO) Board of Governors.

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Faculty Affiliate Joseph Shapiro Joins the Energy Institute

August 21, 2018

We are delighted to welcome Professor Joseph Shapiro to U.C. Berkeley’s Agricultural & Resource Economics Department and as a Research Affiliate at the Energy Institute.

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