District 3

IoES Professor Appointed as L.A. County Regional Planning Commissioner

Dr. Stephanie Pincetl has been selected to the Los Angeles County Regional Planning Commission (RPC) by Supervisor Sheila Kuehl. Supervisor Kuehl was recently elected to represent the Third District in Los Angeles County, a region of two million constituents and 431 square miles.

Photo credit: Todd Cheney/UCLA

Climate Cooperation Among Nations

Scholars and policy specialists from the U.S. and Canada convened at UCLA on March 31 for a symposium about the benefits and challenges involved in the linkage of California and Quebec‘s cap and trade programs.


SMERC in the News

Latest press about UCLA’s Smart Grid Energy Research Center, led by Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and IoES Professor Rajit Gadh


UCLA Smart Grid Energy Research Center

IoES Affiliate and Dept. of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Professor Rajit Gadh is leading the charge to build and test innovative smart-grid technologies that could lead to major breakthroughs for power infrastructure and reliability.


Japanese respond to national call to save energy

Matthew Kahn, a professor with the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability and the departments of Public Policy and Economics, has written three books: “Green Cities” (Brookings Institution Press); “Heroes and Cowards” (Princeton University Press, jointly with Dora L. Costa); and “Climatopolis: How Our Cities Will Thrive in the Hotter World” (Basic Books, 2010).


Energy Conservation in Japan, U.S.

A Christian Science Monitor blog column by Matthew Kahn, a professor at the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability with joint appointments in economics and public policy, compared energy-conservation efforts in Japan and the U.S.