Dan Kammen appointed first clean energy fellow to Western Hemisphere

, UC Berkeley:


Professor Dan Kammen.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has named Daniel
of the University of California, Berkeley, a Senior Energy and Climate
Partnership of the Americas (ECPA) Fellow to advise our neighbors in the Western
Hemisphere on clean energy issues as of April 15.

As one of the first ECPA fellows, Kammen, the Class of 1935 Distinguished
Professor in UC Berkeley's Energy and Resources Group, Goldman School of Public
Policy and the Department of Nuclear Engineering, will consult with and offer
advice to participating nations on scientific, technical and policy avenues to
lower their carbon footprint and develop sustainable energy initiatives.

Clinton announced the appointment of Kammen and two other fellows at the
start of the Energy and Climate Ministerial of the Americas, a two-day meeting
in Washington, D.C., of energy ministers from North, Central and South America
as well as the Caribbean. Hosted by Secretary of Energy Steven Chu with Clinton
as keynote speaker, the ministerial takes place at the Inter-American
Development Bank and the Organization of American States.

"This is a real honor and an exciting opportunity to work with colleagues
across our government and with a number of nations in the Americas not only to
design clean energy pathways, but also to stick with these ideas and see them
put into practice," said Kammen, who is also the founding director of the
Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory at UC Berkeley.

The Senior ECPA Fellows program is part of the new Energy and Climate
Partnership of the Americas, which was created last year by President Barack
Obama to bring Western Hemisphere nations together "to find new ways to produce
and use energy."


For more information about the climate partnership, link to the State Department
fact sheet, or
to the State Department's press release.

Secretary Clinton's remarks also are online.