Archive Tag: Climate Change

The UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation has developed new research identifying how effective certain incentives can be in motivating people to use less energy in their homes. As customers are often encouraged by electricity providers to reduce consumption in order to prevent blackouts, the researchers found that promotional messages actually prove effective at motivating customers to use less energy.

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Julia Stein (project director for the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the UCLA School of Law) was quoted in a Bloomberg Law story about President Joe Biden’s vow to create massive electric vehicle infrastructure nationwide. Advocates are examining the need for the electrification revolution to make ample space for fence line communities most affected by vehicle pollution.

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Daniel Swain (climate scientist with the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability) was quoted in a number of news outlets providing his perspective on California’s recent and ongoing drought issues.

As drought conditions worsen for California residents, scientists emphasized that these conditions may be the new normal. The latest report from the federal drought monitor notes that drought exists in some stage in approximately 95% of California.

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