Archive Tag: Energy

On March 19, 2018, the Sustainable LA Grand Challenge (SLA GC) will host its third research symposium focusing on the goal of achieving 100% renewable energy through cutting-edge and interdisciplinary science, technology, and policy research at UCLA. This includes electrified transportation for Los Angeles County by 2050. The Read more

Future L.A. series kicks-off with Los Angeles and 100% Renewable Energy panel. From left to right: Angelina Galiteva (founder and board president of the Renewables 100 Policy Institute and member of the California Independent System Operator board of governors), Nancy Sutley (chief sustainability and economic development officer at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power), Richard Wirz (associate professor in mechanical and aerospace engineering at UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science), and David Hochshchild (Commissioner at the California Energy Commission).
Nurit Katz

California renewable energy leaders spoke to a full crowd in Los Angeles on Wednesday, February 7, 2018, at the Hammer Museum’s Billy Wilder Theater on the feasibility of Los Angeles reaching 100-percent renewable energy by 2050. The evening’s conversation was the first Read more

Mitchell Spearrin was awarded an NSF CAREER grant for research on high-pressure combustion engines that offer a future of cleaner, more-efficient engines and lower transportation emissions.

Key research on high-pressure combustion for the development of cleaner, more efficient engines has found a home at UCLA’s Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science. Mitchell Spearrin, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, earned a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award for research on the chemistry and physics of combustion Read more

The ongoing global trend of migration into large cities will only heighten the need for urban planning focused on sustainability.
Courtesy of Perkins + Will

UCLA will receive $3 million over the next five-years from the National Science Foundation’s NSF Research Traineeship to launch a program that will educate graduate students on sustainable supplies of food, energy, and water to growing urban centers under the pressure of global climate change. Understanding the food, energy, water nexus in conjunction with complex regional socioeconomic and urban planning challenges is an important step towards achieving a sustainable LA. Read more