A Message from Berkeley's Vice Chancellor for Research: I have directed the Berkeley Energy and Climate Institute (BECI) and the California Institute for Energy and Environment (CIEE) to consolidate their operations. This will increase efficiency and may open some new opportunities. The BECI staff and externally funded research projects will move to CIEE. CIEE has had a long and distinguished history of research leadership and coordination, both on the campus and throughout the University of California. Founded by Art Rosenfeld in 1989, the California Institute for Energy and Environment has received 470 research awards and managed nearly 1,000 subawards at more than 160 universities, national labs, and research centers over its near-30 years of operation. CIEE has an incredibly capable team of researchers and administrators, and have my confidence and my full support in continuing their important work. – Randy Howard Katz, Vice Chancellor for Research

"Turning Paris into reality at the University of California" in the March 2018 issue of Nature Climate Change features findings of the TomKat UC Carbon Neutrality Project. "University of California Strategies for Decarbonization: Replacing Natural Gas" is the full report of the Project's Natural Gas Working Group including CIEE's Karl Brown.

logo_beccThe 12th annual Behavior, Energy, and Climate Change (BECC) conference comes to Washington DC, October 7 - 10, 2018. Co-sponsored by CIEE, ACEEE, and Stanford’s Precourt Energy Efficiency Center, this gathering of researchers and decision-makers covers the breadth and impact of behavioral research on energy efficiency and climate change.