Adding more pizazz to E3 2010 this year, keynote speaker Daniel Kammen
has recently joined the World Bank as the Chief Technical Specialist for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency.
The press release about this impressive appointment is below - sign up for E3 2010 updates
to be notified when registration opens and stay up-to-date on other E3 2010 updates. International Leader on Clean Energy Joins World Bank
Kammen to head programs to foster low-carbon growth in developing
WASHINGTON, September 9, 2010- The World Bank today
announced the appointment of Professor of Energy Daniel M. Kammen of the
University of California, Berkeley as the organization's Chief
Technical Specialist for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency. This is
a new position created to provide strategic leadership on the policy,
technical, and operational fronts. The aim is to enhance the operational
impact of the Bank's renewable energy and energy efficiency activities
while expanding the institution's role as an enabler of global dialogue
on moving energy development to a cleaner and more sustainable pathway.
appointment comes amid unprecedented demand from developing countries
for World Bank support in their efforts to address development and
climate change as interlinked challenges. This includes responding to
the challenges in providing energy services to the one-and-a-half
billion people who remain without access to clean, reliable, and
affordable modern energy services.
"I am delighted that Dan
Kammen will be joining the Bank in this critical role at this critical
time," said Inger Andersen, World Bank Vice President for Sustainable
Development "With Dan on board, we look forward to strong leadership and
rich partnerships with many actors, in the public and private sectors,
on this important topic."
"More than ever," Andersen added, "our
client and countries are looking for solutions as they put in place
economic growth and poverty reduction policies for their citizens today
while taking into account the needs of the planet tomorrow. The supply
and use of clean energy is a prime element in responding to both
concerns. Dan's deep knowledge, broad experience, and extensive network
of international actors working in this area makes him a perfect fit for
this new position."
Daniel M. Kammen has worked for 25 years on
the technical, analytic tools and policies that play a central role in
enabling a low-carbon energy and wider sustainable economic systems.
am captivated and motivated by the need to respond to the immense clean
energy needs of countries around the world to address quality of life
and economic empowerment, address problems of inequity, and respond to
the challenges of climate change," said Kammen. "As researchers and
development professionals, we must refine what we are currently doing,
as well as develop new tools, to provide more low-cost, high quality,
clean energy worldwide."
"The World Bank, with its cadre of
seasoned staff already working in this area, is in a position to make
incredible contributions to this push for global sustainability. I look
forward to joining the organization, being a part of this exciting
venture, and contributing to lasting solutions that enable countries to
get and stay on a path of development that reduces poverty and provides
for the well-being of generations to come," said Kammen.
Kammen is the Class of 1935 Distinguished Professor of Energy at the
University of California, Berkeley, where he holds appointments in the
Energy and Resources Group, the Goldman School of Public Policy, and the
department of Nuclear Engineering. The focus of his work is on the
science and policy of clean, renewable energy systems, energy
efficiency, the role of energy in national energy policy, international
climate debates, and the use and impacts of energy sources and
technologies on development, particularly in Africa and Latin America.
M. Kammen's appointment will be effective October 4, 2010.
Daniel M. Kammen
Kammen is the founding director of the
Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory (RAEL), Co-Director of the
Berkeley Institute of the Environment, and Director of the
Transportation Sustainability Research Center. He has founded or is on
the board of over 10 companies, and serves the State of California and
the U. S. federal government in expert and advisory capacities. He has
authored or co-authored 12 books, written more than 240 peer-reviewed
journal publications, testified more than 40 times to U.S. state and
federal congressional briefings, and has provided various governments
with more than 50 technical reports. Kammen served for many years on the
Technical Review Board of the Global Environment Facility. He is also a
frequent contributor to or commentator in international news media,
including Newsweek, Time, The New York Times, The Guardian, and The
Financial Times. Kammen has appeared on 60 Minutes, Nova, Frontline, and
hosted the six-part Discovery Channel series Ecopolis,
a Permanent Fellow of the African Academy of Sciences, a fellow of the
American Physical Society. In the U. S., he serves on two National
Academy of Sciences boards and panels and, in April, 2010 was named by
U. S. Secretary of State Hilary Clinton as the first Energy and Climate
Fellow for the Western Hemisphere.
Kammen was educated in physics
at Cornell and Harvard, and held postdoctoral positions at the
California Institute of Technology and Harvard. He was Assistant
Professor and Chair of the Science, Technology and Environmental Policy
Program at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University before
moving to the University of California, Berkeley. Kammen has served as a
contributing or coordinating lead author on various reports of the
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change since 1999.
information, please visit: www.worldbank.org