Ned Helme founded and served as the President of the Center for Clean Air Policy, an internationally-recognized climate and energy policy think tank with field offices in Europe and several developing countries. In this capacity, Ned advised Members of Congress, state and international governments, the European Commission and developing countries on climate and air quality policy and finance issues, including market-based approaches as well as innovative non-market approaches. Recent efforts have included development of Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) in Latin America and Asia that couple policy mandates with international financial support to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the context of sustainable development. A noted speaker and facilitator, Ned facilitated agreements between a number of nations on climate finance in the recent Paris Climate Agreement. He is the author of more than 50 key studies on climate change, air quality, electricity regulation, and transportation policy. He has testified before Congress and international bodies, appeared on numerous US. and international TV news programs and is frequently quoted in the Washington Post, NY Times and other publications. With more than forty years of experience in climate and air policy, Ned has a broad and deep understanding of both market and non-market approaches to addressing climate change and air pollution. He has also served as Director of the National Governors’ Association’s Natural Resources Division and as Legislative Director to a Member of the US Congress. He has served on the National Academy of Sciences' Transportation Research Board, as well as several other boards. He holds an MPP from the Goldman School of Public Policy, UC Berkeley and a BA in political science and psychology from Haverford College.
Solomon Hsiang combines data with mathematical models to understand how society and the environment influence one another. In particular, he focuses on how policy can encourage economic development while managing global climate change, how natural disasters impact societies and the effectiveness of policy responses, and how environmental conditions influence social instability and violence.
Hsiang earned a BS in Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Science and a BS in Urban Studies and Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and he received a PhD in Sustainable Development from Columbia University. He was a Post-Doctoral Fellow in Applied Econometrics at the National Bureau of Economic Research and a Post-Doctoral Fellow in Science, Technology and Environmental Policy at Princeton University. He is a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research and served as a contributing author to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Read more about Solomon Hsiang.
Daniel M. 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. Kammen is the founding director of the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory (RAEL) and the co-Director of the Berkeley Institute of the Environment. Kammen is the Director of the Transportation Sustainability Research Center. Kammen received his undergraduate (Cornell A., B. ’84) and graduate (Harvard M. A. ’86, Ph.D. ’88) training is in physics After postdoctoral work at Caltech and Harvard, Kammen was professor and Chair of the Science, Technology and Environmental Policy at Princeton University in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs from 1993 – 1998. He then moved to the University of California, Berkeley. Daniel Kammen is a coordinating lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007. He hosted the Discovery Channel series ‘Ecopolis, and had appeared on NOVA, and on ’60 Minutes’ twice. Read more about Daniel Kammen.
David Wooley is a Visiting Professor at the UC Berkeley Goldman School of Public Policy and helps direct the Center for Environmental Public Policy. He has over 30 years’ experience with electric power regulation and Clean Air Act implementation. David is also Of Counsel at the Oakland firm of Keyes & Fox LLP, a law practice focused on distributed energy resources. He served as an Assistant Attorney General in NY, taught energy and environmental law at Pace University Law School and was the Executive Director of the Pace Energy Project. Later he directed the American Wind Energy Association’s Northeast Policy Project, served as Counsel to the Clean Air Task Force and as Vice President for Domestic Policy Initiatives at the Energy Foundation in San Francisco. David is co-author of West Group's Clean Air Act Handbook (2016).
Stacey Davis has more than 20 years of experience working on regional and global air pollution issues with an emphasis on stationary sources. A skilled economic and policy analyst with a strong background in science and energy issues, she contributes to CCAP’s domestic and international programs. Stacey’s recent efforts have included supporting the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency to engage stakeholders towards defining their state plan for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the electric power sector. Stacey also manages CCAP’s US Climate Policy Initiative, a multi-stakeholder dialogue working to develop flexible and efficient solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the United States. Stacey also contributes to CCAP’s work on energy policies in developing countries through the Mitigation Action Implementation Network (MAIN), and supports CCAP’s thought leadership on issues such as preventing double counting of emissions reductions in international carbon markets. Previously, Stacey helped advance climate policy at the state level in the US., including serving as staff to California’s Market Advisory Committee and authoring and overseeing development of papers advising the State on policy questions related to AB32 implementation and cap and trade policy. Stacey holds a master’s degree in resource economics and policy from Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment and a BA in International Studies and Human and Natural Ecology from Emory University.
Suzanne Reed is the Sacramento-based CEPP liaison to the California State Legislature and California’s state environmental and energy agencies and commissions. She has over 40 years of experience in environmental, transportation and energy policy in the private, public, and non-profit sectors. Her background includes 14 years as Chief of Staff to California State Senator Carol Liu and Assembly Member Carol Liu. She was California Policy Director for the Center for Clean Air Policy (CCAP), and vice president of the public opinion research company, Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin. Suzanne served four years as a Commissioner on the California Energy Commission during Governor Jerry Brown’s first administration. Prior to that, she was a professional staff member on the US Senate Interior and Insular Affairs Committee (now Energy and Natural Resources) and a Legislative Aide to Senator Joe Biden (D-DE). She holds a BA from Smith College and a Master of Forest Science from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.
Simone Cobb is the Events Manager at the Center for Environmental Public Policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy. Prior to working at GSPP she was an analyst intern at the political consulting firm Lake Research Partners in Washington, DC. Simone received her BA in Cultural Anthropology from UCLA.
Michelle Levinson is a Graduate Student Researcher at the Center for Environmental Public Policy and a Master of Public Policy candidate at GSPP. Prior to graduate school she was a policy researcher at NextGen Climate America in San Francisco and worked at the Natural Resources Defense Council in Washington, DC. Michelle studied International Relations with a focus on global environmental problems at Brown University.