Air & Climate

CUEL Work on Air & Climate

CUEL evaluates legal policies addressing air quality and climate change impacts in the urban environment. CUEL focuses on the siting practices and operation of urban power-generation facilities in urban neighborhoods, the use of land use policies such as City General Plans and sustainability strategies to achieve greenhouse gas emission reductions, and the policy implications of climate change-induced smog and heat waves and other impacts on low income and minority urban residents. This work includes research on policies affecting the viability of urban distributed renewable energy generation versus utility-scale renewable energy generation, options for storage of renewable energy to meet urban demand, and the implications of climate change-induced sea level rise on urban waters such as San Francisco Bay and the communities that depend upon urban waters.

Air & Climate-related Publications by CUEL Co-Directors
and Affiliates

Fighting Back Against a Power Plant
California’s Energy Crisis – The Perils Of Crisis Management And A Challenge To Environmental Justice
Pursuing Environmental Justice
Speeding Up Climate Change Innovation