The Center for Law, Energy & the Environment (CLEE) at Berkeley Law develops law and policy solutions to pressing environmental and energy issues.
The Center’s current initiatives focus on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, advancing the transition to renewable energy, and ensuring clean water for California’s future.
News & Updates
- NEW! Ethan Elkind leads analysis of California’s rail transit systems for Next10. Explore how well California’s rail transit station areas encourage transit ridership, connect to amenities, and create walkable, equitable, and thriving locales.
- NEW! Join our team! (Click and enter 20404) CLEE is hiring a Communications & Events Manager.
- Dr. Michael Kiparsky and colleagues explore portable water reuse in California. The article examines barriers to adoption and proposes a legitimacy framework to overcome them.
- Congratulations to our 2015 graduates! We are very proud of the outstanding students that earned certificates of specialization in environmental and energy law.
- Beyond User Acceptance: A Legitimacy Framework for Potable Water Reuse in California (ES&T, 2015)
- A Riparian Conservation Network for Ecological Resilience (Biological Conservation, 2015)
- Accelerating Cost-Effective Green Stormwater Infrastructure: Learning from Local Implementation (February 2015)
- Moving Dollars: Aligning Transportation Spending With California’s Environmental Goals (February 2015)
- Addressing Climate Change Without Legislation: Volume 3: USDA (August 2014)
- Addressing Climate Change Without Legislation: Volume 2: FERC (July 2014)
- Addressing Climate Change Without Legislation: Volume 1: DOI (June 2014)
- Knowledge is Power: How Improved Energy Data Access Can Bolster Clean Energy Technologies & Save Money (January 2015)
- Steven Weissman and Deborah Behles, Ex Parte Requirements at the California Public Utilities Commission: A Comparative Analysis and Recommended Changes (January 2015)
- Renewable Planning Template — A Guide for How California Local Governments Can Plan for Distributed Solar Energy Generation (October 2014)
- Grading California’s Rail Transit Stations (issued by Next 10, October 2015)
- Infill Planning Template — A Guide for How California Local Governments Can Plan for Downtown Growth (October 2014)