The Center for Law, Energy & the Environment (CLEE) channels the expertise and creativity of the Berkeley Law community into pragmatic policy solutions to critical environmental and energy challenges.
Our current initiatives focus on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, advancing the transition to renewable energy, and ensuring clean water for California’s future.
News & Updates
- How California can boost low-carbon biofuel production. A report from Berkeley and UCLA Law examines how to maximize transportation emissions reductions and statewide economic benefits through increased low-carbon biofuel production.
- Climate actions for Governor Brown’s final term. With just over three years remaining in the Governor’s final term, the report details steps the administration can take to achieve additional short-term successes and create a foundation for long-term progress.
- Steve Weissman and Jon Wellinghoff explore the right to self-generate. The article analyzes who has the right to supply electric energy services necessary to meet consumer needs.
- 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)
- Climate Actions for California: Recommendations for Governor Jerry Brown’s Final Term (December 2015)
- Planting Fuels: How California Can Boost Local, Low-Carbon Biofuel Production (December 2015)
- Moving Dollars: Aligning Transportation Spending With California’s Environmental Goals (February 2015)
- The Right to Self-Generate As A Grid-Connected Customer (Energy Bar Assoc., November 2015)
- Knowledge is Power: How Improved Energy Data Access Can Bolster Clean Energy Technologies & Save Money (January 2015)
- Ex Parte Requirements at the California Public Utilities Commission: A Comparative Analysis and Recommended Changes (January 2015)
- Grading California’s Rail Transit Stations (issued by Next 10, October 2015)