Webinars & Conference Videos

March 2018

Delivering the Goods: Sustainable Freight Webinar

We hosted a free webinar on March 29, 2018  to discuss Delivering the Goods, a report on the future of sustainable freight in California.

July 2017

How To Boost Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure – Report Release Event

Along with the Emmett Institute for Climate Change & the Environment at UCLA Law, we hosted a lunchtime forum to discuss policies options for EV infrastructure expansion with a keynote address by Energy Commissioner Janea Scott.

January 2017

Net Economic Impacts of California’s Major Climate Programs in the Inland Empire

Following up on our San Joaquin Valley report, CLEE and our research partners have conducted the first comprehensive, academic study of the costs & benefits of climate policies in the Inland Empire. 

January 2017

The Economic Impacts of California’s Major Climate Programs on the San Joaquin Valley

Amid concerns about the economic and employment impacts of California’s ambitious climate policies, CLEE and its research partners have conducted the first comprehensive, academic study of the costs & benefits of these policies on the San Joaquin Valley. 

November 2016

New “Climate Policy Solutions” Website Launch Webinar

We hosted a webinar to celebrate the launch of the law schools’ new climate policy website, which contains all the recommendations from our work since 2009.  

April 2016

Powering the Savings Webinar

Making existing buildings more energy efficient is one of the most cost-effective ways to reduce emissions and save building owners money. Yet California’s energy efficiency efforts to date have not kept pace with increasing demand.

December 2015

Planting Fuels Webinar

Berkeley and UCLA Law released the report Planting Fuels: How California Can Boost Local, Low-Carbon Biofuel Production on December 2, 2015.  

September 2014

How to Boost a Market for Second-Life Electric Vehicles Batteries in California

 This webinar features representatives from the CPUC and the Governor’s Office as they discuss Berkeley Law and UCLA Law’s report “Reuse and Repower: How to Save Money and Clean the Grid with Second-Life Electric Vehicle Batteries.”

August 2013

Stopping High Speed Sprawl: A Fresno Lunch Presentation

A UCLA / UC Berkeley Law event on managing the economic and environmental impacts of high speed rail in the San Joaquin Valley, held on Tuesday, August 20th, 2013 in Fresno. Keynote Address by the Honorable Ashley Swearengin, Mayor of Fresno.

November 2012

Saving Public Transit: Strategies for an Era of Shrinking Budgets Part I

Public transit in California and the nation—including the shuttles, buses, and passenger rail that serve our communities—has been battered by recession and dwindling public sector budgets.


Panel on “Improving Transit and Land Use,” moderated by Ethan Elkind, Bank of America Climate Policy Associate at the UC Berkeley / UCLA Schools of Law.

October 2012

Encouraging Infill and Transit-Oriented Development

Mott Smith, Principal of Civic Enterprise Associates and member of the California Infill Builders Association, discusses the importance of neighborhood design around transit stations.


Meea Kang, President of the California Infill Builders Association and Principal at Domus Development discusses best practices for local governments and infill development.

September 2012

Washington DC Policy Briefing on Electric Vehicles

Please click here for a video of a Capitol Hill lunch briefing (for the September 10, 2012 release of the Electric Drive by ’25 report)


February 2012

Deploying Local Renewable Energy

Danny Kennedy, founder and CEO of Sungevity, discusses policies to encourage residential solar installations.


February 2012

Residential Energy Upgrades

Cisco DeVries, President of Renewable Funding, highlights policies to promote energy efficiency upgrades for homes and businesses.

Judi Masuda, Transportation Demand Programs Manager at the City of Santa Monica, explains how technology can improve public transit.

Stuart Cohen, Executive Director of TransForm, promotes local government policies to improve public transit.




February 2012

Financing and Improving Public Transit

Gloria Ohland, Policy and Communications Director for Move LA, describes innovative transit financing options .

December 2011

Local, Clean & Green Conference

California’s cities and counties can grow local green jobs while promoting initiatives that save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The UC Berkeley and UCLA Schools of Law presented a free public conference at UC Berkeley, where some of the state’s top policy, business, and environmental leaders reported on promising ways to address climate change and clear the path to a local clean energy future. Videos available below:

May 2011

Getting to 33%: Policies to Help California Meet the 2020 Renewable Portfolio Standard

This lunchtime presentation in Sacramento, California, on the future of renewable energy in California featured a keynote address by Ken Alex, Senior Advisor to Governor Brown and Director, Office of Planning and Research.

For more information about these workshops please contact Ethan Elkind at eelkind@law.berkeley.edu