February 18, 2016 – Professor Ann Carlson and Cara Horowitz of the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment have been awarded grants for environmental research projects by UCLA’s Sustainable LA Grand Challenge, a university-wide research initiative to transition the Los Angeles region to 100 percent renewable energy, 100 percent local water and enhanced ecosystem health by 2050.
Professor Carlson, Shirley Shapiro Professor of Environmental Law and faculty co-director of the Emmett Institute, will examine two major regional utilities and their different regulatory models to determine how to produce a “smart grid” that allows customers to generate power for the electric grid. She will work on the project with Professor William Boyd of the University of Colorado Law School.
Cara Horowitz, Andrew Sabin Family Foundation co-executive director of the Emmett Institute, will provide state regulatory and resource managers with a series of workshops on conservation genomics, conservation law, and community engagement to improve conservation planning and management. She will work on the project with Brad Shaffer of UCLA’s Institute of the Environment and Sustainability and Ursula Heise of UCLA’s Department of English.
Read more in the UCLA Newsroom article.