July 25, 2005

Renewable energy engineering expert joins S&T Panel

OTTAWA, ONT-Dr Daniel Kammen, of the University of California at Berkeley, has been appointed to the National Advisory Panel on the Sustainable Energy Science and Technology Strategy (the S&T Panel). Co-Director of the Berkeley Institute of the Environment as well as the founding director of the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory at Berkeley, Dr Kammen specializes in renewable energy science and engineering, energy efficiency, national and international energy policy, international climate debates and the use and impacts of energy sources and technologies on development. He received his undergraduate degree in physics from Cornell University (1984) and his master's and PhD, also in physics, from Harvard University (1986 and 1988). In announcing the appointment, Natural Resources Canada Minister John Efford noted that "Dr Kammen will make a valuable contribution, given his international perspective on, and vast experience in, energy research and the development and diffusion of energy technologies." The S&T Panel was created in May to advise the government on what Canada's energy science and technology priorities should be and how Canada can act on those priorities. It is scheduled to make a report to the Minister in December 2005.

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