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Studying Energy and Equity at the California Center for Sustainable Communities

Eric Fournier, Research Director, Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, California Center for Sustainable Communities at UCLA

Feb 8 2021 | 11:00am to 12:00pm PST Online

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Eric Fournier

Dr. Fournier has done extensive research in the fields of spatial modeling, life cycle assessment, and energy and water systems analyses, focusing on the application of information technologies and the quantitative methods that they enable, to resolve complex environmental problems. Dr. Fournier is also a fellow Brennie, so anyone interested in how technology and quantitative methods can be applied to solve complex environmental problems as well as learning what fellow Brennies are up to should come to his talk.
— Liliana Sierra Castillo, Bren School PhD Student

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Abstract

The California Center for Sustainable Communities (CCSC) is a research center housed within UCLA’s Institute of the Environment and Sustainability. We conduct research on water, energy, and urban ecosystems at numerous scales and work to develop replicable methods that inform policy both regionally and at the state level. This talk will focus on some of CCSC’s more recent work in developing interactive web based tools, new academic research studies, and contributing to ongoing regulatory proceedings which all relate to considerations of equity in California’s energy system. 

Bio

Eric Daniel Fournier is the acting Research Director at the California Center for Sustainable Communities (CCSC) within UCLA’s Institute for the Environment and Sustainability. His background is in the fields of spatial modeling, life cycle assessment, and energy and water systems analyses. Eric obtained his B.S. in Environmental Science at Bucknell University (2008), where he also minored in Economics and Chemistry. He also holds a M.E.Sc. from the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies (2010), a M.A. in Geography from the University of California at Santa Barbara (2014), and a Ph.D. in Environmental Science from UCSB’s Bren School of Environmental Science & Management (2015).