Why LA - Academia
Los Angeles’s energy and cleantech researchers, professionals, and activists are working to increase American energy security, reduce carbon emissions, and create new jobs for American workers in the coming decades.
Los Angeles is leading interdisciplinary RD&D programs to advance the science and commercialization of alternative fuels while addressing the social, economic, and policy issues associated with a transition away from carbon-based sources of energy. Los Angeles’ broad RD&D portfolio encompasses technology developments in renewable energy, energy efficiency in buildings and transportation, improved efficiency of combustion and oil recovery, smart grid, and the environmental, economic, and security impacts of energy.
Los Angeles Basin Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRC)
Awarded by Department of Energy in 2009, this initiative helped combine the expertise of researchers from top research institutions and across fields in Los Angeles to focus on the development of emerging materials for solar energy conversion and solid state lighting and to further strengthen the theoretical understanding of light-material interactions in energy conversion.
The collaborators in LA EFRC are CleanTech LA members California Institute of Technology, University of California, Los Angeles, and University of Southern California.
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Four Advanced Energy and Cleantech Research Centers in Los Angeles featured but there are more in the Los Angeles areas than these.
Published: Thursday, October 20, 2011