Press release: Stanford Professor Mark Jacobson joins Clean Coalition Board of Advisors

Leading energy expert focuses on how renewables can provide 100% of global energy needs, eliminating the need for fossil fuels.

October 18, 2013

NEWS RELEASE: Stanford Professor Mark Jacobson joins Clean Coalition Board of Advisors

Leading energy expert focuses on how renewables can provide 100% of global energy needs, eliminating the need for fossil fuels

PALO ALTO, CA — The Clean Coalition proudly welcomes Dr. Mark Z. Jacobson, Director of the Atmosphere/Energy Program and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University, to its distinguished Board of Advisors.

“I am honored to have Mark Jacobson join our Board of Advisors,” said Craig Lewis, Executive Director of the Clean Coalition.  “His influential research reinforces the feasibility of the Clean Coalition’s ambitious work to quickly transition to renewable energy sources and away from dirty fossil fuels like natural gas.”

Dr. Jacobson’s work focuses on understanding severe atmospheric problems and assessing energy solutions.  In 2000, he discovered that black carbon – the main component of soot aerosol particles – might be the second-leading cause of global warming after carbon dioxide.  For this, he received the 2005 American Meteorological Society Henry G. Houghton Award and the 2013 American Geophysical Union Ascent Award.  In 2009, Dr. Jacobson co-authored a Scientific American cover story on how to meet global energy needs with wind, water, and solar power.  Dr. Jacobson’s Stanford team subsequently developed comprehensive plans for the United States, the State of New York, and the State of California to be powered by virtually 100% renewables.  He has also served on the Energy Efficiency and Renewables Advisory Committee to the U.S. Secretary of Energy.

Dr. Jacobson holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering with distinction, an A.B. in Economics with distinction, and an M.S. in Environmental Engineering from Stanford University.  He received an M.S. in Atmospheric Sciences in 1991 and a PhD in Atmospheric Sciences in 1994 from UCLA.  He has been on the faculty at Stanford since 1994.

Dr. Jacobson joins an impressive Board of Advisors, featuring luminaries from the business, government, academic, and non-profit sectors.  These advisors help guide Clean Coalition’s efforts to accelerate the transition to clean local energy.

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The Clean Coalition is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to accelerate the transition to local energy systems through innovative policies and programs that deliver cost-effective renewable energy, strengthen local economies, foster environmental sustainability, and provide energy resilience.  For further information on the Clean Coalition, please visit www.clean-coalition.org.