Research Employment Opportunity with Cal Energy Commission
- Temporary Research Employment Opportunity
Sustainable Urban Energy
Sponsored by the California Energy Commission�s
Public Interest Energy Research � Environmental Area
Create an R&D roadmap for CEC�s Public Interest Energy Research organization to guide future program enhancements designed to accelerate deployment of sustainable energy technologies and management practices in California�s metropolitan communities.
Structure & Timing:
The project will be structured to produce research that establishes the context and rationale for CEC�s future involvement in sustainable urban energy planning, development and management. The context will include a general assessment of the current state of sustainable urban energy planning, development and management nationally, and then a more detailed analysis focusing on associated activities among California communities.
The project will identify current technologies, practices, practitioners, funding and other resources available to metropolitan communities and research and development gaps that could be potentially filled by existing, enhanced or newly developed PIER program components. The project will be completed with the formulation of a formal roadmap strategy that identifies recommended research goals, milestones, program-level strategies and potential pilot projects for the PIER Environmental Area R&D program.
The project is estimated to require 6-9 months to complete and will begin in the fall of 2003. The selected researcher(s) will be expected to work in the PIER program office in downtown Sacramento approximately 2-3 days per week during this period.
The project team will consist of 1 to 2 second-year or higher level graduate students in urban and regional planning from a university program accredited by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP), and one departmental professor in a supervisory or quality assurance/oversight role. One or more members of the PIER-Environmental Area program will direct the team.
The CEC will provide research stipends to 1 to 2 graduate stipends and an honorarium to the supervisory professor.
For More Information Contact:
Manager, Sustainable Energy Planning Office
Gas Technology Institute
Dayana Salazar, Interim Chair
Urban and Regional Planning Department
San Jose State University