Visiting Researcher, UC Berkeley
Jane Long co-chaired the California's Energy Future Committee, a comprehensive analysis that concluded that both aggressive deployment of known energy technologies and major amounts of innovation will be needed for California to meet its climate goals. Long is chair of the newly formed California's Energy Future Policy committee and co-chair of the National Commission on Energy Policy's Task Force on Geoengineering. She is the first Senior Contributing Scientist at the Environmental Defense Fund and a visiting researcher at UC Berkeley. She was formerly the Principal Associate Director at Large for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Fellow in the LLNL Center for Global Strategic Research, and a member of the governor's advisory panel on adaptation. She is the former Dean of the Mackay School of Mines at University of Nevada, Reno, Director of the Great Basin Center for Geothermal Energy and Chairman of the Nevada State Task Force on Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. Dr. Long also worked at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory where she served as Department Chair for the Energy Resources Technology Department including geothermal and fossil fuel research, and the Environmental Research Department.
Watch Jane Long discuss "renovating" nature in the Anthropocene at the 2011 Breakthrough Dialogue:
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Publications by Jane Long
"California's Energy Future - Portraits of Energy Systems for Meeting Greenhouse Gas Reduction Targets," with the California Council for Science and Technology (September 2012)
"The Politics of Geoengineering" (January 2010)