Danny Cullenward is an energy economist and lawyer working on the design and implementation of scientifically grounded climate policy. He is a Research Associate with Near Zero and the Carnegie Institution for Science as well as a Lecturer at Stanford University. In 2017, Danny was appointed by the California State Senate to the Independent Emissions Market Advisory Committee, which is charged with reviewing California's cap-and-trade program. Danny also serves on the Center for Carbon Removal board of directors and the Berkeley Energy & Resources Collaborative (BERC) advisory board. Previously, he taught climate law and policy as the inaugural Philomathia Research Fellow at UC Berkeley and represented environmental scientists in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and U.S. Supreme Court. Danny holds a JD from Stanford Law School and a PhD in Environment and Resources (E-IPER) from Stanford University, where he earned his MS in Management Science & Engineering and a BS with Honors in Earth Systems. His work has been featured in Science, Nature, Energy Economics, Climatic Change, The Electricity Journal, The Energy Law JournalThe Washington Post, VoxThe Los Angeles Times, The Sacramento BeeScientific American, MIT Technology Review, Climate Central and ClimateWire.

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