TomKat: Natural gas exit strategies for the University of California

Principal Investigators:

Alan Meier, Steven J Davis, Igor Mezic, and David G. Victor

65% of the UC's scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions currently come from six cogeneration power plants. In order for the campuses to meet their carbon neutrality goals, this infrastructure must be retrofitted or overhauled completely to remove natural gas combustion. While a 2014 report investigated methods of mitigating the natural gas problem, it did not go far enough to completely remove it. We propose to conduct a technical and economic survey of methods of completely removing natural gas use for electricity, heating, and cooling systems... more

Participants and Meetings

Working Group Participants
ActivityDatesFurther Information
Working Group18th—19th August 2016Participant List  
Working Group24th—25th October 2016Participant List  
Working Group23rd—24th January 2017Participant List  

Participant Contact Information

David Austonauston@iee.ucsb.eduUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
Fred Bockmillerfrbockmi@uci.eduUniversity of California, Irvine
Wendell Brasewcbrase@uci.eduUniversity of California, Irvine
Jacob Brouwerjb@apep.uci.eduUniversity of California, Irvine
Karl Brownkarl.brown@uc-ciee.orgUniversity of California, Berkeley
Sandra Brownsandrabrown@ucsd.eduUniversity of California, San Diego
Jennifer Burneyjburney@ucsd.eduUniversity of California, San Diego
Sue Cartersacarter@ucsc.eduUniversity of California, Santa Cruz
Steven J Davissjdavis@uci.eduUniversity of California, Irvine
Charles Diamondcdiamond12@gmail.comUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
John Dilliottjdilliott@ucsd.eduUniversity of California, San Diego
John Elliottjdelliott@lbl.govLawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
William Glassleywglassley@ucdavis.eduUniversity of California, Davis
Stephen Kaffkasrkaffka@ucdavis.eduUniversity of California, Davis
Margarita KlossMKloss@lbl.govLawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Jay McConaghamcconagha@nceas.ucsb.eduUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
Lisa McNeillylmcneilly@berkeley.eduUniversity of California, Berkeley
Alan Meierakmeier@lbl.govLawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Igor Mezicmezic@engineering.ucsb.eduUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
Mark Moderampmodera@ucdavis.eduUniversity of California, Davis
Joshua Morejohnjdmorejohn@ucdavis.eduUniversity of California, Davis
Michelle O'Malleymomalley@engineering.ucsb.eduUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
Rebecca Passrzpass@lbl.govLawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
David PhillipsDavid.Phillips@ucop.eduUniversity of California, Office of the President
Evan Ritzingerevanritzinger@umail.ucsb.eduUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
Jordan Sagerjordan.sager@pf.ucsb.eduUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
Tsu Chin Tsaottsao@seas.ucla.eduUniversity of California, Los Angeles
David G. VictorDavid.victor@ucsd.eduUniversity of California, San Diego
Alexandra von Meiervonmeier@uc-ciee.orgUniversity of California, Berkeley
David Weildweil@ucsd.eduUniversity of San Diego
Steven Steve Weissmansweissman@berkeley.eduUniversity of California, Berkeley
Jim Williamsjim@ethree.comE3
Ruihong Zhangrhzhang@ucdavis.eduUniversity of California, Davis
Ahmed Abdullaayabdulla@ucsd.eduUniversity of California, San Diego
Carrie V. Kappelkappel@nceas.ucsb.eduUniversity of California, Santa Barbara

Products: Publications, Reports, Datasets, Presentations, Visualizations

TypeProducts of NCEAS Research
Journal Article Meier, Alan; Davis, Steven J; Victor, David G.; Brown, Karl; McNeilly, Lisa; Modera, Mark; Pass, Rebecca; Sager, Jordan; Weil, David; Auston, David; Abdulla, Ahmed; Bockmiller, Fred; Brase, Wendell; Brouwer, Jacob; Diamond, Charles; Dowey, Emily; Elliott, John; Eng, Rowena; Kaffka, Stephen; Kappel, Carrie V.; Kloss, Margarita; Mezic, Igor; Morejohn, Joshua; Phillips, David; Ritzinger, Evan; Weissman, Steven Steve; Williams, Jim. 2018. University of California Strategies for Decarbonization: Replacing Natural Gas. Open Science Framework. (Abstract) (Online version)
Journal Article Victor, David G.; Abdulla, Ahmed; Auston, David; Brase, Wendell; Brouwer, Jacob; Brown, Karl; Davis, Steven J; Kappel, Carrie V.; Meier, Alan; Modera, Mark; Pass, Rebecca; Phillips, David; Sager, Jordan; Weil, David. 2018. Turning Paris into reality at the University of California. Nature Climate Change. (Abstract) (Online version)
"TomKat: Natural gas exit strategies for the University of California" is project ID: 12746