Daniel Kammen is the founding director of RAEL and professor of Energy, with appointments in the Energy and Resources Group, The Goldman School of Public Policy, and the Department of Nuclear Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. Kammen directs the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory (RAEL). During 2010 – 2011 Kammen served as the World Bank Group’s first Chief Technical Specialist for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency. He now serves as a Fellow of the U. S. State Department’s Energy and Climate Partnership for the Americas (ECPA).Daniel Kammen is a coordinating lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007.
Dr. Kammen was also a member of the Canadian National Advisory Panel on Sustainable Energy Science and Technology Strategy, to which he was appointed by the Canadian Minister of Natural Resources from 2005-2006. As a result, in 2006 Kammen co-authored, "Powerful Connections – Priorities and Directions in Energy Science and Technology in Canada. In 2016-17 Kammen served Secretary of State John Kerry as a Science Envoy.