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Fifth Class of S&T Policy Fellows Goes to Work in Capitol

2013-14 Fellows

The fifth class of the California Science and Technology Policy Fellowship Program has begun work in Sacramento, and the program is planning for the next five years. "We are very proud of the legacy this program is building," said CCST Executive Director Susan Hackwood. "The Science and Technology Policy Fellows are a resource unique at the state level, and have demonstrated over the past four years that policymakers value having this sort of S&T expertise available."

Cal TAC Releases New Report on Digitally Enhanced Education Symposium

Digital Education 2014

The California Teacher Advisory Council (Cal TAC) has released the latest in a series of papers discussing the efficacy of digitally enhanced education, exploring what works, for whom, and under what conditions in classroom settings. A CalTAC convened symposium, one in a series supported by the Stephen D. Bechtel Jr. Foundation and the Stuart Foundation, was held on September 13, 2013, at the California Department of Education in Sacramento.

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The California's Energy Future Projects

The California's Energy Future projects explore what's needed meet the state's goal, answering the call of S-3-05 - the executive order from 2005 mandating the reduction of the state's emissions to 80 percent below the 1990 level by 2050.

Reports released to date include "California's Energy Future - The View to 2050" and "Possibilities, Problems And Potential Envisioned For Nuclear-Powered California in 2050". Other reports in progress will cover issues such as the transportation infrastructure. Click the link below for access to all related projects and resources.

CCST Delivers Roadmap to a Sustainable Water Future for California

California's Water Future

The California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) released a report today which envisions a path toward a sustainable water future for California achieved through a system management approach utilizing innovations in science, technology and management. Such an approach would rely on currently available and new science and technology, yielding greater efficiencies and opening new sources of supply for managing California water through future multi-year cycles of drought and flooding.

Public Webinar on Review of Oil and Gas Development Technologies in California


At the request of the Bureau of Land Management, the California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) is conducting an independent scientific review of oil and gas development technologies in California. On Friday, February 7 at 9:30 AM PST, CCST hosted a public webinar in which CCST discussed the purpose, scope and methodology of the report. For more details, click below.

CCST Releases First Report in California's Energy Future Policy Project

California's Energy Future Policy Report

CCST has released the first report in a new series which analyzes how California can effectively construct a policy framework to help the state meet its ambitious greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction goals over the coming years. The California's Energy Future - Policy (CEF-P) project follows on CCST's landmark California's Energy Future study, which explored the technical feasibility of California reducing its GHG emissions to 80% below 1990 levels by 2050 while still accommodating projected growth in its economy and population.