Chris Jones is Staff Research Associate at the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory (RAEL), and a doctoral student in the Energy and Resources Group at the University of California, Berkeley. His primary research interests intersect the the fields of industrial ecology, environmental psychology and climate policy. He is lead developer of the CoolClimate Calculator, an online tool that allows households and businesses to estimate their complete carbon footprints, compare their results to similar users, and develop personalized climate action plans to reduce their contribution to climate change. Versions of this tool have been adopted by the state of California via the CoolCalifornia.org partnership, non-governmental organizations and communities throughout the United States. He also acts as coordinating researcher on several projects at RAEL, including a contract to monitor the complete supply chain carbon footprint of Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a greenhouse gas calculator for residential building construction and several carbon footprint calculators for small businesses, schools and local governments. Mr. Jones holds an M.S. in Energy and Resources and an M.A. in Latin American Studies, both from UC Berkeley, and a B.A. from UC Santa Cruz.
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