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Chiel Borenstein

Chiel serves as an Operations and Partnerships Associate at WattTime.org. He recently graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in Environmental Economics and Policy. Chiel’s interest in sustainability began his sophomore year of college. During his time at Cal, he has worked with his fraternity, student consulting groups, and the student government to make the campus more sustainable. Under the instruction of distinguished professors like David Anthoff and Jonas Meckling, he has been exposed to a gamut of environmental policy, natural resource economics, and climate modeling. After a successful summer internship with an environmental startup, Chiel found his true passion: clean technology. He plans to continue working towards this interest through sustainability consulting for high-emission companies and business development/operations for clean tech non-profits.

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Not All Renewables Are Created Equal: Quantifying the Emissions Benefits of Institutional Renewable Energy Purchasing Options

In recent years, institutional climate action targets, renewable energy subsidies, and the rapidly falling costs of wind and solar have led more and more large institutions to begin purchasing significant quantities of off-site renewable energy. The practice has grown rapidly, from 70 megawatts purchased in 2012 to over 2,780…