eric fournier, phd

Eric Fournier, PhD

Research Director

Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, California Center for Sustainable Communities

UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, 619 Charles E. Young Drive East, LaKretz Hall – Suite 300, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA

Campus Mailcode: 149606

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Eric Daniel Fournier is the acting Research Director at the California Center for Sustainable Communities (CCSC) within UCLA’s Institute for the Environment and Sustainability. Eric’s background is in the fields of spatial modeling, life cycle assessment, and energy and water systems analyses. Generally, his work focuses on the application of information technologies, and the quantitative methods that they enable, to the resolution of complex environmental problems.

Eric obtained his B.S. in Environmental Science at Bucknell University (2008), where he also minored in Economics and Chemistry. He also holds a M.E.Sc. from the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies (2010), a M.A. in Geography from the University of California at Santa Barbara (2014), and a Ph.D. in Environmental Informatics from UCSB’s Bren School of Environmental Science & Management (2015).

Dr. Eric Fournier- CV 2020

Interview with KPCC- July 11, 2018

Projects

community solar opportunities map

Community Solar Opportunities Map

Where is the best place to put solar panels in your neighborhood? The solar opportunity map is a web tool built to assist community-based organizations to access data necessary to…

community solar opportunities map

The Healthy Home Study

As California moves forward with its aggressive agenda to decarbonize its energy system, care must be taken to assess the degree to which its pursuit of various energy system transformation pathways is likely to result in additional benefits for Californians. One extremely important category of benefits is the reduction of health risks that result from exposure to natural gas combustion by-products, both from appliances within homes and from grid scale generation stations.

los angeles sustainability plan

Los Angeles Sustainability Plan

The County of Los Angeles has developed the first county-wide sustainability plan, and has contracted with UCLA, in collaboration with the engineering firm Buro Happold, and with Liberty Hill Foundation.…

climate change in los angeles county: grid vulnerability to extreme heat

Climate Change in Los Angeles County: Grid Vulnerability to Extreme Heat

In this project, UCLA and Arizona State University researchers developed a sophisticated and in-depth description of future electricity demand, grid response, and vulnerability due to increased heat events in Southern California Edison territory under current and future climate scenarios. The project's findings enable innovative grid management and operation strategies and identify adaptation guidance.

ucla energy atlas

UCLA Energy Atlas

The UCLA Energy Atlas is the first of its kind interactive web atlas that provides access to the largest and most disaggregated building energy data available in the nation. It now comprises data from both Southern California and the Bay Area.

Publications

Climate Change, Extreme Heat, & the Future of LA’s Electric Power System

Eric D. Fournier, PhD., Felicia Federico, D. Env.; Stephanie Pincetl, PhD

Working Paper | 2021

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Implications of the timing of residential natural gas use for appliance electrification efforts

Eric Daniel Fournier, Robert Cudd, Felicia Federico and Stephanie Pincetl

Published Work | 2020 | Environmental Research Letters

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On energy sufficiency and the need for new policies to combat growing inequities in the residential energy sector

Eric Daniel Fournier, Robert Cudd, Felicia Federico and Stephanie Pincetl

Published Work | 2020 | Elementa: Science of the Anthroprocene

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Net solar generation potential from urban rooftops in Los Angeles

Erik Porse, Eric Fournier, Dan Cheng, Claire Hirashiki, Hannah Gustafson, Felicia Federico, Stephanie Pincetl

Published Work | 2020 | Energy Policy

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The Grid: An informational primer for advocates of distributed renewable energy

Eric Daniel Fournier, M.A. M.E.Sc., Ph.D.

Presentation

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