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Danny Cullenward

Danny Cullenward



Danny Cullenward is an energy economist and lawyer working on the design and implementation of scientifically grounded climate policy. In addition to his role as a Research Associate with Near Zero, he holds joint appointment with the Carnegie Institution for Science and as a Lecturer at the Stanford School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences. Danny also serves on the Center for Carbon Removal board of directors and the Berkeley Energy & Resources Collaborative (BERC) advisory board. Before joining Near Zero, Danny taught climate law and policy as the inaugural Philomathia Research Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley. He has also represented environmental scientists in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and U.S. Supreme Court. Danny holds a JD from Stanford Law School and a PhD in Environment and Resources (E-IPER) from Stanford University, where he earned his MS in Management Science & Engineering and a BS with Honors in Earth Systems.

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