UCLA Law Student Receives Inaugural UCLA Sustainable LA Grand Challenge Policy Fellowship to Study Energy Storage Issues in Los Angeles

January 4, 2016 -- UCLA School of Law student Sunny Tsou ’16 has been selected as one of the inaugural UCLA Sustainable LA Grand Challenge Powell Policy Fellows. He was awarded the fellowship for the spring 2016 quarter—in the amount of $11,250—to conduct a study on energy storage issues in Los Angeles. He will be assisted in his research project, “The Potential of Energy Storage Systems: Analyzing How Los Angeles Can Access and Implement This Emerging Technology,” by Professor Ann Carlson, faculty co-director of the law school’s Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment.

The UCLA Grand Challenges initiative, established in 2012, connects faculty, students and supporters from all disciplines to work together, adopting a holistic approach to solve critical issues. The Sustainable LA Grand Challenge is focused on transitioning Los Angeles to 100% renewable energy, 100% locally sourced water and enhanced ecosystem health by 2050, starting with an implementation plan that will be delivered by 2020.

The fellowship is made possible through a generous gift from Norman J. Powell, and supports research and scholarly activities to advance the goals of the Sustainable LA Grand Challenge.