The Energy and Resources Group

ERG is a col­lab­o­ra­tive com­mu­nity of grad­u­ate stu­dents, core fac­ulty, over 100 affil­i­ated fac­ulty and researchers across the cam­pus, and nearly 500 alumni across the globe. We award MA, MS, and PhD degrees to stu­dents work­ing across dis­ci­plines and depart­ments to cre­ate poten­tially trans­for­ma­tive knowl­edge for the planet and its peo­ple. ERG is a world-renowned pro­gram with a 40-year his­tory of out­stand­ing research, edu­ca­tion and out­reach to gov­ern­ment, indus­try, and civil soci­ety at the state, national and inter­na­tional levels.

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ERG stu­dents and fac­ulty work across dis­ci­plines and depart­ments to cre­ate trans­for­ma­tive knowl­edge for the planet and its peo­ple. Forty years of ERG research has advanced the fields of global change ecol­ogy, renew­able energy deploy­ment, effi­cient energy sys­tems, eco­log­i­cal eco­nom­ics, and equi­table and afford­able access to water and energy. Donate now to sup­port ERG’s unique cul­ture of inter­dis­ci­pli­nary research and teach­ing for a sus­tain­able envi­ron­ment and a just society!

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News

Rand Receives DOE Award for Wind Advocacy

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Golden Represents UC Berkeley in Sacramento

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Torn Awarded Honorary Doctorate

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Siegner finalist in Feeding the Planet’s Storyfest

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Spotlight

Sustainability: Managing Resources, Managing Risk

Watch Jonathan Foley, executive director of the California Academy of Sciences, at ERG's Annual Lecture give an inspiring message on our risky future. Read more

Dr. Ray: What is community driven development?

Watch Dr. Isha Ray give advice for community driven development practitioners. Read more