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 over 300 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 Admissions

The online appli­ca­tion for Fall 2015 admis­sion to ERG’s grad­u­ate pro­grams will be avail­able Sep­tem­ber 2, 2014. The dead­line for fil­ing appli­ca­tions is Fri­day, Decem­ber 5, 2014.  Appli­ca­tions for the con­cur­rent degree pro­grams with the Gold­man School of Pub­lic Pol­icy are due Tues­day, Decem­ber 2, 2014. Admis­sions deci­sions will be announced by March 1, 2015. ERG admits stu­dents only in the Fall term. You can learn more about the grad­u­ate pro­grams at UC Berke­ley and access the appli­ca­tion on the Grad­u­ate Divi­sion web­site here. For more infor­ma­tion on ERG Admis­sions for Prospec­tive Stu­dents, see here.

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Faculty Opening at ERG

The Energy and Resources Group at the Uni­ver­sity of Cal­i­for­nia, Berke­ley is recruit­ing for an Assis­tant Pro­fes­sor posi­tion in the area of envi­ron­men­tal sci­ence, with an expected start date of July 1, 2015. For more infor­ma­tion about the posi­tion, includ­ing required qual­i­fi­ca­tions and appli­ca­tion mate­ri­als, go to https://​apre​cruit​.berke​ley​.edu/​a​p​p​l​y​/​J​P​F​0​0​511. The dead­line to apply is Novem­ber 12, 2014. For ques­tions, please con­tact Megan Ama­ral at megana@​berkeley.​edu. UC Berke­ley is an AA/EEO employer.

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Support ERG

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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ERG Colloquium: Josiah Johnston
November 5 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Open Research for Plan­ning Elec­tric­ity Decar­boniza­tion: Appli­ca­tion to Methane Leakage

ERG Colloquium: Lucas Davis
November 12 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

The Value of Trans­mis­sion in Elec­tric­ity Mar­kets: Evi­dence from a Nuclear Power Plant Closure

ERG Colloquium: Gang He
November 19 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Gang He is a PhD Can­di­date with the Energy and Resources Group at UC Berkeley.

ERG Colloquium: Alastair Iles
December 3 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Alas­tair Iles is Assis­tant Pro­fes­sor with Envi­ron­men­tal Sci­ence, Pol­icy, and Man­age­ment at UC Berkeley.


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RAEL at UN Climate Summit

SWITCH model selected as a "Project to Watch" by the UN's Big Data Climate Challenge. Read more

ERG seeks Assistant Professor in Environmental Science

ERG is recruiting for an Assistant Professor position in the area of environmental science. Read more

Dr. Holdren Handles House Climate Deniers

"If the United States does not [limit carbon emissions], it is unlikely that other major emitters in the world — China, India, Russia, Europe, Japan — will do so either." Read more


Daily Show’s Play by Play of Holdren’s Climate Talk

Watch Jon Stewart give credence to John Holdren. Global "wobbling"? Dr. Holdren's got that down. Read more

Obama’s Carbon Rules Bring Urban Flooding Closer to Home

"It seems as if after years of feet dragging the United States is finally willing to walk its climate talk," Dr. Malini Ranganathan (MS'05, PhD'10), Assistant Professor at American University. Read more