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.  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.

 

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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Events

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ERG Colloquium: Fermin Reygadas
April 23 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Inte­grat­ing Research and Prac­tice in the Design and Eval­u­a­tion of a UV Water Dis­in­fec­tion Sys­tem for Rural House­holds // Fer­min Rey­gadas is a PhD Can­di­date of the Energy and Resources Group at UC Berkeley.

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ERG Colloquium: Zoe Chafe
April 30 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Zoe Chafe is a PhD Can­di­date of the Energy and Resources Group at UC Berkeley.

News

Six ERG students awarded NSF, plus Fulbright & Ashoka

ERG students have recently been awarded NSF, Fulbright and Ashoka Fellowships. See the full list of fellowships awarded to current students. Read more

Holdren Sets New Course for US Energy

President Obama's top science advisor and ERG Co-founder, John Holdren, is confident that America's next energy plan "will make a difference." Read more

Brandt (PhD’08) publishes in Science on Methane Leaks

“People who go out and actually measure methane pretty consistently find more emissions than we expect," claims Adam Brandt, ERG Alum and assistant professor at Stanford. Read more

ERG Alum Greacen’s book on small power

From the bottom up : how small power producers and mini-grids can deliver electrification and renewable energy in Africa Read more

Spotlight

ERG Master’s-PhD student wins Fem’Energia Prize

Watch this promotional video featuring Anne-Perrine Avrin winning the "Fem'Energia" Prize. Read more

ERG Student Rallies for Divestment on Halloween

What's Berkeley without a rally? Watch ERG Master's, John "Susty" Romankiewicz, eco-rap for a fossil-free Cal. Dan Kammen agrees. Read more