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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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: Paulina Jaramillo
September 3 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

What is “socket” par­ity and is rooftop solar PV there yet with­out subsidies?

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ERG Colloquium: Chris Jones
September 10 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Energy and Resources Group Fall 2014 Col­lo­quium Series (ER295) SPEAKER: Chris Jones PhD Can­di­date Energy and Resources Group Berke­ley Insti­tute of the Envi­ron­ment UC Berke­ley TITLE & DESCRIPTION: TBA

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ERG Colloquium: Debbie Cheng
September 17 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Energy and Resources Group Fall 2014 Col­lo­quium Series (ER295) SPEAKER: Deb­bie Cheng Post­doc­toral Researcher Insti­tute of the Envi­ron­ment and Sus­tain­abil­ity UC Los Ange­les TITLE & DESCRIPTION: TBA

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ERG Colloquium: David Anthoff
September 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Energy and Resources Group Fall 2014 Col­lo­quium Series (ER295) SPEAKER: David Anthoff Assis­tant Pro­fes­sor Energy and Resources Group UC Berke­ley TITLE & DESCRIPTION: TBA

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ERG Colloquium: Matthew Potts
October 1 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Com­mu­ni­cat­ing Envi­ron­men­tal Risks: Are Ex-Ante Pre­dic­tions of Ben­e­fits and Costs Being Accu­rately Estimated?

News

Grist Features ERG Climate Change Solutions

Professor John Harte and three ERG students are "Hacking the Climate" with featured articles in the popular online publication. Read more

Kammen on UC Climate Advisory Group

UC President forms Global Climate Leadership Council including UC professors and climate experts. Read more

Are Obama’s Carbon Rules Enough?

The New York Times calls the EPA's emission proposals "modest." Professor Dan Kammen points out the challenge. Read more

Rethinking Energy on Islands

Rebekah Shirley (ERG PhD) and Professor Dan Kammen show how small-scale energy can work in the Pacific Islands. Read more

Spotlight

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

ERG Alum on the Executive Mansion’s Solar Installation

Watch White House scientists, including Dr. Cyrus Wadia (ERG MS'06, PhD'08), talk about the White House's shift toward renewables. Read more