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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ERG Media

Isha Ray: On the Same Page panel discusses current efforts to reduce poverty

Watch professor Ray discuss current efforts to reduce poverty. Read more

Kammen on Al Jazeera: Companies profit by going green

Watch ERG professor Dan Kammen explain how going green is more than just good publicity. Read more

Peter Gleick ERG 2015 Commencement Speaker

Watch President of the Pacific Institute & ERG alumnus Peter Gleick's (MS '80, PhD '86) stirring keynote speech. Read more

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