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.

 

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

Eco­nomic analy­sis of cli­mate change pol­icy: What deter­mines the social cost of carbon?

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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?

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Certificate Course: Economic Impact of Climate and Energy Policy
October 3 - 5

3-day cer­tifi­cate course offer­ing a prac­ti­cal per­spec­tive on the eco­nomic effects of cli­mate and energy policy.

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ERG Colloquium: Alan Hastings
October 8 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Early Warn­ing Signs and Crit­i­cal Tran­si­tions in Ecol­ogy: Corals, The­ory, Pit­falls, and Advances

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ERG Colloquium: Adam French
October 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Webs and Flows: Resource Con­flict as Adap­tive Gov­er­nance in Peru’s Neolib­eral Waterscapes

News

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

Kammen: UC Divestment is a “no-brainer”

UC faculty, alumni and student activists say it's time to take divestment seriously. Professor Kammen gives insight into why in the East Bay Express. Read more

Schwarzenegger, Brown, Kammen: Fighting Fossil Fuel’s “Dark Shadow”

Kammen speaks at Schwarzenegger's climate pep rally where both parties agree that it's time to fight the dark side. Read more

Will Dr. Harte’s MaxEnt lead to a unified theory of ecology?

"MaxEnt breaks everything that we ever thought about communities and species and ecology." 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