ERG Admissions

Appli­ca­tions to the Energy and Resources Group Master’s and PhD pro­grams for Fall 2016 will open on Sep­tem­ber 8, 2015 and will close on Fri­day, Decem­ber 4, 2015 at midnight. ERG will accept let­ters of rec­om­men­da­tion until Jan­u­ary 8, 2016. For more infor­ma­tion please go to ERG Admis­sions.

To access the appli­ca­tion and for addi­tional infor­ma­tion on UC Berke­ley grad­u­ate school admis­sions and fund­ing, please go to Berke­ley Grad­u­ate Divi­sion. Inter­na­tional appli­cants will find valu­able infor­ma­tion at Berke­ley Inter­na­tional Office. For ques­tions con­tact erggrad@​berkeley.​edu.

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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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Faculty Opening at ERG

The Energy and Resources Group invites appli­ca­tions for an Assis­tant Pro­fes­sor posi­tion in quan­ti­ta­tive envi­ron­men­tal sci­ence, with an expected start date of July 1, 2016. ERG has a long and dis­tin­guished his­tory of inter­dis­ci­pli­nary research and teach­ing for a sus­tain­able envi­ron­ment and an equi­table soci­ety.  Fol­low this link to cre­ate an online appli­ca­tion and sub­mit no later than Novem­ber 16, 2015: For ques­tions, please con­tact Megan Ama­ral at megana@​berkeley.​edu. UC Berke­ley is an AA/EEO employer.

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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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October 14 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

The Sab­bat­i­cal Detour and the trans­for­ma­tive capac­ity of coalitions

COLLOQUIUM: Jonas Meckling
October 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Assis­tant Pro­fes­sor, ESPM, UC Berkeley

COLLOQUIUM: Rebecca Hernandez
October 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

UC President’s Postdoc

COLLOQUIUM: Greg Niemeyer
November 4 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Six Strate­gies for Indi­vid­ual Engage­ment in Col­lec­tive Challenges

COLLOQUIUM: Daniel Sanchez
November 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Carbon-negative Energy Systems


California Leads a Quiet Revolution

Professor Daniel Kammen shares his thoughts on California's energy revolution with the New York Times. Read more

Study: Non-Whites More Exposed to Environmental Hazards

ERG doctoral student, Lara Cushing, discusses environmental hazards affecting minorities. Read more

Go Small and Go Home: UC Berkeley Team Working to Create an Affordable Housing Fix

ERG grad student Ian Bolliger talks about Cal team's tiny house project in Richmond. Read more

WorldAffairs: “What’s it like to worry about every drop?”

ERG associate professor Isha Ray talks about the reality of life with restricted water access. 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