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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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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December 2 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

The Rise of the Mod­ern World in a water per­spec­tive. A com­par­i­son of water-society sys­tems in Great Britain, China and India.


Kripa Akila Jagannathan selected for UC-Sponsored Food Fellowships 2015–2016

ERG graduate student Kripa Akila Jagannathan was selected for a fellowship sponsored by the UC Global Food Initiative Program! Read more

How to Build a Low-Carbon Future in Developing Nations

ERG Ph.D. scholars Ranjit Deshmukh and Grace Wu discuss their report on “Designing Low Carbon Electricity Futures for African and Other Developing Economies” Read more

Study: Volkswagen’s emissions cheat to cause 60 premature deaths in U.S.

ERG professor Daniel Kammen provides insight on recent research pertaining to the VW scandal. Read more

Beyond emissions: The promise of products from captured carbon

ERG Ph.D candidate, Daniel Sanchez, shares his research on capturing, sequestering and burning carbon with GreenBiz. Read more


Isha Ray: On the Same Page panel discuss 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