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 Admissions

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.

For ques­tions con­tact erggrad@​berkeley.​edu.


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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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WEDNESDAY Colloquium: Dr. Lara Kueppers
February 4 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Can­di­date research talk: “Link­ing exper­i­ments and mod­els to advance pre­dic­tion of dynamic for­est responses to cli­mate change”

Candidate Teaching Talk: Dr. Lara Kueppers
February 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Teach­ing talk by Dr. Lara Kuep­pers, Research Sci­en­tist, Lawrence Berke­ley National Lab­o­ra­tory and Assis­tant Research Sci­en­tist, UC Merced.

TUESDAY Colloquium: Dr. Sara Maxwell
February 10 @ 4:00 am - 5:30 pm

Can­di­date research talk: “Novel Approaches to Man­ag­ing Marine Sys­tems Using the Spa­tial Ecol­ogy of Marine Predators”

Candidate Teaching Talk: Dr. Sara Maxwell
February 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Teach­ing talk by Dr. Sara Maxwell, Assis­tant Pro­fes­sor, Old Domin­ion University.

WEDNESDAY Colloquium: Dr. David Keith
February 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Dr. David Keith is Gor­don McKay Pro­fes­sor of Applied Physics and Pro­fes­sor of Pub­lic Pol­icy (HKS) at Har­vard University.


ERG Students Selected as Switzer Fellows

Lara Cushing and Rachel Golden among 20 selected as Environmental fellows. Read more

How will ambitious energy goals transform CA?

Listen to the discussion on Governor Browns ambitions energy plan with Dan Kammen and Peter Miller. Read more

Calculating the Footprint of the Caribbeans

The carbon footprint of the Virgin Islands by Dr. Daniel Kammen and PhD candidates Rebekah Shirley & Christopher Jones cited in St Croix news. Read more

How Happiness Saves You Energy

ERG PhD candidate, Joseph Kantenbacher (MS'09), reveals how we can lower carbon emissions by doing things we enjoy. Read more


Working on Water’s Next Drop in India

Berkeley News features Political Science and ERG work on water and information issues in Bangalore, India. Read more

#AskDrH Anything about Climate Change

President Obama's Science Adviser and ERG Co-Founder Dr. John Holdren wants to set the record straight. Read more