ERG Affirmation

The mission of the Energy and Resources Group is education and research for a sustainable environment and a just society. ERG actively promotes intellectual, racial, ethnic, and gender inclusion; researches the impacts of equality and inequality; and celebrates diversity in our community.

UC statement on presidential election results: “The University of California is proud of being a diverse and welcoming place for students, faculty, and staff with a wide range of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. Diversity is central to our mission. We remain absolutely committed to supporting all members of our community and adhering to UC’s Principles Against Intolerance. … We are proud of what the University of California stands for and hope to convey that positive message to others in our state and nation.”

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ERG Admissions

Applications to the Energy and Resources Group Master’s and PhD programs for Fall 2017 have closed.  However, ERG will accept letters of recommendation until January 9, 2017. For more information please go to ERG Admissions.

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

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For 40 years 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 directly support ERG’s unique culture of interdisciplinary research and teaching for a sustainable environment and a just society.

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ERG Media

COP22: How Morocco is Going Green

As the 22nd UN climate change conference, or COP22, continues in the Moroccan city of Marrakech, Daniel Kammen discusses how Morocco is becoming a model on the African continent when it comes to fighting climate change. Read more

‘Coal Doesn’t Benefit the Poor’: Dan Kammen on Energy Access and Poverty

Carbon Brief spoke to ERG Professor Daniel Kammen, one of the contributors to the report of the ODI's (Overseas Development Institute) beyond coal report, about its findings. Read more

RAEL and the California Academy of Sciences Collaborate the ‘Exploring Energy’ Video Series

ERG Professor Daniel Kammen helped the California Academy of Sciences and RAEL create a video series called "Exploring Energy." Read more

ERG Professor Daniel Kammen Gives Lecture at Oxford Martin School

" To make these goals happen, we are going to have to get out the front and not be interesting analysts, but, trailing the charge, we are going to have to lead the charge." - Dan Kammen Read more

ERG Professor Dan Kammen Speaks at the 2016 Silicon Valley Energy Summit

"Nuclear wins the physics story, but nuclear fails the systems story." - Dan Kammen Read more

The Energy and Resources Group

ERG is a col­lab­o­ra­tive com­mu­nity of grad­u­ate stu­dents, core fac­ulty, over 150 affil­i­ated fac­ulty and researchers across the cam­pus, and over 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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