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.
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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.
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.
Learn more about ERG Ph.D. candidate Nkiruka “Nikky” Avila’s work on electricity access and the socio-political impact of the low-carbon energy transition. Read the full interview here. Read more
Energy and Resources Group Professor Dan Kammen is featured in this fifth episode of Climate Lab, a six-part series produced by the University of California in partnership with Vox Read more
The Energy and Resources Group hosted its 23nd Annual Lecture on Energy and the Environment on April 6th with Arlie Russell Hochschild. The lecture was titled Pollution, the Political Divide and the Possibility of Common Ground. Read more
Master's student Britt Shaw discusses why she chose ERG and how ERG's interdisciplinary mix of courses allowed her to build the skills she needed to pursue energy project development and management in the private sector. Read more
Zeke Hausfather, an ERG grad student, explains how ship measurements of sea surface temperature have been underestimating the amount of ocean warming this century. Read more