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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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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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ERG Media

How California is Leading the Fight for Clean Energy, Despite Absence of Federal Climate Action

Al Jazeera spotlights Dan Kammen alongside other climate scientists from California, who are leading global efforts to curb climate change, regardless of White House policies. Read more

North Bay Fires and the Link to Climate Change

Dan Kammen comments on the undeniable environmental factors behind the recent devastating fires in Northern California. Read more

Student Spotlight – Nikky Avila

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

Kammen on the Fight to Rethink (and Reinvent) Nuclear Power

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

ERG 23rd Annual Lecture 2017: Arlie Hochschild

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