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.”
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.
Diane Regas strives to improve access to parks and natural areas as The Trust for Public Land's new President and CEO. Read more
UC Berkeley graduate students offer a new way to comprehend changes in CO2 concentration in the atmosphere and temperature averages over time. Read more
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
Dan Kammen comments on the undeniable environmental factors behind the recent devastating fires in Northern California. Read more
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