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Affiliated Faculty

ERG has a small core faculty but a much larger group (100+) of affiliated faculty. Affiliated faculty are based in other departments on campus or at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and share ERG’s commitment to shared learning and interdisciplinary work.  They are advisors, mentors, or employers to ERG students, and serve on master’s project, […]

Alumni

The geographic range of ERGies is worldwide, and they occupy a remarkably high number of niches. They can be found on every continent except Antarctica, across a large elevational range, and in habitats ranging from dense urban areas to the countryside.

Minor/Certificate in Sustainability — Courses

Summer Curriculum ERG’s minor and certificate require the same 15 total units of coursework, which can be completed in either one or two summers. UC Berkeley undergraduates may elect to take Energy and Society (ENERES C100 or PUBPOL C184) either in the summer or the fall. All other courses will be offered during the summer […]

Who We Are

A Brief History of ERG For thirty years, the Energy and Resources Group (ERG) at the University of California, Berkeley has provided its outstanding graduate students and exceptional faculty the scholarly conditions in which to:  study the environmental sciences, analyze the social causes of our energy and environmental problems, undertake field research in a variety […]

Students

Frank Errickson

MS, PhD

Frank grew up on the central New Jersey coast, completing a B.A. in Political Science with a concentration in Environmental Policy & Sustainability from the Richard Stockton College. He went on to earn an M.A. from Columbia University’s Climate and Society Program, focusing on atmospheric science and international economic development. Upon graduation Frank worked on […]

Alumni

Joshua Apte

MS, PhD

Population Exposure to Vehicular Emission in Megacities (MS, ’08) Human Exposure to Urban Vehicle Emissions (PhD, ’13)

Deborah Jensen

MS, PhD

Mitigation Banking: Protecting Resources or Minimizing Enforcement Costs? (’87 M.S.) Population Differentiation in Tree-Ring Growth Responses of White Fir (Abies Concolor) to Climate: Implications for Predicting Forest Responses to Climate Change (’93 Ph.D.)

Christopher Jones

MS, PhD

Chris Jones is lead developer at the CoolClimate Network, an applied research consortium at UC Berkeley’s Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory that supports the development of comprehensive, socially integrated carbon footprint management tools and programs for individuals, schools, businesses and communities. His primary research interests intersect the fields of industrial ecology, environmental psychology, and climate […]

Michael Kiparsky

MS, PhD

Science-Policy Interface in the Case of Climate Change and California Water Management (MS ’04) A Risk Analysis for Water Resources Under Climate Change, Population Growth and Land Use Change (PhD, ’10)

Renee Kuriyan Wittemyer

MA, PhD

"23% fewer women than men are online in developing countries. If no concerted effort is taken, that internet gap is going to grow. When women see role models—people doing things—it enables them and empowers them to think, 'Well, I can do that as well.' And, accessing the internet and using technologies exposes them to an entirely new world," says ERG Alum, Dr. Renee (Kuriyan) Wittemyer. She is Intel's Director of Social Impact.

Lee Wexler

MS

Population Growth, Global Warming, and the Carbon Externality to Childbearing (’95 M.S.)

News

How Does Building a New Suburb Affect the Atmosphere?

A team of scientists at the University of Utah as well as several other universities decided to take a closer look at the effects of expanding suburban communities near Salt Lake City, UT over the past decade. The atmospheric researchers found that “carbon dioxide emissions increased as suburban areas developed to the southwest of Salt […]

Transportation Emissions in Mexico City – How Big Data is Driving Change

Mexico City is one of the most congested cities in the world, and it’s taking a toll on the health of its citizens and the environment. Sergio Castellanos, a postdoctoral scholar with Energy and Resources Group, along with Dan Kammen and other researchers from UC Berkeley and the National Institute of Ecology and Climate Change […]

What Happens When You Track Climate Change for Over 25 Years in the Rockies?

ERG ecosystems professor John Harte and his team at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory know the answer. They have been tracking wildflower populations and soil moisture in a meadow above Crested Butte since the early 1990’s, using a warmer climate mimicked by electric heaters suspended above the meadow. The team’s findings have confirmed their predictions for […]

Study: Non-Whites More Exposed to Environmental Hazards

ERG doctoral student, Lara Cushing, discusses environmental hazards affecting minorities.

but scientists say the work’s just begun. Obama’s Clean Power Plan is finally out

ERG Professor Daniel Kammen was featured in two magazine publications regarding Obama's Clean Power Plan and the impacts it might have on the U.S. population.

India’s emergency in slow motion

Professor Isha Ray's piece featured in CNN on the continuing heatwave and deaths in India.

Sea Change Radio: Electricity For All with Dan Kammen

Dr. Dan Kammen speaks with Sea Change Radio on getting energy sustainably to those without access.

Time to implement the U.S.-China climate accord

Dr. Dan Kammen in Al Jazeera reminds us not to forget US and China's strategic climate partnership.

Profs. Leach & Ray Launch UN Gender Equality Report

Dr. Isha Ray at UN Headquarters discussing report on gender equality.

50% of U.S. household carbon footprint Suburban sprawl

Chris Jones (ERG PhD) and Prof. Dan Kammen point out that U.S. households are responsible for about 20% of annual worldwide greenhouse gas emissions, which are driving climate change.

Events

Summer Sessions: CALIFORNIA WATER
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July 2 @ 12:00 pm - August 10 @ 4:00 pm PDT
DAVID SEDLAK – Think Globally, Drink Locally
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September 20, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm PDT
COLLOQUIUM: Lara Kueppers
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February 1, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm PST
COLLOQUIUM: Christopher Jerde
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January 27, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm PST
COLLOQUIUM: James Rising
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September 2, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm PST
Colloquium: Julian Fulton
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April 8, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm PST

Topic Links

Maria Murmis

An Evaluation of Air Quality in Buenos Aires, Argentina (’93 M.S.)