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2018’s Greenest States — John Harte Weighs In

Have you ever wondered which states in the U.S. are the most environmentally conscious? The least?

“In order to highlight the greenest states and call out those doing a poor job of caring for the environment, WalletHub compared each of the 50 states on 23 key metrics. Our data set ranges from LEED-certified buildings per capita to share of energy consumption from renewable resources. Read on for our findings, expert commentary and our full methodology.”

One of the experts consulted by WalletHub was ERG’s John Harte, who answered the following questions:

  • What policies can state and local authorities pursue to make their communities more environmentally friendly?
  • Is there an inherent tradeoff between protecting the environment and promoting economic growth?
  • How might states be affected by the Trump administration’s EPA policies?
  • What is the single most impactful thing an individual can do to reduce their effect on the environment?

To view John Harte’s answers and read more about the findings, click here.

News

Patrick Gonzalez Selected to be a Lead Author of IPCC’s Next Major Climate Change Report

ERG alumnus Patrick Gonzalez (PhD ’97) has been selected by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to be a lead author for a chapter about freshwater ecosystems in their next milestone report, “Climate Change 2021: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability.” The IPCC is the scientific panel that produces the authoritative reports on human-caused climate change, […]

Efficiency, Cost, and Environmental Benefits of Self-Driving Electric Taxis in NYC

“What would it look like if all Yellow Cabs in Manhattan were replaced with self-driving electric taxis? How much battery range would they need, and where would you put charging stations? How much would it cost to ride in a robotaxi, and what would the environmental impact be?” These are the questions posed by ERG […]

Jesse Ribot Awarded 2018 Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship

  Congratulations to ERG alum Jesse Ribot, who received the 2018 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship in the field of  Geography and Environmental Studies. The award aims to further the development of scholars and artists by assisting them to engage in research in any field of knowledge. Jesse Ribot is an Africanist scholar specializing in rural […]

Congratulations NSF and NSERC Fellowship Recipients!

This week, the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced the recipients of their Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). The program recruits high-potential, early-career scientists and engineers and supports their graduate research training in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. 2,000 winners were selected from more than 12,000 applicants who came from all 50 U.S. states, as […]

Isha Ray Recognized as a Trailblazer for Her Impact on Developing Economies

“Gamechangers. Engineers. Innovators. Researchers. Entrepreneurs. These are just a few of the words that describe the outstanding women of the Blum Center ecosystem. In honor of National Women’s History month, the Blum Center recognizes the outstanding work, achievements, and global impacts of these trailblazing women.” This month, ERG Professor Isha Ray was recognized as a […]

Upcoming Events

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RILEY DUREN – Measuring and Mitigating California’s Methane Emissions
April 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm PDT
126 Barrows Hall

SPEAKER: Riley Duren Chief Systems Engineer & Engineering Fellow Earth Science Directorate, Jet Propulsion Laboratory at NASA DATE: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 TIME: 4:00-5:30pm PLACE: 126 Barrows TITLE: Measuring and Mitigating California’s Methane Emissions DESCRIPTION: Methane is a powerful greenhouse gas, a precursor for tropospheric ozone and strongly linked with co-emitted reactive trace gases and […]

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Information Session: 2018 Summer-only Minor/Certificate in Sustainability
April 26 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am PDT
Energy Resources Group

Learn more about ERG’s new Summer-only Minor/Certificate in Sustainability

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Public Lecture by Douglas Brinkley Honoring Carolyn Merchant
May 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
159 Mulford Hall

Public Lecture by Douglas Brinkley Honoring Dr. Carolyn Merchant Co-sponsored by Dan Kammen’s Renewable and Appropriate Energy Lab (RAEL) SPEAKER: Douglas Brinkley, Rice University DATE: Thursday, May 3, 2018 TIME: 7–9 PM LOCATION: 159 Mulford Hall DESCRIPTION: In June of 2018 Professor Carolyn Merchant, of UC Berkeley’s Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management (ESPM), will be […]

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Summer Sessions: ENERGY AND SOCIETY
June 4 @ 12:00 am - August 10 @ 1:30 pm PDT

This summer, the Energy and Resources Group will offer five of its most popular classes during Summer Sessions. All summer courses are open to UC Berkeley students and the general public. Courses may be taken individually or as part of the Summer Minor / Certificate in Sustainability. Registration is now open! COURSE: Public Policy C184/284, and […]

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Summer Sessions: ECONOMICS OF CLIMATE CHANGE
June 18 @ 10:00 am - August 10 @ 12:00 pm PDT

This summer, the Energy and Resources Group will offer five of its most popular classes during Summer Sessions. All summer courses are open to UC Berkeley students and the general public. Courses may be taken individually or as part of the Summer Minor / Certificate in Sustainability. Registration is now open! COURSE: Energy and Resources […]