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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 ... Continue Reading »

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THE ENERGY AND RESOURCES GROUP

THE ENERGY AND RESOURCES GROUP

Research and education for a sustainable environment and a just society. ERG is a col­lab­o­ra­tive com­mu­nity of grad­u­ate stu­dents, core fac­ulty, 150 affil­i­ated fac­ulty and researchers across the cam­pus, and over ... Continue Reading »

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Undergraduate Minor in Energy and Resources

The Minor in Energy and Resources offers under­grad­u­ates basic knowl­edge and skills to address issues arising from the inter­ac­tion of social, eco­nomic, polit­i­cal, tech­ni­cal, and envi­ron­men­tal fac­tors shaping our world. ... Continue Reading »

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Open Positions

Join the ERG Team The Energy and Resources Group is a col­lab­o­ra­tive com­mu­nity of grad­u­ate stu­dents, core fac­ulty, nearly 200 affil­i­ated fac­ulty and researchers across the cam­pus, and over 600 ... Continue Reading »

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About ERG

Our Mission The mission of the Energy and Resources Group is a sustainable environment and a just society. ERG is a col­lab­o­ra­tive com­mu­nity of grad­u­ate stu­dents, core fac­ulty, nearly 200 ... Continue Reading »

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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 ... Continue Reading »

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Graduate Admissions

Graduate Admissions

The Energy and Resources Group – graduate degrees that make a difference The Energy and Resources Group (ERG) trains interdisciplinary leaders and thinkers who are defining and solving the systemic, ... Continue Reading »

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Home

WEBSITE NOTE: The home page collects its content from the child pages of this page. The content of this page does not manifest anywhere (as you can see this note ... Continue Reading »

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Courses

All Course Offerings Please note: This is a full list of ERG course offerings; not all courses are offered each term. For current course offerings, please refer to the online ... Continue Reading »

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Give to ERG

Your donation to ERG provides critical funding and academic opportunities for our graduate students. ERG has a 50-year history of outstanding research, teaching, policy advice and scholar-activism. ERG has researched ... Continue Reading »

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Core Faculty

The faculty of ERG currently consists of 10 core professors of Energy and Resources and nearly 200 affiliated faculty and researchers holding appointments in a wide range of departments across ... Continue Reading »

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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.

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Staff

Energy and Resources Group Office345 GianniniMain Phone: 510-642-1640Fax: 510-642-1085ergdeskb@berkeley.edu ChairProf. Duncan Callawaydcal@berkeley.edu Head Graduate AdvisorProf. Isha Rayisharay@berkeley.edu Equity AdvisorProf. Lara Kuepperslmkueppers@berkeley.edu Head Minor AdvisorProf. Lara Kuepperslmkueppers@berkeley.edu Undergraduate Minor Academic AdvisorEnergy ... Continue Reading »

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Programs

ERG Program Directory The information below is a directory of ERG programs. Please read through and contact us at erggrad@berkeley.edu for graduate program questions and ergdeskb@berkeley.edu for all other questions.  ... Continue Reading »

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Research at ERG

Through teaching, mentorship and research projects, ERG supports a diverse suite of basic and applied projects.  The goal of this engagement is to understand, inform, and transform the knowledge and ... Continue Reading »

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Climate & Carbon Sciences Program

Climate & Carbon Sciences Program

The research mission of the Climate & Carbon Sciences Program is to advance the understanding and prediction of multiscale climate dynamics, abrupt and extreme climate events, terrestrial feedbacks to climate change, and their impacts on energy and water resources.

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Faculty by Primary Interest

Areas of Interest Climate Change ERG COREDavid AnthoffDavid Anthoff is an environmental economist who studies climate change and environmental policy. He co-develops the integrated assessment model FUND that is used ... Continue Reading »

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Concurrent Degree Program (MPP/MA or MPP/MS)

Public Policy & Energy Resources Group Energy and Resources Group (ERG) and the Goldman School of Public Policy (GSPP) offer a concurrent degree program that integrates the strengths of public policy ... Continue Reading »

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Master’s Degree Curriculum Requirements (MA or MS)

The purpose of the ERG Master’s program is to educate the next generation of interdisciplinary leaders. Specifically, students are taught the range of methods and subjects they should be able ... Continue Reading »

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Publications

ERG's newsletters featuring updates on faculty, commencement speakers, awards and ERG Ph.D., Master's and minor students.

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ERG Graduate Job Placement

Energy and Resources Group is an interdisciplinary program that attracts students with many different interests and backgrounds. Our Masters and PhD students find job positions in a variety of industries ... Continue Reading »

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Sustainability Summer Minor and Certificate

Earn a comprehensive understanding of the most pressing issues facing the world today. The Energy and Resources Group’s Sustainability Minor/Certificate program offers a practical and relevant interdisciplinary approach at the ... Continue Reading »

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Summer Instructors 2023

The Energy and Resources Group summer instructors understand the complex and interdisciplinary nature of sustainability. All have significant experience teaching and/or professional experience in the subject areas of their courses. ... Continue Reading »

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Equity Diversity

Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) at ERG Equity and inclusion are at the heart of our mission to provide education and research for a sustainable and just society. We aspire ... Continue Reading »

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Sustainability Minor/Certificate FAQs

Synchronous vs. Asynchronous Learning What is the difference between synchronous vs. asynchronous instruction, and online courses vs. remote instruction courses? Courses originally offered online (i.e. Energy and Society and Water ... Continue Reading »

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Statement on Social Justice and Solidarity with Peaceful Protesters

ERG faculty and staff released the following statement May 31: “All of us at the Energy and Resources Group (ERG) at the University of California, Berkeley, mourn the tragic loss ... Continue Reading »

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Affiliated Faculty

ERG has a small core faculty but a much larger group of affiliated faculty. Affiliated faculty are based in other departments on campus or at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, ... Continue Reading »

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Critical Ruralities Lab

Critical Ruralities Lab

Youjin Chung convenes the Critical Ruralities Lab, housed within the Departments of Energy and Resources Group (ERG) and Environmental Science, Policy, and Management (ESPM) at UC Berkeley. Members of the ... Continue Reading »

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Minor/Certificate in Sustainability — Courses

Summer 2023 Curriculum ERG’s minor and certificate require a minimum of five courses and 15 total units of coursework, completed over one or two summers (or for a UC Berkeley ... Continue Reading »

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Faculty (9 results)

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Mills-Novoa, Meg

Meg Mills-Novoa

Assistant Professor

Meg Mills-Novoa is a human-environment geographer who researches the enduring impacts of climate change adaptation projects. She is jointly appointed to the Energy and Resources Group and the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management.

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Jones, Andrew D.

Andrew D. Jones

Assistant Adjunct Professor

Dr. Jones is an Earth scientist who works at the interface of human and environmental systems. His research uses quantitative models and data analysis to understand climate change and human-Earth system interactions at decision-relevant scales. He also collaborates with social scientists and interacts closely with stakeholders to understand how science can effectively provide actionable insight into strategies for increasing resilience of energy water, food, and urban systems.

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Chung, Youjin

Youjin Chung

Assistant Professor

Youjin Chung is Assistant Professor of Sustainability and Equity with a joint appointment in the Energy and Resources Group and the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management.

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Kueppers, Lara

Lara Kueppers

Associate Professor

Lara Kueppers is an Associate Professor in the Energy and Resources Group, with a Faculty Scientist appointment at Berkeley Lab. She is an interdisciplinary environmental scientist, whose research focuses on ecological responses and feedbacks to climate change.

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Anthoff, David

David Anthoff

Associate Professor

David Anthoff is an environmental economist who studies climate change and environmental policy. He co-develops the integrated assessment model FUND that is used widely in academic research and in policy analysis.

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Torn, Margaret

Margaret Torn

Adjunct Professor

The focus of my work is carbon and nutrient cycling in terrestrial ecosystems and trace-gas flux between soil and atmosphere. I conduct research on soil carbon, global change, and the impacts of human activities on ecosystem processes.

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Ray, Isha

Isha Ray

Professor

Professor Ray’s research interests are water and development; technology and development; common property resources; and social science research methods. Her research projects focus on access to water and sanitation for the rural and urban poor, and on the role of technology in improving livelihoods.

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Kammen, Daniel M.

Daniel M. Kammen

Professor

Daniel Kam­men is the Dis­tin­guished Pro­fes­sor of Energy with appoint­ments in the Energy and Resources Group, The Gold­man School of Pub­lic Pol­icy, and the Depart­ment of Nuclear Engi­neer­ing at the Uni­ver­sity of Cal­i­for­nia, Berke­ley.

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Callaway, Duncan

Duncan Callaway

Associate Professor, ERG Chair

Dr. Callaway’s teaching focuses on power systems and energy efficiency. His research can be categorized in three areas: modeling and control of aggregated storage devices; power management; and system analysis of energy technologies and their impact.

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Students (36 results)

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Gonzales, Adriana

Adriana Gonzales

PhD

Adriana Gonzales is a PhD student at the Energy and Resources Group. Gonzales’ interests includes examining how the responses of local Caribbean communities to energy inequities in the wake of ... Continue Reading »

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Dolton-Thornton, Nathaniel “Nate”

Nathaniel “Nate” Dolton-Thornton

PhD

Nathaniel Dolton-Thornton is a first year PhD student in the Energy and Resources Group. Dolton-Thornton’s research interests center on China, the Belt and Road Initiative, Latin America, and the clean ... Continue Reading »

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Ball-Burack, Ari

Ari Ball-Burack

PhD

Ari Ball-Burack is a first year PhD student in the Energy & Resources Group at the University of California, Berkeley, advised by Dr. Dan Kammen. He studies data and computational ... Continue Reading »

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Owusu Sarfo, Kwabena

Kwabena Owusu Sarfo

MS

Kwabena Owusu Sarfo is a Master’s student at the Energy and Resources Group. Kwabena interests includes, energy system modeling and analysis, decarbonizing electric power grids, and renewable energy integration research. ... Continue Reading »

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Santasheva, Ana

Ana Santasheva

MS

Ana Santasheva is a Master’s student at the Energy and Resources Group. Santasheva’s interests includes, exploring how to leverage new tools, technologies, policies, and consumer engagement to help us predict and ... Continue Reading »

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Murillo, Sara

Sara Murillo

MS

Sara Murillo is a Master’s student at the Energy and Resources Group. Murillo’s interests includes, research focused on increasing equity in energy systems through collaboration with underserved communities. Murillo is ... Continue Reading »

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Moses Mbewe, Edward

Edward Moses Mbewe

MS

Edward Moses Mbewe is a Master’s student at the Energy and Resources Group. Mbewe interests includes identifying, critically reviewing, and publishing on sustainable and environmental developments in energy. Mbewe’s goal ... Continue Reading »

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Mazur, Anna

Anna Mazur

MS

Anna Mazur is a Master’s student at the Energy and Resources Group. Mazur interests includes developing new facilities and strategic planning of generation portfolios, revising outdated policies like capital cost ... Continue Reading »

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Lockwood, Cello

Cello Lockwood

MS

Cello Lockwood is a Master’s student at the Energy and Resources Group. Lockwood’s interests includes how evolved industrial practices can protect resources and redress environmental impacts while ensuring appropriate representation ... Continue Reading »

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LeBerth,Megan

Megan LeBerth

MS

Megan LeBerth is a Master’s student at the Energy Resources Group. LeBerth interests includes, researching the equitable expansion of clean energy. Prior to joining ERG, LeBerth holds a BA from ... Continue Reading »

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Djoulakian, Hasmik

Hasmik Djoulakian

MS

Hasmik Djoulakian is a Master’s student at the Energy Resources Group. Djoulakian’s interests includes agroecology, political ecology and environmental justice, fire ecology, and the role of fungi in supporting fire-prone ... Continue Reading »

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Choi, Minah

Minah Choi

MS

Minah Choi is a Master’s student at the Energy and Resources Group. Choi’s interests includes researching climate justice in the Americas, with an emphasis on identity, political ecology, and STS ... Continue Reading »

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Carleton, Elliot

Elliot Carleton

MS

Elliot Carleton is a Master’s student at the Energy Resources Group. Carleton’s interest includes researching how to quantify and value the services nature provides, and in turn, utilize that information ... Continue Reading »

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Kudrimoti, Aaditee

Aaditee Kudrimoti

MS, PhD

Aaditee Kudrimoti is a M.S./Ph.D. student in the Energy and Resources Group. She completed undergraduate degrees from UC Berkeley in Political Science and Public Policy (go bears!). Aaditee is interested ... Continue Reading »

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Lau, Nicole

Nicole Lau

MS

As a M.S. student at UC Berkeley’s Energy and Resources Group, Nicole is interested in researching how climate change is affecting the way disturbances (wildfires, bark beetles…) interact with Western ... Continue Reading »

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McAdams, Jasmine

Jasmine McAdams

MS, PhD

Jasmine is a first year MS/PhD student at UC Berkeley’s Energy and Resources Group, with a passion for supporting robust and equitable decision-making in climate and energy. Her research interests ... Continue Reading »

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Stack, Stephen

Stephen Stack

MA

Stephen is a Masters student at the Energy and Resources Group. His work focuses on the social, economic, and political dimensions of the clean energy transition. He is currently working ... Continue Reading »

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Ott, Zora

Zora Ott

MA

Zora is a MA student at the Energy and Resources Group. She is interested in political ecology, climate-resilient development, deliberative processes, energy and climate justice, rural development and gender. Her ... Continue Reading »

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Grayson, Alexandra

Alexandra Grayson

MS

Alexandra (she/her) is a first-year Master of Science candidate in the Energy and Resources Group at the University of California, Berkeley. She is particularly interested in furthering procedural environmental justice ... Continue Reading »

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Adachi, Eleanor

Eleanor Adachi

MPP, MS

Eleanor Adachi (she/her) is a Master’s student in both the Energy and Resources Group and the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley and a NSF Graduate Research Fellow. ... Continue Reading »

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Kingdon, Cora

Cora Kingdon

MS, PhD

Cora Kingdon is a PhD student in the Energy and Resources Group (ERG) at UC Berkeley. Cora is interested in studying the distributional impacts of decision making under deep uncertainty ... Continue Reading »

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Campbell, Nica

Nica Campbell

MS, PhD

Nica Campbell is an PhD candidate at the Energy and Resources Group. Her research interests include corporate sustainability, environmental justice and policy making mechanisms. At ERG, she explores ways to ... Continue Reading »

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Brown, Colette

Colette Brown

MS, PhD

Colette Brown is a PhD student at the Energy and Resources Group. Brown previously graduated from the ERG Master’s program; where she used Landsat 7 imagery and machine learning to ... Continue Reading »

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Singhal, Aaryaman “Sunny”

Aaryaman “Sunny” Singhal

MPP, MS

Aaryaman “Sunny” Singhal is dual-degree student in the Energy and Resources Group and Goldman School of Public Policy at UC-Berkeley. He is interested in water security in the Western United ... Continue Reading »

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Moraski, Jill

Jill Moraski

PhD

Jill is interested in addressing electric grid reliability and resilience challenges in a future characterized by economy-wide decarbonization, climate vulnerability, and deep risk uncertainty. Specifically, she’s interested in adapting best ... Continue Reading »

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Miles, Samuel

Samuel Miles

PhD

Sam Miles is a Ph.D. stu­dent in the Energy and Resources Group, and in the Renew­able and Appro­pri­ate Energy Lab at the Uni­ver­sity of Cal­i­for­nia, Berkeley. His research focus is ... Continue Reading »

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Wang, Liyang

Liyang Wang

MS, PhD

Liyang is a PhD student in the Energy & Resources Group and a Senior Research Associate at Berkeley Lab. Her research interest is at the intersection of decision science, climate ... Continue Reading »

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Gill-Wiehl, Annelise

Annelise Gill-Wiehl

MS, PhD

Annelise Gill-Wiehl is currently an NSF Graduate Student Researcher and an MS/Ph.D. Candidate in the Energy & Resources Group at the University of California, Berkeley, co-advised by Dr. Dan Kammen ... Continue Reading »

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Longmate, Julia

Julia Longmate

MS, PhD

Julia’s research focuses on the performance and usability of climate model outputs at decision-relevant scales. She received her S.B. in Environmental Engineering from MIT in 2016 where she studied the ... Continue Reading »

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Crespo Montanes, Cristina

Cristina Crespo Montanes

MS, PhD

Focusing on innovations in renewable energy infrastructure and the potential impacts of such technology in the energy markets, my main interest lies in mechanisms to enhance reliability of fully renewable ... Continue Reading »

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Akinsipe, Gbemisola

Gbemisola Akinsipe

MS, PhD

Gbemi is a MS/PhD student in the Energy and Resources Group. Her primary research revolves around electricity systems planning and markets in Nigeria and West Africa with a focus on ... Continue Reading »

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Murayama, Hikari

Hikari Murayama

PhD

Hikari’s research largely focuses on combining remote sensing and machine learning methods to study human impacts on large spatial scales. She was selected to be a Data Science Fellow at ... Continue Reading »

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Freitas, Nancy

Nancy Freitas

MS, PhD

Arctic Lake Emissions in a Warming World (MS ’20) At ERG, Nancy research focuses on identifying existing gaps in climate science and decision-making. In her master’s research, she used a ... Continue Reading »

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Fransen, Taryn

Taryn Fransen

PhD

Taryn Fransen is a PhD student with the Energy and Resources Group and a Senior Fellow at the World Resources Institute. Her research interests center on the design and implementation ... Continue Reading »

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Wagner, Tzipora

Tzipora Wagner

MS

The Role of Stakeholder Networks in Urban Water System Innovation (MS ’20) Tzipora’s is interested in water resources and the role of technology in promoting sustainability, especially in the developing ... Continue Reading »

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Hall, Anaya

Anaya Hall

MS, PhD

Modeling Organic Waste Management for Soil Carbon Sequestration in California (MS ’19) Anaya (she/her) is a PhD candidate in the Energy and Resources Group (ERG) at UC Berkeley. She is ... Continue Reading »

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Alumni (60 results)

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He, Gang

Gang He

PhD

Gang’s research work focuses on energy mod­el­ing, energy eco­nom­ics, energy and cli­mate pol­icy, coal and power sec­tors and their key role in both the global energy sup­ply and in inter­na­tional ... Continue Reading »

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Sparti, Chelsi

Chelsi Sparti

MS

Chelsi belongs to the Winnemem, Nomtipom, and Nomsus bands of the Northern Wintu people, and is of European settler descent. She carries out collaborative research with Puerto Rican residents to ... Continue Reading »

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Shiyayo, Lynn

Lynn Shiyayo

MS

Lynn is a MS student and researcher in the Energy and Resources Group at the University of California, Berkeley. Her research lies at the intersection of transportation, climate, and equity ... Continue Reading »

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Awuah, Portia

Portia Awuah

MS

Portia is a MS student in the Energy and Resources Group. She is interested in extending energy access to areas without electricity. As an Electrical and Electronics engineering bachelor’s degree ... Continue Reading »

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Jacome, Veronica

Veronica Jacome

MS, PhD

Reshaping the relationships in Ungula’s electricity sector: the advent of the prepay meter (MS ’15) Presumptions and Precarity: Probing Electricity Infrastructure (PhD ’20) Veronica Jacome is a PhD student in ... Continue Reading »

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Mohanty, Priyanka

Priyanka Mohanty

MS

What are the Best Practices for Rapid and Just Energy Transition? (MS ’22) Priyanka earned her Masters of Science with the Energy and Resources Group. At ERG, she works on ... Continue Reading »

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Siegner, Alana

Alana Siegner

MA, PhD

Alana Siegner received her B.A. from Tufts University in Environmental Science and International Relations, and served as an AmeriCorps National Teaching Fellow in Boston for two years after graduating from ... Continue Reading »

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Miller, Christian

Christian Miller

MPP, MS

Measuring California’s Energy Service Affordability (MS ’19) Christian is fascinated by energy end-uses’ effect on communities’ economic and political well-being. While his formal scientific background is in biorenewable resources, his ... Continue Reading »

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Levinson, Michelle

Michelle Levinson

MA, MPP

Harnessing Financial Motivation to Drive Transportation Electrification: a Resource for Electric Utility Regulators (MA ’19) Michelle is a concurrent degree student at the Goldman School of Public Policy and the ... Continue Reading »

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Siddique, Samira

Samira Siddique

MS, PhD

Development for the Stateless: the Displacement-Development Nexus and Implications for the Future (MS ’19) Samira Siddique is a PhD candidate and National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow in the Energy ... Continue Reading »

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Gorman, Will

Will Gorman

MS, PhD

Effects of Electricity Consumption and Rate Design on Solar Plus Storage-enabled Grid Defection (MS ’19) “Sunsetting the Grid? Opportunities for Customer-Sited Solar and Storage in Modern Electricity Systems (PhD ’22) ... Continue Reading »

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Elmallah, Salma

Salma Elmallah

MS, PhD

Characterizing Fairness, Transparency, and Openness in US Wind Project Planning (MS ’19) Salma’s dissertation studies the equity and distributional impacts of residential heating electrification policy and planning, focusing on cities ... Continue Reading »

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Cabiyo, Bodie

Bodie Cabiyo

MA, PhD

Bodie uses interdisciplinary approaches to investigate nature-based solutions to climate change. He currently studies how policy and innovative technology can enable carbon-beneficial forest management. This work bridges industrial ecology, forest ... Continue Reading »

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Ferrall, Isa

Isa Ferrall

MS, PhD

Decentralized solar energy systems for electricity access: historical context and comparisons of reliability (MS ’18); Quantitative approaches to energy justice: examining fair access to reliable electricity (PhD ’22) Isa earned ... Continue Reading »

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Lee, Jonathan

Jonathan Lee

MS, PhD

The Cost of Reliability in Decentralized Solar Systems in Sub-Saharan Africa (MS ’18); Energy Management in Community Microgrids (PhD ’22) Jonathan studies transitions in electric power systems and electricity markets, ... Continue Reading »

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Phanivong, Phillippe

Phillippe Phanivong

MS

Managed Workplace Charging of Electric Vehicles as a Grid Asset (MS ’18) Phillippe is an MS student at ERG. His research interests are in the integration of distributed energy resources ... Continue Reading »

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Hanbury-Brown, Adam

Adam Hanbury-Brown

MS, PhD

Predicting the future of forests under global change: the critical role of the regeneration process (PhD ’22) Adam is a PhD focused on ecosystem modeling and remote sensing. His research ... Continue Reading »

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Castro, Felipe

Felipe Castro

PhD

On Rate Regulation in Modern Electricity Sectors (PhD ’17) Felipe was a Ph.D. Candidate with ERG. His research seeks to improve the understanding and organization of energy systems, leveraging methods, ... Continue Reading »

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Jacobson, Arne

Arne Jacobson

PhD

ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: ARNE JACOBSON Ph.D. 2004 Professor in the Department of Environmental Resources Engineering at Humboldt State University   From his post at Humboldt State University, Arne Jacobson passionately extends ... Continue Reading »

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Moreno, Laura

Laura Moreno

MS, PhD

Everyday Transformations of Food to Waste: What and Why Food is Discarded in U.S. Households (PhD ’19) From digging through trash to looking inside of people’s refrigerators, Laura researches household-level ... Continue Reading »

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Coates-Maldoon, Rebecca

Rebecca Coates-Maldoon

MA, MPP

Assessing Instream Flow Standards Under Climate Change Implications for State-Level Policy in the U.S. (MS/MPP ’17) Rebecca completed a Master’s degree in both the Energy and Resources Group and the ... Continue Reading »

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Brockway, Anna

Anna Brockway

MS, PhD

New challenges facing electric power systems: Integrating technical realities and policy goals (PhD ’22) Anna Brockway is a PhD from the Energy and Resources Group at UC Berkeley. She holds ... Continue Reading »

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Jarvis, Stephen

Stephen Jarvis

MS, PhD

Stephen is a PhD Candidate at UC Berkeley’s Energy & Resources Group and a Researcher at the Energy Institute at Haas. His work lies at the intersection of economics, public ... Continue Reading »

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Shaw, Britt

Britt Shaw

MS

At ERG, I am exploring the barriers to renewable projects that are stalled or abandoned in emerging markets and potential solutions. By striving to answer that question, I hope to help move electricity sector development forward — especially in East Africa.

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Aas, Daniel

Daniel Aas

MA, MPP

Greater than the Sum of Their Parts? Political Impacts of State Climate Policies in the Face of Partisan Polarization (MA/MPP ’17) Dan completed concurrent degrees at the Goldman School of ... Continue Reading »

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Orford, Adam

Adam Orford

MA, MPP, PhD

Climate Change Adaptation and Risk Assessment in California’s Electric Power Sector (MA ’18) Adam Orford is a Ph.D. candidate at U.C. Berkeley’s Energy & Resources Group (ERG). He is currently ... Continue Reading »

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Lara, José Daniel

José Daniel Lara

MS, PhD

Modeling and Simulation of Electric Power Systems with Large Shares of Renewable Energy (PhD ’22) Jose Daniel was born in San José Costa Rica, received his B.Sc. and Licentiate in ... Continue Reading »

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Knapstein, Jessie

Jessie Knapstein

MPP, MS

Energy policy wonk trying to craft and institute economically efficient policy to promote the use of renewable energy technologies and reduce our emissions.

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Vásquez, Váleri

Váleri Vásquez

MS, PhD

Váleri Vásquez is a PhD candidate in the Energy and Resources Group with a Designated Emphasis in Computational Data Science and Engineering. Váleri conducts most of her work in the ... Continue Reading »

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Hidalgo-Gonzalez, Patricia

Patricia Hidalgo-Gonzalez

MS, PhD

Learning and Control Systems for the Integration of Renewable Energy into Grids of the Future (PhD ’20) Patricia is a Ph.D. candidate at UC Berkeley co-advised by Daniel Kammen and ... Continue Reading »

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MacDonald, Jason

Jason MacDonald

PhD

Jason is interested in optimization and control of distributed energy resources to support renewable energy integration into the electricity grid. He works at Lawrence Berkeley National lab researching wholesale electricity ... Continue Reading »

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Bolliger, Ian

Ian Bolliger

MS, PhD

Monitoring and Projecting the Impacts of Climate Change with Emerging Environmental Datasets and Machine Learning (PhD ’20) Ian works to provide decision-makers with quantitative, high-resolution projections of the socioeconomic impacts ... Continue Reading »

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Otlhogile, Monkgogi

Monkgogi Otlhogile

MA

Monkgogi (who goes by MK) was born and raised in Botswana and recently graduated cum laude with her BA from Scripps College in Environment, Economics, and Politics. Personally, MK has ... Continue Reading »

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Szinai, Julia

Julia Szinai

MPP, MS, PhD

Julia studied economics and Spanish at UC Berkeley as an undergraduate, and realized her interest in energy and environmental issues while a research assistant at the UC Energy Institute. After ... Continue Reading »

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Siegner, Alana

Alana Siegner

MA, PhD

Growing Environmental Literacy: On Small-Scale Farms, in the Urban Agroecosystem, and in School Garden Classrooms (PhD ’20) Alana Siegner graduated from Tufts University in 2012 with a double major in ... Continue Reading »

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Williams, Jim

Jim Williams

MS, PhD

M.S. 1986 – A Vehicular Power Plant Application of the Monolithic Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Ph.D. 1995 – Fan-Lizhi’s Big Bang: Science and Politics in Mao’s China ERG alumnus Jim Williams, now ... Continue Reading »

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Alyce Ujihara

MA

Transfer of State-Owned Energy Resources in California (’87 M.A.)

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Kinzig, Ann

Ann Kinzig

PhD

ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT Ann Kinzig Ph.D. ’94 Professor in the School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University Perhaps more than most alumni, Ann Kinzig’s intellectual path has traversed ERG’s interdisciplinary ... Continue Reading »

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Amber Kerr

PhD

Drought resilience of maize-legume agroforestry systems in Malawi (PhD ’12) Amber Kerr is an agricultural ecologist focusing on climate change impacts and adaptation. She has studied nutrient cycling in California ... Continue Reading »

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Seel, Joachim

Joachim Seel

MPP, MS, PhD

Landing on the Sun! How to Make Residential PV Price-Competitive in the U.S. with Lessons Learned in Germany (MS/MPP ’12) Socio-Economic and Engineering Assessments of Renewable Energy cost Reduction Potential (PhD ... Continue Reading »

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Newman, Erica

Erica Newman

MS, PhD

Erica’s niche is fire, particularly in the ecologically sensitive region of French Polynesia. She has already been trained as a physicist, but her curiosity draws her to ecology. ERG has become a unique place for Erica to explore her aspirations in the biological sciences alongside those who have successfully trekked through similar transitions. Read in her own words how Erica has fine-tuned her fascinations while at ERG.

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Witt, Maggie

Maggie Witt

MS

Maggie’s research focuses on reducing the environmental impacts of transportation by decreasing both the amount that people drive and the per-mile emissions of personal vehicles. Her work focuses on California’s ... Continue Reading »

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Testa, Monica

Monica Testa

MA

Monica obtained her Masters in 2015 from the Energy and Resources Group. She is interested in electric vehicle adoption, alternative energy policy, and sustainable energy development. Her research involves modeling ... Continue Reading »

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Sognnaes, Ida

Ida Sognnaes

MA

Ida Sognnaes is a PhD student in the Energy and Resources Group. She is originally from Norway and came to Berkeley for the first time as part of her five ... Continue Reading »

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Sifuentes, Froy

Froy Sifuentes

MS, PhD

The world is witnessing a rapid advance in renewable energy with China as one in the forefront. However, adding enough renewable energy to satisfy China's growing power needs is quite complex. ERG Ph.D. candidate, Froy Sifuentes, focuses on the challenges of integrating wind power to help make China's grid cleaner. Read on and learn more about Froy and his work (and fun) at ERG.

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Shirley, Rebekah

Rebekah Shirley

MS, PhD

Rebekah Shirley believes that there is more than one path to a bright, energy secure future. Developing nations strive to connect more and more of their communities to energy. Many have emulated the fossil fuel intensive model of developed nations, but Rebekah believes that this is not necessarily the only way.

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Sanchez, Daniel

Daniel Sanchez

MS, PhD

Daniel L. Sanchez holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in Energy and Resources. He is interested in quantitative analysis to inform public policy, focusing on bioenergy and climate policy. His past research focused on design, deployment, and commercialization of bioenergy with carbon capture and sequestration (BECCS) technologies. Daniel has previously held positions with the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), Green for All, and the California Public Utilities Commission.

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Romankiewicz, John

John Romankiewicz

MPP, MS

John Romankiewicz is an MS/MPP candidate in the Energy & Resources Group and Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley. He is the VP of Membership for the Berkeley ... Continue Reading »

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Ponce de Leon Barido, Diego

Diego Ponce de Leon Barido

MS, PhD

Demand-side Knowledge for Sustainable Decarbonization in Resource Constrained Environments: Applied Research at the Intersection of Behavior, Data-mining, and Technology (PhD ’18) Links: Personal Website Life at ERG Blog Posts ALUMNI ... Continue Reading »

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Nelson, James

James Nelson

PhD

Scenarios for Deep Carbon Emission Reductions from Electricity by 2050 in Western North America Using the SWITCH Electric Power Sector Planning Model (PhD ’14) Jimmy Nelson is a graduating Ph.D. ... Continue Reading »

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Levy, Morgan

Morgan Levy

MS, PhD

Morgan’s research focuses on hydrology and water resources, the effects of land use and climate change on human health and the environment, human-environmental system dynamics, and environmental data science. Her ... Continue Reading »

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Kittner, Noah

Noah Kittner

MS, PhD

Energy Systems Integration and Innovation for a Clean Energy Transition (PhD ’18) Noah is an MS/PhD student at ERG. After graduating with a BS in Environmental Science from UNC-Chapel Hill, ... Continue Reading »

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Harris-Lovett,Sasha

Sasha Harris-Lovett

MS, PhD

Decision Support for Multi-benefit Urban Water Infrastructure (PhD ’18) Sasha Harris-Lovett received a PhD from the Energy and Resources Group in 2018. Her dissertation research focused on urban water and ... Continue Reading »

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Gordon, Pierce

Pierce Gordon

MS, PhD

Investigating Innovation Practice: Cross-disciplinary Studies in International Development (PhD ’18) As a NSF, Chancellor’s, and InFEWS Fellow in the Energy and Resources Group (ERG), Pierce investigates frameworks, methodologies, and contexts ... Continue Reading »

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Deshmukh, Ranjit

Ranjit Deshmukh

PhD

India’s Low Carbon Electricity Futures (PhD ’17) Ranjit’s research efforts largely focus on addressing the clean energy and energy access challenges in developing nations. As part of both the International ... Continue Reading »

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Dar, Zubair

Zubair Dar

MA

Zubair is a Master’s student who researches water policy and management of international river basins, and is particularly focused on hydro-politics of the Indus basin. He has researched the relationship ... Continue Reading »

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Avrin, Anne-Perrine

Anne-Perrine Avrin

MS, PhD

Designing and Adapting Appropriate Socio-technical Systems for the Renewable Energy Transition (PhD ’18) Anne-Perrine is a PhD student in the Energy and Resources Group and a research fellow within the ... Continue Reading »

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Aden, Nate

Nate Aden

MS, PhD

Taking the Man Out of Manufacturing: Drivers and Components of Industrial Sector Low-Carbon Transformation (PhD ’17) Nate Aden completed his PhD at the Energy and Resources Group at UC Berkeley and is ... Continue Reading »

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Energy Access in Informal Settlements: ERG’s Jess Kersey and Dan Kammen Convene a Conference for the Spotlight Kampala Collaboration

Energy Access in Informal Settlements: ERG’s Jess Kersey and Dan Kammen Convene a Conference for the Spotlight Kampala Collaboration

Colleagues from Uganda, Washington, Arizona and West Virginia travel to Berkeley to progress joint work with ERG’s Jess Kersey and Dan Kammen on the Spotlight Kampala initiative.

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Transforming Africa’s Energy Sector

Transforming Africa’s Energy Sector

Dan Kammen and co-authors argue in the journal Science that a major transformation is needed to meet the needs of Africa's growing population.

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ERGies Contribute to IEEE “Electricity for All: Issues, Challenges, and Solutions for Energy-Disadvantaged Communities”

Challenges ERGies Contribute to IEEE “Electricity for All: Issues

Several ERGies recently contributed articles to an IEEE Special Issue on "Electricity for All: Issues, Challenges, and Solutions for Energy-Disadvantaged Communities."

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Energy by Whom? With ERG Alumna Nikky Avila

Energy by Whom? With ERG Alumna Nikky Avila

Nikky Avila (PhD ’18) was recently featured on the podcast “Somebody Call a Doctor.” Avila discusses how distributed energy technologies are disrupting conventional electricity planning paradigms and enabling social innovation. She ... Continue Reading »

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Green Energy is Gold for California, US: Kammen SF Chronicle Op-ed

US: Kammen SF Chronicle Op-ed Green Energy is Gold for California

Energy and Resources Group Professor and Chair, Daniel Kammen advocates for passage of the “100 Percent Clean Energy Act” (Senate Bill 100) and the green energy economic opportunities that California and US should not miss.

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New ERG Courses Focus on Data, Energy, Ecosystems, Climate Change

Energy New ERG Courses Focus on Data

The Energy and Resources Group has announced two new courses this fall addressing current, timely topics in energy and environment. Registration is open.

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A Battery of Choices – Energy Storage in the 21st Century

A Battery of Choices – Energy Storage in the 21st Century

As the world moves away from using traditional fossil fuels and towards sources of renewable energy like wind and solar, securing cost-effective ways to store this electricity is essential. ERG ... Continue Reading »

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CNR’s Breakthroughs Magazine Highlights ERG Students and Faculty for Research on Energy Storage, Carbon Footprints, and More

Carbon Footprints CNR’s Breakthroughs Magazine Highlights ERG Students and Faculty for Research on Energy Storage

The College of Natural Resources has issued its Fall 2017 Breakthroughs magazine, featuring research from many ERG students and faculty. From Chris Jones and Dan Kammen’s comprehensive carbon footprint calculator ... Continue Reading »

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Wind and Solar Energy Potential in The Democratic Republic of Congo – New ERG Study

Wind and Solar Energy Potential in The Democratic Republic of Congo – New ERG Study

Image: Renewable Riches: How Wind and Solar Could Power DRC and South Africa (2017) Ana Mileva, Ranjit Deshmukh, and Grace Wu discuss The Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) position to harness ... Continue Reading »

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Dan Kammen: Renewable Energy, the Effects of Climate Change on Tropical Storms, and his Science Envoy Resignation

the Effects of Climate Change on Tropical Storms Dan Kammen: Renewable Energy

Photo: Lizette Kabré After a few hectic weeks in the news, Energy and Resources Professor Dan Kammen reflects on his resignation as State Department Science Envoy and highlights the continued importance ... Continue Reading »

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Paper Authored by PhD Candidate Noah Kittner and Professor Dan Kammen Published in Nature Energy

Paper Authored by PhD Candidate Noah Kittner and Professor Dan Kammen Published in Nature Energy

Noah Kittner and Dan Kammen's new paper, "Energy stor­age deploy­ment and inno­va­tion for the clean energy tran­si­tion," was published in Nature Energy on July 31, 2017

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Kammen Comments on What’s at Stake as Trump Takes Aim at Clean Energy Research

Kammen Comments on What’s at Stake as Trump Takes Aim at Clean Energy Research

ERG professor Dan Kammen commented in this MIT Technology Review article on reports that the Trump administration intends to shut down or slash resources for select Department of Energy programs.

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ERG’s Energy Research Featured in Multiple News Outlets

ERG’s Energy Research Featured in Multiple News Outlets

“Research at the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory [ERG Professor Daniel Kammen’s lab] at the University of California Berkeley highlights that while cities currently contribute to global climate change by ... Continue Reading »

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Why people use less energy on Super Bowl Sunday

Why people use less energy on Super Bowl Sunday

Data provided by Joseph Kantenbacher, ERG PhD candidate, underpins an analysis showing how it is that significantly less energy is used by Americans on Super Bowl Sunday.

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How will ambitious energy goals transform CA?

How will ambitious energy goals transform CA?

Listen to the discussion on Governor Browns ambitions energy plan with Dan Kammen and Peter Miller.

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Upcoming Certificate Course on Economic Impact of Climate and Energy Policy

Upcoming Certificate Course on Economic Impact of Climate and Energy Policy

3-day cer­tifi­cate course Oct 3-5, offer­ing a prac­ti­cal per­spec­tive on the eco­nomic effects of cli­mate and energy policy.

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Holdren Sets New Course for US Energy

Holdren Sets New Course for US Energy

President Obama's top science advisor and ERG Co-founder, John Holdren, is confident that America's next energy plan "will make a difference."

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ERG Alumni Deshmukh, Phadke and Professor Callaway Suggest India Double Down on Renewables

Phadke and Professor Callaway Suggest India Double Down on Renewables ERG Alumni Deshmukh

ERG alumni Ranjit Deshmukh, Amol Phadke and associate professor Duncan Callaway recently had their research, "Least-cost targets and avoided fossil fuel capacity in India’s pursuit of renewable energy" published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Their analysis on India’s power usage, weather patterns and energy infrastructure was featured in the The Current, and suggests that the country is "well positioned to take advantage of green energy sources".

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Kammen Responds to California’s Canceled Rolling Blackouts in AP News

Kammen Responds to California’s Canceled Rolling Blackouts in AP News

ERG professor Dan Kammen was recently quoted in AP News regarding California's power grid operator cancelling rolling blackouts. These scheduled widespread blackouts were averted after regulators warned that the electric grid would not have enough power to meet demands in the midst of a heat wave. Kammen commented that the state needs to do more to store and sell clean energy sources, and he hopes this week’s blackouts will prompt officials to act. “This is kind of a stress test on the system,” he said. “We have not built up enough of a smart enough system to take advantage of all the renewables we have in place.”

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Two ERG Alumni Named Top 50 Green Innovators and Influencers by Grist Magazine

Two ERG Alumni Named Top 50 Green Innovators and Influencers by Grist Magazine

Sam Arons (MS ’07) and Joshua Apte (PhD ’13) were named as the 2019 “Grist 50” — a list of the most innovative and influential leaders in sustainability. Grist is ... Continue Reading »

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International Team, including ERG, publishes “Three years to safeguard our climate” in Nature

including ERG International Team

“The fossil-​​free econ­omy is already profitable.”

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Kammen: Panelists Consider Potential of Nuclear Power As Climate Change Solution

Kammen: Panelists Consider Potential of Nuclear Power As Climate Change Solution

ERG professor Dan Kammen spoke on a Cornell University panel on the potential of nuclear power to address global climate change.

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ERG Summer Courses Available

ERG Summer Courses Available

ERG is offering four of its most popular courses this summer! Enroll Today!

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

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.

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Climate Action Seed and Matching Grants to fuel the work of ERG Alumni and Faculty

Climate Action Seed and Matching Grants to fuel the work of ERG Alumni and Faculty

The University of California awarded more than $80 million in state-funded grants to spur climate action this August through the Climate Action Seed and Matching Grant program. ERG alum Patricia ... Continue Reading »

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Advocating for Women on World Water Day

Advocating for Women on World Water Day

New commentary published in the Lancet on World Water Day (March 22) calls on researchers, policy makers, and professionals to strengthen their commitment to addressing gender inequities in global water delivery systems. Co-authored ... Continue Reading »

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New Study by Coalition of ERG Researchers Reveals True Social Cost of Carbon

New Study by Coalition of ERG Researchers Reveals True Social Cost of Carbon

Researchers from Rausser College’s Energy and Resources Group (ERG) and Resources for the Future (RFF) have released a new estimate that the social cost of carbon (SCC), a key metric ... Continue Reading »

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California Must Accelerate Carbon Neutrality Goal, Argues ERG’s Dan Kammen

Argues ERG’s Dan Kammen California Must Accelerate Carbon Neutrality Goal

In an op-ed published in the Los Angeles Times, ERG’s Dan Kammen pushes for California to set a more ambitious carbon neutrality goal, and suggests that this plan should mobilize ... Continue Reading »

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New Climate Equity and Environmental Justice Cluster Brings Faculty Mills-Novoa to ERG

New Climate Equity and Environmental Justice Cluster Brings Faculty Mills-Novoa to ERG

Meg Mills-Novoa has joined the Energy and Resources Group as part of a group of new faculty members recruited through Rausser College's Climate Equity and Environmental Justice cluster initiative to further climate justice research.

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ERG Alums Williams, Farbes, and Professor Torn Reveal US Can Achieve Net-Zero Carbon Emissions by 2050

Farbes ERG Alums Williams

A new article, "Carbon-neutral pathways for the United States," published in the open-access journal AGU Advances by ERG alums Jim Williams, Jamil Farbes, ERG alum and adjunct professor Margaret Torn, and others found that "reaching zero net emissions of carbon dioxide from energy and industry by 2050 can be accomplished.

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ERG’s Dan Kammen Enthusiastic for Berkeley Scholars to Join Biden Administration

ERG’s Dan Kammen Enthusiastic for Berkeley Scholars to Join Biden Administration

Recently, President-elect Joe Biden has nominated UC Berkeley Goldman School of Public Policy (GSPP) faculty member Jennifer Granholm to lead the U.S. Department of Energy and Haas School of Business Professor Emeritus Janet Yellen to serve as secretary of treasury. Two campus alumni are also expected to serve within the administration, with Alejandro Mayorkas selected to lead the Department of Homeland Security, or DHS, and Adewale Adeyemo picked for deputy treasury secretary. ERG professor Dan Kammen expressed enthusiasm for the candidates in multiple news sources, stating that “The Department of Energy is going to be central to almost everything in the Biden-Harris plan, from energy transformation to re-entering the Paris Climate Accords. We’re also going to need a huge infusion of attention and effort to be put into creating jobs. That fits Jennifer Granholm to a T. I’m just so impressed that they made this choice. I think she’s ideal for the job at this time.” Read the Berkeley News article on Jennifer Granholm here, the San Francisco Chronicle article here, and the Daily Californian article on all four Berkeley scholars here.

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ERG Alumnus Patrick Gonzalez Speaks to Congress on Climate Change

ERG Alumnus Patrick Gonzalez Speaks to Congress on Climate Change

ERG alum, Dr. Patrick Gonzalez presents scientific findings to Representative Mike Quigley and other members of the U.S. House of Representatives Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition Members in the U.S. Capitol

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Noah Kittner and Dan Kammen Argue for Solar and Wind Over Hydropower in Nature Article

Noah Kittner and Dan Kammen Argue for Solar and Wind Over Hydropower in Nature Article

Recent ERG alum Noah Kittner (MS ’15, PhD ’18) and professor Dan Kammen, along with Stanford postdoc Rafael Schmitt and UC Berkeley professor of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning Matt ... Continue Reading »

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ERG student Hausfather in Science: Oceans are warming even faster than previously thought

ERG student Hausfather in Science: Oceans are warming even faster than previously thought

“If you want to see where global warming is happening, look in our oceans,” said Zeke Hausfather, a graduate student in the Energy and Resources Group at UC Berkeley and co-author of the paper. “Ocean heating is a very important indicator of climate change, and we have robust evidence that it is warming more rapidly than we thought.”

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Study finds racial inequality in the deployment of rooftop solar

Study finds racial inequality in the deployment of rooftop solar

A new study by researchers at UC Berkeley and Tufts University shows fewer rooftop solar photovoltaics installations exist in African-American and Hispanic-dominant neighborhoods than in white-dominant neighborhoods, even when controlling ... Continue Reading »

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Campus and Alumni Mourn the Passing of ERG Professor Gene Rochlin

Campus and Alumni Mourn the Passing of ERG Professor Gene Rochlin

It is with a very heavy heart that I have to pass on the news that University of California Berkeley Energy and Resources Group (ERG) core faculty emeritus Gene Rochlin passed away this weekend. 

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ERG Research Shows Reliability of Independent Solar Power in Sub-Saharan Africa

ERG Research Shows Reliability of Independent Solar Power in Sub-Saharan Africa

Nature Energy recently published research by ERG PhD Student Jonathan Lee and Professor Duncan Callaway quantifying the cost of reliability for decentralized solar and battery systems in Sub-Saharan Africa. Their ... Continue Reading »

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ERG Students, Faculty and Alumni Encourage You to Vote!

Faculty and Alumni Encourage You to Vote! ERG Students

As the November 6, 2018 midterm elections approach, the Energy and Resources Group faculty, students, and alumni are taking action to increase voter participation. We encourage all voices to be heard ... Continue Reading »

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ERG Alumni Deshmukh, Mileva, and Wu Explore Renewable Alternatives to Mega Hydropower

Mileva ERG Alumni Deshmukh

ERG alumni Ranjit Deshmukh, Ana Mileva, and Grace Wu recently published their research on alternatives to the hydroelectric power Inga III Dam in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The ... Continue Reading »

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ERG Alum Steve Fetter Named UMD Assoc Provost and Dean

ERG Alum Steve Fetter Named UMD Assoc Provost and Dean

The University of Maryland has named ERG alumnus Steve Fetter as Associate Provost and Dean of the Graduate School.

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2018’s Greenest States — John Harte Weighs In

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 ... Continue Reading »

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

Cost Efficiency

“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 ... Continue Reading »

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

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 ... Continue Reading »

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What Environmental Policy Options Does the U.S. Have in 2018?

What Environmental Policy Options Does the U.S. Have in 2018?

In a Knowledge @ Wharton public policy podcast, Dan Kammen joins Eric Orts, legal studies and business ethics professor, and director of the school’s Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership. Kammen and ... Continue Reading »

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Climate Change Slowing Down Wind Turbines? Kammen Weighs In

Climate Change Slowing Down Wind Turbines? Kammen Weighs In

With global temperatures increasing, researchers analyze the effects of temperature differences on wind patterns. Multiple studies confirm the possibility of wind resources declining across the Northern Hemisphere, reducing the energy ... Continue Reading »

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Dan Kammen Featured in Fall 2017 Breakthroughs Magazine

Dan Kammen Featured in Fall 2017 Breakthroughs Magazine

In the Fall 2017 issue of the College of Natural Resources’ Breakthroughs magazine, Dan Kammen is spotlighted for the innovative ways in which he has merged science with environmental policy. ... Continue Reading »

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New ERG Chair Daniel M. Kammen

New ERG Chair Daniel M. Kammen

We are pleased to announce the appointment of the new Energy and Resources Group Chair, Professor Daniel M. Kammen. His appointment began July 1, 2017. Daniel Kam­men is a Pro­fes­sor of Energy with ... Continue Reading »

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Northern States Might Profit as the Planet Warms, New Study by ERG Postdoc James Rising Finds

New Study by ERG Postdoc James Rising Finds Northern States Might Profit as the Planet Warms

If you live in the South, climate change could kill your economy.

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Sustainable Design of Communities: Kammen and Fraker in Scientific American

Sustainable Design of Communities: Kammen and Fraker in Scientific American

Neighborhood efforts to reduce fossil fuel and water consumption, as well as greenhouse gas emissions, could go beyond serving as a model for sustainability by providing local construction jobs and revitalizing entire communities.

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ERG Professor Callaway – Solar Power in Africa

ERG Professor Callaway – Solar Power in Africa

ERG Professor Duncan Callaway comments on renewable energy in Africa, noting the advancements in solar technology in Crescent Vale News.

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ERG PhD Lara Speaks at TEDx Pura Vida 2017

ERG PhD Lara Speaks at TEDx Pura Vida 2017

Last week, ERG PhD student José Daniel Lara spoke in Costa Rica at the TEDx Pura Vida 2017 event. Lara’s talk focused on the urgency for Costa Rica to integrate solar energy ... Continue Reading »

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ERG Professor Emeritus John Holdren on Trump Administration Climate Policy

ERG Professor Emeritus John Holdren on Trump Administration Climate Policy

ERG Professor Emeritus John Holdren is featured in the Cape Cod Wave.

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Introducing New ERG Faculty Lara Kueppers

Introducing New ERG Faculty Lara Kueppers

The Energy and Resources Group is delighted to announce the arrival of new core faculty member Lara Kueppers.

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ERG Graduate Students Deshmukh and Wu: Can Wind and Solar Fuel Africa’s Future?

ERG Graduate Students Deshmukh and Wu: Can Wind and Solar Fuel Africa’s Future?

ERG Graduate Students Ranjit Deshmukh and Grace Wu's research on renewable energy in Africa was highlighted in a news article in Nature.

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Scholz, ERG Alumna: Disrupting the Social-Change Industry

ERG Alumna: Disrupting the Social-Change Industry Scholz

Alumna Astrid Scholz (PhD 2001, Energy and Resources Group) seeks to disrupt the social-change industry with Sphaera Solutions.

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ERG-led THIMBY Wins Categories in Tiny House Competition

ERG-led THIMBY Wins Categories in Tiny House Competition

The Tiny House in My Backyard (THIMBY) team won several categories in the 2016 Sacramento Municipal District Tiny House Competition.

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ERG Student Avila Receives Rosenfeld Fellowship

ERG Student Avila Receives Rosenfeld Fellowship

Congratulations to ERG postdoctoral fellow Nikky Avila, who was recently awarded the 2016 Rosenfeld Fellowship.

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ERG PhD Jalel Sager: What Obama Should Do in Laos

ERG PhD Jalel Sager: What Obama Should Do in Laos

ERG PhD candidate Jalel Sager, coauthored an article on President Obama's visit to Laos this week.

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RAEL and GRID Alternatives Partner for Off-Grid Solar

RAEL and GRID Alternatives Partner for Off-Grid Solar

Solar Industry Magazine has announced a partnership between the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory (RAEL) and nonprofit solar installer GRID Alternatives. RAEL is a unique new research, development, project implementation, and community ... Continue Reading »

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ERG Professor Daniel Kammen Appointed as U.S. Science Envoy

ERG Professor Daniel Kammen Appointed as U.S. Science Envoy

ERG Professor Daniel Kammen has been appointed as one of five U.S. Science Envoys by the US State Department.

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Shaw, ERG Alumna: Helping Agribusiness

ERG Alumna: Helping Agribusiness Shaw

Rebecca Shaw, MA 1992 Energy Resources Group, Ph.D. 1997 ERG, is featured in Berkeley's College of Natural Resources Breakthroughs magazine.

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ERG at the Paris Climate Talks

ERG at the Paris Climate Talks

The 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris has begun and will continue until December 11th. Energy and Resources Group faculty, students and alumni will be playing an active role at the conference and the many peripheral activities.

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Go Small and Go Home: UC Berkeley Team Working to Create an Affordable Housing Fix

Go Small and Go Home: UC Berkeley Team Working to Create an Affordable Housing Fix

ERG grad student Ian Bolliger talks about Cal team's tiny house project in Richmond.

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CFCC15: ERG Students Present at Paris Conference

CFCC15: ERG Students Present at Paris Conference

ERG & RAEL students present and engage at scientific conference “Our Common Future under Climate Change” ahead of COP21

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CAL-RAE to pilot solar solar microgrid design in rural Uganda

CAL-RAE to pilot solar solar microgrid design in rural Uganda

PhD candidate Jalel Sager, Austin Cappon (ERG minor) and Jonathon Lee to pilot solar microgrid design this spring

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The Road from CalCAP: Can the University of California Achieve Carbon Neutrality by 2025?

The Road from CalCAP: Can the University of California Achieve Carbon Neutrality by 2025?

How Zimmerman (MS'08), ERGies and colleagues started to "save the planet" by getting Cal capped

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Holdren: What Works at ERG Works

Holdren: What Works at ERG Works

John Holdren's "tricks of the trade" presentation plus photos during the ERG Big Event.

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Zoë Chafe leads new WHO Report

Zoë Chafe leads new WHO Report

"We wanted to help policymakers and members of the general public understand that household heating with biomass is a complicated issue," says ERG PhD candidate Zoë Chafe.

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Jessica Reilly Sails Around Latin America with International Fellowship

Jessica Reilly Sails Around Latin America with International Fellowship

ERG PhD candidate studies the impact of rising sea levels on coastal life.

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

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.

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Profs. Leach & Ray Launch UN Gender Equality Report

Profs. Leach & Ray Launch UN Gender Equality Report

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

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Dr. Holdren Handles House Climate Deniers

Dr. Holdren Handles House Climate Deniers

"If the United States does not [limit carbon emissions], it is unlikely that other major emitters in the world — China, India, Russia, Europe, Japan — will do so either."

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Professor Harte Featured in DOE’s Symmetry

Professor Harte Featured in DOE’s Symmetry

He transitioned from physics to ecology. And at ERG, he's not the only one.

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Kammen on UC Climate Advisory Group

Kammen on UC Climate Advisory Group

UC President forms Global Climate Leadership Council including UC professors and climate experts.

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Microgrid Report by ERG scholars in Nature

Microgrid Report by ERG scholars in Nature

Scholars from ERG and Carnegie Mellon report on the "vicious cycles" of rural microgrids.

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Brandt (PhD’08) publishes in Science on Methane Leaks

Brandt (PhD’08) publishes in Science on Methane Leaks

“People who go out and actually measure methane pretty consistently find more emissions than we expect," claims Adam Brandt, ERG Alum and assistant professor at Stanford.

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

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.

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ERG chair named top architecture educator

ERG chair named top architecture educator

Har­ri­son Fraker receives 2014 Topaz Medal­lion for Excel­lence in Archi­tec­tural Edu­ca­tion.

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ERG students win United Nations award

ERG students win United Nations award

Jalel Sager (PhD candidate) and Austin Cappon (Minor) head to Nairobi, Kenya to pick up UN prize for a sustainable energy development project in Vietnam.

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