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ERG Admissions FAQ
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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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My principal interests are the development of sustainable urban systems that improve quality of life for people and work in harmony with the natural environment through the utilization of clean ... Continue Reading »
Evaluating the Role of Labor Unions in the Politics of Decarbonization: Insights from Political Economy and Socio-Technical Transition Studies (MA ’19) Jesse is a student in the concurrent Master’s degree ... Continue Reading »
- ecological economics
- environmental justice
- Heterodox Economics
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Operation, Cost, and Environmental Impact of Self-Driving Electric Taxi Fleets (MS ’18) Transportation has long been dominated by the personal gasoline-powered automobile, but breakthroughs in electric vehicles, shared mobility, and ... Continue Reading »
Overcoming Deterrents to Energy Conservation Investment in Public Housing (’87 MS)
- advanced internet tools for energy analysis and consumer information
- energy end-use assessments and modeling
- implications of global climate change for the financial services sector
- improved energy systems for developing economies
- integrating energy management and risk management
Energy Conservation Retrofits in Public Housing: An Analysis of Their Energy Savings and Cost-Effectiveness (85 MS)
Formerly a freelance writer and founding director of the Vietnam Green Building Council (2007-2009), Jalel remains a board member and international coordinator for Green Cities Fund (its NGO parent). In ... Continue Reading »
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ERG’s Dan Kammen on How Denser BART-Centered Housing Benefits the Environment
June 22, 2022
In an op-ed published in Berkeleyside, ERG’s Dan Kammen writes of how the construction of more mixed-income housing near the Ashby and North Berkeley BART stations would benefit the environment ... Continue Reading »
housing policy is climate policy Kammen and Senator Wiener: For America’s cities
March 25, 2019
In an op-ed today in the New York Times, professor Dan Kammen and state Senator Scott Wiener are blunt: “To solve the climate crisis, we have to solve the housing crisis.”
Tiny Homes may have a Big Effect on Housing ERGies in THIMBY: With Laws Changing
April 14, 2016
ERG PhD student Ian Bolliger comments on THIMBY (Tiny House in My backyard) in the Richmond Confidential.
Go Small and Go Home: UC Berkeley Team Working to Create an Affordable Housing Fix
August 26, 2015
ERG grad student Ian Bolliger talks about Cal team's tiny house project in Richmond.
Kammen on How Hurricane Dorian Indicates Increasing Climate Change on USA Today
September 11, 2019
USA Today quotes ERG professor Daniel Kammen on how Hurricane Dorian highlights the increasing problem of climate change reducing the amount of affordable housing, especially in coastal areas.
Faculty and Alumni Encourage You to Vote! ERG Students
October 10, 2018
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 »
ERG-led THIMBY Wins Categories in Tiny House Competition
October 25, 2016
The Tiny House in My Backyard (THIMBY) team won several categories in the 2016 Sacramento Municipal District Tiny House Competition.
ERG at the Paris Climate Talks
December 1, 2015
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.