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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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Brockway, Anna

Anna Brockway

MS, PhD

Anna Brockway is a PhD candidate in the Energy and Resources Group at UC Berkeley. She holds master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering and Energy & Resources. Anna studies how our ... 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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Rand, Joseph

Joseph Rand

MS

Environmental, Economic, and Social Trade-Offs of Hydropower Relicensing (MS ’16) Joseph is interested in the social, environmental, and economic trade-offs in energy development, and in particular the social conflicts arising ... Continue Reading »

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Jessica Radolf

MA

Berkeley Energy Market Analysis Phase I: The Demand for Energy Conservation and Renewables (’81 M.A.)

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Nathanael Greene

MS

The Effects of Transmission Pricing on the Cost of Electricity from Renewables (96 MS)

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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 on Energy in Africa: Why Renewables Will Give More People Access to Energy than Coal

Kammen on Energy in Africa: Why Renewables Will Give More People Access to Energy than Coal

ERG Professor Dan Kammen was quoted in CarbonBrief this week, reinforcing the International Energy Agency’s assertion that renewable energy is emerging as a cheaper and more socially responsible alternative to coal ... Continue Reading »

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Hybrid Power Plants See Optimal Financial Return With 2-Hour Batteries, Report ERG Researchers at LBNL

Report ERG Researchers at LBNL Hybrid Power Plants See Optimal Financial Return With 2-Hour Batteries

ERG’s Will Gorman (MS ’19, PhD) and Cristina Crespo Montanes (MS) at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) were featured in a recent article in Utility Dive, sharing how hybrid ... Continue Reading »

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ERG’s Dan Kammen Interviewed in MCJ Podcast On Nuclear Energy, Carbon Pricing, and More

Carbon Pricing ERG’s Dan Kammen Interviewed in MCJ Podcast On Nuclear Energy

ERG professor Dan Kammen was featured in the latest episode of the My Climate Journey (MCJ) Podcast. Kammen discussed numerous topics, including the feasibility of carbon pricing in the US, the implications of switching a fossil fuel economy to a renewable economy, and much more. "There's no question that 100% renewables is possible. I've done a lot of research, my lab works on scenarios to get the U.S., China, Mexico, Kenya, Bangladesh, Morocco to 100% renewables. And in many cases where the technology mix is improving enough, the climate favors that you can do that. It's also a case that we are not today ready to think about a solar and wind only world, but solar and wind plus storage, plus geothermal, plus potentially nuclear," Kammen states.

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ERG Kammen on New Berkeley Study — “90% carbon-free electricity achievable by 2035”

ERG Kammen on New Berkeley Study — “90% carbon-free electricity achievable by 2035”

In a new Berkeley study “2035 – The Report: Plummeting Solar, Wind, and Battery Costs Can Accelerate Our Clean Energy Future,” ERG professor Dan Kammen comments that its findings of the U.S. being able to achieve 90% carbon-free, “clean” electricity could become a reality. "That goal – 90% carbon-free electricity by 2035 – can be achieved without increasing consumer electricity costs 'at all,'" Kammen states. "Solar, wind, and storage costs have fallen so significantly that even conservative leaders, conservative states, districts, countries can legitimately look at renewables, and actually economically need to look at renewables, as their next purchases.”

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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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On Science— Kammen Explores the Industrial Drivers of a Low-carbon Economy

On Science— Kammen Explores the Industrial Drivers of a Low-carbon Economy

In an recent article on Science, Kammen contributes insight on the possibilities of harnessing renewable energy through various techniques.

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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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On the Radio: Kammen in KQED, The Elephant and Matinale

The Elephant and Matinale On the Radio: Kammen in KQED

ERG professor Daniel Kammen was featured on a KQED Radio Forum segment in addition to a podcast and French radio station.

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Kammen on Trump’s Climate Policies

Kammen on Trump’s Climate Policies

ERG professor Daniel Kammen commented for Voice of America News about Trump's climate policies.

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Feeding people on our stressed planet will require a “revolution”

Feeding people on our stressed planet will require a “revolution”

ERG Professor John Harte was featured on Environmental Health News speaking of how the implementation of sustainable energy will play an important role in future food security.

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ERG Alum on the Executive Mansion’s Solar Installation

ERG Alum on the Executive Mansion’s Solar Installation

Watch White House scientists, including Dr. Cyrus Wadia (ERG MS'06, PhD'08), talk about the White House's shift toward renewables.

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Derek Lemoine

MS, PhD

Greenhouse Gas Property – Introducing an Adaptable Climate Policy for an Uncertain World (MS ’07) Characterizing & Responding to Uncertainty in Climate Change (PhD ’11)

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Margereta Kalka

MS

Greenhouse Gas Reduction Potential of Residential Gardens and Climate Friendly Diet Choices (12 MS)

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Elisabeth Derby

MA

Appliance Standards Transplantation: Applicability of a United States-based Energy Efficiency Standards Model in Costa Rica (’01 M.A.)

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Jason Burwen

MA

From Technology to Impact: Understanding and Measuring Behavior Change Associated with Improved Biomass Stoves (’11 MA)

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