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Visiting Scholars and Researchers Postdocs

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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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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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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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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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Financing Your Education

COST OF ATTENDANCE Please see the UC Berkeley Registrar’ Fee Schedule for the current cost of attendance in UC Berkeley graduate academic programs. ERG is an academic program and does ... 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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Students

ERG’s sixty plus graduate students are geographically and ethnically diverse. About half are in the masters-degree program and half in the PhD program. The students come from a wide variety ... 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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Energy Modeling, Analysis & Control (EMAC)

Analysis & Control (EMAC) Energy Modeling

The Energy Modeling, Analysis and Control (EMAC) group addresses the engineering and techno-economic challenges to decarbonizing electric power systems. Our work ranges from applied to theoretical. Much of our work focuses on building new control and optimization frameworks to facilitate the operation of low carbon grids.

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Harte Lab: Ecology & Global Change

Harte Lab: Ecology & Global Change

Ecology and global change are the primary topics of research in the Harte Lab. Among the goals are: to characterize ecological feedbacks to climate change, to predict effects of global change on biodiversity, and to develop fundamental theory that predicts the structure of ecosystems across spatial scales.

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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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Job Market, Internship, and Project Candidates

Internship Job Market

Interested in our candidates? Check out ERG Ph.D. candidates who will be completing their dissertations and are currently preparing for employment.

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ERG Economics Lab

ERG Economics Lab

The Society, Environment and Economics Lab works on the economics of a wide range of environmental, energy and resource issues. Our work spans theoretical, empirical and numerical modeling approaches. We engage in rigorous academic research and actively participate in current policy debates.

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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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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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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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Awards

Student Awards ERG students have been recognized nationally and internationally for their research. Below, you can find a selection of recent awards received by ERG Masters and PhD students. CAL ... Continue Reading »

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Climate Futures Lab

Climate Futures Lab

The Climate Futures Lab is a hub of social science research on the impact and equity of climate change responses at the University of California, Berkeley. The lab is led ... Continue Reading »

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Faculty (10 results)

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Weber, Paige

Paige Weber

Assistant Professor

Weber is an environmental economist who studies questions in energy, equity, and environmental policy. A primary goal of her research is to understand the determinants and solutions to environmental inequality, ... Continue Reading »

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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 (61 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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Setiawan, Rachman

Rachman Setiawan

MS

Rachman Setiawan is a Master’s student for the Energy Resource Group, focusing on energy sectors. He worked as an engineer in a Solar PV company where He conducted surveys, analysis, ... 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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Murillo, Sara

Sara Murillo

MS

Sara (she/her) is a first-year MS student in the Energy and Resources Group with a passion for advancing solutions to domestic energy equity issues. Her research interests are centered around ... Continue Reading »

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Lockwood, Cello

Cello Lockwood

MS

Cello Lockwood is a Master’s student at the Energy and Resources Group. Cello’s interests revolve around advancing Actionable Science to co-produce more innovative, decision-relevant, and impactful knowledge that can accelerate ... 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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Larson, Clara

Clara Larson

MS

Clara Larson is a Master’s student at the Energy Resource Group. Larson’s interests includes exploring computational methods for earth and environmental science and using computational research to inform decision making ... Continue Reading »

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Djoulakian, Hasmik

Hasmik Djoulakian

MS

Hasmik Djoulakian (she/her) is a Master’s student in the Energy Resources Group. Her research interests involve applying frameworks of feminist political ecology, cultural geography, and environmental justice to examine the ... Continue Reading »

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Choi, Minah

Minah Choi

MS

Minah Choi (she/hers) is a first year Master’s student at the Energy and Resources Group. Her research interests include political ecology, community-based conservation, and STS. At ERG, Minah hopes to ... Continue Reading »

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Carleton, Elliot

Elliot Carleton

MS

Elliot is an MS student in the Energy and Resources Group focusing on sustainable land management and conservation. His research interests are motivated by the time he spent working with ... Continue Reading »

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Abayo, Aline

Aline Abayo

MS

Aline is a master’s student at ERG focusing climate finance, critical minerals, the economics of renewable energy, and the relationship between climate and development goals. Prior to joining ERG, Aline ... Continue Reading »

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Tadepalli, Sanjana

Sanjana Tadepalli

MA

Sanjana (she/her) is a Master’s student at ERG. She is interested in climate justice, participatory methods, and environmental communication. Before coming to ERG, Sanjana was a researcher at the Disaster ... Continue Reading »

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Jones, Ryan

Ryan Jones

PhD

Ryan has spent the last decade developing modeling tools to explore technology pathways for deep decarbonization with special focus on electricity systems. His current research works to incorporate additional dimensions ... Continue Reading »

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Haley, Ben

Ben Haley

PhD

Ben has unique experience developing energy system models to support energy transformation decision making in his role as Co-Founder of Evolved Energy Research. His models have been utilized by parties ... Continue Reading »

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Figel, Sasha

Sasha Figel

MS

Sasha is a second-year Master’s student interested in land and resource management. Her research is focused on how various groups value natural resources, how the value can be quantified, and ... 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 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 include developing ... 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 second-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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Villalpando Páez, María

María Villalpando Páez

PhD

María is interested in exploring rural and peasant women’s role in the advancement of food sovereignty and in understanding the complex negotiation processes between communities, individuals, and the environment in ... 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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Bell, Elena

Elena Bell

MS

Elena is a second-year MS student interested in equitable natural resource management relating to agriculture and forestry. She has seven years of experience working at the intersection of agriculture, finance, ... 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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Craigg, Jessica

Jessica Craigg

PhD

I am interested broadly in whether and in what ways renewable energy transitions can engender social equity. Drawing on feminist and critical race theory, energy geography, and critical development studies, ... Continue Reading »

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Cullen, Kate

Kate Cullen

PhD

Kate Altemus Cullen (she/her) is a fourth-year PhD candidate in the Energy & Resources Group and Fulbright-Hays Fellow. Her dissertation research examines the role of climate change in exacerbating issues ... 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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Chaudhry, Nabig

Nabig Chaudhry

MS, PhD

Nabig Chaudhry is an MS/PhD student at UC Berkeley. His research lies at the intersection of climate and data science and focuses on building tech and data-enabled climate adaptation solutions. ... Continue Reading »

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Miles, Samuel

Samuel Miles

PhD

Samuel Miles is a Ph.D. student in the Energy and Resources Group at the Uni­ver­sity of Cal­i­for­nia, Berkeley. Sam studies electrical and political power systems. He pairs frameworks from environmental ... 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 a 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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Munnings, Clayton

Clayton Munnings

MS, PhD

Clayton’s research focuses on design evaluations and performance assessments of carbon offsets, carbon prices, and clean electricity standards with a geographic emphasis on the United States and China. He founded ... 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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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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Kersey, Jess

Jess Kersey

MS, PhD

Jess Kersey is a fourth-year PhD student broadly interested in technology, regulation, and policy to improve energy access and climate adaptation efforts across multiple geographies including East Africa, Latin America, ... Continue Reading »

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Rempel, Jenny

Jenny Rempel

MS, PhD

Surfacing Overlying Rights: Assessing Transitions in Overlying Rights to California’s Groundwater Basins (MS ’20) Jenny grew up in Fresno, California, and graduated from Stanford University with an interdisciplinary environmental science ... Continue Reading »

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Katz, Jessica

Jessica Katz

MS, PhD

Siting Renewable Energy in a Changing Climate: A Reimagining of BLM’s Solar Energy Zones (MS ’20) At ERG, Jessica is focusing on learning advanced methods to comprehensively evaluate the ecological, ... Continue Reading »

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Ward, Rachel

Rachel Ward

MS, PhD

Tropical Forests and the Allocation of Carbon to Reproduction (MS ’20) Rachel is interested in the social, ecological, and geophysical dynamics of agro-forestry coffee and cacao systems in the tropics. ... 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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Warner, Cody

Cody Warner

MA, PhD

Lights Off in San Diego County: the Effect of Utility Deenergization Events on Household Electrification (MA ’20) Cody applies statistical and econometric models to the electricity sector and studies how ... 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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Elias, Micah

Micah Elias

MS, PhD

Payment for Watershed Ecosystem Services: Effectiveness, Efficiency, and Equity (MS ’20) Micah Elias earned his B.S. in International Agricultural Development from UC Davis in 2012. After graduating he worked with ... Continue Reading »

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Alford-Jones, Kelsey

Kelsey Alford-Jones

MA

Kelsey is a PhD candidate, focusing on qualitative research spanning the fields of global climate and environmental politics, political ecology, critical development studies, human and Indigenous rights, and environmental conflict. ... Continue Reading »

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Griffin-Carney, Jesse

Jesse Griffin-Carney

MS, PhD

Integrating Fuel-Based End Uses Into a Clean Electric System: Quantifying the Trade Off Between Electrification and Electrically Synthesized Fuels (MS ’20) Jess Carney is interested in understanding how sustainable energy ... Continue Reading »

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Penakalapati, Gauthami

Gauthami Penakalapati

MS, PhD

Evaluation of Social Networks and Measures of Empowerment Among Adolescent Girls in Uttar Pradesh, India (MS ’19) Gauthami’s interdisciplinary research intersects global health, feminist theory, science technology studies, social network ... 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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Strecker, Jesse

Jesse Strecker

MA, MPP

Jesse Strecker is a researcher at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, a PhD candidate at UC Berkeley’s Energy and Resources Group, and an interdisciplinary political economist. They hold an MPP ... Continue Reading »

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Rennels, Lisa

Lisa Rennels

MS, PhD

Sobol Sensitivity Analysis for Integrated Assessment Models: Supporting Result Characterization (MS ’19) Lisa is interested in using computer science to explore issues related to the economic impacts of climate change, ... Continue Reading »

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Yu, Hilary

Hilary Yu

MS, PhD

Mining Data on Reclaimed Coal Mines: a Machine Learning Approach to Assessing Habitat Suitability (MS ’18) Hilary received her B.A. in Government and Biological Sciences, with a concentration in Ecology ... Continue Reading »

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Shears, Esther

Esther Shears

MPP, MS, PhD

The Impact of Data Access on Academic Research: Evidence from the Land Remote-sensing Commercialization Act of 1984 (MS ’18) Esther researches how climate change will impact the financial sector and ... Continue Reading »

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Best, Dennis

Dennis Best

MS, PhD

Dennis has focused his career on technology and sustainability policy in emerging and developing economies. His research interests include technology and innovation policy and impacts to resource and rural development, ... Continue Reading »

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Lazarus, Eli

Eli Lazarus

MS, PhD

Eli is an Ecological Economist working on comprehensive welfare measurement, tracking, and optimization. His research investigates and contributes to filling the gap between market optimization/welfare and broader social welfare. Recent ... Continue Reading »

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Karasaki, Seigi

Seigi Karasaki

MS, PhD

Seigi’s research focus is on the intersection of drinking water access, social justice, institutional capacity, and individual agency. He is primarily interested in weaving together historical and current race- and ... Continue Reading »

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Alumni (120 results)

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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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Andresen, Ry

Ry Andresen

MS

Pronouns: he/they Ry is interested in measuring the impacts of wildfire mitigation policies in vulnerable communities across California. He is particularly interested in researching a holistic framework that incorporates the ... Continue Reading »

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Reyes, Victor

Victor Reyes

MS

Hola! I’m Victor Reyes, a Mexican MS candidate. I have a BS/BA in Engineering with a concentration on Sustainability from the University of San Diego. My main interests are electric ... Continue Reading »

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Van Dyke, Catherine

Catherine Van Dyke

MA

Catherine is a second year Master’s student at ERG studying California agriculture and climate change. Her research focuses on water governance, resource allocation, and equity for farmers and ranchers in ... Continue Reading »

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Marealle, Joyceline

Joyceline Marealle

MS

Business strategy for Micro-Grid Providers in California (MS ’22) Joyceline is a Tanzanian who holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Rochester. Her research interest lies ... Continue Reading »

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Jones, Nia

Nia Jones

MS

Dear White People: Recommendations to Successfully Attract, Recruit, and Retain Minoritized Students in Green Energy (MS ’22) A native of the nation’s Capitol, Washington, D.C., Nia was born into the ... Continue Reading »

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Oshun, Molly

Molly Oshun

MS

Putting biodiversity on the map: exploring spatial dimensions of California biodiversity for conservation planning (MS ’22) Molly studies California watersheds. Her research investigates strategies to improve forest health, protect biodiversity, ... 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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Sherman, Luke

Luke Sherman

MPP, MS

Increasing the spatial resolution of the Human Development Index using satellite imagery (MS ’22) Luke’s research aims to encourage the use of innovative technology and management systems in order to ... Continue Reading »

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Ponomareva, Sasha

Sasha Ponomareva

MS

Alternative Futures for Composting in California (MS ’22) Sasha earned her B.A. in Environmental Analysis with a minor in Spanish from Pomona College in 2014. After this she worked for ... Continue Reading »

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James, Oliver

Oliver James

MPP, MS

Oliver is a concurrent ERG/MPP student at UC Berkeley. His research and policy interests lie at the intersection of climate change, conservation, and natural resource management in California and the ... Continue Reading »

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French, Karina

Karina French

MA

Karina is focused on urban climate resilience, specifically studying how climate impacts will affect social infrastructure systems that protect vulnerable populations in cities. At ERG, she is interested in the ... Continue Reading »

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Mallet Dias, Arthur

Arthur Mallet Dias

MS

Promoting Entrepreneurship for Sustainable Development: A Review and Evaluation of Enterprise Facilitation (MS ’22) Arthur is interested in using sustainable innovation as a framework for designing new businesses, services, and ... Continue Reading »

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Rayef, Reem

Reem Rayef

MA, MPP

Reem is a concurrent MPP/ERG student at UC Berkeley. She is broadly interested in leveraging energy policy toward the decarbonization of transportation and transit systems in urban settings. Previously, Reem ... Continue Reading »

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Sims, Michelle

Michelle Sims

MS

At ERG, Michelle is interested in environmental and equity challenges within global food systems. In particular, her research focuses on the dynamics of land use change in agricultural landscapes in ... Continue Reading »

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Yevoo, Edem

Edem Yevoo

MS

Edem received his B.S in Environmental Science and Technology, with a concentration in Ecological Technology Design and minor in Geographic Information Science (GIS) from the University of Maryland, College Park ... Continue Reading »

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Moon, Sangcheol

Sangcheol Moon

MA

Sangcheol is interested in feedstock resources and materials loop modeling under the scenario of institutional regulation to support circular economy, Industrial ecology, green chemistry, and the design and implementation mechanisms ... 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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Depsky, Nicholas

Nicholas Depsky

MS, PhD

Drought in Central America: Past Patterns and Future Projections (MS ’19) Nick’s primary research focus is on the impacts of climate change on human migration and displacement. Specific focus areas ... 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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Ledna, Catherine

Catherine Ledna

MS, PhD

Modeling Adaption to Sea Level Rise Under Uncertainty (MS ’19) Catherine received a BA in Economics from Dartmouth College, with a minor in Environmental Studies. Prior to coming to ERG, ... Continue Reading »

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Worley, Peter

Peter Worley

MS

Ohio Industrial Electricity Rates: Is the Price Right? (MS ’19) Peter is interested in investigating the market and regulatory barriers to technological solutions to renewable energy generation, net-zero buildings, and ... 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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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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Tome, Emma

Emma Tome

MS

Who Governs a Sustainable Neighborhood? Planning a Community-scale Retrofit in Oakland, California (MS ’18) Emma’s interests are at the intersection of climate change adaptation, environmental justice, and science and technology ... 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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Hossain, Anushah

Anushah Hossain

MA, PhD

The Value of Connectivity: A Case Study of Cellular Networks in the Rural Philippines (MA ’18) Anushah’s background is in history and economics and she is interested in questions of ... 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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Bauer, Gordon

Gordon Bauer

MS, PhD

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 »

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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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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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Hausfather, Zeke

Zeke Hausfather

PhD

Understanding and Reconciling Global Temperature Records (PhD ’19) Zeke is an energy systems analyst and data scientist with a strong interest in climate science and policy. He is currently the ... 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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Lollo, Niklas

Niklas Lollo

MS, PhD

Inside Out: the Power in Data-Centric Private Governance (PhD ’20) Inspired by ecological economics, Niklas is focused on global governance of production and consumption. At ERG, he is combining data ... 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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Major, Sophie

Sophie Major

MA, PhD

Sophie Major is an interdisciplinary PhD candidate, studying and researching across the disciplines of political theory, environmental politics, and Indigenous studies. Their dissertation examines the marginalization of Indigenous people and ... 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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Dees, John

John Dees

MS, PhD

John’s research is primarily concerned with macro-energy systems analysis. He is interested in the life cycle characteristics of renewable energy systems, with a current focus on the carbon drawdown potential ... 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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Errickson, Frank

Frank Errickson

MS, PhD

The Joint Effect of Uncertainty and Inequality on Global Climate Policy (PhD ’20) Frank grew up on the central New Jersey coast, completing a B.A. in Political Science with a ... 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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Woods, Emily

Emily Woods

MS

Impacts of Student-Led Service Learning Water Project in Rural Cameroon (MS’16) A graduate of Georgia Tech with a B.S in mechanical engineering. A selection of her work includes drilling water ... 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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Marshall, Adrienne

Adrienne Marshall

MS

Adrienne works on climate change adaptation and mitigation in the public and private forests and wild lands of California. She is interested in understanding how the natural resources in these ... 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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Epstein, Katie

Katie Epstein

MA

Katie’s interests are in community forestry, natural resource conflict management, cultural dimensions of ecosystem management and place studies. She graduated with a BA in Anthropology from Davidson College (2010) and ... Continue Reading »

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Han Springer, Cecilia

Cecilia Han Springer

MS, PhD

Policies for an Ecological Civilization: China, Carbon, and Economic Reform (PhD ’19) Cecilia is a PhD candidate at ERG. Her dissertation uses economic modeling and social science to critically analyze ... 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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Wadia, Cyrus

Cyrus Wadia

MS, PhD

"In a sense, we’re going through a tran­si­tion here. The indus­try is going through a tran­si­tion that we’re only see­ing the begin­ning of,” says Dr. Cyrus Wadia (PhD’08). Cyrus knows about transitions. He has been a policy advocate, business entrepreneur and scientific innovator for clean energy and human welfare prior, throughout and since his time at ERG. He has not only observed but has been part of the change in the world’s switch to solar. His multiple hats and his work on the frontline edge of policy, economics and science made him a perfect fit for the interdisciplinary program at ERG.

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Jonathan Sinton

MS, PhD

Indoor Air Pollution in China (Compilation of a Database of Results of Research 1982-1991; with an Application to Residential Energy Supply Options in Shenyang, Liaoning Province) (’92 M.S.) Energy Efficiency ... Continue Reading »

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John Saponara

MS

Potential Sources of Bias to Farm Size in Agricultural Research (’85 M.S.)

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John Ross

MS

Creating a Smooth Pathway From Innovation to Commercialization within the California Public Interest Energy Research Program (’01 M.S.) Research Interests: Performance of policy and technical analyses to increase awareness of ... Continue Reading »

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Lele, Sharad

Sharad Lele

PhD

ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: SHARAD LÉLÉ Ph.D. 1993 Senior Fellow, Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (Bangalore) Sharad Lele never intended to become an academic. And even though his resume ... Continue Reading »

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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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Eric Cutter

MS

Getting Serious About Water Wheeling in California: Learning from the Experience of the Natural Gas and Electric Industries (01 MS) Research Interests: Removing impediments to water markets and transfers in ... 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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Kuriyan Wittemyer, Renee

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.

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Doron Amiran

MA

Rot is Hot: Home Composting in Alameda County (91 MA) Research Interests: How do we make the shift to sustainable economy and society? Compost, ride a bike, eat, buy, and ... Continue Reading »

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Woelfle-Erskine, Cleo

Cleo Woelfle-Erskine

MS, PhD

In the tradition of Barad and Haraway, I practice Science and Technology Studies (STS) “from the inside”, drawing on my own natural science training to inform the theoretical frameworks I ... Continue Reading »

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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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West, Justin

Justin West

MS

Justin’s background in botany and agroecology informs his research in perennial crop farming systems and woody biomass coppice. Most recently he has been researching tropical fodder bank systems in South ... Continue Reading »

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Tabone, Michaelangelo

Michaelangelo Tabone

MS, PhD

Michaelangelo Tabone (MS 2012) is a PhD student in ERG advised by Dr. Duncan Callaway. His research focuses on applying novel statistical methods to topics in energy analysis. Most recently, ... 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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Smith, Lydia

Lydia Smith

MS, PhD

Subsurface Controls on Carbon Dynamics in a Changing Arctic Ecosystem (PhD ’18) Terrestrial Biological Carbon Dioxide Removal: An Ecological Perspective (MS ’12) Lydia’s research takes her to the Alaskan Arctic, ... 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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Sheikh, Imran

Imran Sheikh

MS, PhD

Decarbonizing Residential Space and Water Heating in California (PhD ’17) Imran Sheikh is interested in creating business-led solutions to environmental problems, with a particular focus on energy efficiency. His current research ... Continue Reading »

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Laura Schewel

MA, PhD

Shop ‘Till We Drop: A Historical and Policy Analysis of Goods Movement in the U.S. (MS ’11) Transportation Behavioral Data and Climate Change (PhD ’20) Laura studies the environmental impacts ... Continue Reading »

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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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Sager, Jalel

Jalel Sager

MA, PhD

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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Reygadas, Fermin

Fermin Reygadas

MS, PhD

Point-of-Use Ultraviolet Water Disinfection: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Safe Water for Rural Households of Baja California Sur, Mexico (MS ’07) From Efficacy to Sustained Use. A Comprehensive Evaluation of an Ultraviolet ... Continue Reading »

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Reilly, Jessica

Jessica Reilly

MS, PhD

Jess studies the impact of and adaptation to climate change on Latin America’s coasts. Currently, she travels on her 39-foot sailboat, Oleada, down the Pacific coast of Mexico and Central ... Continue Reading »

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Quesada,Emily

Emily Quesada

MS

An Evaluation of the Triple Bottom Line Business Case For Reshoring Manufacturing (MS ’14) Emily Quesada received her B.A. in Communication from the University of Pennsylvania in 2003. She subsequently served ... 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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Mileva, Ana

Ana Mileva

MPP, MS, PhD

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reductions, System Flexibility Requirements, and Drivers of Storage Deployment in the Western North American Power System through 2050 (PhD ’14) Ana’s PhD research is in modeling electricity ... Continue Reading »

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Mercado, Andrea

Andrea Mercado

MS

Andrea graduated from UC Merced with a BS in Applied Mathematics on Engineering Mechanics and a minor in Writing. During her time at UCM, Andrea interned for UCM Facilities as ... Continue Reading »

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Mandel, Benjamin

Benjamin Mandel

MPP, MS

Minding Electron Leakage: How Utility Regulation Can Improve Upstream Energy Efficiency (MS ’14) Ben is a concurrent MS-MPP degree student in ERG and the Goldman School of Public Policy. His ... Continue Reading »

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Lu, Hongyou

Hongyou Lu

MPP, MS

Hongyou is a concurrent MS-MPP student in ERG and the Goldman School of Public Policy. She also works at the China Energy Group of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Her ... 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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Joseph Kantenbacher

MS, PhD

Joe’s broad research interests include sustainable consumption and pro-environmental behavior change. His dissertation explores the linkages between psychological well-being and the environment, arguing that happiness and sustainability are synergistic concepts ... Continue Reading »

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Jones, Christopher

Christopher Jones

MS, PhD

Chris Jones is Director of the CoolClimate Network, a university-government-industry partnership at the University of California, Berkeley, and Lecturer at the Haas School of Business. His primary research interests are ... Continue Reading »

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Johnston, Josiah

Josiah Johnston

MS, PhD

Josiah Johnston grew up in a rural part of the Ozark Mountains. He is great at construction and swinging a pick. Between college and grad school he lived in Baltimore ... Continue Reading »

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Jagannathan, Kripa

Kripa Jagannathan

MS, PhD

Ready-to-use? Bridging the Climate Science Usability Gap for Adaptation (PhD ’19) Kripa’s research interests are in the field of climate change adaptation and climate-resilient planning. Her PhD focuses on improving ... Continue Reading »

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Hyun, Christopher

Christopher Hyun

MA, PhD

With 10+ years of international field experience, 5+ in water and sanitation, as well as project management and professional development in higher ed, I aim to create a better society and environment for all.

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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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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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Goddard, Jessica Joan

Jessica Joan Goddard

MS 2014 (ERG), MS 2015 (Eng.), PhD

Urban Water’s Hydra: Stormwater’s Problematization in LA (MA ’14) Measuring Drinking Water Affordability and Sustainability (PhD ’20) At ERG, Jess (PhD 2019) co-developed metrics for water affordability in the state’s ... Continue Reading »

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Gershenson, Dimitry

Dimitry Gershenson

MS

Dimitry currently works as a Program Manager on Facebook’s Global Impact Partnerships Team. Prior to Facebook, Dimitry was a graduate student at ERG where he worked on market assessment for ... Continue Reading »

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Fulton, Julian

Julian Fulton

PhD

Julian’s interests lie in the relationships between water use and economic development, focusing on modeling and governance. Mr. Fulton’s previous research includes water use in the transportation sector, conservation strategies ... 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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Cushing, Lara

Lara Cushing

MA, MPH, PhD

Lara is interested in the relationship between social inequalities and the environment, including how environmental and social stressors interact to impact health. Her work seeks to better understand the disproportionate ... Continue Reading »

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Sharada Prasad Chitradurga Srinivasa Murthy

Sharada Prasad Chitradurga Srinivasa Murthy

MS, PhD

When the Pit Fills Up: Fecal Sludge “Management” in Urban India (PhD ’18) Sharada’s research is focused on recovery of nutrients, primarily Phosphorous, from human waste, particularly septage, and their ... Continue Reading »

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Crane-Droesch, Andrew

Andrew Crane-Droesch

MS, PhD

Andrew does applied empirical research at the intersection of international development and the environment. His goals center on the provision of rigorous evidence to inform policies aimed at enabling sustainable ... Continue Reading »

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Cohen, Michael

Michael Cohen

MS, PhD

Michael Cohen puts the power and complexity of the grid into students' hands via a video game. We asked Michael about his innovative project and his unique experience at ERG. "In addition to developing the game itself, I am working with teachers at local high schools to develop curriculum around it and try it out with their students this year. I hope to not only create a solid educational product but also gain some insights into how technology can be used to support learning about complex systems in general."

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Christianson, Danielle Svehla

Danielle Svehla Christianson

MS, PhD

At times the problem of understanding phenomena is one of seeing. That is why Danielle explores new ways of demystifying complexity through visual representation. She seeks new techniques to illustrate often-forgotten, yet fundamental dependencies between human society and the natural world. One such technique is terrestrial laser scanning (also known as LIDAR), which she used to create a 3-D model of her ecological study site in the Sierra Nevada. This along with her seedling research seeks to inform the uncertain future of resource management.

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Carvallo Bodelon, Juan Pablo

Juan Pablo Carvallo Bodelon

MS, PhD

Mind the Gap: Bridging Strategies for Universal Energy Access (PhD ’19) Since graduating as an electronics engineer in 2004, JP Carvallo has been working, studying, and researching different aspects of ... Continue Reading »

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Burt, Zachary

Zachary Burt

MS, PhD

Zach’s research focuses on household water access, treatment and use. He draws on data collected in the field, utilizing both quantitative and qualitative sources. Zach is ultimately interested in the ... 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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Avila, Nkiruka

Nkiruka Avila

MS, PhD

Designing and Adapting Appropriate Socio-Technical Systems for the Renewable Energy Transition (PhD ’18) Nkiruka has expertise in solar grid integration and climate policy in California, and in electricity access in ... Continue Reading »

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Alstone, Peter

Peter Alstone

PhD

Peter’s research focus areas are information technology approaches to energy development, understanding markets for demand-side energy technology, and energy technology policy. Outside of academics, he contributes to the Lighting Global ... 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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Annelise Gill-Wiehl Challenges Cookstove Emission Research

Annelise Gill-Wiehl Challenges Cookstove Emission Research

Berkeley’s own Annelise Gill-Wiehl’s conducts research on the affect of efficient cookstoves in Tanzania. Gill-Wiehl, Daniel Kammen, and Kathrine Lau’s findings share that these cookstoves are “overestimated” in their carbon ... Continue Reading »

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2023 Annual Lecture with Catherine Koshland: Lighting the Way with Interdisciplinary Research

2023 Annual Lecture with Catherine Koshland: Lighting the Way with Interdisciplinary Research

The 2023 ERG Annual Lecture took place on Thursday, April 13, featuring Catherine Koshland speaking on the importance and value of interdisciplinary research. A recording of her lecture, entitled “Lighting ... Continue Reading »

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Research from ERG’s Esther Shears in Nature Climate Change Compares Models of Climate Governance

Research from ERG’s Esther Shears in Nature Climate Change Compares Models of Climate Governance

ERG PhD student Esther Shears is an author of a recently published paper in Nature Climate Change, undertaking a comparative study of national climate governance. To read the full piece, ... Continue Reading »

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Building Inclusive Research Practices: ERG’s Dan Kammen in Nature Energy Paper

Building Inclusive Research Practices: ERG’s Dan Kammen in Nature Energy Paper

ERG’s Dan Kammen is an author of a recent publication in Nature Energy about the potential for inclusive research practices to help facilitate a more equitable energy transition. Read the ... 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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Q&A with ERG Researchers on Building a Climate Conscious Electrical Grid

Q&A with ERG Researchers on Building a Climate Conscious Electrical Grid

ERG’s Liyang Wang and Andrew Jones were recently featured in a Q&A segment from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, where they answered questions about how grid planners might build resilient and ... Continue Reading »

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ERG Researchers on Furthering Energy Equity in Africa Using Data Methods

ERG Researchers on Furthering Energy Equity in Africa Using Data Methods

ERG researchers Daniel Kammen, Sam Miles, Annelise Gill-Wiehl, and Hilary Yu at the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Lab (RAEL) published a piece in Clean Technica about the Congo Power initiative, ... Continue Reading »

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ERG Researchers Predict Clean Energy Will Require Extensive Electrification Upgrades

ERG Researchers Predict Clean Energy Will Require Extensive Electrification Upgrades

ERG professor Duncan Callaway and graduate students Anna Brockway and Salma Elmallah have published a Haas Energy Institute working paper identifying the necessity of upgrading California's electric distribution system in anticipation for a clean energy future.

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Data-Focused Partnerships Will Play Essential Role in Facilitating a Just Energy Transition, Report ERG Researchers

Report ERG Researchers Data-Focused Partnerships Will Play Essential Role in Facilitating a Just Energy Transition

ERG PhD students Sam Miles and Annelise Gill-Wiehl and ERG’s Dan Kammen were recently published in GreenBiz with a piece about the importance of fostering data-focused research partnerships in order ... Continue Reading »

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ERG Researchers Lead New Study: 400,000 Californians May Lack Safe Drinking Water

000 Californians May Lack Safe Drinking Water ERG Researchers Lead New Study: 400

ERG alumna Dr. Lara Cushing (MA ’10, PhD ’15) and ERG PhD student Nicholas Depsky contributed to a UC Berkeley, UCLA-led study recently published in the American Journal of Public ... 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 PhD student Will Gorman (MS ’19) and Cristina Crespo Montanes (MS) at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) were featured in a recent article in Utility Dive, sharing how ... Continue Reading »

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New Research from Alumnus Errickson Connects Animal-based Foods with High Climate Costs

New Research from Alumnus Errickson Connects Animal-based Foods with High Climate Costs

ERG alumnus Frank Errickson recently published research on Nature, "Animal-based foods have high social and climate costs", quantifying the climate costs of animal-based agricultural greenhouse gas emissions at a regional level.

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Earthweek Features ERG Professor Margaret Torn’s Lead Research on Net-Zero Emissions

Earthweek Features ERG Professor Margaret Torn’s Lead Research on Net-Zero Emissions

ERG adjunct professor Margaret Torn was recently featured in Earthweek for her leading research in how the U.S can reach zero net emissions of carbon dioxide in 2050 by shifting energy infrastructure to operate mainly on renewable energy. “It means that by 2050 we need to build many gigawatts of wind and solar power plants, new transmission lines, a fleet of electric cars and light trucks, millions of heat pumps to replace conventional furnaces and water heaters, and more energy-efficient buildings,” Torn states.

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Adaptation for Climate Change Impacts Researched by ERG Student Szinai and Professor Jones

Adaptation for Climate Change Impacts Researched by ERG Student Szinai and Professor Jones

ERG PhD student Julia Szinai and assistant adjunct professor Andrew Jones were recently featured in AGU news for their research on evaluating cross-sectoral impacts of climate change and adaptations on the energy-water nexus.  “How we adapt to climate change in the water sector can exacerbate or offset impacts on the grid,” Szinai states. “And so those interactions shouldn’t be ignored in planning.”

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ERG Adjunct Professor Margaret Torn Conducts Vital Research on Carbon Dioxide Removal

ERG Adjunct Professor Margaret Torn Conducts Vital Research on Carbon Dioxide Removal

ERG adjunct professor Margaret Torn was featured in EurekAlert for her contributed work on a carbon dioxide removal (CDR) primer. The article cites the research as a valuable resource on CDR technologies and policies, and how such strategies can help create a serious plan to address climate change. "Atmospheric CO2 concentrations are already 50% over historic natural levels - 270 ppm (parts per million) in pre-industrial times vs 414 ppm today," Torn stated. "To slow climate change and avoid its worst impacts, climate scientists tell us that we need to restore atmospheric CO2 concentrations to about 350 ppm or less. To do that, we need CDR technologies and policies to remove excess CO2 from the atmosphere."

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ERG Students, Alumni, and Faculty Lead “Power, Water and Climate” Research

Alumni ERG Students

Current ERG PhD student Julia Szinai, alumnus Ranjit Deshmukh, ERG professor Dan Kammen, and assistant adjunct professor Andrew Jones were recently featured by UCSB for their leading research in "Power, Water and Climate". Working with researchers from UC Santa Barbara and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, they developed "a framework evaluating the impacts of climate change on California’s water and energy systems".

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ERG PhD Student Adam Hanbury-Brown Awarded NASA Research Grant

ERG PhD Student Adam Hanbury-Brown Awarded NASA Research Grant

ERG PhD Student Adam Hanbury-Brown was recently awarded funding through NASA's Future Investigators in NASA Earth and Space Science and Technology (FINESST) program, which is designed to support graduate student-designed and performed research projects that advance NASA's science, technology, and exploration goals.

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ERG PhD Student Ian Bolliger Researches How COVID-19 Measures Prevented Over 500 Million Infections

ERG PhD Student Ian Bolliger Researches How COVID-19 Measures Prevented Over 500 Million Infections

ERG PhD student Ian Bolliger was recently titled part of a research team that published a study "The effect of large-scale anti-contagion policies on the COVID-19 pandemic". Their research found that the emergency COVID-19 measures prevented more than 500 million infections around the globe.

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ERG Professor Kueppers’ Research on Climate-Threatened Forests Published in Science

ERG Professor Kueppers’ Research on Climate-Threatened Forests Published in Science

ERG Professor Lara Kueppers recently co-authored a research paper titled "Pervasive shifts in forest dynamics in a changing world". The research focuses on how global warming negatively impacts forests around the world, "resulting in shorter and younger trees with broad impacts on global ecosystems." Furthermore, the paper was picked up on various media sources, including Forbes, Science, Berkeley Lab, and others. 

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NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Awards ERG Students Rempel and Alford-Jones

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Awards ERG Students Rempel and Alford-Jones

ERG students Jenny Rempel and Kelsey Alford-Jones have recently been named NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program award winners for 2020. NSF awards and recognizes "outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines" who are "pursuing research-based Master's and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions".

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ERG Alum Evan Mills Cited for Xbox Emissions Research

ERG Alum Evan Mills Cited for Xbox Emissions Research

ERG Alumnus Evan Mills' research on the carbon emissions of gaming systems was recently cited on Grist. The article, titled "How the Xbox stands between Microsoft and its climate goals", uses Mills' research to display how gaming consoles like the Xbox have a significant impact on annual emissions.

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Dan Kammen and Researchers Urge More Aggressive Action Against Climate Change

Dan Kammen and Researchers Urge More Aggressive Action Against Climate Change

In a new study done by ERG's Dan Kammen and a team of researchers, analysis shows that global warming crisis is worse than previously thought. However, their research also shows how it is completely possible for countries to achieve an increased and sustainable rate of decarbonisation through more aggressive policies against climate change.

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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 PhD Student Grace Wu Receives the 2018 Smith Conservation Research Fellowship

ERG PhD Student Grace Wu Receives the 2018 Smith Conservation Research Fellowship

The David H. Smith Conservation Research Fellowship is a renowned postdoctoral program designed to support early-career scientists tackling the world’s most pressing conservation challenges. Throughout their research, the fellows partner ... 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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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 Postdoctoral Researcher Cohen – Water Treatment Methods in Rural China

ERG Postdoctoral Researcher Cohen – Water Treatment Methods in Rural China

ERG postdoctoral researcher Alasdair Cohen (Ph.D. '16) is featured in Thriving Earth Exchange on his collaboration with government health researchers to better understand water treatment methods in rural China.

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New Partnership with Kammen’s RAEL Lab and University of Maryland’s Research for Climate Action

New Partnership with Kammen’s RAEL Lab and University of Maryland’s Research for Climate Action

Last week, Daniel Kammen announced that RAEL is supporting and participating in the launch of the Research for Climate Action global consortium anchored at the University of Maryland.

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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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ERG Grad Student in Journal of Geophysical Research

ERG Grad Student in Journal of Geophysical Research

ERG graduate student Zeke Hausfather co-authored a research article in Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres

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Energy and Resource Group research finds that well-placed PV is yielding big savings on PG&E’s distribution grid

Energy and Resource Group research finds that well-placed PV is yielding big savings on PG&E’s distribution grid

ERG Professor Duncan Callaway and and ERG student Michael Cohen's (MS '12) release report on Economic Effects of Distributed PV Generation on California's Distribution System.

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Zeke Hausfather (PhD ’19) on climate change reality and hope

Zeke Hausfather (PhD ’19) on climate change reality and hope

ERG Alum Zeke Hausfather, Climate Research Lead at Stripe and Research Scientist at Berkeley Earth, published an opinion piece in the New York Times, outlining the dire realities of the ... Continue Reading »

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A biotechnology that disrupts mosquito-borne disease is resistant to climate change

A biotechnology that disrupts mosquito-borne disease is resistant to climate change

ERG PhD student Váleri Vásquez, with ERG Professor Lara Kueppers, recently published a paper in Nature Climate Change with some good news for our ability to control infectious diseases passed ... 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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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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ERG’s Crespo Montañés and Kammen on Centering Equity In the Clean Energy Transition

ERG’s Crespo Montañés and Kammen on Centering Equity In the Clean Energy Transition

A commentary with authorship by ERG PhD student Cristina Crespo Montañés and ERG professor Dan Kammen has recently been published in Science Direct on how we can center principles of ... Continue Reading »

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ERG’s Dan Kammen on How Recent Fusion Breakthroughs Could Pave the Way for Clean Energy

ERG’s Dan Kammen on How Recent Fusion Breakthroughs Could Pave the Way for Clean Energy

A recent breakthrough in fusion energy technology is a landmark achievement in the development of clean energy.

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Study Led by ERG’s Jenny Rempel Finds High Levels of Arsenic in Prison Drinking Water

Study Led by ERG’s Jenny Rempel Finds High Levels of Arsenic in Prison Drinking Water

A new study led by ERG’s Jenny Rempel and researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, and Virginia Tech is among the first to examine how arsenic contamination affects the drinking ... Continue Reading »

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ERG’s Esther Shears Co-Author of New Study Examining Government Investment in Energy Innovation

ERG’s Esther Shears Co-Author of New Study Examining Government Investment in Energy Innovation

ERG PhD candidate Esther Shears is a co-author of a paper recently published in Nature Energy, which offers insight into the trajectory of energy research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) that ... Continue Reading »

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ERG Alum Jamil Farbes Discusses Inflation Reduction Act in NPR Interview

ERG Alum Jamil Farbes Discusses Inflation Reduction Act in NPR Interview

ERG alumnus Jamil Farbes (MS ’10), now principal at Evolved Energy Research, was recently featured in an NPR interview explaining climate capture technology. View the full transcript or listen to ... Continue Reading »

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John Holdren, ERG Professor Emeritus, Awarded National Academy of Sciences Public Welfare Medal

ERG Professor Emeritus John Holdren

ERG professor emeritus and founding faculty member John Holdren has been awarded the Public Welfare Medal by the National Academy of Sciences. This award recognizes his many years of scientific ... Continue Reading »

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ERG’s Bodie Cabiyo on How Innovative Use of Low-Value Wood Can Advance Carbon-Beneficial Forest Management

ERG’s Bodie Cabiyo on How Innovative Use of Low-Value Wood Can Advance Carbon-Beneficial Forest Management

A new research paper exploring the potential for the innovative use of low-value wood was recently published in PNAS by Bodie Cabiyo, a PhD candidate at ERG, with corresponding author Daniel Sanchez (PhD '15). Their research supports that the innovative use of low-value wood has the ability to reduce wildfire risk, and reduce California's net emissions. (Photo by Olena Sergienko)

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California Drought is Increasing Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Report ERG Alumni at Pacific Institute

Report ERG Alumni at Pacific Institute California Drought is Increasing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

ERG alumni Peter Gleick (PhD ’86) and Julia Szinai (PhD ’21) of the Pacific Institute research group discussed in a recent article on The Hill how the findings of their ... Continue Reading »

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ERG’s Brockway and Callaway Reveal Link Between California Grid Limits and Energy Poverty

ERG’s Brockway and Callaway Reveal Link Between California Grid Limits and Energy Poverty

A new research paper published in Nature Energy authored by Anna Brockway, an ERG PhD student and ERG professor Duncan Callaway highlights how existing social inequities are exacerbated by California's grid limits. (Photo by Jeremy Bezanger)

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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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Empowering Women in Rural India: Facebook Spotlights Gauthami Penakalapati

Empowering Women in Rural India: Facebook Spotlights Gauthami Penakalapati

ERG PhD student Gauthami Penakalapati was spotlighted by the Facebook Fellowship program for her research, which draws upon gender and feminist theory with the goal of empowering women and young girls in rural India. Her work reveals how colonialism has historically shaped public health data, in turn contributing to a lack of gender equity.

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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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ERG Alumna Laura Moreno Studies the Staggering Reality of Food Waste

ERG Alumna Laura Moreno Studies the Staggering Reality of Food Waste

ERG alumna Laura Moreno was recently featured on the California Magazine for her research on understanding food waste in the United States.

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ERGies Jess Kersey, Annelise Gill-Wiehl Awarded NSF Fellowships

Annelise Gill-Wiehl Awarded NSF Fellowships ERGies Jess Kersey

Congratulations to ERG Master's student Jess Kersey and PhD student Annelise Gill-Wiehl for receiving the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship (GRFP).

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Berkeley Lab and ERG’s Kammen Agree Electrifying Trucking Proves More Cost-Efficient

Berkeley Lab and ERG’s Kammen Agree Electrifying Trucking Proves More Cost-Efficient

Electrified vehicles are just simply much cheaper to own and operate

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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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ERG Professor David Anthoff Provides a “Social Cost of Carbon” Roadmap

ERG Professor David Anthoff Provides a “Social Cost of Carbon” Roadmap

ERG assistant professor David Anthoff in a team of researchers recently published new analysis in the journal Nature, listing a series of measures the Biden administration should consider in recalculating the social cost of carbon (SCC). “Economic analysis is at the heart of the regulatory process in the U.S. and will therefore play a major role in shaping and informing the ambitious climate goals from the new administration,” Anthoff stated. “Our recommendations offer a roadmap for how this can be done in a way that is both scientifically rigorous and transparent.”

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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 Alum Kripa Jagannathan Awarded EESA Early Career Development Grant

ERG Alum Kripa Jagannathan Awarded EESA Early Career Development Grant

Congratulations to ERG alumna Kripa Jagannathan for receiving the Early Career Development Grant from Earth & Environmental Sciences (EEPS)! Kripa specializes in the field of climate change adaptation and climate-resilient planning. EEPS describes her most recent research being focused on "improving the ‘usability’ of climate science, and enabling science-based adaptation decision-making for water resources management and agricultural planning."

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Microsoft Awards ERG PhD Student Valeri Vasquez with PhD Fellowship

Microsoft Awards ERG PhD Student Valeri Vasquez with PhD Fellowship

Congratulations to ERG PhD student Valeri Vasquez upon becoming a 2021 Microsoft Research PhD Fellow! This two-year fellowship is for PhD students at North American universities pursuing research aligned to the research areas carried out by Microsoft Research. Vasquez's research entails studying the "environmental drivers, economic impacts of infectious disease... and the use of genetic-based interventions, including CRISPR-Cas9 systems, to control mosquito-borne illness."

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Rausser College’s Fall Breakthroughs Magazine Features ERG Professor Isha Ray and PhD Student Valeri Vasquez

Rausser College’s Fall Breakthroughs Magazine Features ERG Professor Isha Ray and PhD Student Valeri Vasquez

In the latest fall 2020 issue of Breakthroughs magazine, ERG professor Isha Ray was interviewed on her work in social equity and inclusive activism, and ERG PhD student Valeri Vasquez was featured on her project of using computational models to research how genetic technologies might work as public health interventions. "Equity and inclusion have always motivated me, in both research and teaching, and I’ve served as an equity adviser in my department for many years," Ray states in her interview. "My field research has always focused on social justice, particularly in communities that are neglected and marginalized and with people struggling to be included as full citizens. You would think that, in this century, clean, affordable drinking water wouldn’t be such a huge ask, but apparently it is."

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ERG Professor John Harte Oversees “Science Journal for Kids” Adapting UC Berkeley Study

ERG Professor John Harte Oversees “Science Journal for Kids” Adapting UC Berkeley Study

As a Science Journal for Kids advisory board member, ERG professor John Harte recently oversaw UC Berkeley researchers and Science Journal for Kids adapting a paper that found associations between redlining and emergency department visits for asthma. The study was adjusted to be more kid-friendly, and was featured in relevance to today's youth and the Black Lives Matter movement. "The purpose of the organization is to bring easily readable and understandable articles to kids and to 'improve the level of scientific understanding in society'," Harte stated.

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Alum Barbara Haya on MIT Technology Review: the Reality of Amazon’s “net zero” emissions

Alum Barbara Haya on MIT Technology Review: the Reality of Amazon’s “net zero” emissions

In a recent MIT Technology Review article, alumna Barbara Haya raises concerns of Amazon's carbon offset programs, providing research depicting that such programs can significantly overstate carbon reductions. She states that this could potentially result in Amazon exaggerating progress towards its goal of "net zero" emissions. "Under the rules for the reduced harvesting practice, landowners would generally only need to account for a 10% leakage rate in their calculations. This suggests that even if the family forest projects do draw down significant additional carbon, much of the benefit could be wiped out by larger harvests elsewhere, limiting the real-world climate benefits," Haya states.

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ERG Alum Sasha Harris-Lovett Closely Monitors Bay Area Sewage for COVID-19

ERG Alum Sasha Harris-Lovett Closely Monitors Bay Area Sewage for COVID-19

COVID Wastewater Epidemiology for the Bay Area Project (COVID-WEB) is a pop-up lab dedicated to monitoring Bay Area sewage for COVID-19, with ERG alumna Sasha Harris-Lovett as one of the several UC Berkeley scientists and researchers heavily involved with the project. The lab analyzes 30 samples each week, contributing valuable data to health officials keeping track of outbreaks in neighborhoods lacking in COVID tests and health care. "Having a regional wastewater monitoring system is like having a fire lookout on a mountaintop,” says Harris-Lovett in the Berkeley News. “We want to be able to see smoke and marshall resources to put out the fire before it becomes an inferno."

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Kammen’s Monitoring of Global CO2 Emissions Reveals Effects of COVID-19 Pandemic

Kammen’s Monitoring of Global CO2 Emissions Reveals Effects of COVID-19 Pandemic

ERG professor Dan Kammen recently co-authored and published a research article, "Near-real-time monitoring of global CO2 emissions reveals the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic", on Nature. The article was featured on various news sources, including AZO Cleantech, ScienceDaily, and StudyFinds. "The greatest reduction of emissions was observed in the ground transportation sector. Largely because of working from home restrictions, transport CO2 emissions decreased by 40% worldwide. In contrast, the power and industry sectors contributed less to the decline, with −22% and −17%, respectively, as did the aviation and shipping sectors," Kammen states in his research.

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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 Alumnus Niklas Lollo on Improving Sustainability in the Apparel Industry

ERG Alumnus Niklas Lollo on Improving Sustainability in the Apparel Industry

ERG Alumnus Niklas Lollo recently published his research paper, "Measurement without Clear Incentives to Improve: The Impacts of the Higg Facility Environmental Module (FEM) on Apparel Factory Practices and Performance" on SocArXiv Papers. He discusses how the Facility Environment Module (FEM), an annual assessment of an apparel facility’s environmental management capabilities, could be improved to better the environmental performance of the apparel industry.

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ERG PhD Student Esther Shears on Improving Data Access and Equality

ERG PhD Student Esther Shears on Improving Data Access and Equality

ERG PhD student Esther Shears recently published her work in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). Her publication, titled "Improving data access democratizes and diversifies science", focuses on how critical data access is for empirical research and the diversity of scientific research. Shears shares a two-sentence summary from the abstract of what she found from her analysis, stating that "Scientists who start using Landsat data after access is improved tend to focus on previously understudied regions close to their home location and introduce novel research topics. These findings suggest that policies that improve access to valuable scientific data may promote scientific progress, reduce inequality among scientists, and increase the diversity of scientific research."

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ERG Professor Isha Ray on the Reality of Drinking Water Monitoring in Rural India

ERG Professor Isha Ray on the Reality of Drinking Water Monitoring in Rural India

ERG professor Isha Ray recently co-authored and published her research paper, "The reality of water quality monitoring for SDG 6: A report from a small town in India" on IWA Publishing. The paper features their study of microbial water quality in a small town (Alibag) in India, and focuses on the weaknesses of water quality monitoring and testing infrastructure. "We show the practical limitations of monitoring for fecal indicator bacteria to meet SDG 6... We find that even when water quality monitoring and testing infrastructure is in place, low institutional capacity and the pressure to not ‘fail’ the expected water quality standards can result in the failure to accurately report bacterial water quality," the paper states.

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ERG PhD Student Seigi Karasaki Discovers a New Novel Fungal Species From Bats

ERG PhD Student Seigi Karasaki Discovers a New Novel Fungal Species From Bats

ERG PhD student Seigi Karaski co-authored a recently published research paper on the discovery of novel fungal species and pathogens on bat carcasses. The research focuses on the new fungal disease, explaining how it could potentially affect human and animal health. The research focuses on the scientific testing and analysis of the new fungus.

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ERG Almnus Daniel Sanchez Interviewed in “Breakthroughs” on Climate Change Solutions

ERG Almnus Daniel Sanchez Interviewed in “Breakthroughs” on Climate Change Solutions

ERG Alumnus Daniel Sanchez was recently featured in Breakthroughs, the magazine of the Rausser College of Natural Resources, for his work as a Cooperative Extension specialist. Along with other featured specialists, the article focuses on their work on "tackling climate change's impacts on Californians."

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ERG Professor Isha Ray Emphasizes Hand-washing in the Midst of Covid-19

ERG Professor Isha Ray Emphasizes Hand-washing in the Midst of Covid-19

In the current pandemic of Covid-19, ERG professor Isha Ray points out how the public health directive to "wash your hands" is a challenge for people lacking access to clean water. In her article on Matrix, she describes the need to increase water and sanitation investments to prevent further spread of disease and to simply increase the standard of living for all families.

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ERG Student Anushah Hossain Awarded Peter Lyman and Subir Chowdhury Fellowships

ERG Student Anushah Hossain Awarded Peter Lyman and Subir Chowdhury Fellowships

Anushah Hossain, a Ph.D. student in the Energy & Resource Group, has recently been awarded two different fellowships. Hossain was awarded the Peter Lyman Graduate Fellowship for "her dissertation on a multi-lingual internet", as well as the Subir Chowdhury Fellowship on Quality of Life in Bangladesh to "support her research on open access software communities in South Asia".

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ERG PhD Student Szinai and Alumnus Gopal Link Grid Costs to Electric Vehicle Charge Management

ERG PhD Student Szinai and Alumnus Gopal Link Grid Costs to Electric Vehicle Charge Management

ERG PhD student Julia Szinai, ERG Alumnus Anand Gopal, and two other co-authors from Lawrence Berkeley National Lab have recently published a collaborative research paper on ScienceDirect.

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ERG Professor Ray with ERG Alumni Jagannathan and Jones on Metrics Used for Climate Science

ERG Professor Ray with ERG Alumni Jagannathan and Jones on Metrics Used for Climate Science

ERG professor Isha Ray with ERG Alumni Kripa Jagannathan and Andrew Jones recently published a new collaborative research paper titled "The making of a metric: Co-producing decision-relevant climate science".

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ERG PhD Veronica Jacome Awarded UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship

ERG PhD Veronica Jacome Awarded UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship

ERG PhD Student Veronica Jacome has recently been selected as a University of California President's Postdoctoral Fellow.

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Forbes cites ERG PHD Student Stephen Jarvis on Germany’s Nuclear Phase-Out

Forbes cites ERG PHD Student Stephen Jarvis on Germany’s Nuclear Phase-Out

ERG MS/PHD student Stephen Jarvis, in collaboration with economists Olivier Deschenes and Akshaya Jha, had their research paper cited in the Forbes article titled "As The Costs Of Germany’s Nuclear Phase Out Mount, Little Appetite For A Rethink".

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ERG’s Lara and Kammen on Potential for Biomass Feedstock from Drought

ERG’s Lara and Kammen on Potential for Biomass Feedstock from Drought

ERG student José Daniel Lara and ERG professor Daniel Kammen, in collaboration with forest researchers in UC Berkeley's department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, recently published "Characterization of the woody biomass feedstock potential resulting from California’s drought" in Nature, Scientific Reports.

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Valeri Vasquez Returns with the All-Women Expedition from Antarctic Voyage

Valeri Vasquez Returns with the All-Women Expedition from Antarctic Voyage

Valeri Vasquez, an ERG graduate student, has recently returned with the largest-ever delegation of 100 women from a month long expedition in Antarctica. Their journey to the frozen continent was part of an initiative to bring more women into STEMM (science, technology, engineering, math and medical fields), fighting climate change and women empowerment.

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Remembering Jack Hollander, Distinguished Scientist and ERG Emeritus

Distinguished Scientist and ERG Emeritus Remembering Jack Hollander

ERG emeritus professor Jack M. Hollander passed away on November 10, 2019 at age 92.

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David Anthoff Leads Climate Economics Project Team for Matrix

David Anthoff Leads Climate Economics Project Team for Matrix

ERG Assistant Professor David Anthoff was selected to lead a research team on climate economics for Matrix, a UC Berkeley Institute for social science research.

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Yoshika Crider’s Investigation on Chlorination Technology in Sandec News

Yoshika Crider’s Investigation on Chlorination Technology in Sandec News

ERG grad student Yoshika Crider's work on improving water systems in Rural Nepal through chlorination technology is highlighted in SANDEC's annual publication.

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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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PhD Candidate Laura Moreno Comments on Food Waste in National Geographic

PhD Candidate Laura Moreno Comments on Food Waste in National Geographic

PhD candidate Laura Moreno, ERG’s resident food waste expert, is featured in an article published by National Geographic this week. Moreno’s research focuses on why household waste is generated, how ... Continue Reading »

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ERG PhD Student Nancy Freitas Wins Berkeley Grad Slam Competition

ERG PhD Student Nancy Freitas Wins Berkeley Grad Slam Competition

Nancy Frietas, an ERG PhD student, is the 2019 Berkeley Grad Slam winner for her 3-minute presentation “Microbes in the Arctic.”

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ERG Alum Patrick Gonzalez Testifies Before Congress as Expert Witness

ERG Alum Patrick Gonzalez Testifies Before Congress as Expert Witness

During a recent House Natural Resources Committee event titled “Climate Change and Public Lands: Examining Impacts and Considering Adaptation Opportunities,” ERG alumnus Patrick Gonzalez (PhD ’97) provided testimony as an ... Continue Reading »

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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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ERG Student Chris Hyun Highlighted as InFEWS Fellow

ERG Student Chris Hyun Highlighted as InFEWS Fellow

InFEWS fellowships are granted to students whose PhD research aims to provide lasting environmental solutions and alleviate poverty in the world’s poorest regions. The Blum Center for Developing Economies recently ... Continue Reading »

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ERG Graduate Student Advisor Kay Burns Receives Berkeley’s Highest Advising Honor

ERG Graduate Student Advisor Kay Burns Receives Berkeley’s Highest Advising Honor

ERG graduate student advisor Kay Burns (pictured with ERG/CNR Undergraduate Advisor Ryann Madden and ERG Professor Emeritus Dick Norgaard) has been named a 2018 recipient of the the Mary Slakey ... Continue Reading »

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ERG’s Isa Ferrall and Haas Teammates Win “Energy in Emerging Markets” Case Competition

ERG’s Isa Ferrall and Haas Teammates Win “Energy in Emerging Markets” Case Competition

The case competition, hosted Nov. 6 by the MBA Energy Club at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, required a team of three to five graduate students to compare the electrical ... Continue Reading »

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ERG’s Isa Ferrall and Haas Teammates Win “Energy in Emerging Markets” Case Competition

ERG’s Isa Ferrall and Haas Teammates Win “Energy in Emerging Markets” Case Competition

The case competition, hosted Nov. 6 by the MBA Energy Club at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, required a team of three to five graduate students to compare the electrical ... 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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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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ERG PhD Student Kripa Jagannathan Spotlighted for California Outreach

ERG PhD Student Kripa Jagannathan Spotlighted for California Outreach

As a graduate student in the UC Cooperative Extension Program, Kripa Jagannathan has the opportunity to supplement her research at ERG with outreach to California farmers and water utilities officials. ... Continue Reading »

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Master’s Student Gauthami Penakalapati Connects Sanitation with Mental and Social Well-Being

Master’s Student Gauthami Penakalapati Connects Sanitation with Mental and Social Well-Being

In her recent review on sanitation and well-being outcomes, Gauthami Penakalapati explores a more holistic definition of “health,” which includes physical, mental and social well-being. She discusses how inadequate sanitation, ... Continue Reading »

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ERG Student Zeke Hausfather Maps Global Warming

ERG Student Zeke Hausfather Maps Global Warming

“Climate change is often communicated by looking at the global average temperature. But a global average might not mean much to the average person. How the climate is likely to ... 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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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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Jesse Ribot Awarded 2018 Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship

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 ... Continue Reading »

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Congratulations NSF and NSERC Fellowship Recipients!

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 ... Continue Reading »

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

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, ... Continue Reading »

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How Does Building a New Suburb Affect the Atmosphere?

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 ... Continue Reading »

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Misplaced Praise – How Kosovo Took a Step in the Wrong Direction

Misplaced Praise – How Kosovo Took a Step in the Wrong Direction

The U.S. government recently congratulated the government of Kosovo for signing a contract with American multi-national corporation Contour Global to build a new 500 MW coal-fired power plant. Kosovo highlights ... 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 Happens When You Track Climate Change for Over 25 Years in the Rockies?

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 ... Continue Reading »

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Bay Nature Institute Selects Lisa Micheli for Environmental Education Local Hero Award

Bay Nature Institute Selects Lisa Micheli for Environmental Education Local Hero Award

Each year, the Bay Nature Institute names three “Local Heroes,” for Conservation Action, Youth Engagement, and Environmental Education. These members of the community have done outstanding work on behalf of ... Continue Reading »

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Zeke Hausfather Cited by the Washington Post on 2017’s Concerning Temperatures

Zeke Hausfather Cited by the Washington Post on 2017’s Concerning Temperatures

Recently, scientists from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported that 2017 was among the warmest years in history. While the two agencies approach global temperature measurements differently, both ... 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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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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ERG Student Jose Daniel Lara Joins UC’s Carbon Neutrality Initiative as a 2017 Fellow

ERG Student Jose Daniel Lara Joins UC’s Carbon Neutrality Initiative as a 2017 Fellow

Jose Daniel Lara was recently selected to represent UC Berkeley as a fellow for the University of California’s Carbon Neutrality Initiative (CNI). Jose will foster communication about UC-wide goals to ... Continue Reading »

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Dan Kammen Discusses Climate Change Initiative Being Developed by California Universities

Dan Kammen Discusses Climate Change Initiative Being Developed by California Universities

In a recent Nature article, ERG Professor Dan Kammen comments on the potential establishment of a California-based climate change research institute. The proposal is backed by all University of California ... 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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ERG Faculty Margaret Torn Honored in the American Geophysical Union’s 2017 Class of Fellows

ERG Faculty Margaret Torn Honored in the American Geophysical Union’s 2017 Class of Fellows

We are pleased to announce that ERG faculty member Margaret Torn has been selected in the 2017 class of American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fellows. From the official announcement: “AGU Fellows ... 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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Environmental Science Journal for Kids Gets Impact Assessment from ERG’s Siegner and Dimitrova

Environmental Science Journal for Kids Gets Impact Assessment from ERG’s Siegner and Dimitrova

A foundational assumption is that if young readers are exposed to original scientific research presented in accessible manner, they will develop a better understanding of the scientific method and process.

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ERG Faculty Lara Kueppers Finds Critical Sierra Meadows Being Overtaken by Forest

ERG Faculty Lara Kueppers Finds Critical Sierra Meadows Being Overtaken by Forest

"meadows are being increasingly overrun by forest as changing conditions allow the offspring of nearby trees to take hold in meadow environments"

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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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ERG graduate student Hausfather in LA Times

ERG graduate student Hausfather in LA Times

ERG doctoral student Zeke Hausfather comments in this LA Times article on a newly published analysis that reconciles different climate change data sets and confirms dominant human influence in long-term warming.

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Kammen Discusses March for Science

Kammen Discusses March for Science

ERG Professor Daniel Kammen was interviewed about his hopes and expectations for the March for Science that took place this past Saturday.

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ERG Ph.D. Candidate Grace Wu – New Tool Helps African Countries Find the Best Sites for Renewable Energy Projects

ERG Ph.D. Candidate Grace Wu – New Tool Helps African Countries Find the Best Sites for Renewable Energy Projects

ERG Ph.D. candidate Grace Wu is featured in this IEEE Spectrum article on a tool called Multicriteria Analysis for Planning Renewable Energy (MapRE)

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ERG PhD’s Deshmukh and Wu – The Economic Case for Wind and Solar Energy in Africa

ERG PhD’s Deshmukh and Wu – The Economic Case for Wind and Solar Energy in Africa

ERG PhD students Ranjit Deshmukh and Grace Wu discuss their research on cost-efficient renewable energy solutions to meet Africa's energy demands with Berkeley Lab.

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Art Rosenfeld, Friend of ERG and Pioneer of Energy Efficiency, Passes Away at 90

Friend of ERG and Pioneer of Energy Efficiency Art Rosenfeld

Arthur Hinton Rosenfeld, a close friend to many in the ERG community, passed away Friday, January 27, 2017. He was 90 years old. “Art Rosenfeld helped make California the world ... Continue Reading »

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NOAA Was Right, No Pause in Global Warming Says ERG Grad Student Hausfather

No Pause in Global Warming Says ERG Grad Student Hausfather NOAA Was Right

A controversial paper published two years ago that concluded there was no detectable slowdown in ocean warming over the previous 15 years — widely known as the “global warming hiatus” — has now been confirmed using independent data in research led by researchers from UC Berkeley and Berkeley Earth.

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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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Professor Kammen: What Scientists Should Focus on Under Trump

Professor Kammen: What Scientists Should Focus on Under Trump

Nine experts, including ERG Professor Daniel Kammen, reflect on where researchers should direct their efforts during the next US administration.

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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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ERG Professor Anthoff: Climate Change at the International Level

ERG Professor Anthoff: Climate Change at the International Level

ERG Professor David Anthoff discusses climate change at the international level for Berkeley's C&R Breakthroughs magazine.

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ERG Professors Daniel Kammen and Isha Ray Involved in Development Engineering Program

ERG Professors Daniel Kammen and Isha Ray Involved in Development Engineering Program

ERG professor Dan Kammen and associate professor Isha Ray are highlighted in a UC Berkeley News article on a new NSF grant towards a STEM Training for Actionable Research and Global Impact program with a focus on Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy and Water Systems.

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ERG Professor Kammen: We’re Placing Far too much Hope in Pulling Carbon Dioxide Out of the Air

ERG Professor Kammen: We’re Placing Far too much Hope in Pulling Carbon Dioxide Out of the Air

ERG professor Dan Kammen commented for the Washington Post on the uncertainty of negative emissions as a viable fix for the planet's warming.

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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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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 Alumni: Leaders at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

ERG Alumni: Leaders at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Two articles on the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory website featured the current work of ERG alumni Ryan Wiser (M.S. '96, Ph.D. '02) and Andrew Jones (M.S. '07, Ph.D. '12).

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THIMBY House Project Is Well Underway!

THIMBY House Project Is Well Underway!

The Tiny House in My Backyard (THIMBY) is an interdisciplinary team of UC Berkeley graduate and undergraduate students working together to design and build an affordable, off-grid, 100% solar-powered “tiny” ... Continue Reading »

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ERG’s Siegner Presents National Farm to Cafeteria Conference

ERG’s Siegner Presents National Farm to Cafeteria Conference

ERGie Laney Siegner (MA ’16) presented her research at the National Farm to Cafeteria Conference in Madison, WI held throughout June 4-5th.  Along with practitioners of this field, Laney spoke about integrating ... Continue Reading »

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ERG Student Receives the Global Food Initiative 30 under 30 Award

ERG Student Receives the Global Food Initiative 30 under 30 Award

"One of the main challenges of her generation is 'ensuring the food system provides healthy foods while minimizing its environmental and social impact. [...]'"

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ERG PhD Student Aden in New York Times: Economies Rise as Emissions Fall? Yes, It Can Work

It Can Work ERG PhD Student Aden in New York Times: Economies Rise as Emissions Fall? Yes

The New York Times featured ERG PhD student Nate Aden in an article on Decoupling Economic Growth from Carbon Emissions.

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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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ERG PhDs: Making Powering Africa a Reality

ERG PhDs: Making Powering Africa a Reality

ERG PhD students Ranjit Deshmukh and Grace Wu share their research on Africa's leap toward clean and affordable energy with World Policy.

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Kammen: Are Universities Making a Difference on Climate?

Kammen: Are Universities Making a Difference on Climate?

ERG Professor, Dan Kammen, comments on the impact University researchers have on Climate Change.

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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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Energy and Environment- Understanding China’s non-fossil energy targets.

Energy and Environment- Understanding China’s non-fossil energy targets.

ERG student John Romankiewicz and ERG alumni Joanna Lewis share their research on China's energy targets and the transparency in international negotiations with Science.

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Isha Ray: On the Same Page panel discusses current efforts to reduce poverty

Watch professor Ray discuss current efforts to reduce poverty.

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Study: Volkswagen’s emissions cheat to cause 60 premature deaths in U.S.

Study: Volkswagen’s emissions cheat to cause 60 premature deaths in U.S.

ERG professor Daniel Kammen provides insight on recent research pertaining to the VW scandal.

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Beyond emissions: The promise of products from captured carbon

Beyond emissions: The promise of products from captured carbon

ERG Ph.D candidate, Daniel Sanchez, shares his research on capturing, sequestering and burning carbon with GreenBiz.

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2015 ITRI-Rosenfeld Fellowship Winners Announced

2015 ITRI-Rosenfeld Fellowship Winners Announced

Congratulations to ERG postdoctoral fellow Peter Alstone, who was recently announced a winner of the 2015 ITRI-Rosenfeld Postdoctoral Fellowship.

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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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China’s Energy Choices To Pave The Way For The World

China’s Energy Choices To Pave The Way For The World

ERG students Anne-Perrine Avrin (MS'15) will be presenting her research at the Our Common Future Under Climate Change conference held in Paris, France from 7-10 July 2015.

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Rand Receives DOE Award for Wind Advocacy

Rand Receives DOE Award for Wind Advocacy

DOE's Wind Program honors ERG graduate student for impact on wind power advocacy

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Golden Represents UC Berkeley in Sacramento

Golden Represents UC Berkeley in Sacramento

ERG graduate student advises state legislators about graduate research

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ERG Awards: Switzer Fellowships, NSF & More

NSF & More ERG Awards: Switzer Fellowships

3 current Switzer fellows, 2 more NSF fellows, and more. See the list of awards ERG students have received.

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Torn Awarded Honorary Doctorate

Torn Awarded Honorary Doctorate

ERG professor recognized for climate research at the University of Zurich

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UC students tour peach farm, meet with President Napolitano

meet with President Napolitano UC students tour peach farm

ERG grad student, Kripa Jagannathan, discusses her research on aligning climate models for farmer needs with the UC president

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ERG Students Achieve National Recognition for Groundbreaking Studies

ERG Students Achieve National Recognition for Groundbreaking Studies

Celebrating Earth Week, Grad Div features groundbreaking environmental research by ERG students.

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Cooley (MS’04) on CA Drought in NYT

Cooley (MS’04) on CA Drought in NYT

“Folks realize we have now reached the limits of supply, so the focus is on demand.”

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BOOK: Applying Anthropology and Physics to Sustainability

BOOK: Applying Anthropology and Physics to Sustainability

New book by Dove and Kammen released this week.

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A unique moment in history for “sustainable energy for all”

A unique moment in history for “sustainable energy for all”

ERG team study showing how off-grid power can improve equality in energy access published in Nature Climate Change. Interview with lead author Peter Alstone.

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Possibilities For A Sustainable, Equitable Planet

Equitable Planet Possibilities For A Sustainable

ERG core and affiliated faculty present at conference, “Reducing Inequality in a Sustainable World.”

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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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First Direct Observation of Carbon Dioxide’s Increasing Greenhouse Effect at the Earth’s Surface

First Direct Observation of Carbon Dioxide’s Increasing Greenhouse Effect at the Earth’s Surface

Paper published in Nature by Daniel Feldman and other LBL scientists, including ERG core faculty Margaret Torn.

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ERG Grad Student Selected To Represent UC Berkeley in Sacramento

ERG Grad Student Selected To Represent UC Berkeley in Sacramento

Rachel Golden will share her views in the state capital in April.

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Calculating the Footprint of the Caribbeans

Calculating the Footprint of the Caribbeans

The carbon footprint of the Virgin Islands by Dr. Daniel Kammen and PhD candidates Rebekah Shirley & Christopher Jones cited in St Croix news.

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Pizer, Anthoff & Team in Science on Social Cost of Carbon

Anthoff & Team in Science on Social Cost of Carbon Pizer

Which way forward for the social cost of carbon? Environmental economists explain next steps in Science Magazine.

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Apte & Team Find Alarming Pollution Levels

Apte & Team Find Alarming Pollution Levels

ERG alum measures air quality while riding rickshaws in Delhi.

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3 Generations of ERGies Converge in Delhi

3 Generations of ERGies Converge in Delhi

UCB faculty, staff and alumni meet Dr. John Holdren at the India-US Science and Technology Summit in New Delhi.

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New Climate Policy Course at ERG

New Climate Policy Course at ERG

In Spring 2015, ERG offers an interdisciplinary, graduate-level survey of historical & current efforts to regulate GHG emissions in the US.

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UC Berkeley Ranks 1st in the World for Environment

UC Berkeley Ranks 1st in the World for Environment

Subject-specific rankings from US New & World Report are based on academic research performance in those subjects.

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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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Water Quality: Woelfle-Erskine’s Search for Salmon

Water Quality: Woelfle-Erskine’s Search for Salmon

“As the dry season becomes more intense and rainfall more erratic, we’d expect to see this pattern propagating northward.”

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RAEL at UN Climate Summit

RAEL at UN Climate Summit

SWITCH model selected as a "Project to Watch" by the UN's Big Data Climate Challenge.

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Dr. Kammen on the Commitment Accounting Conversation in NYT

Dr. Kammen on the Commitment Accounting Conversation in NYT

How should we count carbon? New dialogue on power plants sparked by recent Environmental Research Letters paper.

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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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Rethinking Energy on Islands

Rethinking Energy on Islands

Rebekah Shirley (ERG PhD) and Professor Dan Kammen show how small-scale energy can work in the Pacific Islands.

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Narain calls for Reinventing India’s Growth

Narain calls for Reinventing India’s Growth

Watch Sunita Narain's "thought provoking and disturbing" conversation during ERG's 20th Annual Lecture co-hosted with the Center for South Asia Studies.

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Six ERG students awarded NSF, plus Fulbright & Ashoka

plus Fulbright & Ashoka Six ERG students awarded NSF

ERG students have recently been awarded NSF, Fulbright and Ashoka Fellowships. See the full list of fellowships awarded to current students.

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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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Clean energy future: Kammen and Wolfram talk it out on NPR

Clean energy future: Kammen and Wolfram talk it out on NPR

ERG's Kammen and Haas' Wolfram don't exactly see eye-to-eye on energy in NPR interview.

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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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Dolton-Thornton, Nathaniel “Nate”

Nathaniel “Nate” Dolton-Thornton

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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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