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    Emergence of the Renewable Energy Era

    For the first time in history, renewable energy installations are outpacing new installations of fossil fuel based energy systems, even when accounting for the combined capacity of coal, oil and natural gas. Even though solar energy currently makes up less than 1% of the world’s global energy supply, the tides are changing in the favor of renewable energy technology.

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    2015 BERC Resources Roundtable: Lightning Talks

    The 2015 BERC Resources Roundtable featured several engaging Lightning Talks—brief presentations on innovative projects at Berkeley—ranging in subject matter from carbon negative technology to soil management to urban agriculture.

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    Don’t Miss Out on the 2015 BERC Resources Roundtable!

    Join BERC for its annual Resources Roundtable, on the topic of “Changing Lands in a Changing Climate.” This exciting event will be held at the David Brower Center from 10am–2pm on Friday, April 17. Tickets are limited, so make sure you purchase yours before they’re sold out!

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    Resources Roundtable to feature keynote from Emmy-award winning filmmaker

    This year’s BERC Resources Roundtable will feature a keynote discussion with Jeff Horowitz who has been a long-time advocate for forests and is now a producer for the Emmy-Award winning Showtime climate change docu-series “Years of Living Dangerously”.

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    BERC Resources Roundtable to address land use and climate change

    We am excited to announce our annual BERC Resources Roundtable: Changing Lands in a Changing Climate. This year, we’ll be focusing on land use and climate change, and specifically the role of forests, soils, and biomass in helping to mitigate climate change.


From the Blog


Coal Extraction on Federal Land: A Hidden Fossil Fuel Subsidy

A hidden way the United States federal government subsidizes fossil fuels, particularly coal, is by allowing extraction to continue unabated on federal land. These account for 40% of the nation’s coal supply and 24% of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, but according to top scientists, 92% of U.S. coal reserves must be left in the ground to keep the climate from warming by more than 2°C.

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15 July 2015

C2M Opening for Architecture Student

Dear Graduate Students in Architecture, Join us in accelerating cleantech commercialization!

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12 May 2015

BERC Member Spotlight: Natalie Zhang

This week, we’re shining the spotlight on Natalie Zhang, BERC’s VP of Advertising and Social Media!

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4 May 2015

C2M – Grad applications due today!

Engineering, Science, Law, Policy, ERG and other graduate students interested in the Fall C2M course should apply now, like right now!!

1 May 2015

Finding a Better Place to Dump

Berkeley Water Group IdeaLab (BWGIL) is partnering with researchers in the Berkeley School of Public Health and Pivot LTD, a waste-to-fuel startup company, to develop the hardware and local capacity needed to collect waste from informal communities in Kigali, Rwanda and turn it into renewable solid fuel.

30 April 2015

SEED Energy Fair Showcases Local Student Science Projects

Interested in an energy science outreach opportunity? Volunteers judges are needed for the annual SEED Energy Fair for elementary and high school students, which takes place on Saturday, May 2nd 2015 from 10:30 am-12:00 at the UC Berkeley Campanile Esplanade!

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