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    Developing a Career in Energy

    Panelists from a variety of sectors and companies will discuss how they began their career in the energy industry, and offer insights on how to develop and grow a career in the industry.

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    A Year in Review: BERC 2014

    BERC Co-Presidents Dan Sanchez and Tia Hansen reflect on what BERC has done in 2014. This year was full of innovative BERC events, a growth of BERC programs, and internal improvements spearheaded by the BERC 2014 Leadership Team.

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    Vaca Muerta, Vaca Viva – Argentina’s Shale Story

    Vaca Muerta is a shale formation the size of Belgium in the Argentinean Patagonia. According to EIA estimates, Argentina possesses the world’s second largest shale gas reserves and the world’s fourth largest shale oil reserves, which alone could support the country’s energy demand for over 150 years.

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    Atacama – The Sun of Chilean Energy

    Chile’s Atacama desert provides some of the best natural conditions in the world for solar power. Chile has supplemented the favorable natural conditions for solar power with encouraging market conditions for utility scale solar projects, leading to the largest solar plant in Latin America.

  • BERC Election Events

    BERC elections are coming up! If you are thinking about becoming part of the leadership team, come to one of our events this week.
    1. BERC Elections Information Session – 11/6
    2. BERC Elections – Happy Hour – 11/6


From the Blog


The Future of Electric Vehicles in CA

The BERC-E community recently met for the first time in 2015 to talk about the recent progress of California’s Electric Vehicle program.

26 January 2015

New leadership team sets agenda for a successful 2015

The new BERC 2015 Leadership Team convened in Santa Cruz this weekend for an overnight retreat, a longstanding tradition for BERC. All of the different BERC teams (marketing, events, summit, membership, finance and development, etc.) were well represented at the retreat.

25 January 2015

Solar System Installments Surging

Currently a residential solar module is installed every 2.5 minutes in the United States. The frequency of residential solar installations has been increasing dramatically in the last ten years, both in the US and on a global level. Recent trends also indicate that the driver of solar energy demand is shifting from Europe to Asia.

20 January 2015

BERC is Looking for Bloggers!

BERC is looking for people to join the blogging team for the Spring 2015 semester. Come by the first meeting on Wednesday, January 28 at 7pm, or email blog@berc.berkeley.edu for more info!

20 January 2015

Meet your new co-presidents, Katie and John!

After an incredible 2014 for BERC, it is time to welcome our new executive and leadership teams. We are very excited to serve as co-presidents for BERC in 2015, and we believe that BERC will continue to grow as a leading organization and community on campus for all things energy and resources.

19 January 2015

MIT Clean Energy Prize Office Hours

The Clean Energy Prize will be hosting an online office hours webinar to answer all of your questions leading up to the February 8 deadline. This year the CEP will award over $400,000 in cash prizes to promising clean energy student-owned startups.

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