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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.

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    Transportation: Land of Cleantech Opportunity

    Over 95% of the 1 billion cars in the world are parked at any given time and 95% of the energy consumed by a car is spent on moving the vehicle forward, not the person it is transporting. The many shortcomings of the modern transportation that have left tremendous opportunities for innovative cleantech solutions to truly revolutionize the system.

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    The Rise of Micro-Grid Start-Ups

    The process of integrating various types of complex technological products into a larger microgrid system remains one of the largest economic bottlenecks in the deployment of microgrids. New microgrid start-up companies have realized the opportunity presented by this integration challenge and have started to vertically integrate microgrid development to create a more appealing business model.

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22 April 2015

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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21 April 2015

The Future of Coal Passes Through Kosovo

Originally published on the National Geographic Energy Blog by Professor Dan Kammen: In Kosovo a proposed coal-fired power plant has been under discussion for over a decade. The prime funders, ironically, are the World Bank and the U. S. government. Their decision to fund this project or not will set a critical precedent for the future of coal financing, making Kosovo the global gatekeeper for new coal projects.

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21 April 2015

Idea to Impact with the Cal Energy Corps

The Cal Energy Corps is the educational arm of the Berkeley Energy and Climate Institute and engages undergraduate students from a diverse set of majors in sustainable energy and climate-related internships. Read more about the program here, and consider giving to their 30-day Crowdfunding campaign.

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19 April 2015

BERC members win top prizes at Sfuncube solar hackathon

This weekend, four BERC members took place in a Solar Hackathon, held at Oakland’s solar accelerator called Sfuncube. Jonathan Mather and Caroline Le Floch were part of the 1st place winning team called ‘SolFox’, Eric Munsing made it to the finals with his team ‘SunBears’, while the team I was on ‘You’ve Got Sun’ won the People’s Choice Award by audience vote.

19 April 2015

BERC Lunch Recap: Materials Genome Initative

Last week, BERC kicked off its first BERC Lunch with a session on the role of theoretical sciences in innovating cleantech. A group of BERC members from various academic disciplines met to learn about about the history of the Materials Project and the evolution of the general Materials Genome Initiative.

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15 April 2015

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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