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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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