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    Has time varying pricing changed consumer behavior in Spain?

    Does time-varying pricing significantly increase the efficiency of the decisions that consumers are making? That is, do consumers that currently pay flat rates behave very differently if they faced volatile hourly varying prices? A look at Spain’s solar market may help answer those interesting questions

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    Graduate student applications for C2M’s 2016 course due this week!

    Click here to check out the extraordinary startups in Cleantech to Market’s fall 2016 course. It’s the strongest combination of technologies & team leads in C2M history!

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  • occupyrooftops
    Will community solar be the next rooftop solar?

    Green power has traditionally been a product that consumers have paid a premium for above their basic utility rates. With the emergence of rooftop solar and now community solar – and in step with those sector’s available subsidies – consumers are now purchasing green power at a discount to utility rates.

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  • Cean Power Plan
    A snapshot of USA’s Clean Power Plan

    Earlier in August 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the Clean Power Plan – USA’s most ambitious policy to combat climate change. In February 2016, USA’s Supreme Court stayed the implementation of the Clean Power Plan, pending further judicial review of its legal merits. Find out more about the plan here!

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  • pollution
    How to build a billion-dollar industry to fight climate change

    If our society chooses to meet the ambitious climate goals set at COP21 in December, there soon will be businesses around the globe that make money by cleaning up excess carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Learn more about how UC Berkeley’s Center for Carbon Removal is thinking about this upcoming industry.

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28 April 2016

Has time varying pricing changed consumer behavior in Spain?

Does time-varying pricing significantly increase the efficiency of the decisions that consumers are making? That is, do consumers that currently pay flat rates behave very differently if they faced volatile hourly varying prices? A look at Spain’s solar market may help answer those interesting questions

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28 April 2016

BERCshop: Global Energy Trends and Developing a Career in Solar

Last Monday, April 19, BERC hosted Adam James from SolarCity and the Clean Energy Leadership Institute. Adam discussed the opportunities and challenges of developing energy solutions internationally.

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28 April 2016

BERC Happy Hour Blowout Monday 5/2

Join us for an end of the semester celebration at the last BERC student happy hour of the year! This will be a blowout for drinks, food and BERC swag. Join the fun from 6pm-8pm, Monday May 2nd at the Faculty Club.

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25 April 2016

Graduate student applications for C2M’s 2016 course due this week!

Click here to check out the extraordinary startups in Cleantech to Market’s fall 2016 course. It’s the strongest combination of technologies & team leads in C2M history!

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20 April 2016

2015 – How important was the year for Renewable Energy?

2015 was a breakout for the Renewable energy industry, with the investments and capacity addition surpassing previous records despite falling oil, gas, and coal prices. Here are some of key figures and highlights about renewable energy in 2015, covered in a UNEP report.

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20 April 2016

BERCShop: China’s Carbon Market and Lessons Learned from California

As the world’s largest greenhouse gas emitter, China has an important role in reducing the effects of global climate change. China believes that having an effective national carbon trading system may significantly mitigate its carbon production to meet the country’s climate goals.

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