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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

AJP wind turbine
26 August 2015

Join the American Jobs Project Team!

We are a national research project focused on creating good-paying, middle-class jobs by building clean energy economic clusters. Our team is led by former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm and Professor Steve Weissman. To create an interdisciplinary team, we are looking for students in public policy, law, business, engineering, and other relevant disciplines.

17 August 2015

BERC/BECI Named as Hosts for DOE Cleantech University Prize

UC Berkeley has been selected as one of eight national hosts for the Department of Energy Cleantech University Prize competitions. This program aims to inspire the next generation of clean energy entrepreneurs and innovators by providing them with competitive funding for business and commercialization training and other educational opportunities.

BIS Siemens2
7 August 2015

Submit Your Projects for BERC Innovative Solutions!

BERC Innovative Solutions works to link company projects with teams of interdisciplinary graduate students from the UC Berkeley campus. If you are interested in obtaining a BIS team for the fall semester, please complete and return the Fall 2015 BIS Client Application by Monday, August 31, 2015 at 11.59p.m.


Carbon Removal As a Mitigation Strategy

Recently, the view that carbon removal is a complement, not a substitute, for other mitigation approaches has gained mainstream acceptance — a positive development that will hopefully help carbon removal solutions emerge in sustainable and appropriate manner for fighting climate change.


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.

27 July 2015

A highlight of RE Invest 2015

A highlight of RE Invest 2015 – the Government of India’s flagship renewable energy focused global investors meet & expo

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