• Resources Roundtable 2015 Eventbrite
    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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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. The event was held on Friday night and Saturday for the whole day. Teams were formed on Friday night, and then teams hacked all day on Saturday. At the end of the day, pitches were held. About 15 […]

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.

Resources Roundtable 2015 Eventbrite
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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15 April 2015

BERC Member Spotlight: Ari van Schilfgaarde

For this week’s BERC Member Spotlight, we’re featuring Ari van Schilfgaarde!

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Ozone Drive: Accelerating the Adoption of Electric Vehicles

Angel Samartino (MBA ’10) is the founder and CEO of Ozone Drive, a cleantech startup dedicated to accelerating the adoption of electric vehicles by allowing individuals to experience the thrill of driving an EV through a 100% electric car-sharing service. Follow their crowdfunding campaign here!

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“Legacy” Emissions and Beyond-Neutrality Corporate Emission Reduction Targets

A number of large companies have recently introduced pledges to eliminate carbon emissions entirely in their efforts to fight climate change and grow in a sustainable manner. However, few companies are talking about how they can deal with their emissions from previous decades that still remain in the atmosphere.

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