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12 November 2017

Trumps wants tariffs, and he’ll get a solar tariff

This is the third of a multi-post blog series by the BERC-Action community. The opinions expressed here do not necessarily represent the opinions of the entire BERC organization.    President Trump has said “I want tariffs. And I want someone to bring me tariffs.” When it comes to solar, he will have a chance to levy […]

BERC & Stanford Energy Club Visiting Makani Power
7 March 2014

BERC Visits Makani Power

Last Friday BERC members got tour Makani Power’s headquarters in Alameda, CA. Makani Power is a company recently acquired by Google and funded by ARPA-E that is building a tethered airplane which generates power by flying in large circles in the sky.

net metering
24 February 2014

Net Metering Wars: what should we pay for distributed generation?

BERC’s former co-president Grace Hsu recently attended the Energy Bar Association’s Western Chapter Meeting where she got to listen to an interesting panel on distributed generation (DG) and net energy metering (NEM). Here are her thoughts on the event and the state of net metering.

2013 retreat
30 January 2013

New Leadership Team Officially Begins 2013

2013 is shaping up to be an exciting year for BERC! Last weekend, the new leadership team, which comprises nearly 50 students from across the university, kicked off the year with a working retreat.

5 November 2012

Department Spotlight: Berkeley School of Law

Students at Boalt Hall are engaging with energy law issues through coursework, cross-departmental projects and competitions, and organizing speaker and panel events open to the entire campus.