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    Open Spots Still Available for C2M’s 2017 Course!

      Final few spots left on C2M teams for this semester! Deadline to apply is August 22nd.  How to Become a C2M Team Member: Graduate students in science, engineering, law, policy, ERG, and more, please apply using the green button on our website.  — C2M is a unique technology commercialization program that discovers and improves pathways […]

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    Support BERC during this year’s Big Give campaign, 11/17

    BERC is a huge part of the Berkeley experience for those of us who get involved while at school. We want to continue to create a community that is memorable and that forms ties that last long after leaving Berkeley, that is what the “BERC effect” means for us.

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    Let’s Teach Kids to Ignore Nuclear Lies

    Unfounded fears of radiation lead to fears of nuclear power, which in turn limit the potential to increase our utilization of the densest source of emissions-free energy. We’re teaching kids to recognize truths about radiation.

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    Water and Energy Intersect at the 2016 BERC Resources Roundtable

    BERC is pleased to present the 2016 Resources Roundtable, The Water-Energy Nexus. UC Berkeley is a recognized leader in innovative water resources research and management in finding solutions and new technologies to solve the growing water crises of the 21st Century.

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    Early Stage Cleantech Funding – If VCs won’t do it, who will?

    In the past year, Venture capital (VC) funding for early-stage cleantech companies seems to have mostly dried up. The good news is that other cleantech investors are stepping up to fill the void- including UC Berkeley through the Cleantech University Prize.


From the Blog

9 February 2018

Building microgrids and parsing “clean coal” – dispatches from BERC communities

Are you interested in how solar power can help rural communities leapfrog dirty power production technologies? Curious whether “clean coal” is an oxymoron? Want to know why California is investing $45 billion to build some (big) water pipes? BERC’s communities talked about all of these topics last year! Many readers know about the BERC Energy […]

11 January 2018

Cleanweb Hackathon Takes the Fight to Environmental Justice

Last November, Cleanweb Berkeley hosted it’s 5th annual Hackathon, entitled ‘Whose Hacks? Our Hacks!’. With previous Hackathon winners having been in information technology for flexible demand and shared solar services, we wanted to challenge participants to take on lesser explored subjects at the intersection of data, energy and resources: environmental justice and the politics of […]

11 January 2018

Haas takes First Place at National Energy Finance Challenge

By Marie Thompson What happens when you mix five full-time MBA first years from four different countries and completely different backgrounds with an energy case competition early in the year? For us, the answer was a winning recommendation and a first-place finish. Pablo Jimenez, Ethan Doyle, David Navarro, Rahul Bajaj and I, joined forces for […]

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 […]

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8 November 2017

DOE Appliance Standards Program

This is the second of a multi-post blog series by the BERC-Action community on President Trump’s proposed budget. The first piece was on the Importance of the EPA. The opinions expressed here do not necessarily represent the opinions of the entire BERC organization.    Energy efficiency standards for appliances are the reason why your household energy use […]

3 November 2017

Cleantech to Market: Techno-Economic Modeling with Beth Zotter from Cyclotron Road

When: Tuesday, November 7, 12:30-2:00 pm Where: Haas Chou Hall, Room N300 Lunch: Pizza will be served – First come first serve! Attention Tech Entrepreneurs: When you bring a technology company to market, it helps to create a techno-economic model to better understand your business costs. This can improve revenue modeling and business model design. Beth Zotter from Cyclotron Road has been […]