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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.

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From the Blog

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Call for applications: Smogathon (due August 15th)

Do you want to fight air pollution and win $100,000? On October 3rd, BERC will be hosting a combined North and South American continental semi-final of the Smogathon 2017 Global Edition – a worldwide competition for projects that have the potential to fight air pollution with innovative science and technology. Semi-finals will be taking place around the world throughout October […]

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31 July 2017

Tesla and the Model 3

At the beginning of the summer, 30 BERC members had the pleasure of touring the Tesla factory in Fremont. Due to a strict non-disclosure agreement, I cannot include specifics about what we saw. Suffice it to say, Tesla is doing very impressively as an electric car manufacturer. If you follow Tesla to any capacity, you have […]

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Early Retirement: More Challenging Than It Sounds

As our energy mix becomes increasingly decarbonized, regulators and grid operators face new challenges from many directions. A growing concern in regions with high penetration of renewables is the risk of uneconomic retirement of flexible capacity, such as natural gas-fired power plants. Many agree that natural gas will continue to play a critical role in […]

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Nuclear Energy Policy: Agree to Disagree?

The recent news of Westinghouse Electric Company filing for bankruptcy protection reminds us of the odd state of nuclear energy production in the United States and around the world. With trouble arising from construction delays and rising costs, Westinghouse’s problems illustrate the broader issues surrounding nuclear energy production, such as long construction timelines and evolving […]

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24 April 2017

BERC Alumni Spotlight – Mira Inbar, Director of Strategy, NRG Energy

We are pleased to welcome Mira Inbar, BERC and Haas Alum, to our Alumni spotlight! Mira also spoke at the recent BERC Energy Summit on the Corporate Renewable Procurement panel. What are you doing now? I lead NRG’s business strategy team covering distributed energy for corporate customers, which includes renewables, demand response, thermal, etc. One […]

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19 April 2017

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 […]