BERC Blog

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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12 May 2015

BERC Member Spotlight: Natalie Zhang

This week, we’re shining the spotlight on Natalie Zhang, BERC’s VP of Advertising and Social Media!

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1 May 2015

Finding a Better Place to Dump

Berkeley Water Group IdeaLab (BWGIL) is partnering with researchers in the Berkeley School of Public Health and Pivot LTD, a waste-to-fuel startup company, to develop the hardware and local capacity needed to collect waste from informal communities in Kigali, Rwanda and turn it into renewable solid fuel.