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    Graduate Student Deadline Approaching for C2M’s 2017 Course!

    Dear graduate students from science, engineering, law, policy, ERG and more – Check out the exciting companies (below) in Cleantech to Market’s 2017 course: eCalCharge – Smart charging for electric vehicles Team Lead: Kyle Bertin Website, Application and Supporting Documentation, Video, Summary Slide GreenBlu – Sustainable, affordable, pure water Team Lead: Kevin Benson Website, Application and Supporting Documentation, Video, Summary Slide Grow Plastics – Low […]

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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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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

Graduate Student Deadline Approaching for C2M’s 2017 Course!

Dear graduate students from science, engineering, law, policy, ERG and more – Check out the exciting companies (below) in Cleantech to Market’s 2017 course: eCalCharge – Smart charging for electric vehicles Team Lead: Kyle Bertin Website, Application and Supporting Documentation, Video, Summary Slide GreenBlu – Sustainable, affordable, pure water Team Lead: Kevin Benson Website, Application and Supporting Documentation, Video, Summary Slide Grow Plastics – Low […]

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12 April 2017

Climate and (Mis)calculated Risk

Scientists have confirmed that our climate is changing at an unprecedented rate and in dramatic ways. Our climate is intimately linked to the global economy—from farmers in Vietnam to real estate in Miami, almost every aspect of the global economy is exposed to the effects of climate change. For these reasons and more, cities, nations, […]

Approximately 70 attendees participated in this BERC Shop, and paid close attention to the explanations and applications of these models developed by LBNL China Energy Group.
11 April 2017

BERC China Focus hosts LBNL Researchers for Discussion on Low-Carbon Development of Chinese Cities

What better way to end your week than learning about the low-carbon development pathways in Chinese cities? On March 9th, 2017, BERC China Focus invited speakers, Nina Zheng Khanna, Stephanie Ohshita, and Ying Huang, from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) to share various modeling tools that design low-carbon development strategies for Chinese cities. Stephanie and […]