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    Pioneering the future of nuclear energy innovation

    For two weeks this August, students from around the world gathered at UC Berkeley for the first ever Nuclear Innovation Bootcamp. The goal? To train the next generation of nuclear professionals to generate ideas and solve problems with significant real-world impact.

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    Has time varying pricing changed consumer behavior in Spain?

    Does time-varying pricing significantly increase the efficiency of the decisions that consumers are making? That is, do consumers that currently pay flat rates behave very differently if they faced volatile hourly varying prices? A look at Spain’s solar market may help answer those interesting questions

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    Graduate student applications for C2M’s 2016 course due this week!

    Click here to check out the extraordinary startups in Cleantech to Market’s fall 2016 course. It’s the strongest combination of technologies & team leads in C2M history!

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    Will community solar be the next rooftop solar?

    Green power has traditionally been a product that consumers have paid a premium for above their basic utility rates. With the emergence of rooftop solar and now community solar – and in step with those sector’s available subsidies – consumers are now purchasing green power at a discount to utility rates.

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    A snapshot of USA’s Clean Power Plan

    Earlier in August 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the Clean Power Plan – USA’s most ambitious policy to combat climate change. In February 2016, USA’s Supreme Court stayed the implementation of the Clean Power Plan, pending further judicial review of its legal merits. Find out more about the plan here!

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25 September 2016

Presidential Candidate Renewable Energy Policies

A recent study out of Harvard concludes that press coverage of the ongoing presidential campaign rarely includes policy specifics. Yet college-age voters report very high support for action on climate change, and policies to promote renewable energy development are one of the key tools for addressing climate change. To address the reporting deficit, I submit […]

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22 September 2016

Pioneering the future of nuclear energy innovation

For two weeks this August, students from around the world gathered at UC Berkeley for the first ever Nuclear Innovation Bootcamp. The goal? To train the next generation of nuclear professionals to generate ideas and solve problems with significant real-world impact.

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12 September 2016

BERC Goes to ACEEE Energy Efficiency Conference

Every two years, the energy efficiency community gathers on the beaches of Pacific Grove, CA to attend the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy Summer Study. BERC own Dan Aas joined the conference; find out more about his experience.

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12 September 2016

SEED Energy Fair

On Saturday, May 7th, the BERC outreach program SEED hosted their annual Energy/Water Fair on UC Berkeley’s campus. Students from both the elementary school program at La Escuelita Elementary School in Oakland and the high school program at Berkeley High braved the rain to display the science projects they worked on during the spring semester.

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12 September 2016

First Solar Software Summit in Arizona: how software can cut 40% of solar soft costs

For the first time, GTM organized a one-day summit exclusively dedicated to solar software. This event gathered more than 250 solar professionals and featured software demos from Folsom Labs, Neurio technology, Wiser Capital, Eagleview technologies and Enact Systems.

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12 September 2016

BERC MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Kalyan Pentapalli

Meet Kalyan Pentapalli, an MBA student whose work is at the intersection of energy and mobile communications.