BERC Blog

5 November 2014

BERC Election Events

BERC elections are coming up! If you are thinking about becoming part of the leadership team, come to one of our events this week.
1. BERC Elections Information Session – 11/6
2. BERC Elections – Happy Hour – 11/6

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5 November 2014

Nearly Forgotten – Nuclear Power in Latin America

Nuclear power is not a prevalent source of energy in Latin America. Only three countries in Latin America have functional nuclear reactor power plants, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico. The amount of nuclear power used in those countries, however, is very little.

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5 November 2014

BERC Delta Energy Center Tour

On October 24th BERC members and students went on a study tour at Calpine’s Delta Energy Center in Pittsburg, California. Opened in June 2002, the combined cycle natural gas power plant owns three natural gas combustion turbines, three heat recovery generators and one steam generator with a total capacity of 835 megawatts.

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29 October 2014

BERC Greatest Hits

Two weeks have passed since the BERC Energy Summit 2014. The 2014 summit was the 9th and the largest energy conference in the history of BERC. The BERC blog also recently had its 3-year anniversary. This week, we will take a look at the greatest hits on the BERC blog in the past three years. The top three have been added to the newsletter.

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22 October 2014

Africa Leaping Off-Grid

Many millions of Africans lack access to the electricity grid, but new solar and micro-hydro systems are allowing entrepreneurial Africans to leapfrog grid development across the continent.

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22 October 2014

5 highlights from the the BERC Energy Summit

The BERC Energy Summit – Berkeley’s student energy club’s flagship event — took place last Thursday and Friday (October 16-17). In case you missed it, here are some highlights from the event.

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22 October 2014

BERCshop – Carbon Drawdown

BERC Carbon Presents: BERCshop – Carbon Drawdown:
Andersen Auditorium, Haas School of Business, Monday, October 27, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

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22 October 2014

Call for Papers: Dow Sustainability Innovation Student Challenge 2014

Submit 1200 Words by November 3rd, 2014 for a Chance to Win $10,000