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Fracking, oil sands reshaping global energy markets

A report released this week highlights how the vast reserves of natural gas unlocked by new fracking technologies have fundamentally altered the energy landscape. The U.S. has upped its natural gas production by almost 50% since 2005, and that has sent a supply shock through global energy markets.

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14 May 2013

Electricity Storage Association’s (ESA) 23rd Annual Conference

The Electricity Storage Association’s (ESA) 23rd Annual Conference being held May 20-22, 2013 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA is the energy storage industry’s leading event developed by the industry to support the advancement of the industry.

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11 May 2013

Sustainable John’s “Bike Shop” hits the airwaves before Climate Ride

Next Saturday, I will be embarking on my first ever “Climate Ride”. With over 100 other participants, I will be biking 325 miles to raise money for climate change, clean energy, and low-carbon economy non-profits.

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8 May 2013

Retiring Energy & Resources Professor Norgaard’s Last Class

Professor Norgaard may be officially wrapping up his UC Berkeley career, but will continue fighting for his beliefs and making his mark on California water policy.

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8 May 2013

How to sell solar to your neighbors in Berkeley

SolarList is building mobile software that allows students to offer free, third-party home solar assessments. Then, SolarList can connect interested homeowners to installers.

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3 May 2013

C2M Helped Launch an ARPA-E Project!

Did you know that Cleantech to Market (C2M) helps launch all kinds of low carbon energy projects? After a century of “progress” we are already over the atmospheric CO2 goal of 350 ppm. In fact we are over 390 ppm and climbing.

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3 May 2013

Check out C2M’s 2013 projects!

C2M forms cross-disciplinary teams of graduate students to work on emerging climate change solutions (energy and water) out of UCB and LBNL. Students are drawn from business, engineering, science, ERG, law, policy and more.

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3 May 2013

C2M Helped Launch Battery Business

Have you ever heard of Imprint Energy? Did you know they got their start in the C2M course?