It seems almost counterintuitive that something as passive as a solar farm could result in avian mortality. And yet that’s exactly what’s happening at solar farms in the California desert.
Desertification and land degradation due to harmful agriculture and forestry practices have truly adverse effects on climate change that are often forgotten given the glamour surrounding new energy technologies.
Does your research relate to energy and do you want a chance to win part of a $10,000 research poster prize pool while enjoying free food and beverages? The BERC Expo submission date has been extended to Friday, October 4th!
The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) this month proposed an order requiring the state’s investor-owned utilities to procure 1,325 megawatts (MW) of grid-scale energy storage (excluding large-scale pumped storage) by 2020.
Electric vehicles are often advertised as environmentally friendly, but they may be damaging depending on many internal and external factors. The most important external factor is local electricity sources, which determine the greenhouse gas emission over the lifetime of an EV.
‘Climate hypocrites’ are everywhere. Many preach the green gospel, but are caught in a network of inescapable resource-sapping mutuality. How do we stay green, without drastically changing our social end economic environment?
Immediately following the devastating 2011 Japanese magnitude 9.0 earthquake and the resulting tsunami, scientists from Japan and around the world came together to study the geophysical mechanisms of the quake and the resulting tsunami.
Impactful innovations in the energy and resource sectors often result from a collaboration of multiple disciplines. UC Berkeley has recognized the importance of a holistic approach to energy and resource efforts.