BERC Blog

2013 retreat
30 January 2013

New Leadership Team Officially Begins 2013

2013 is shaping up to be an exciting year for BERC! Last weekend, the new leadership team, which comprises nearly 50 students from across the university, kicked off the year with a working retreat.

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Dr. Richard Muller, author of “Energy for Future Presidents”, speaks on EV’s and natural gas

Last week, I had the opportunity to sit down with Dr. Muller and ask him a set of questions related to the transport sector and U.S. energy security. While his book is entitled “Energy for Future Presidents”, I also asked him to ponder “energy for current presidents” as well.

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30 January 2013

Fiscal cliff deal saves wind energy subsidy

A generous government subsidy for wind energy, which was due to expire at the end of the year, was saved at the last minute by the fiscal cliff deal reached between President Obama and congressional Republicans.

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29 January 2013

Want to show off your stuff?

Host a lab tour! We are looking for students to lead lab tours.

mit clean energy prize
29 January 2013

MIT Clean Energy Prize Accepting Applications

The MIT Clean Energy Prize is a unique and demanding competition that takes teams through a rigorous 2-month process of building a business plan and honing their pitch.

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25 January 2013

ENERGY Innovation Happy Hour- Tuesday, February 12

C12 Energy along with the Berkeley Startup Cluster will be hosting the next Berkeley Energy Happy Hour on Tuesday, February 12th from 6-8 pm.

rice biz plan comp
24 January 2013

Rice Business Plan Competition Apply Now

In addition to major media outlets’ coverage of the competition, the RBPC Grand Prize Winner receives the opportunity to ring the closing bell at the NASDAQ Stock Market with the Venture’s name displayed prominently on the NASDAQ Tower in Times Square, NY!

breakthrough institute
22 January 2013

Apply for the Breakthrough Institute’s Fellowship Program

Generation is Breakthrough Institute’s young leaders initiative and every summer from June to August, it offers a small number of paid, highly competitive, ten-week fellowships to recent college graduates and postgraduates from around the world.