Archive for Op-Ed

18 June 2018

Are electric water and space heaters the greenhouse gas solution for California?

Buzz has been growing around electric water and space heaters as potent technology for helping California reach its ambitious greenhouse gas reduction goals. Recent state moves to require solar panels on all new residential homes by 2020 certainly make electric water and space heaters more carbon efficient. Also helping are more efficient heater models that […]

31 May 2018

Our Solar Spring Break

Written by Jesica Sutandi and Cindy Asano This past spring break, 23 students from various majors were selected to participate in Solar Spring Break (SSB), a partnership between UC Berkeley’s Student Environmental Resource Center (SERC) and Grid Alternatives (GRID). GRID is a nonprofit solar organization that seeks to bring renewable energy to low-income homeowners, while […]

4 May 2018

Alumni Night Recap

Thanks to all who came out to BERC Alumni Night 2018! On the evening of Thursday, April 26, BERC hosted Alumni Night at the offices of WSGR in San Francisco, bringing together alumni, current students and friends of BERC for a night of networking, fun and fundraising. Two BERC co-founders, Matt Price and Will Coleman, […]

20 March 2018

Another Cleantech to Market opportunity at Haas

Are you interested in cutting edge technologies? Consider joining the Cleantech to Market (C2M) course at Haas this fall.   If you were not able to attend C2M’s info sessions last week, here are the slides. We have an extraordinary line up of tech this year from Cyclotron Road, Cleantech Open, the California Energy Commission […]

17 March 2018

Listen to the Interchange podcast recorded at BERC’s 2018 Energy Summit

One of the highlights of BERC’s 2018 Energy Summit in February was the recording of the popular Interchange podcast, this one featuring a conversation between host Shayle Kann and Ryan Hanley. Ryan is a renewable energy industry veteran now with Advanced Microgrid Solutions and formerly based at Pacific Gas & Electric Co., Tesla and SolarCity. […]

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6 March 2018

C2M Information Sessions

Join us in accelerating cleantech innovation! Attend one of C2M’s Info Sessions—Pizza Will be Served! Thursday, March 8, 12:30 – 1:30 in Haas School of Business Room S489 Friday, March 9, 11:00 – 12:00 in Haas School of Business Room S489 The CLEANTECH TO MARKET (C2M) PROGRAM is gearing up for our 3-unit fall 2018 […]

3 March 2018

Honor a UC Berkeley sustainability leader

    Do you know a student, staff member or professor at UC Berkeley who’s helping the campus transition to a more sustainable clean energy future? Or someone teaching the next generation of decision-makers about the environmental challenges we all face? Here’s your chance to honor that sustainability leader, through the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Sustainability’s annual awards. […]

9 February 2018

Building microgrids and parsing “clean coal” – dispatches from BERC communities

Are you interested in how solar power can help rural communities leapfrog dirty power production technologies? Curious whether “clean coal” is an oxymoron? Want to know why California is investing $45 billion to build some (big) water pipes? BERC’s communities talked about all of these topics last year! Many readers know about the BERC Energy […]