Earlier in August 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the Clean Power Plan – USA’s most ambitious policy to combat climate change. In February 2016, USA’s Supreme Court stayed the implementation of the Clean Power Plan, pending further judicial review of its legal merits. Find out more about the plan here!
If our society chooses to meet the ambitious climate goals set at COP21 in December, there soon will be businesses around the globe that make money by cleaning up excess carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Learn more about how UC Berkeley’s Center for Carbon Removal is thinking about this upcoming industry.
At this week’s BERC Engineers meeting, we discussed a technological solution for electrochemical CO2 reduction, prompted by the scientific publication of Kendra Kuhl, one of the founders of Opus 12. Electrochemical CO2 reduction has the potential to create “solar fuels,” where solar energy is used to convert CO2 into liquid fuels that can then be used as an energy carrier.
This past December, virtually every nation in the world gathered in Paris for another attempt to define a worldwide response to the threat of climate change. By most accounts the 21st Conference of Parties was a success. However, other words have been used to describe Paris agreement. To some the agreement is too “weak” in its ambitions and unenforceable because it is not “legally binding.”
Come be the first player of a game which will be officially rolled out at this year’s VERGE conference! Join us for this special BERCShop on Monday, October 19 from 6pm to 8pm at the Goldman School of Public Policy, Room 250. This workshop is presented by Four Twenty Seven, a climate adaptation consultancy.
Biomass valorization is a promising field of research that can potentially reduce CO2 production and develop cost-effective sources of renewable energy. Homogeneous catalysis has the potential to give greater access to lignocellulosic biomass as a chemical feedstock for second-generation biofuels from biomass conversion.
We am excited to announce our annual BERC Resources Roundtable: Changing Lands in a Changing Climate. This year, we’ll be focusing on land use and climate change, and specifically the role of forests, soils, and biomass in helping to mitigate climate change.
BERC Carbon Presents: BERCshop – Carbon Drawdown:
Andersen Auditorium, Haas School of Business, Monday, October 27, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM