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19 April 2016

Will community solar be the next rooftop solar?

Green power has traditionally been a product that consumers have paid a premium for above their basic utility rates. With the emergence of rooftop solar and now community solar – and in step with those sector’s available subsidies – consumers are now purchasing green power at a discount to utility rates.

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13 April 2016

A snapshot of USA’s Clean Power Plan

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!

31 March 2016

How to build a billion-dollar industry to fight climate change

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.

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17 March 2016

Another Side of California’s Climate Policy

California’s energy policies are often heralded as some of the most progressive in the world. In spite of many of it’s successes in the clean energy field, the state still has to improve significantly on handling the consequences of some of it’s old and new energy policies.

A 25 W home - Source: Clean Energy Ministerial
10 March 2016

Powering A Home With 25 W

If the average North American household consumes ~1,400 W, is it possible to power a household with just 25 W? Find out how researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory are doing more with less.

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3 March 2016

BERC Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary

In the last 10 years, the Berkeley Energy & Resources Collaborative (BERC) has grown immensely and created a thriving community of interdisciplinary students tackling the world’s most pressing energy and resource challenges. To commemorate it’s 10th anniversary BERC produced a video that summarizes what past and current BERC leaders are thinking about. How will you shape the next 10 years of the energy and resource industries?

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11 February 2016

BERC Energy Summit Transportation Panels Eyes Immediate Impact

Since 2011, 300,000 plug in hybrids or Electric Vehicles (EV’s) have been sold in the US. About half of those were sold in the last year. That is a meteoric rise in sales but still only accounts for about 6% of total US auto sales. How can we increase this number and get serious clean vehicle penetration on the grid?

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4 February 2016

BERC Energy Summit 2016: Shaping The Next 10 Years

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