Posts Tagged policy

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3 May 2017

Nuclear Energy Policy: Agree to Disagree?

The recent news of Westinghouse Electric Company filing for bankruptcy protection reminds us of the odd state of nuclear energy production in the United States and around the world. With trouble arising from construction delays and rising costs, Westinghouse’s problems illustrate the broader issues surrounding nuclear energy production, such as long construction timelines and evolving […]

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6 February 2017

10 Reasons to Be Excited for the BERC Energy Summit (Feb. 23-24)

The 11th annual BERC Energy Summit is on Thursday and Friday, February 23rd and 24th and I cannot wait! Each year, BERC brings together 600 people from across academia, cleantech, the public sector, and more to connect about energy issues at our flagship conference. Under this year’s theme, The Path Forward: Building our Energy Future […]

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19 January 2017

Tomorrow’s Energy Leaders Call for Leadership From Trump Today

BERC has joined a coalition of student energy clubs from across the country in urging the Trump administration to demonstrate leadership on clean energy, and promote support for an industry critical to future American prosperity. In an open letter addressed directly to President-Elect Trump, student leaders highlight the continued and burgeoning success of the clean energy industry, its importance to American infrastructure […]

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31 October 2016

BERCShop: Mobilizing Finance for the Paris Climate Agreement

On October 18th BERC and the Center for Environmental Public Policy (CEPP) at the Goldman School hosted an engaging, provocative panel exploring the financial details of this immense undertaking. Over 50 students, faculty, and members of the Berkeley community attended this BERCShop on “Mobilizing Finance for the Paris Climate Agreement.”

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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!

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29 November 2015

Will the Trans-Pacific Partnership pump up U.S. natural gas exports?

Put simply, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) should have minimal impact on U.S. natural gas exports. To understand why, we must evaluate what the TPP constitutes, how it effects the U.S. regulatory process for natural gas exports, and market changes that are driving the U.S. towards becoming a net exporter of natural gas.

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25 October 2015

NetFridge and Energy Globe win top prizes at 3rd annual BERC Cleanweb Hackathon

This past weekend, nearly 50 participants from UC Berkeley, Berkeley Lab, and the Bay Area gathered for the 3rd annual BERC Cleanweb Hackathon. The event was a huge success, and 10 teams made pitches at the end of the 24-hour event in front of a panel of judges, including Anna Schneider of WattTime, Elena Lucas of […]

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11 February 2014

Pakistan’s infrastructural and environmental challenges

Pakistani infrastructure has generally failed to keep up with the exploding population of that country. The country is currently struggling with challenges of overpopulation compounded with imminent environmental problems caused by climate change.