Programs

Renewable Energy & Sustainability Speaker Series

The Renewable Energy & Sustainability Speaker Series is held at the Haas School of Business during the Fall Semester. The series is a listed MBA 294 class and can be taken for credit. Speakers are often UC Berkeley and Haas alumni who are leaders in the energy, resources, or impact investing industries.

The main theme of the speaker series is to give students an introduction to a wide variety of topics and challenges in renewable energy and sustainability, while also challenging students’ view of what is possible with standout organizations...

Berkeley Innovative Solutions (BIS) Consulting Group

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The student application for the Fall 2021 BIS Program is available here and will be due...

Women in Energy: The Great Success of Female Utility CEOs

December 7, 2020

When I learned of the hiring of Patti Poppe as CEO of PG&E, my thoughts went to the impressive number of women leading major utilities throughout the country. I wondered why the utility industry, rather than tech or healthcare, seems to have such a tremendous record of success for female executives. And with the annual BERC Women in Energy event fast approaching (it’s on Thursday 12/10 at 6pm PT!), I figured now is the time to educate myself.

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BERC Engineering (BERC-E)

The mission of BERC-E is to form a close-knit group of graduate students from engineering and science departments to discuss a variety of energy topics over pizza and beer. We cover a wide range of topics, including but not limited to solar energy, batteries, life-cycle analysis, combustion, and energy efficiency. Our meetings are an informal way to meet other students from the science and engineering side of campus interested in energy and to form collaborations or get advice on research.

Affiliated departments: ChemE, MechE, MSE, EE, AS&T, Chem Established year: 2013 Meeting...

BERC Action

BERC-Action is a new community of BERC established on the founding principles that:

Climate change exists and action is needed to address it to defend energy & environmental programs in light of the current political climate. Sound science and evidence-based research should be used to guide energy & environmental policy. Investment and innovation in clean energy technologies is needed to address the threat of climate change and environmental degradation. Our Mission is to: Connect members with the individuals and groups at the front lines of energy/environmental policy,...

Join us for Resources Symposium 2019!

October 31, 2019

Each year BERC hosts our flagship fall event, Resource Symposium, a half-day event that brings together professionals, policymakers, and academics on critical resource-related topics. This year we are thrilled to announce the Fall 2019 theme of Resilient Cities, sponsored by the Environmental Resilience Accelerator, which will explore challenges and solutions related to resource security,...

LEEF community

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LEEF is on the look for new enthusiastic members!

LEEF seeks to build a platform to connect students, alumni, faculty members, and professionals on their shared interest in energy development and environmental protection in Latin America. It’s working to build a multidisciplinary network that promotes discussion towards achieving a cleaner and sustainable future within the Latin...

Programs

BERC runs a number of programs in collaboration with UC Berkeley and the larger Bay Area community.

BERC Innovative Solutions (BIS) connects local companies, non-profits, and government agencies with multi-disciplinary teams of UC Berkeley graduate students for semester-long consulting projects.

Students for Environmental Energy Development (SEED) gives UC Berkeley students the opportunity to develop and teach an...

Summit 2019 Recap

March 11, 2019

BERC Summit 2019

Thank you to everyone who attended the 13th annual BERC Energy Summit! We had a great time welcoming all of you and learning more about the exciting work being done around energy and resources in the Cal community and beyond. A big thanks to all our sponsors and speakers who made this Summit the best yet.

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BERC wins big at Duke's Energy in Emerging Markets Case Competition

January 29, 2019

Held annually at Duke, the Energy in Emerging Markets Case Competition (EEMCC) connects students, academia and industry in pursuit of unconventional business-based solutions that expose unrecognized opportunities...