Energy and Resources Group

University of California, Berkeley

Overview

The Energy and Resources Group (ERG) is an interdisciplinary academic unit of UC Berkeley, offering Minor, M.A., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Energy and Resources, and a Minor/Certificate in Sustainability. Established in 1973, ERG addresses issues of energy, climate change, resources, development, human and biological diversity, environmental justice, governance, and new approaches to economics, food, waste, and consumption. 

The faculty of ERG consists of ten core professors of energy and resources, plus 200 affiliated faculty and researchers from across the Berkeley campus, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and elsewhere. 

There are approximately 65 graduate students enrolled in ERG degree programs, about half doctoral students. The students come from a wide variety of backgrounds — engineering, natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities. The characteristics they have in common are an interest in interdisciplinary approaches to energy and resource issues and the intellectual credentials to succeed in a rigorous academic program. All receive training at ERG in the technological, environmental, economic, and sociopolitical dimensions of energy and resource issues while pursuing additional course work and individual research tailored to their interest and backgrounds.

ERG graduates are employed across the U.S. and around the world in universities, governmental and international agencies, legislative staff positions, national laboratories, public and private utilities, other energy and resource companies, consulting firms, and public-interest organizations.

Undergraduate Program

Energy and Resources: Minor

Sustainability: Summer Minor and Certificate

Graduate Programs

Energy and Resources: MA, MS, PhD, Concurrent ERG/Public Policy MA and MS

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Courses

Energy and Resources

Faculty and Instructors

Faculty

David Anthoff, Assistant Professor. Environmental economics, climate policy, integrated assessment models.
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Duncan Callaway, Associate Professor. Modeling and control of aggregated storage devices, power management, and system analysis of energy technologies and their impact.
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Youjin Chung, Assistant Professor. Political economy of development, historical and feminist political ecology, critical food and agrarian studies, African studies, Tanzania, feminist theory, critical ethnography, visual methods.
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John Harte, Professor of the Graduate School. Global change, ecology, sustainability, energy policy, theoretical ecology, biodiversity.
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Andrew D. Jones, Assistant Adjunct Professor. Agriculture, climate, ecology, energy, and water.
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Daniel M. Kammen, Professor. Public policy, nuclear engineering, energy, resources, risk analysis as applied to global warming, methodological studies of forecasting, hazard assessment, renewable energy technologies, environmental resource management.
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Catherine Koshland, Professor and Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Education. Air pollution, metals, energy, resources, environmental human health, mechanistic analyses of combustion products in flow reactors, control strategies in urban airsheds, pollutant formation, chlorinated hydrocarbons, particulates, industrial ecology.
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Lara Kueppers, Associate Professor. Ecological responses and feedback to climate change, climate-ecosystem interactions in forests and agroecosystems, agriculture, climate change, ecology, forests, tropics.
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Isha Ray, Professor. Water and development, Gender, water and sanitation, technology and development, social science research methods .
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Margaret S. Torn, Adjunct Professor. Biodiversity, biogeochemistry, carbon cycle, climate change, ecology, ecosystem services .
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Emeritus Faculty

John P. Holdren, Professor Emeritus.

Richard B. Norgaard, Professor Emeritus.
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Contact Information

Energy and Resources Group

345 Giannini Hall

Rausser College of Natural Resources

Phone: 510-642-1640

Fax: 510-642-1085

ergdeskb@berkeley.edu

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Group Chair

Prof. Daniel Kammen

345 Giannini Hall

Phone: 510-642-1139

http://kammen.berkeley.edu/

kammen@berkeley.edu

Head Graduate Adviser

Prof. Duncan Callaway

345 Giannini Hall

Phone: 510-642-1640

http://erg.berkeley.edu/

dcal@berkeley.edu

Faculty Minor Advisor

Prof. Lara Kueppers

345 Giannini Hall

Phone: 510-486-5813

http://erg.berkeley.edu/

lmkueppers@berkeley.edu

Group Manager

Megan Amaral

345 Giannini Hall

Phone: 510-642-1760

http://erg.berkeley.edu/

megana@berkeley.edu

Graduate Student Affairs Officer

Kay Burns

345 Giannini Hall

Phone: 510-642-8859

http://erg.berkeley.edu/

erggrad@berkeley.edu

Undergraduate Academic Advisor

Anna Hoehenrieder

260 Mulford, Rausser College of Natural Resources

Phone: +1 510 643-9639

http://nature.berkeley.edu/

erg.minor@berkeley.edu

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