Energy and Resources Group

University of California, Berkeley


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 mission of the Energy and Resources Group is a sustainable environment and a just society.

The faculty of ERG consists of 11 core professors of energy and resources, plus 150 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-MS, Concurrent ERG/Law School MA-MS/JD

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Contact Information

Energy and Resources Group

345 Giannini Hall

Rausser College of Natural Resources

Phone: 510-642-1640

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Group Chair

Prof. Duncan Callaway

345 Giannini Hall

Phone: 510-642-1640

Faculty Minor Advisor

Prof. Lara Kueppers

345 Giannini Hall

Phone: 510-486-5813

Group Manager

Amanda Okamoto

345 Giannini Hall

Phone: 510-642-1760

Graduate Student Affairs Officer

Candace Groskreutz

345 Giannini Hall

Phone: 510-642-8859

Undergraduate Academic Advisor

William Wyatt

260 Mulford, Rausser College of Natural Resources

Phone: +1 510 643-9639

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