Energy Policy & Markets and Berkeley Engineering
Berkeley engineers bring their technical knowledge to the table when working with faculty across the campus to shape energy policy that seeks to ensure a sustainable and equitable future for the nation and the world. The continuous growth of the world's energy markets acts as the foundation for the energy policy work being done across the campus and in the College of Engineering. Faculty and students work towards creating policies that center on renewable and unconventional energy sources, with an emphasis in ensuring safe and reliable sources of affordable energy.
Within the policy area, Berkeley Engineering emphasizes the importance of energy policy in developing nations and creating technologies and technology policy that can be effectively implemented in the developing world.
With a renewed national interest in nuclear energy, policy research in nuclear safety and waste policy is a key component of the Berkeley Engineering in Energy agenda.