Visit of AUEB iMBA Energy & Sustainability Club in University of California Berkeley

AUEB iMBA Energy & Sustainability Club, the 1st energy club in Greece, continues to build bridges around the world; this time in United States of America, striving to exchange ideas about cutting-edge research and discuss the current trends in energy, environment and sustainable development fields.

 

Visit to University of California Berkeley

On Friday 8th of February 2013, AUEB iMBA Energy & Sustainability Club visited University of California Berkeley in San Francisco. It was a great opportunity to hear about the new R&D topics in energy from top researchers and academics, who have close collaboration with companies in Silicon Valley which is nearby.

In particular, AUEB iMBA Energy & Sustainability Club met the leadership team of Berkeley Energy & Resources Collaborative (http://berc.berkeley.edu/) and Haas Business School Energy Institute.

Mr. Dimitris Sarantopoulos president of iMBA Energy & Sustainability Club had a very constructive discussion with the leaders of BERC Mr. Shannon Yee and Mr. Matt Lucas. The BERC leaders stated that the three major challenges of energy today are: how will we manage efficiently the growing energy demand in order to support a competitive and prosperous economy, how will we reduce the environment footprint of energy moving against Climate Change and how will we address sufficiently the energy security of supply.

The future energy leaders have to address reasonable solutions using innovative energy technologies, utilizing modern financial resources – structures through the development & implementation of effective policies and practices. The researchers of UC Berkeley, in order to respond to these challenges, are trying to find innovative solutions based on new energy technologies such as lithium-air batteries in the energy storage field, or in the usage of quantum dot solar cells to Generate Higher Power Efficiency.

 

iMBA Energy & Sustainability Club (www.imbaenergyclub.gr), the 1st energy club in Greece, will continue to build bridges around the world, to exchange ideas about cutting-edge research and to inform its members about the current trends in energy, environment and sustainable development issues.