Berkeley researchers will receive $30 million over the next five years from the
U.S. Department of Energy to find better ways to separate carbon dioxide from
power plant and natural gas well emissions and stick it permanently
underground. Two new Energy Frontiers Research Centers, the
focused on carbon capture and sequestration.

Evidence that the Earth is warming, most likely the result of the world’s emission of greenhouse gases, suggests that unless we do a better job of conserving energy while also developing new sources of clean energy, the results could be disastrous. Without immediate action, we could face reduced water supply, severe weather events, property losses, and reduced agricultural productivity. UC Berkeley and Berkeley Lab researchers are leading the way in exploring the environmental effects of climate change, including changes in water resources and ecosystems.

Faculty and researchers at several centers and programs at UC Berkeley and Berkeley Lab are exploring a wide range of research projects in this area.