Clean & Sustainable Energy Alternatives
What is Clean & Sustainable Energy Alternatives?
The aim of this category is to encourage the adoption of clean energy alternatives that are sustainable and have the potential for broad impact. Proposals may focus on the design, development, or delivery of sustainable energy solutions and can be domestic or international in scope. However, all proposals should clearly demonstrate the relationship between the proposed intervention and its impact on the environment.
Solutions may focus on several areas, including but not limited to:
(1) clean, renewable energy technology
(2) land/watershed management
(3) climate change adaptation
(4) ecosystem recovery and/or maintenance
(5) source reduction/waste prevention
Examples of proposals that would fit into this category include:
- An innovative financing mechanism to encourage the use and/or investment in renewable energy options
- The development of a clean energy technology that provides an environmentally-friendly alternative to existing technologies
- An environmental education program that encourages behavioral change by providing information about wasteful energy consumption habits
- An electronics waste reduction and recycling program that clearly demonstrates its potential to reduce CO2 emissions
Category Specific Rules
The “Clean & Sustainably Energy Alternatives” category is open to all matriculated undergraduate and graduate students at UC Berkeley, UC Davis, and UC San Francisco. Multidisciplinary teams are strongly encouraged. For additional information about general contest rules, timing, and how to apply, please refer to the Contest Application Requirements.
Category Specific Resources
The Blum Center for Developing Economies
The Blum Center links world-class faculty, inspiring new curriculum, and innovative technologies, services and business models to create real-world solutions for developing economies.
The Rosenfeld Fund for Global Sustainable Development
The Rosenfeld Fund supports multidisciplinary projects that address the needs of the poor using technologies that minimize energy use and protect the environment.