Wind Power

WHAT IS WIND ENERGY ? Wind is air on the move. Each air molecule has kinetic energy ¬†because it is moving. The energy of the wind is the combined kinetic energy of all of the molecules. The wind is a free and renewable source of energy, and it is tae world’s easiest-growing electricity resource.   […]


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What is Renewable Energy?

¬† In contrast to the fossil fuels, renewable energy, as the name suggests, exists perpetually and in abundant quantity in the environment. Renewable energy is ready to be harnessed, inexhaustible, and more importantly, it is a clean alternative to fossil fuels. The term “renewable energy” has no official or commonly accepted definition. As an example, […]


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The World Energy Scene

History; Energy demand in the pre – industrial world was provided mostly by man and animal power and to a limited extent from the burning of wood for heating, cooking and smelting of metals. The discovery of abundant coal, and the concurrent technological advances in its use, propelled the industrial revolution. Steam engines, mechanized production […]


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Vote TGIF Flash Mob @ UC Berkeley Sproul


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watch TGIF For visual information


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CalServe Shake-Up

In a surprising shift, three of the four candidates in the CalSERVE executive slate won the student vote in the ASUC elections, according to the preliminary results. CalSERVE Senator Van Nguyen was elected president, Senator Taylor Allbright was elected executive vice president and party member Daniel Montes was elected external affairs vice president. Student Action […]


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4/18/07 TGIF Passes!

Winning 69% of non-abstention votes cast, TGIF scored a solid victory, while the three other student fee referenda failed.


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Project Flow & Reporting

Every year, funded projects must submit either an update report or a final report. These reports must must detail the spending of all funds and also include measured outcomes such as energy and water savings or greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions. The Grant Coordinator will review these project reports and use them to compile the […]


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TGIF Administration

The 7 voting members of Grant Making Committee — 4 of which are students — are appointed each year. There is a 2 consecutive term limit for voting members, but after 1 year off, a former member can serve again. To provide oversight, 3 non-voting members also serve on the Committee. The Committee will hire […]


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Loans vs. Grants

The Grant Making Committee may require projects that generate revenue to repay a portion of this to TGIF. Since many of the projects identified in the above documents will save Cal large amounts of money, there is a good chance that TGIF will grow over the years as projects give back to the Fund. Most […]


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