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11 February 2016

BERC Energy Summit Transportation Panels Eyes Immediate Impact

Since 2011, 300,000 plug in hybrids or Electric Vehicles (EV’s) have been sold in the US. About half of those were sold in the last year. That is a meteoric rise in sales but still only accounts for about 6% of total US auto sales. How can we increase this number and get serious clean vehicle penetration on the grid?

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11 February 2016

Paris Climate Accord: Policy Implications & Market Impacts

This past December, virtually every nation in the world gathered in Paris for another attempt to define a worldwide response to the threat of climate change. By most accounts the 21st Conference of Parties was a success. However, other words have been used to describe Paris agreement. To some the agreement is too “weak” in its ambitions and unenforceable because it is not “legally binding.”

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Cleantech in the “Circular Economy”

This month’s Cleantech Forum in San Francisco convened a number of diverse, but similarly relevant panels and breakout sessions around the topics of clean energy and sustainability innovation. One panel topic in particular stood out to me as an often-overlooked piece of the sustainability puzzle: transitioning our exhaustive material flows into closed loops.

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11 February 2016

SF Cleantech Forum 2016 – IoT Platforms

Last week’s Cleantech Forum 2016 in San Francisco featured many exciting discussions and exchanges of the latest cleantech trends, ideas and start-up company efforts. One of the workshops at the forum focused on the developed of the Internet of Things (IoT), specifically how new forms of data are collected and processed on a global scale for a variety of efforts.

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4 February 2016

BERC Energy Summit 2016: Shaping The Next 10 Years

Buy your tickets today at: http://www.bercenergysummit.com/get-tickets/

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3 February 2016

Lessons on doing more for clean energy with less from emerging markets

BERC’s Tenley Ghan reflects on her experiences at Cleantech Forum 2016, especially how innovative companies and investors are trying to do “more with less” in providing energy access to energy poor communities in Kenya and India.

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3 February 2016

BERC Welcome Back Happy Hour!

BERC’s Welcome Back Happy Hour will be this coming Tuesday, 2/9 at 5:00pm at The Faculty Club. Come mingle with both new and returning BERC enthusiasts for what we aim to be a monthly social event. We’ll have a tab open for a while so come early and enjoy free drinks.

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1 February 2016

C2M Technology Applications

Cleantech to Market (C2M) is now accepting applications for 1,000 hours of in-depth, customized commercialization support – Deadline February 11!