BERC Blog

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8 March 2013

Siemens 2013 New Venture Forum

The New Ventures Forum is a great opportunity for relevant startup companies and recent business plan competitors to learn how to engage successfully with Siemens and other large companies.

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Allowing MLPs to invest in renewables: the Senate Bill is only step one

With the modest possibility of broad tax reform in DC in 2013, there’s a chance that Congress may finally make renewable energy projects eligible for investment from master limited partnerships (MLPs).

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6 March 2013

Bloomberg at ARPA-E: “Coal is a Dead Man Walking”

Michael Bloomberg gave a keynote that was both lighthearted and serious at last week’s Fourth ARPA-E Annual Innovation Summit.

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6 March 2013

Preview of Next Week’s BERC Resources Roundtable 2013

BERC Resources Roundtable 2013, scheduled for March 15 at David Brower Center in Berkeley, promises a lively discussion about the challenges facing urban water systems.

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Production Tax Credit again in the crosshairs, faces uncertain future

While it seemed that the fiscal cliff deal had averted what felt like impending doom for the wind energy industry, the credit was only renewed for one year, up again for debate and renewal at the end of 2013.

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Overview of Biofuel Technologies in China

Biofuels have been touted as a potential alternative to fossil fuels for decades, but their technological viability, environmental sustainability, and economic profitability continue to be controversial.

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5 March 2013

tour the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant, in San Luis Obispo, CA.

We are organizing an exciting tour of the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant, in San Luis Obispo, CA. DCPP provides energy to 2.2 million people with 2 nuclear reactor of 1100 MW each!!

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4 March 2013

Upcoming BERCshop! – Room update!

Tuesday March 5th – Solar Manufacturing: From Wafer to Encapsulation: Come learn about how solar cells are made and hear about the latest developments in solar cell technologies!