Are there always protests in Berkeley? In all fairness, you have to admire their passion for their causes. I recently visited the city to attend the fourth annual UC Berkeley Energy Symposium. The symposium, hosted by the Berkeley Energy & Resources Collaborative (BERC) - an interdisciplinary, student-run organization - was a successful and substantive event!
At the current Photovoltaic (PV) Symposium in Bad Staffelstein the main focus is on the worldwide information exchange about the state of the technology - both from the national and international market development perspectives.
Coming on the heels of the State of the Union address, in which the President made the indisputable link between job creation and clean energy, the White House’s announcement on Friday that the Federal Government will reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 28 percent by 2020 is another encouraging step in the right direction.