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UC Berkeley to Participate at Smart Grid Technology Conference 2011

University of California at Berkeley Extension will join experts from top technology, utility, and telecom companies at the Smart Grid Technology Conference 2011. Taking place June 1–2, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in San Jose, California, the conference, now in its second year, provides a forum for participants from various industries to discuss and find solutions for smart grid issues, including developing partnerships, understanding new standards, and identifying areas for growth.

PG&E Supported Proposition 16 Defeated

Proposition 16, a California ballot measure backed by utility giant Pacific Gas & Electric was defeated in the state’s elections held Tuesday. PG&E spent an estimated $46 million promoting the measure that would have blocked local governments from establishing their own municipal utilities.