Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard (RPS) and Green Jobs in America Seminar

Dear members and friends, 

You are cordially invited to attend our Renewable energy Portfolio Standard & Green Job Seminar on: 

     Date: May 24, 2011 (Tuesday) 7:00 - 9:00 pm (registration starts at 6:30pm) 
     Venue: ITRI Int'l, 2870 Zanker Rd., Suite #140, San Jose, CA 
     Admission: Free, refreshment will be provided (sponsored by Broosha Solar LLC)

Ms. Shu-Fen Chiang, Teaching Fellow in Energy and Environmental Law, and also an international industry liaison of Cleantech Law Partners, will share with you the recent Renewable energy Portfolio Standard (RPS). Dr. William Kao, in a second talk will discuss the Green Economy, some current clean tech trends, Green Jobs in America, green job opportunities and salary survey. 

Please join us to meet and network with industry experts and exchange views with other attendees. 

Best regards, 

CleanTech Group of CIE/USA-SF (formerly CARES) 


 

Talk Title: "Green Power Market and Renewable energy Portfolio Standard (RPS)" by Shu-Fen Chiang

Talk Abstract: 
'Green Power' generally refers to electricity supplied in whole or in part from renewable energy sources. Green power marketing (retail or wholesale) / green pricing is an optional utility service that allows electricity customers who are willing to pay a premium for the environmental benefits of renewable energy to purchase green power instead of conventional power." 

Through recent significant changes in U.S. law as well as the introduction of several new bills, the U.S. Congress and Presidential administrations have attempted to switch the nation's energy policy to more green power. The most significant and effective policy besides renewable energy tax credit is the renewable energy portfolio standard (RPS). More than 20 states have been providing a series of incentives to stimulate a growing green power industry. 
In California, Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr., just signed on April 2011 into law an ambitious 33 percent goal by 2020. During the signing Governor Brown noted that "This bill will bring many important benefits to California, including stimulating investment in green technologies in the state, creating tens of thousands of new jobs, improving local air quality, promoting energy independence, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions." 

Speaker Bio: Shu- Fen Chiang, Cleantech Law Partners 
Shu-Fen Chiang did her undergraduate study at SOOCHOW University. She was formerly an in-house counsel for several high-tech companies (Nan-Shan Life Insurance Co., Muse Information Technology Company, Hoshin GigaMedia Center Inc., Faraday Technology Corporation) in Taiwan before returning to law school to study Environmental law.
She graduated from the Environmental Law LL.M. program at Lewis and Clark Law School in 2009. Afterwards, she was a Teaching Fellow in Energy and Environmental Law and worked for Professor Lin Harmon. In her LLM program, she focused her studies on the stimulation of the green power market and increasing renewable energy's share of the electricity market. Currently, she has joined Cleantech Law Partners, as an international industry liaison. Cleantech Law Partners (CLP) is the web's leading source for information and updates on the latest development in renewable energy law and cleantech policy. 


Talk Title: "Green Jobs in America" by Dr. William Kao

Talk Abstract: In this talk Dr. William Kao will cover Labor Market Information Division's definition of Green Economy, some recent clean technology trends, the top CT job sectors, Green Education, training and accreditation, a recent Clean Technology compensation survey, some local Silicon Valley Green companies, and five key steps towards building CT jobs for the future. 

Speaker Bio: Dr. William Kao received his BSEE, MSEE and PhD from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He has worked in the Semiconductor and Electronic Design Automation industries for 30 years holding senior and executive engineering management positions at Texas Instruments, Xerox Corporation, and Cadence Design Systems. 
Dr. Kao has authored more than 40 technical papers and holds seven software and IC patents. He was an Adjunct Professor at UCLA Electrical Engineering Department where he taught courses in computer aided circuit design. Dr. Kao is a Senior Member of IEEE, and was one of the founding members of IEEE-Circuits and Systems - Silicon Valley Chapter, where he was Chapter Chair in 2005 and 2006. 
Dr. Kao currently teaches Renewable Energy, Clean Technology and Business Sustainability courses at UC Santa Cruz Silicon Valley Extension, and at the Silicon Valley Technical Institute in San Jose. 
He is also on the Technical Advisory Board for Sigma Quest on the topics of Energy and Environment, and Quality Control, and is a consultant for several Clean Tech companies.
Dr. Kao was the founder and President of CARES (Chinese American Renewable Energy Society), now The Clean Technology Group of the Chinese Institute of Engineers (CIE) USA-SF, where he is also a Board Member. 
In 2010 Dr. Kao was a Clean Technology consultant for mainland China Government where he taught courses on "Low Carbon Economy" to Chinese government officials; for the Taiwan Ministry of Science and Technology where he was invited to give seminars on Clean Technology, Renewable Energy, and Energy Efficiency at major universities (academia), government research institutions and local industry; and for the Malaysian Government on Emerging Technologies for a new Knowledge Based Economy. 

Sponsor: Broosha Solar LLC (www.brooshasolar.com) and its Italian sister company are providers of products and services for the photovoltaic industry. In 2010, Broosha Solar business volume was >10MW including modules and inverters that enabled ground mounted and commercial installations. 
Broosha Solar brings to the market many prestigious brands, including Suntech, Canadian Solar, Renesola, Hanwha and other top-tier Chinese companies. Finally, the company provides strategic services to companies that want to expand to USA including legal entity setup, business office start-up, strategic marketing and business development. 
www.brooshasolar.com 
 


Organizer: CleanTech Group of CIE/USA-SF (formerly CARES) 
Chinese American Renewable Energy Society (CARES) founded in 2009 in Silicon Valley by a small group of professionals who shared their common interests in alternative sources of clean energy, energy efficiency, and global environmental sustainability, is to promote renewable energy and clean technology to Chinese American communities by providing a common platform, services, activities and education. Now CARES has merged with the Chinese Institute of Engineers USA San Francisco Bay Area Chapter to become the CleanTech Group of CIE/USA-SF. 
                        

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2011 BAY AREA FRANCHISE EXPO & SEMINAR

2011 BAY AREA FRANCHISE EXPO & SEMINAR

Hosted by World Journal 

Co-Hosted by Wells Fargo 

Sponsored by Chinese American Semiconductor Professional Association (CASPA) and 
Chinese Institute of Engineers - USA (CIE-USA) 

� World renown 7-Eleven is planning on a substantial increase in the amount of convenience stores here in the Bay Area; would you like to know how to apply, operate while making profits? 

� As the front runner of the U.S. Fast food industry, McDonald's has continue expanding its business while employing additional staffs; do you want to be a part of it while understanding its success factors? 

� Liang's Village has been creating a lot of buzz in the great state of California, how did it succeed? How can you join this franchise? And how do you operate your very own Liang's Village? 

� Want to know the secrets of owning 50+ Quickly chain stores? Low budget, big profit, easy to operate, full training... and much more! 

� UPS, the 8th largest franchise in the World, is having major expansion due to the business engaging activities between the greater China and The United States; With just 160K, you can now operate your very own UPS store! 

� With just $3000, you can join the MPM Math and Science franchise and start your own business today. 


Let Wells Fargo guide you through an easy path to success. 

Time: June 4, 2011 (Saturday), 10 am to 5 pm 
Location: World Journal Activity Center (231 Adrian Road, Millbrae, CA) 
Reservation Line: 650 -259-2010, Miss Zhang 
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Free seminars included, limited Seatings available; reservation strongly suggested. 


Franchise Seminar Schedule 

Time                Company            Topic 
10:30-11:00       Quickly             How to join the "low budget; big profit" Quickly franchise 
11:05-12:00       7-Eleven           7-Eleven chain store owner Mr. Wu shares his experiences 
12:55-13:25       Liang's Village     How to be a part of the Liang's Village franchise 
13:30-14:00       MPM Math         How to be a part of the MPM Math & Science franchise 
14:05-14:35       Wells Fargo       Wells Fargo's guide on the easy path to success 
14:40-15:30       McDonald's       Chain store owner 尹集成's success story 
15:35-16:10       UPS                 How to join the UPS franchise 

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Solar Energy & Storage seminar

Dear CIE members and friends, 

You are cordially invited to attend our Solar Energy & Storage seminar on: 

     Date: June 9, 2011 (Thursday) 7:00 - 9:00 pm (registration starts at 6:30pm) 
     Venue: ITRI Int'l, 2870 Zanker Rd., Suite #140, San Jose, CA 
     Admission: Free, refreshment will be provided (sponsored by Broosha Solar LLC) 

This seminar will be covering 2 interesting talks: Dr. Xiaoguang Ma, Suntech Power Chief Engineer will first give an introduction of Suntech Power, followed by a discussion on China's PV market status and the Renewable Energy investment environment and Green jobs in China. Our second speaker Dr. Gregory X. Zhan will present the potential and use of Zinc Air batteries for large scale energy storage. 

Please join us to meet and network with industry experts and exchange views with other attendees. 

Best regards, 

CleanTech Group of CIE/USA-SF (formerly CARES) 

 

Talk Title: "Where is China going on Renewable Energy?" from Suntech Power perspective 
Dr. Xiaoguang Ma, Suntech Power Chief Engineer

Talk Abstract: 
Suntech Power quickly became the global leading brand of solar PV module in only few years. China also established the #1 solar PV manufacturing industry as a result of the stimulation and motivation from Suntech's success story. Dr. Ma is going to reveal Suntech's status and strategy on how to keep its competitive advantage and sustain the future growth in the upcoming intensified global competition in PV technology and manufacturing. 

Will Suntech's existing PV technology become obsolete? Will Suntech lead the industry to continue driving down PV module cost? What is its business strategy to penetrate global markets? In the mean time, how is Suntech boosting China's domestic renewable energy industry and market? Dr. Ma will touch upon various interesting topics from his personal experience and insight working out of China. Will China scale down nuclear power and accelerate renewable energy implementation thus increasing domestic demand in solar PV module? How is it going to affect the balance of PV supply and demand? Where is the "green" investment money flowing into renewable energy? How is China going to create hundreds of thousands of green jobs domestically? How can a foreigner benefit from the new wave of Chinese renewable energy boom? 

Speaker Bio: Dr. Xiaoguang Ma received his BS from the Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and his MS and Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. He has worked in the Semiconductor, Hard Drive, and Photovoltaic for 10 years holding senior engineering management positions at Suntech Power Ltd, No. 1 PV firm globally. Currently Dr. Ma is the Chief Engineer at Suntech Power. 
Dr. Ma was elected into "Thousand Talent Program" in 2009 and was titled "National Professor" in China. Dr. Ma holds more than 30 Semiconductor and PV patents and has authored many technical papers. He was an Adjunct Professor at Peking U niversity, Shanghai Jiaotong University and Shanghai Solar R&D Center where he co-advises Ph.D. students. Dr. Ma was the founding Chairman of MRS-China PV Association and founding Chairmen of Wuxi New District "530" Industry Association. Dr. Ma is a Committee Member, 11th National Youth Federation of China. He is also a councilor, Hongkong-Jiangsu Exchange Promotion Association and a government Advisor of City of Xinyu, Jiangxi China. 

Talk Title: Store Electricity in Zinc 
Dr. Gregory X. Zhang, Energy Storage Consultant

Talk Abstract: A key challenge faced by any technology for bulk electricity storage is cost, which arguably needs to be as low as $100/kWh for commercial applications. However, other than pumped hydro, which is limited by geological and environmental availability, there is no technology yet that has indicated the potential to meet such a low cost target. Using zinc as an energy carrier in conjunction with zinc-air and electro winning technologies has the potential of being a low cost solution for bulk storage, the rational of which will be discussed in this presentation. 

Zinc has been a favorable anode material for electrochemical energy storage systems of all kinds since the invention of battery two hundred years ago due to its unique set of natural, economical and technical properties. There are many possibilities to store and release electricity in zinc materials. Using zinc materials for electricity storage physically decouples the charging and discharging operations of a storage system and allows flexible scaling of energy capacity independent of power and therefore storing bulk electricity economically. In addition to the excellent electrochemical properties, compatibility to environment and abundance of its resource are the most important attributes that are essential for any material based storage solution at the scale of an electrical grid.

Speaker Bio: Dr. Gregory X. Zhang is currently a consultant based in Toronto, Canada. For more than 20 years he has continuously been involved in the investigation of the electrochemical properties of zinc in a wide range of application contexts from corrosion to material processing and from batteries and to fuel cells. He has also extensively engaged in the development and commercialization of various types of zinc-air technologies for applications in alkaline batteries and as motive power sources and energy storage systems. Dr. Zhang is the author of the book: "Corrosion and Electrochemistry of Zinc". More recently, he published a comprehensive paper on "Zinc Electrode" and co-authored with Dr. S. Smedley another on "Zinc-Air: Hydraulic Recharge" in the Encyclopedia of Electrochemical Power Sources (publication in 2009). 

Event Sponsor: Broosha Solar LLC (www.brooshasolar.com) is a provider of products and services for the photovoltaic industry. Broosha is a boutique company with unmatched dedications to customer satisfaction. In 2010, its business volume in Italy was >10MW including modules and inverters that enabled ground mounted and commercial installations. At the beginning of 2011 the company opened the first US office in San Jose, CA. Broosha Solar brings to the market many prestigious brands, including Suntech, Canadian Solar, Renesola, Hanwha and other top-tier Chinese manufacturers. Finally, the company provides strategic services to new comers to USA including legal entity setup, business office start-up, talents scouting, strategic marketing and sales, and business development. 
 

Organizer: CleanTech Group of CIE/USA-SF (formerly CARES) 
Chinese American Renewable Energy Society (CARES) founded in 2009 in Silicon Valley by a small group of professionals who shared their common interests in alternative sources of clean energy, energy efficiency, and global environmental sustainability, is to promote renewable energy and clean technology to Chinese American communities by providing a common platform, services, activities and education. Now CARES has merged with the Chinese Institute of Engineers USA San Francisco Bay Area Chapter to become the CleanTech Group of CIE/USA-SF. 

                              

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2011 US-Taiwan Biomedical Engineering Forum

Sponsored by National Science Council, Taiwan, R.O.C. 
Organized by CIE, TECO, CBA, NATEA, CASPA, TAITA 


Time:          Saturday, June 18, 2011, 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm 

Location:    Silicon Valley Conference Room 
                  TECHMART 
                  5201 Great America Parkway 
                  Santa Clara, California, USA 95054 

Fee:            FREE Admission with pre-registration
 

On-line registration:       http://biomedical.eventbee.com 

Schedule: 
      1:00 pm - 1:30 pm     Registration 
      1:40 pm - 2:20 pm     Keynote Speech - Micro Neural Implants 
      2:20 pm - 3:00 pm     OCT Technology 
      3:00 pm - 3:15 pm     Break 
      3:15 pm - 3:55 pm     Viewpoints on Endoscopy 
      3:55 pm - 4:35 pm     Telemonitoring in Patients with Heart Failure 
      4:35 pm - 4:50 pm     Break 
      4:50 pm - 5:30 pm     Marketing Healthcare Technologies 

Distinguished Speakers: 

Dr. Yu-Chong Tai, Professor of EE & ME, Caltech 
"Micro Neural Implants" 

Jay Wei, President/CEO, Optovue Inc. 
"Evolution of OCT Technology and Clinic Application" 

Dr. Tien-Jen Liu, Dr. John Lee, Dr. Daniel Hung, STB Fellow 
"Bring Light to Shine on Medicine through Endoscopes: Viewpoints from Otorhinolaryngologist, Gastroenterologist and Neurosurgeon" 

Dr. Carson Chen, Dr. Ching-Chang Huang, STB Fellow 
"Telemonitoring in Patients with Heart Failure - A Promising Strategy to Improve Outcomes?" 

Dr. Charlie Koo, Founder and CEO, Nocipoint 
"Marketing Healthcare Technologies"

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