Environmental Protection Set to Become Bay Area Priority

By Alex Girda, Associate Editor The Bay Area seems to enjoy protecting the environment, and in more ways than one. News has surfaced regarding two very different aspects of the U.S. environmental policy. One involves placing a tech incubator in a [...]

The Bay Area seems to enjoy protecting the environment, and in more ways than one. News has surfaced regarding two very different aspects of the U.S. environmental policy. One involves placing a tech incubator in a Berkeley property, an important breakthrough in ensuring that the East Bay will be one of the leading regions in clean technology development.

The initiative, headed by a trio of universities from the Bay Area, will produce a safe haven for scientists and will create a microclimate destined to aid several smaller companies in achieving groundbreaking results in the field of energy. The venue is a former Hostess Twinkies bakery located at 2929 Seventh St. in Berkeley, owned by Wareham Development. Wareham will also prep the space to house the incubator.

In slightly different real estate news, the Environmental Protection Agency ended its lengthy search for a new headquarters by choosing to stay where it is, according to the San Francisco Business Times. The General Services Administration sealed a 15-year lease for the current spot at 75-95 Hawthorne St. with Hawthorne Plaza Associates.