September 2010

Renewable Energy for California: Challenges and Solutions

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Renewable Energy for California: Challenges and Solutions

Paul Douglas, Renewables Portfolio Standard Program Manager, California Public Utilities Commission
Roy Kuga, Vice President of Energy Supply, PG&E
Diane Fellman, Director of California Regulatory Affairs, FPL Energy
Carl Zichella, Regional Director for California, Sierra Club
Cliff Chen, Energy Analyst, Union of Concerned Scientists - Moderator

Panel: Climate Change and Government-Local Policy Directions For Addressing Climate Change

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Michel Gelobter, President, Redefining Progress; Board Member, Natural Resources Defense Council
David R. Baker, Markets and Energy Writer, San Francisco Chronicle
Severin Borenstein, Director, UC Energy Institute
 

This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club on March 27, 2007

John Hofmeister, Founder and Chief Executive, Citizens for Affordable Energy; Former President, Shell Oil Co.

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Is Big Oil Part of Our Energy Problem, or the Solution?

John Hofmeister, Founder and Chief Executive, Citizens for Affordable Energy; Former President, Shell Oil Co.

Todd Paglia, Executive Director, ForestEthics

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Todd Paglia Executive Director, ForestEthics,
THE NEW ENVIRONMENTALISM: USING CORPORATE POWER FOR SOCIAL CHANGE

This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club on March 29, 2007

Energy Efficiency Unplugged

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Jim Davis, President, Chevron Energy Solutions
Ralph Cavanagh, Co-director, Energy Program, Natural Resources Defense Council
Tim Draper, Founder and Managing Director, Draper Fisher Jurvetson Read more »

Stewart Brand, Co-founder and President, Long Now Foundation

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City Planet

Stewart Brand, Co-founder and President, Long Now Foundation

Brand will discuss how increasing urbanization is accelerating economic development with remarkable speed. The consequences will be profound, he believes. Are we prepared? Brand has focused on such subjects as digital media, education and architecture. He’s perhaps best known for founding the Whole Earth Catalog.

This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club on June 14, 2007

Panel: Solar Power Update-California's Moment In The Sun

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SOLAR POWER UPDATE: CALIFORNIA'S MOMENT IN THE SUN

DAVID EDWARDS, Managing Director, ThinkEquity Partners LLC
MICHAEL HALL, Chief Marketing Officer, Borrego Solar
MARTIN ROSCHEISEN, CEO, Nanosolar, Inc., J.P. ROSS, Director of Programs, Vote Solar
ARNO HARRIS, CEO, Recurrent Energy, Inc. – Moderator,
 

This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club on March 21, 2007

Panel: How Green is Your City? The SustainLane U.S. City Rankings

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How Green is Your City? The SustainLane U.S. City Rankings.

Appearing with me will be the ever-entertaining Director of the Department of the Environment for San Francisco, Jared Blumenfeld--abandon your notions of a staid city bureaucrat--and Ian Kim from the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in Oakland, which is leading up a "green collar" jobs program for the city. Read more »

Alan Weisman, Author of "The World Without Us"

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Alan Weisman, Author of "The World Without Us"

Alan Weisman's reports from around the world have appeared in Harper's, The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly, The Los Angeles Times Magazine, Orion, Wilson Quarterly, Vanity Fair, Mother Jones, Discover, Audubon, Condé Nast Traveler, and in many anthologies, including Best American Science Writing 2006. Read more »

Cars: Clean Them or Crush Them. International Council on Clean Transportation, Clean Air Initiative (Asia), and UC Berkeley

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Cars: Clean Them or Crush Them?


Kate Blumberg, Research Director,International Center for Clean Transportation
Cornie Huizenga, Vice-Chair, Clean Air Initiative, Asia Center
Michael O’Hare, Professor, Goldman School of Public Policy, UC Berkeley
Lee Schipper, Project Scientist, Global Metropolitan Studies, UC Berkeley
Greg Dalton, Commonwealth Club Vice President, Moderator Read more »