September 2010

Climate One in Copenhagen

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Climate One in Copenhagen

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Arnold Schwarzenegger, Governor, California Huang Ming, Founder and CEO, Himin Solar (one of China's largest renewable energy companies)

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Rajendra Pachauri, Chair, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Caio Koch-Weser, Vice Chair, Deutsche Bank Read more »

Curtailing Suburban Sprawl in California

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Curtailing Suburban Sprawl in California


Ted Droettboom, Joint Policy Director, Association of Bay Area Governments
Laura Hall, Principal, Hall Alminana, Inc.
Paul Campos, Vice President and General Counsel, Northern California Home Builders Association Read more »

James Letz: The Future of Cars and the Auto Industry

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The Future of Cars and the Auto Industry

James Lentz, President/COO, Toyota, USA, Inc.

Toyota is known for creativity and a commitment to sustainable development, but is it enough in today's ultra-competitive globalized car industry? Come hear the unique perspective of industry veteran Lentz, who launched the innovative Scion brand in 2001, on what automakers are doing to ensure vehicles are a benefit, not a burden, to society and what future designs may be on the horizon. Read more »

India: Deal Maker or Deal Breaker?

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India: Deal Maker or Deal Breaker? Read more »

Lester Brown: Saving Civilization Is Not a Spectator Sport

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Saving Civilization Is Not a Spectator Sport

 

Lester Brown, President, Earth Policy Institute

 

Brown sees concern in the merging of world food and energy economies. Putting corn ethanol in gas tanks and grain-intensive food (beef) into more human bellies will drive up commodity prices and exacerbate fresh water scarcity. Though he believes the Earth is under stress, Brown is hopeful, in part because for the first time since the Industrial Revolution we have begun investing in energy sources that can last forever.

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Down to the Wire: Confronting Climate Collapse

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David Orr, Professor, Environmental Studies and Politics, Oberlin College

Due to our refusal to live within the Earth’s natural limits, we now face a multitude of problems that will have a severe negative impact on human civilization. Orr, an expert on environmental literacy and ecological design, further argues that political negligence, an economy driven by insatiable consumption and a disregard for future generations are only adding to our plethora of environmental challenges. Read more »

Youth Grabbing the Wheel: Young Leaders Speak Up on Driving Down Carbon

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Youth Grabbing the Wheel: Young Leaders Speak Up on Driving Down Carbon

 

Jason Bade, 19, Stanford Student; Co-director, Green Youth Alliance; California Climate Champion
Gemma Givens, 19, UC Santa Cruz Student; Member, Indigenous Environment Network
Shreya Indukuri, 16, Harker Upper School Student; Co-founder SmartPowerEd.org
Alli Reed, UC Berkeley student; Real Food Challenge

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Cap and Charade?

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Cap and Charade?

 

Michael Shellenberger, Breakthrough Institute
Kristin Eberhard, Legal Director, Western Energy and Climate, Natural Resources Defense Council
Larry Goulder, Chair, Department of Economics, Stanford

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Vinod Khosla: Forecast or Invent Our Energy Future?

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Forecast or Invent Our Energy Future?

 

Vinod Khosla, Founder, Khosla Ventures; Former CEO, Sun Microsystems

 

Predictions of peak oil and resource scarcity are driving investments in new energy and technologies. What will determine the winners and losers? What policies are needed to drive innovation and send proper price signals? Are incremental solutions such as hybrid vehicles helpful, or does the climate challenge require huge breakthroughs at the system level?

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Global Warring with Cleo Paskal

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Global Warring

 

Cleo Paskal, Consultant, U.S. Department of Energy
Associate Fellow, Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House, London

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