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Past event

Energy Innovation: Overhaul or Tweak?

Thu, Nov 3 2011 - 12:00pm

Energy Innovation: Overhaul or Tweak?

Severin Borenstein, Co-director, Energy Institute, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley
Richard Lester, Director, MIT Industrial Performance Center
Dan Reicher, Executive Director, Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance, Stanford

Energy innovation is easy to talk about and difficult to implement. Does the country's system for creating new energy systems need to be radically overhauled or just tweaked? Read more »

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William Clay Ford, Jr.

Thu, Oct 27 2011 - 6:30pm

William Clay Ford, Jr.

Executive Chairman, Ford Motor Co.

With the number of cars in the world projected to double to 2 billion, the future of personal mobility is a compelling concern. Some see a huge business opportunity and others see social and environmental disasters. Join us for a conversation with an American icon about the move toward electric cars, government regulations, new technologies and environmental stewardship. Read more »

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US Senator Jeff Merkley

Wed, Oct 26 2011 - 12:00pm
US Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR)

America should wean itself from foreign oil and invest in clean energy technologies and infrastructure. Join us for a broad conversation about what Congress could do to promote electric cars, create jobs and spur development of biofuels from forests and agricultural lands.

Location: SF Club Office
Time: 11:30 am check in, noon program
Cost:
$20 standard, $12 members, $7 students (with valid ID)

Past event

Beyond Petroleum: Lessons from the Gulf of Mexico

Fri, Oct 21 2011 - 10:00am

Beyond Petroleum: Lessons from the Gulf of Mexico 

Note new location! Now occurring at SF Club Office

Bill Reilly, Co-Chair, National Oil Spill Commission
Bob Graham, Co-Chair, National Oil Spill Commission 

How much safer is offshore oil drilling 18 months after the Deepwater Horizon sank on Earth Day 2010? The president’s commission found systemic problems with industry practices and regulatory oversight. Read more »

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Saltworks and Beyond

Tue, Oct 18 2011 - 11:30am

Saltworks and Beyond

Peter Calthorpe, Principal Architect, Peter Calthorpe Associates
David Lewis, Executive Director, Save the Bay
Jack Matthews, Mayor, San Mateo

Is DMB Associates' proposal to build 12,000 homes on Cargill's salt ponds in Redwood City an example of smart growth, or just dirty old development? Calthorpe and supporters say it will preserve half of the former wetlands and provide funds for needed transit and reduce greenhouse gases by putting housing closer to jobs. Read more »

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Daniel Yergin: On Energy, Security and the Remaking of the Modern World

Thu, Oct 13 2011 - 6:00pm

Daniel Yergin:  On Energy, Security and the Remaking of the Modern World

Executive Vice President and Chairman, IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates; CNBC Global Energy Expert; Author, The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World Read more »

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Red Alert: China Time, China Scale

Wed, Oct 12 2011 - 12:00pm

Red Alert:  China Time, China Scale

Peter Greenwood, Executive Director of Strategy, China Light and Power Group
Stephen Leeb, Co-author, Red Alert
Alex Wang, Visiting Professor, UC Berkeley School of Law
Julian Wong, Attorney, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati; Former Advisor, U.S. Department of Energy Read more »

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Drop In, Scale Up?

Thu, Oct 6 2011 - 12:00pm

Drop In, Scale Up?

Ed Dineen, CEO, LS9
Alan Shaw, CEO, Codexis
Jonathan Wolfson, CEO, Solazyme

Solazyme’s successful IPO suggests investors are bullish on synthetic fuels made from algae and other sources that can be used in regular vehicles today with minimal technological or behavioral modifications. Such “drop in fuels” have a huge advantage over electric cars because they leverage existing capital investment in cars and distribution infrastructure. Read more »

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Truckin'

Image - Truckin'
Wed, Oct 5 2011 - 11:30am

 

 

Truckin'

 

John Boesel, CEO, CALSTART
Mike Tunnell, Director, Environmental Affairs, American Trucking Associations
Alan Niedzwiecki, CEO, Quantum Technologies Read more »

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Jeremy Rifkin

Mon, Oct 3 2011 - 12:00pm

Jeremy Rifkin

President, Foundation on Economic Trends; Author, The Third Industrial Revolution: How Lateral Power Is Transforming Energy and Changing the World

Rifkin takes us inside the remarkable transformation of the way the world creates and disseminates energy, showing how Internet technology and the reality of renewable energy are creating a new type of electrical grid, one in which energy is stored and distributed on an individual basis. This “Energy Internet” will fundamentally change every aspect of the way we work and live, says Rifkin. Read more »

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