Climate One

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From Durban to Rio

Wed, Feb 29 2012 - 6:00pm

From Durban to Rio

Tom Heller
, Executive Director, Climate Policy Initiative; Professor, Stanford Law School
Marc Stuart, Co-Founder, EcoSecurities
Mark Schapiro, Senior Correspondent, Center for Investigative Reporting

For the first time ever, developing and industrialized countries are crawling together toward a new treaty to reduce greenhouse gases. Read more »

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Cruising 55

Mon, Feb 13 2012 - 12:00pm

Cruising 55

Shad Balch,
Environment and Energy Communications, General Motors
Roland Hwang, Director of Transportation Programs, NRDC
Mary Nichols, Chair, California Air Resources Board  
Chris Paulson, VP of Strategy, Coda Automotive

In a striking change from years past, U.S. automakers stood with President Obama last year to support the biggest increase in auto fuel economy standards ever. Read more »

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Power Plays: Media Roundtable

Fri, Feb 3 2012 - 12:00pm

Power Plays: Media Roundtable

David Baker
, Reporter, San Francisco Chronicle
Dana Hull, Reporter, San Jose Mercury News
Cassandra Sweet, Reporter, Dow Jones
Additional Panelists TBD

Is California on track to reach Governor Jerry Brown’s goal of having a third of the state’s electricity come from renewable sources by 2020? Many projects have received federal financing and a green light from regulators, but will they ever really get built? Read more »

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Sun Spots

Mon, Jan 30 2012 - 6:00pm

Sun Spots

David Hayes, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Interior
John Laird, Secretary, California Resources Agency
David Festa, West Coast Vice President, Environmental Defense Fund
Michael Hatfield, Director of Development, First Solar
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Wild Weather

Tue, Dec 13 2011 - 6:00pm

Wild Weather


Chris Field, Director, Department of Global Ecology, Carnegie Institution for Science
Dave Friedberg, Founder & CEO, The Climate Corporation
Karen O'Brien, Professor of Sociology and Human Geography, University of Oslo
Michael Oppenheimer, Professor of Geosciences and International Affairs, Princeton


Massive blizzards are slamming the East Coast and epic droughts are parching the Southwest. Read more »

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The Stephen H. Schneider Award for Outstanding Climate Science Communication

Tue, Dec 6 2011 - 12:00pm

The Stephen H. Schneider Award for Outstanding Climate Science Communication

Dr. Richard Alley, Professor of Geosciences, Penn State

Alley will receive the first $10,000 Climate One award in honor of the late Stanford climatologist Stephen Schneider. Dr. Alley, host of the PBS documentary "Earth: The Operators Manual," once testified before Congress using his bald head to illustrate ice age cycles and recorded a video explaining geoscience while strumming guitar to a Johnny Cash song. Read more »

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Boom or Bust?

Fri, Nov 18 2011 - 12:00pm

Boom or Bust?

Dan Miller, Managing Director, The Roda Group

Climate change presents huge risks, yet many people assert we are currently failing to address what is a near-term threat to life as we know it.  As an investor in clean fuels, Miller posits that renewable technologies can create the mother of all economic booms. Which will it be? What do we need to do to follow this path? Read more »

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Sun Up

Thu, Nov 17 2011 - 6:00pm

Sun Up

Dan Shugar, CEO, Solaria
Tom Dinwoodie, CTO, SunPower

California continues to be bullish on solar power, but the sun still supplies a tiny fraction of the state’s electricity. What’s the best way to scale solar – on the roofs of homes, through utility scale plants, or on commercial buildings and marginalized land? China is having a huge impact on solar technology and markets. What does that mean for U.S. companies and consumers? Join us for a conversation with two solar pioneers. Read more »

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The Great Disruption

Mon, Nov 7 2011 - 12:30pm

The Great Disruption

Note new time!

Paul Gilding, Professor, Cambridge University Program for Sustainability Leadership
Richard Heinberg, Senior Fellow, Post Carbon Institute 

It's time to stop just worrying about climate change, says Gilding; instead, we need to brace for impact, because global crisis is no longer avoidable. Read more »

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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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