Peter Calthorpe, Founder, Calthorpe Associates; Author, Urbanism in the Age of Climate Change
How should the climate imperative change community design? What is sustainable urbanism? Will federal and state governments make long-term investments in public mobility when they are in such dire fiscal straits? What are China and other countries doing to build smarter cities from the beginning? Join us for a conversation with one of the fathers of new urbanism.
Forrest Beanum, Vice President of Government Relations, Coda Automotive Oliver Kuttner, CEO, Edison2 Bill Reinert, National Manager, Toyota Michael Robinson, VP for Environment, Energy and Safety Policy, General Motors Dan Sperling, Member, California Air Resources Board; Professor, UC Davis
Will plug-in hybrids or pure electric vehicles get more traction with car buyers looking for cool and clean wheels? Read more »
Jacques Besnainou, CEO AREVA Inc. Lucas Davis, Professor, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley Jeff Byron, Former Commissioner, California Energy Commission
How will deadly explosions at two Japanese nuclear power plants affect plans to build new reactors in the United States? French engineering giant AREVA aims to participate in President Obama's planned revival of nuclear energy in America. Where does that stand now? Read more »
Will the United States adopt a nationwide plan for generating electricity with clean energy? How will that affect consumer prices? How will it affect the country’s greenhouse gas emissions? Are electric utilities ready for electric cars? One of America’s most prominent energy executives, Rogers has been featured on “60 Minutes” and played a leading role in the cap-and-trade debate. Read more »
Ted Danson: Our Endangered Oceans and What We Can Do to Save Them
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Actor; Environmentalist; Author, Oceana
Few people realize that celebrated actor Danson has devoted himself to heading off a global catastrophe: the destruction of our oceanic bio-systems and the collapse of the world’s major fisheries. Danson discusses his journey from joining a local protest to founding the world’s largest organization focused solely on ocean conservation. Read more »
Mark Hertsgaard, Author, Generation Hot Scott Harmon, Sustainability Advisor to Boy Scouts of America Alec Loorz, Founder, Kids-vs-Global-Warming.com
What are kids doing about their future in a world with a swelling population, receding glaciers and weird weather? There’s a move afoot to activate 100 million boy and girl scouts to develop skills for more sustainable living. Read more »
Jonathan Bloom, Author, American Wasteland Michael Dimock, President, Roots of Change A.G. Kawamura, Former Secretary, California Department of Food and Agriculture
Americans generate enough food waste to fill the Rose Bowl each day. How sustainable can that be? What is the economic and environmental cost of such a system? How will climate change affect our year-round cornucopia of food? Read more »