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Shai Agassi: A Better Model?

Mon, Jul 12 2010 - 6:45pm

Shai Agassi: A Better Model?

Please note that this event is now occurring at the SF Club Office

Founder and CEO, Better Place

In conversation with Greg Dalton, Founder, Climate One

INFORUM’s Next 21st Century Visionary Award

HSBC led a consortium that injected $350 million into Better Place, a company building a network of battery swap-and-charge stations that could greatly expand the range of all-electric vehicles. Read more »

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Hot, Wet, and Uncertain

Fri, Jul 9 2010 - 12:00pm

Hot, Wet and Uncertain

Wieslaw Maslowski, Research Professor, Naval Post Graduate School
Will Travis, Executive Director, Bay Area Conservation and Development Commission
Andrew J. Gunther, Executive Director, Center for Ecosystem Management and Restoration

What do scientists predict the Earth will be like in a few decades? Read more »

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America's Climate War

Thu, Jun 24 2010 - 6:30pm

America’s Climate War

Eric Pooley, Deputy Editor, Bloomberg BusinessWeek

Why is the national conversation about America’s energy future so polarized? Who are the true believers, power brokers and climate-change deniers working the halls of power in Washington? The political story of global warming includes colorful characters from activists chaining themselves to bulldozers and powerful lobbyists in the West Wing of President Obama’s administration. Read more »

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Merchants of Doubt

Fri, Jun 11 2010 - 12:00pm

Merchants of Doubt

Note new time!

Erik Conway, Historian, California Institute of Technology    

What do tobacco and fossil fuels have in common? A handful of scientists were able to obscure the truth about both threats to public well-being, according to author Conway. “Doubt is our product,” one tobacco executive reportedly said. Oil and coal companies borrowed a page from that playbook and have used it effectively to cast a cloud over climate science. The result? Read more »

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Corporate Sustainability: Sprint or Marathon?

Tue, Jun 8 2010 - 6:00pm

Corporate Sustainability: A Sprint or Marathon?

Dan Hesse, CEO, Sprint
When every company claims to be a green leader, how can consumers know which ones really are? Hesse will share his insights on why sustainable growth is sound business and can offer a competitive edge in an industry expanding rapidly around the world. What are the energy and environmental impacts of the global wireless revolution? Sprint has introduced eco-friendly phones and placed in the top 20 of Newsweek magazine’s 2009 Green Rankings of 500 U.S. Read more »

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Drill, Baby, Spill

Tue, May 18 2010 - 7:00pm

Drill, Baby, Spill

Jim Boyd, Vice Chair, California Energy Commission
Michael Brune, Executive Director, Sierra Club
Dan Miller, Managing Director, The Roda Group
Catherine Reheis-Boyd, President, Western States Petroleum Association

This event is sold out. Read more »

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Grabbing The Wheel: Youth Leaders Speak Up on Driving Down Carbon

Tue, May 4 2010 - 6:00pm

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
alli reed, uc berkeley student; real food challenge

What would the move to a clean-energy economy look like if your kids were driving? Read more »

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Cap and Charade?

Thu, Apr 22 2010 - 6:00pm

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

Would capping and trading carbon pollution create a prosperous clean energy economy? Or would it be a boondoggle for Wall Street and scammers in developing countries? Read more »

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Greenpeace's New Rainbow Warrior

Wed, Apr 21 2010 - 6:30pm

Greenpeace’s New Rainbow Warrior 

Kumi Naidoo, Executive Director, Greenpeace International

In conversation with Greg Dalton, Founder, Climate One

This event has been cancelled.

After dropping below the radar for several years, Greenpeace is bouncing back as a more mainstream advocacy organization. They still use nonviolent publicity stunts (remember the writing on Hewlett Packard’s roof about e-waste?), but they are also now playing an inside game. Read more »

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Vinod Khosla: Forecast or Invent Our Energy Future?

Tue, Apr 20 2010 - 6:30pm

Vinod Khosla: 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? Read more »

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