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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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Global Warring

Tue, Apr 13 2010 - 12:00pm

Global Warring

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

The changing climate now has the attention of military establishments around the world. Last year, for example, the CIA created a group focused on tracking the national-security implications of desertification, rising sea levels, population shifts and heightened competition for natural resources. What will the opening of the Arctic mean for Russian access into North American waters? Read more »

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Fossil Fuels + Dependence = Security Risks?

Mon, Mar 29 2010 - 6:00pm

Fossil Fuels  +  Dependence = Security Risks?

Vice Admiral Dennis McGinn, United States Navy, Retired

What do military officers think about the United States’ reliance on oil? One group of retired brass concluded that it threatens economic stability and national security. Vice Admiral Dennis McGinn (retired) says the 12 people studied scientific data and energy models for more than a year and concluded that the Pentagon should clearly integrate energy and climate change into its strategy and operations. What's that mean? Read more »

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Is Your God Green?

Tue, Mar 23 2010 - 6:00pm

Is Your God Green?

Reverend Sally Bingham, Interfaith Power and Light
Senior Rabbi Stephen Pearce, Temple Emanu-El
 
What would Jesus say about climate change? What does the Torah say about stewardship of God's creation? Leaders from different religious traditions discuss how their respective philosophies and scriptures guide their approach to today's energy challenges. They'll also address how congregations around the country are getting involved in the movement to build a cleaner energy future. Read more »

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Our Energy Future

Thu, Mar 18 2010 - 6:00pm

Our Energy Future: Forecast, or Invent?

Note: This event is now occurring on April 20

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? Read more »

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Geo-Engineering: Global Salvation or Ruin?

Tue, Feb 23 2010 - 6:00pm

Geo-engineering: Global Salvation or Ruin?

Ken Caldeira, Professor, Global Ecology, Carnegie Institution
Albert Lin, Professor, UC Davis School of Law
David Whelan, Chief Scientist, Boeing Integrated Defense Systems

Should humans address man-made rising temperatures and sea levels by tinkering further with Mother Nature? A lively debate about such geo-engineering burst into the mainstream recently with reference to Caldeira’s work in the final chapter of the popular book SuperFreakonomics. Read more »

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After Copenhagen

Tue, Feb 9 2010 - 6:00pm

After Copenhagen: What Now?

This program is now occurring on February 2

Emily Adler, Partnership Director, Alliance for Climate Education
Louis Blumberg, Director, California Climate Change, The Nature Conservancy
Tony Brunello, Deputy Secretary for Climate Change and Energy, California Natural Resources Agency
Caitlin Grey, Student, Alameda High School
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After Copenhagen: What Happened? What Now?

Tue, Feb 2 2010 - 6:00pm

After Copenhagen: What Now?

This program is sold out

Emily Adler, Partnership Director, Alliance for Climate Education
Louis Blumberg, Director, California Climate Change, The Nature Conservancy
Tony Brunello, Deputy Secretary for Climate Change and Energy, California Natural Resources Agency
Leslie Durschinger, Managing Partner, Terra Global Capital
Caitlin Grey, Student, Alameda High School
Dan Jacobson Read more »

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The Peak: Oil and Climate Change

Tue, Jan 26 2010 - 6:00pm

The Peak: Oil and Climate Change 

This program is sold out

Chris Martenson, Author 

A former employee of the International Energy Agency told the Guardian newspaper recently that figures about worldwide oil supplies are exaggerated. That supported what peak oil adherents such as Martenson have been saying for years. In addition to oil, he discusses how the intertwining effects of the economy and environment will coalesce to shape a future radically different from the past. Read more »

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The King of Coal. Prince of Wind?

Thu, Jan 21 2010 - 6:00pm

The King of Coal

Dave Freudenthal, Governor, Wyoming

With America’s largest deposits of coal and uranium, Wyoming sends massive amounts of energy to California and the rest of the country. Governor Freudenthal is trying to chart a new path for an extraction state where half the people don’t believe global warming is real. He’s looking to cleaner ways of using coal and believes natural gas is a winner, for fueling transportation or generating electricity. Read more »

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