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Solar Surge

Fri, Oct 8 2010 - 12:00pm

Solar Surge? 

John Woolard, CEO, BrightSource Energy
Karen Douglas, Chairman, California Energy Commission
Lisa Hoyos, California Director, Apollo Alliance
Greg Dalton, Climate One - Moderator

After decades of fits and starts, is solar power finally hitting the big time? BrightSource Energy is about to break ground on one of the largest solar power plants in the world. Read more »

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Carbon Warriors: Roz Savage and David Kroodsma

Tue, Sep 28 2010 - 12:00pm

Carbon Warriors: Roz Savage and David Kroodsma

This program is cancelled

Roz Savage, Ocean Rower; Author
David Kroodsma, Cyclist; Author

Greg Dalton, Climate One - Moderator

Roz Savage rowed a small boat 8,000 miles across the Pacific Ocean, alone - a radical career change for a woman who used to work as a management consultant in a cubicle in London. Read more »

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Arnold Schwarzenegger

Mon, Sep 27 2010 - 12:00pm

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger: Green Light or Red Light Ahead? 

Generously underwritten by PG&E

When Californians choose a successor to Governor Schwarzenegger this November, will the state stay the course on clean energy or take a new approach? Have recent energy laws brought investment capital  into the state or have they increased costs for companies and consumers? Has California’s central climate change law, AB 32, spurred new jobs and innovation or stifled business? Read more »

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Salt, Oil and Carbon

Wed, Sep 8 2010 - 6:00pm

Salt, Oil and Carbon
Jane Lubchenco
, Administrator, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Nancy Sutley, Chair, Council on Environmental Quality, the White House
How well is the U.S. government managing the BP oil debacle? Will stricter review of offshore oil drilling hurt the economy? Where did all the oil go? Oil sloshing around the Gulf of Mexico is just one disaster unfolding in the world's oceans. Trash heaps, acidification, and declining fish stocks all point to an ecosystem out of balance. Read more »

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Cradle to California

Tue, Sep 7 2010 - 6:30pm

Cradle to California

This program is sold out

William McDonough, Architect and Author, Cradle to Cradle

American architect McDonough and German chemist Michael Braungart started the Cradle to Cradle revolution in manufacturing and design. Now they want to drive that integrated thinking deeper into the heart of capitalism. How? By creating a startup in Silicon Valley. Read more »

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L. Hunter Lovins: Making the Case for a New Energy Economy

Wed, Aug 25 2010 - 7:00pm

Making the Case for a Renewed Energy Economy

This program has been postponed

L. Hunter Lovins, President and Founder, Natural Capitalism Solutions

A Time “Hero of the Planet,” Lovins makes the economic case for moving aggressively to solve such challenges as global warming, peak oil and the vulnerability of our energy infrastructure. Read more »

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Jackie Speier: What Is a Woman Worth?

Tue, Aug 24 2010 - 6:00pm

What Is a Woman Worth?

Jackie Speier, Member of Congress, (D-CA)
Jan Yanehiro, Director of Multimedia Communications, Academy of Art University; Broadcast Journalist - Moderator

With more than 20 years in national, state and local political work, Speier has set precedents for women and what they are worth in creating state and national politics and policies. Read more »

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Power Shift: The US Navy And Global Energy Reform

Mon, Aug 16 2010 - 6:30pm

Power Shift: The U.S. Navy and Global Energy Reform 

Ray Mabus, Secretary of the U.S. Navy

Do biofuels really have enough oomph to power jet fighters and battleships? The Department of the Navy is already testing blends of renewable and traditional fuels and sees that as the way of the future. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus outlined an ambitious plan last fall mandating that half of the department's energy consumption, ashore and afloat, come from alternative sources by 2020. Read more »

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Ed Markey

Fri, Aug 13 2010 - 12:00pm

Rep. Ed Markey: Cap and Fade?

Member of Congress (D-MA)

Now that the U.S. Senate has punted on an economy-wide climate bill, the future of any legislation limiting carbon pollution is in doubt. Will Congress manage to pass anything meaningful this year? A cap on emissions from electric utilities? Is it time for states, cities and corporations to light the way? What impact will California's upcoming election have on the national power debate? Read more »

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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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