Greg Dalton, Founder and Host, Climate One, The Commonwealth Club — Moderator
Texas Governor Rick Perry believes his state is leading the way for America in creating energy independence by producing crude oil and electricity in many forms, including natural gas, coal, nuclear, wind, solar, bio-fuel and hydroelectric generation.
Stephen Bennett, Senior Vice President, Verisk Climate Noah Diffenbaugh, Associate Professor, School of Earth Sciences, Stanford University Rebecca Shaw, Associate Vice President and Lead Scientist, Environmental Defense Fund Read more »
Laura Tam, Sustainable Development Policy Director, SPUR Larry Goldzband, Executive Director, San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (invited) Alicia Aguirre, Former Mayor, Redwood City; Member, Metropolitan Transportation Commission E. Julian Potter, Chief of Staff, San Francisco International Airport Read more »
The Pentagon is the largest single energy consumer in the world and spends as much as $19 billion a year on fuel. Moving fuel also costs lives thousands of U.S. soldiers or contractors have been killed in fuel supply convoys in Iraq and Afghanistan, and Americans are continuing to be killed in the name of oil. These costs and instability in oil exporting regions are driving the military to seek alternatives to petroleum. Read more »