Climate One

Past event

EV Riders

Mon, Aug 20 2012 - 6:00pm

EV Riders

John Kalb, Founder, EV Charging Pros; Owner of a BMW ActiveE
Andrea Kissack, Senior Editor for Quest, KQED
Felix Kramer, Founder, CalCars; Owner of a Chevy Volt and Nissan LEAF
Other EV Owners TBD

All major automakers are now selling models that are totally gas free (Nissan, Ford, Tesla) or run on electricity and gasoline (GM, Toyota). Charging stations are popping up around the state and customers are getting used to a whole new way of fueling their mobility. Read more »

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Innovation Power

Mon, Jun 4 2012 - 6:00pm

Dan Adler, President, California Clean Energy Fund (CalCEF)
Jeff Byron, Vice Chair, Clean Tech Open; former Commissioner, California Energy Commission
Matt Scullin, Founder & CEO, Alphabet Energy, Inc.
Cathy Zoi, Partner, Silver Lake Kraftwerk; former CEO, Al Gore’s Alliance for Climate Protection

Advance ticket sales are closed for this event; tickets are available at the door

Equity markets are not giving a lot of love to clean tech startups these da Read more »

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Speaking Youth to Power

Mon, Mar 26 2012 - 6:00pm

Speaking Youth to Power

Abigail Borah,
student, SustainUS.org
Tania Pulido, Green For All Fellow; Brower Youth Award winner
Adarsha Shivakumar, Stanford student, litigation plaintiff
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Covering Carbon

Fri, Mar 2 2012 - 12:00pm

Covering Carbon 

Felicity Barringer, Reporter, The New York Times
Marc Lifsher, Reporter, Los Angeles Times

California’s scheme to reduce carbon pollution is forging ahead even though Washington DC and other states have hit the brakes on similar efforts. How is the state’s main climate law (AB 32) holding up in a national political environment hostile to any environmental regulations? How well is the mainstream news media covering the complex and murky world of carbon trading? Read more »

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Power Plays: Media Roundtable

Fri, Feb 3 2012 - 12:00pm

Power Plays: Media Roundtable

David Baker
, Reporter, San Francisco Chronicle
Dana Hull, Reporter, San Jose Mercury News
Cassandra Sweet, Reporter, Dow Jones
Additional Panelists TBD

Is California on track to reach Governor Jerry Brown’s goal of having a third of the state’s electricity come from renewable sources by 2020? Many projects have received federal financing and a green light from regulators, but will they ever really get built? Read more »

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Sun Spots

Mon, Jan 30 2012 - 6:00pm

Sun Spots

David Hayes, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Interior
John Laird, Secretary, California Resources Agency
David Festa, West Coast Vice President, Environmental Defense Fund
Michael Hatfield, Director of Development, First Solar
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William Clay Ford, Jr.

Thu, Oct 27 2011 - 6:30pm

William Clay Ford, Jr.

Executive Chairman, Ford Motor Co.

With the number of cars in the world projected to double to 2 billion, the future of personal mobility is a compelling concern. Some see a huge business opportunity and others see social and environmental disasters. Join us for a conversation with an American icon about the move toward electric cars, government regulations, new technologies and environmental stewardship. Read more »

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Sun Up

Thu, Nov 17 2011 - 6:00pm

Sun Up

Dan Shugar, CEO, Solaria
Tom Dinwoodie, CTO, SunPower

California continues to be bullish on solar power, but the sun still supplies a tiny fraction of the state’s electricity. What’s the best way to scale solar – on the roofs of homes, through utility scale plants, or on commercial buildings and marginalized land? China is having a huge impact on solar technology and markets. What does that mean for U.S. companies and consumers? Join us for a conversation with two solar pioneers. Read more »

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Ecosystem Services

Mon, Sep 12 2011 - 6:00pm

Ecosystem Services

Jib Ellison, CEO, Blu Skye
Peter Seligmann, Co-founder and CEO, Conservation International

The many services that nature provides to humans are undervalued in commercial markets because it is difficult to put a price tag on them. Now, with increasing awareness about sustainability and resource limitations, companies are paying more attention to such ecosystem services. Read more »

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Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

Thu, Jun 16 2011 - 6:00pm

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

This program is sold out

Senior Attorney, Natural Resources Defense Council

Blowing the peaks off mountains to remove coal is one of America’s hottest environmental flashpoints. Now Kennedy is shining a light on mountain-top removal in Appalachia nearly four decades after his father campaigned against strip mining there. Kennedy and filmmaker Bill Haney traveled for several years to West Virginia and compiled nearly 500 hours of footage in the heart of coal country. Read more »

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