Past Event

Beyond Petroleum: Lessons from the Gulf of Mexico

Fri, Oct 21 2011 - 10:00am

Beyond Petroleum: Lessons from the Gulf of Mexico 

Note new location! Now occurring at SF Club Office

Bill Reilly, Co-Chair, National Oil Spill Commission
Bob Graham, Co-Chair, National Oil Spill Commission 

How much safer is offshore oil drilling 18 months after the Deepwater Horizon sank on Earth Day 2010? The president’s commission found systemic problems with industry practices and regulatory oversight. We’ll explore what recommendations have been implemented and what else needs to be done to power the U.S. economy while transitioning to safer and cleaner forms of energy.
Time: 9:30 a.m. check-in, 10-11 a.m. program

Beyond Petroleum: Navy Seals Leading the Charge 

Jackalyne Pfannenstiel, Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Energy & Installations 
Jeremy Carl, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University

The U.S. military has ambitious plans to reduce its dangerous dependence on oil and other fossil fuels. Can the buying power of the Pentagon drive innovation in new energy technologies and create markets? This conversation explores how the U.S. Navy and other military branches can align their intellectual and financial capital to accelerate and broaden the transition to cleaner sources of electricity and transportation fuels for American forces and the American economy.
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. program

Location:  SF Club Office
Cost: $20 standard, MEMBERS FREE, $7 students (with valid I.D.)
Also know: The speakers and audience will be videotaped for future broadcast on the Climate One TV show on KRCB TV 22 on Comcast and DirecTV.