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.