Past Event

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

California’s desert offers abundant solar energy, but locating large installations often triggers a good old Western dust-up among neighbors, environmentalists and investors. Federal and state officials have identified preferred solar zones to provide clarity and predictability. Are they all on the same page? Can different levels of government work with businesses and environmentalists to speed the production of clean energy in the desert while improving the habitat for wildlife? We’ll discuss ambitious plans to soak up the sun in the American West with the voices leading the debate.

Location: SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. check-in, 6 p.m. program, 7 p.m. reception
Cost: $20 standard, MEMBERS FREE, $7 students (with valid ID)
Also know: Photo provided by BrightSource Energy