Commonwealth National Podcast

The King of Coal, Prince of Wind? Dave Freudenthal, Governor of Wyoming

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1:05:00

The King of Coal, Prince of Wind?

Dave Freudenthal, Governor of Wyoming

With America’s largest deposits of coal and uranium, Wyoming sends massive amounts of energy to California and the rest of the country. Governor Freudenthal is trying to chart a new path for an extraction state where half the people don’t believe global warming is real. He’s looking to cleaner ways of using coal and believes natural gas is a winner, for fueling transportation or generating electricity. Wind power also holds promise, while getting it to market without trampling on endangered species and testy landowners is a challenge. Can California technology and innovation help illuminate the way? Join us for a special opportunity to discuss America’s energy future with the down-to-earth chief executive of this powerhouse state.

This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club in San Francisco on January 21, 2010

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