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2016: From Paris To Trump

Top energy stories this year range from speedy ratification of the Paris climate deal to the large number of reservations for Tesla’s mid-priced sedan. Recent headlines also include PG&E’s surprise announcement that it will close the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant and the surprise bankruptcy of SunEdison, once a darling of the solar industry. We’ll take stock of a year in which oil prices stayed low, autonomous cars sped ahead, and the first offshore wind farm in the United States was poised to come online.

On the policy front, California extended its main climate law with the passage of SB 32, but clean energy is playing defense in many states around the country. Would you fly in a battery-powered helicopter or a solar-powered plane? Brave souls did just that this year.

Join us for a look back at an active year in technology, innovation, policy and the battle over how to power our future.

December 7, 2016

The Commonwealth Club
555 Post Street
San Francisco, 94105
United States


Cassandra Sweet

Energy Reporter, The Wall Street Journal