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Texas Surprise

When Californians think of Texas, images of JR Ewing and pump jacks quickly come to mind. But the Lone Star State is greener than you think. It leads the country in wind power, thanks to a law signed by Governor George W. Bush. Texans also claim the state can comply with President Obama’s Clean Power Plan with technologies and policies already on hand. Ranchers and former oil men are dipping their toes into renewable energy. What else is in the clean energy pipeline?

Join a conversation with Texas energy leaders about fossil fuels and renewables in America’s most prominent energy-exporting state.


Windmill photo by Leaflet

April 25, 2017

The Commonwealth Club of California
555 Post St.
San Francisco, 94102
United States

Skip Averitt
Chair, Texas Clean Energy Coalition; Republican Former State Senator
Stephanie Smith
COO, Greencastle LLC
Pat Wood III
Principal, Wood3 Resources
Greg Dalton
Founder and Host, Climate One
Additional Speakers TBA

6 p.m. check-in
6:30 p.m. program
7:30 p.m. networking reception