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Energy Innovation: Overhaul or Tweak?
Date Thursday November 03
Time 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Location Details
595 Market Street, 2nd Floor, SF
Event Type Radio Broadcast
Organizer/AuthorJane Ann Chien
Emailjchien [at] commonwealthclub.org
Phone4155976700
Energy innovation is easy to talk about and difficult to implement. Does the country's system for creating new energy systems need to be radically overhauled or just tweaked? How can new capital flows get companies through the infamous "valley of death"? Is it better to subsidize research and development of new technologies or deployment of existing ones? "Business as usual" certainly won't fill the innovation gap, and proponents say that the world needs massive deployment of new low-carbon technologies to address climate change in a world with growing demand for power. Join us for a discussion of energy innovation, economics and policy with three of the country's leading energy thinkers.

Severin Borenstein, Co-director, Energy Institute, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley
Richard Lester, Director, MIT Industrial Performance Center
Dan Reicher, Executive Director, Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy & Finance, Stanford

Location: The Commonwealth Club, SF Club Office
Time: 11:30 a.m. check-in, noon program, 1 p.m. reception
Cost: $20 standard, $12 members, $7 students (with valid ID)
Added to the calendar on Sunday Oct 23rd, 2011 9:01 PM

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