America’s Energy Future – Gas Boom, Nuclear Renaissance, or Renewables Revolution?
April 18, 2012 12:45pm - 2:00pm
Room 190, Stanford Law School
About this event: The drive for clean and secure energy is at a crossroads. Yesterday's green rhetoric is giving way to a sobering realization: Achieving an energy future that cuts emissions, boosts security and promotes jobs will require building it in an economically sustainable way. The Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance was created to help blaze an economically sensible path toward an advanced global energy system. The center intends to leverage innovative financing and policy approaches to address the world’s energy challenges. It will do so through two channels: as an incubator of ideas, producing research and analysis with a practical impact; and as an incubator of businesses that can help take promising advanced-energy technologies to scale. The center’s current projects include incubating a novel investment vehicle to bring these technologies to market; exploring the critical roles that the U.S. and China each will play in an advanced-energy industry that is likely to achieve efficiency and scale only if it is allowed to grow globally; and helping to advance the role of the U.S. military as a driver for energy technology innovation and commercialization.
Join the Steyer-Taylor Center’s director Dan Reicher, scholar-in-residence Jeffrey Ball, entrepreneur-in-residence Kassia Yanosek, and research fellow Felix Mormann as they discuss America’s energy future. Learn more about their exciting projects and find out how you can get involved.