Jul 19, 2011

City Club event: The Once — and Future? — Promise of Energy Innovation

We are co-presenting an interesting event with City Club this Friday:

Friday, July 22, 2011
Environment & Sustainability Series:The Once — and Future? — Promise of Energy Innovation
Rainier Square Atrium, third floor conference room | 1333 Fifth Avenue, Seattle
Registration:  11:30 a.m. | Luncheon & Program: 12:15 – 1:30 p.m.

Buffet Luncheon: $20/CityClub Members | $25/Guests and co-presenters | $30/General public
Coffee & Dessert: $12/CityClub Members | $15/Guests and co-presenters | $18/General public
Visit www.SeattleCityClub.org to register or call 206-682-7395!

Councilmember Hilary Franz, Bainbridge Island City Council
Stan Gent, President/CEO, Seattle Steam
Andy Wappler, Vice President of Corporate Affairs, Puget Sound Energy
Denis Hayes, President and CEO, The Bullitt Foundation

Moderator: David Roberts, Staff Writer, Grist

Energy innovation has been hailed as the next frontier for the American economy and as critical for the future of both our environment and national security. Along with an increase in traditional sources of renewable energy like wind and solar, innovative business leaders around our region are making power from dairy waste and municipal solid waste, focusing on making our buildings and appliances more efficient and creating new energy opportunities. We have also faced repeated
challenges with energy crises, calamities at mines, oil rigs, and nuclear facilities, and weather extremes increasingly traceable to climate change. Yet a renewed energy system seems perpetually stuck in the future tense. How can this change? How are industry players, other businesses, consumers, and different levels of government playing a part? Join our panel of experts with your own questions as we imagine an attainable energy future.

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