SB 32 cuts greenhouse gas emissions further, making California a global leader on climate change, but the legality of a central mechanism for reaching the targets—the state's cap-and-trade program—is in doubt. »More
Since 1973, the U.S. has quietly but steadily learned to use energy far more efficiently virtually everywhere, cutting total energy consumption 45 percent from what it would be if the modest pace of gains prior to the oil embargo had continued. »More
The next 15 years will likely see big changes for California residents under a new law requiring much bigger cuts in greenhouse gas emissions. "This is going to be damn hard," said Jim Sweeney. "A herculean task." »More
Former Energy Secretary Steven Chu thinks energy storage won't solve the reliability problems of wind and solar soon, which led him to criticize the Obama administration for neglecting nuclear power. »More
The Silicon Valley Energy Summit explored best practices, upcoming technologies, government regulation and energy policy. Convened by Stanford University's Precourt Energy Efficiency Center, SVES traditionally benefits more than 500 investors, facilities managers, regulators, researchers and others dealing with energy economics and environmental impacts.
A conference focused on understanding the behavior and decision-making of individuals and organizations and on using that knowledge to accelerate our transition to an energy-efficient and low-carbon future.