Former Secretary of Energy Steven Chu and former Director of SLAC Burton Richter—both Nobel prize winners in physics—argued in favor of nuclear power as part of the solution to climate change in a debate at Silicon Valley Energy Summit. UC-Berkeley's Daniel Kammen and NRDC's Ralph Cavanagh argued against nuclear and convinced just barely more audience members to change positions. »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 in its Clean Power Plan. »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.