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Silicon Valley Energy Summit 2015 June 25, 2015 Arrillaga Alumni Center Stanford University

Silicon Valley Energy Summit 2015


From left: Justin Ward of Toyota, John Boesel of CALSTART, Drew Baglino of Tesla Motors, Mark Plastron of BMW i-Ventures. Not pictured, moderator Jeffrey Ball of Stanford University.

“Cheaper and better always wins.”

At the first debate ever presented by the Silicon Valley Energy Summit, that was the winning argument made by Mark Platshon, half of the team contending that the internal combustion engine has no future in California. Platshon is a senior... Read More

Former Secretary of State George Shultz and NREL Director Dan Arvizu opened SVES 2015.

The world’s energy systems are undergoing a renewable revolution thanks to technological advances despite a lack of commitment from the United States and some other countries, according to Dan Arvizu, director of the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory.... Read More

U.S. Navy Assistant Secretary Dennis McGinn and former Secretary of Defense William Perry concluded SVES 2015.

By Mark Golden

Two major forces are reshaping the outlook for clean energy technologies: the U.S. military’s commitment to slashing its consumption of fossil fuels, and escalating supplies of inexpensive natural gas in North America.

The Department of Defense’s commitment to energy... Read More