Silicon Valley Energy Summit 2015
At SVES 2015, the California Energy Commission’s Adam Gottlieb brought Secretary George Shultz coverage of the unveiling of the statue of President Ronald Reagan in Sacramento. Photo: Kent Goetz
James Sweeney, director of the Precourt Energy Efficiency Center and professor of management science and engineering, welcomed the capacity crowd to Stanford. Photo: Steve Castillo.
From left, Genentech’s Jerry Meek, NetApp’s Ralph Renne and Google’s Joyce Dickerson described how to make ubiquitous server closets energy efficient. Photo: Steve Castillo.
Moderator Jeffrey Ball goes over the ground rules with debaters CALSTART’s John Boesel, Toyota’s Justin Ward, Tesla’s Drew Baglino and BMW’s Mark Platshon. Photo: Kent Goetz.
“We’re in a profound transformation,” keynote speaker Dan Arvizu, director of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, said in his clean-energy outlook. Photo: Steve Castillo.
SVES 2015 participants took advantage of networking opportunities during breaks, meals and a post-conference reception. Photo: Steve Castillo.
Organized by Sustainable Silicon Valley, “Conversations for Action” provided eight topics for in-depth, small-group discussion led by experts during the final session. Photo: Steve Castillo.
“We’re open for business,” Assistant Secretary Dennis McGinn said about the U.S. Navy’s program on renewables and energy efficiency, “if the price is right.” Photo: Steve Castillo.
Stephanie Greenberg (left) and Marianna Eyzerovich work on customer insights and strategy at PG&E. SVES fosters a community focused on sustainable business. (Photo: Kent Goetz)
In the Oxford-style debate, audience members voted for or against the resolution on the combustion engine before and after the debate to decide the winning team. (Photo: Kent Goetz)
From left, Energy Excelerator’s Dawn Lippert, Band of Angels’ Larry Kelly and the California Energy Commission’s Mike Gravely discuss alternative investment resources. (Photo: Steve Castillo)
“When I see things like what the Navy is doing in renewable energy it lifts my spirits,” said former Secretary of Defense William Perry. (Photo: Steve Castillo)
“Electric vehicles don’t provide the range. That’s a showstopper for some customers,” contended Toyota’s Justin Ward. (Photo: Steve Castillo)
“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
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
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