Silicon Valley Energy Summit, 2019
Photos from SVES 2019 (Credit: Saul Bromberger)
McCaw Hall was full and attentive for former Rep. Phil Sharp's opening keynote. (Credit all photos: Saul Bromberger)
The debaters share a lighter moment. From left: Lenny Mendonca, Dan Richard, Steve Westly and Dan Schnur.
Stanford's Melissa Maigler discusses the university's energy system overhaul with attendee Steve Kadivar of the California Dept. of Transportation.
Kate Gordon explained how California Gov. Newsom is moving from ambitious goals to direct action on climate change.
Standing room only for climate mitigation technologies panel with Stanford's Sally Benson, Matteo Cargnello and Steve Chu, moderated by Barbara Heydorn
Startup founders from Cyclotron Road, from left, Adrian Albert, Cara Beasley, Cody Finke and Jill O. Fuss
Students from around the Bay Area jump at the chance to volunteer at SVES.
SVES will return in 2020, though maybe in the fall, said Prof. Jim Sweeney, SVES' lead organizer and emcee.
Cody Finke, founder of Brimstone Energy, shares a lighter moment off stage with David Rogers of Stanford.
Jan Pepper, Lori Mitchell and Girish Balachandran discuss community choice energy.
Amber Mace, executive director of the California Council on Science & Technology, and Jim Sweeney catch up during a break.
Steve Chu discusses new technologies for mitigating climate change with fellow Stanford professors Sally Benson and Matteo Cargnello.
HP's Mary Curtiss, Facebook's Urvi Parekh and VMWare's Natasha Tuck discuss corporate clean energy goals.
Urvi Parekh, SVES committee member Mukesh Khatta and an unknown participant chat during one of SVES' networking breaks.
Managing the grid with ever more renewables is a challenge, as Haresh Kamath, Mark Martinez and Gabriel Taylor attest.
Ralph Cavanagh, Mike Florio and Frank Lindh explore the implications of PG&E's bankruptcy.
News from SVES 2019
The debate was illuminating, competitive and very entertaining. Before the debate, 55% of the audience—in person and following live on YouTube—was for the proposition that the state should press ahead. 25% voted against it, and 20% were undecided.