Jun 5, 2006 (From the CalCars-News archive)
The Commonwealth Club of California, founded in 1903, is the nation's oldest and largest public affairs forum, bringing together its 16,000 members for over 400 annual events on topics ranging across politics, culture, society and the economy. We hope this high-profile event will provide an opportunity for a good strategic discussion among the panelists and audience. (PLEASE FORWARD!)
"Plug-In Hybrid Vehicles: A California Vision for Kicking America's Oil Addiction and Reducing Transportation's Impact on Global Climate"
- DANIEL KAMMEN http://socrates.berkeley.edu/~kammen, Director, Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory http://rael.berkeley.edu, UC Berkeley; Professor, Energy and Resources Group, Goldman School of Public Policy, UC Berkeley
- FELIX KRAMER, Founder, CalCars.org
- GAIL SLOCUM, Senior Energy Regulatory Attorney, PG&E; Former Mayor, Menlo Park (Both Kammen and Slocum are involved with Calcars as advisors)
The seemingly never-ending surge in oil and gas prices is bringing attention to plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) as attractive alternatives to traditional cars and trucks. Described as "regular hybrids with extension cords," these vehicles can provide over 100 miles per gallon by allowing for local driving powered by electricity generated primarily by the commercial grid. Join us for a panel discussion featuring an outspoken PHEV advocate, an innovative power-utility representative and a leading research scientist on renewable energy and climate change. They will cover the history and commercialization strategy of PHEVs and the potential environmental, economic and political impacts of this revolutionary technology.
Thursday, June 29 5:30 p.m., Reception | 6:00 p.m., Program Club office, 595 Market St., 2nd Floor, San Francisco $8 for Members, $15 for Non-members Be sure to RESERVE IN ADVANCE as the event may sell out: http://www.commonwealthclub.org/mlf/#pluginhybrids Program Organizer: Andrew Lawton Co-sponsored by Bluewater Network http://www.bluewaternetwork.org. We'll do our best to have one or both of the Bay Area's two PHEV Priuses available near the entrance either before or after the event....check in at http://www.calcars.org/events.html for information on that closer to the event.