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PHEV and Tesla at Commonwealth Club Annual Dinner Feb 22
Feb 16, 2007 (From the CalCars-News archive)
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The Commonwealth Club's 104th Anniversary and 19th Annual Distinguished Citizen Award Dinner is Thursday, Feb 22, 2007 at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco. Honorees and speakers include a blue-ribbon group of Green leaders.

Denis Hayes will be arriving in our PHEV. The $300/ticket attendees will get the message that we have real solutions to address global warming when they see that car and a Tesla Roadster as they make their way at the hotel's majestic front entrance.

The Commonwealth Club has had several PHEV-related events since 2003, and Sherry Boschert will give a talk based on her book, Plug-In Hybrids: The Cars that Will Recharge America at noon on Weds., Feb.28 (see­mlf/­).

Here's the Feb. 22 program, which is nearly sold out:­features/­annualdinner/­19th

Each year, The Club honors individuals who have made significant and enduring contributions to the Bay Area and California community, and who embody the principles and values of The Commonwealth Club.

The Annual Dinner is also The Club's most significant fundraising event, raising funds to support its important nonprofit public forum mission throughout the year.


  • The Energy Foundation
  • Timothy C. Draper, Founder and Managing Director, Draper Fisher Jurvetson
  • Denis Hayes, co-Founder of Earth Day, and President, The Bullitt Foundation
  • Dr. Daniel Kammen, Professor in the Energy and Resources Group & Co-Director, Berkeley Institute of the Environment
  • Michael R. Peevey, President, California Public Utilities Commission
  • Dr. Arthur Rosenfeld, Commissioner, California Energy Commission
  • The Annual Dinner will also feature a panel discussion on the future of green energy moderated by Denis Hayes. The panelists include

  • Peter Darbee, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of PG&E Corporation
  • Dr. Richard Swanson, President and Chief Technology Officer of SunPower Corporation.
  • 5:30 p.m., Silent Auction Begins 5:30 p.m., Cocktails and Hors d'oeuvres 7:00 p.m., Dinner and Award Ceremony February 22, 200 The Fairmont San Francisco Business Attire

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