3175 Hanover Street
Palo Alto, California

SVASE BIGs EVENT: SVASE & Environmental Business Cluster Presents: What is the Future of CleanTech?

Start: 09/17/2009 - 6:00pm
End: 09/17/2009 - 8:30pm

Contact Info: Laura Weigant
Emai: [email protected]

Location: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP
3175 Hanover Street, Palo Alto, CA 94304


SVASE & Environmnetal Business Center Presents
What is the Future of CleanTech?

The climate change and energy policy bill winding its way through the U.S. Congress shows a new federal eagerness to build a renewable energy future, but what specifically to build where is still up for debate. Massive arrays of photovoltaic panels harnessing desert sun & wind turbines on otherwise seemingly worthless land are the clichés of clean energy. Having reportedly spent nearly $60 million last fall just advertising how awesome his plan was, in July T. Boone Pickens’ huge wind farm was scrapped!

Like solar panel farms, wind farms tend to be out in the middle of nowhere. To get the electricity from the middle of nowhere to the middle of somewhere, transmission lines have to be strung. As far as Pickens' Mesa project was concerned, the Public Utility Commission in Texas had a plan to invest $5 billion in transmission lines, but the lines wouldn't have gone all the way out to the Mesa project. Whoops! And this seems to be the trend throughout the continental USA.......

So, between the credit crisis, falling oil and natural gas prices, and a general decrease in energy demand due to the state of the economy, what is the future for Clean Technologies once touted as the savior of the world?

Join our panel of experts for a lively and opinionated debate on this timely topic!

· Is this just a temporary blip on the radar?
· Will world economics relegate CleanTech to the sidelines for the foreseeable future?
· How can the CleanTech sector interface with the U.S. government to access DOE stimulus funding?

The Panel:
Gordon K. Ho, Partner, Cooley Godward Kronish LLPDylan Steeg, Director, Intel CapitalTBDTBD
Moderator: TBD

WHEN: Thursday, September 17
6:00 – 7:00 pm: Networking and hors d’oeuvres
7:00 – 8:15 pm: Panel Discussion and Q&A
8:15 – 8:10 pm: Additional Networking

LOCATION: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP, 3175 Hanover Street, Palo Alto, CA 94304

PRE-REGISTERED RATES (All Rates Include Hors D’oeuvres):
Members - $20 Affiliates who advertise this event - $29; General Public - $49

WALK-IN RATES: Add $10.00 to listed price

To reserve an Exhibit Table:
Contact [email protected], $350 Members; $850 Non-members (includes exhibit table, 2 tickets to the event and 1 year corporate membership)

This event is co-sponsored by Applied Ventures LLC, www.appliedventures.com and Cooley Godward Kronish LLP, www.cooley.com

Seating is limited, so early registration is recommended to avoid disappointment on the day.

Official Website: http://www.svase.org/?q=node/3048

Added by svaseinfo on August 1, 2009