Energy Policy Initiatives Center Presents
The Climate Change Lecture Series
S. David Freeman
California's Carbon Free Energy Future:
Options and Opportunities
S. David Freeman and Arjun Makhijani explore the policies and technologies that can help California meets its future energy needs while at the same time reducing its greenhouse gas emissions..
Thursday, October 30, 2008
5:30–7:00 p.m., with reception to follow
Mother Rosalie Hill Hall Auditorium
University of San Diego
This event is at capacity. There are no more seats available.
S. David Freeman
In his new book, Winning Our Energy Independence: An Energy Insider Shows How (2007), S. David Freeman delivers a wealth of facts on alternative energy and candid opinions with blunt straight talk. His basic message is that enough renewable energy is available to us to wean ourselves from foreign oil, coal and nuclear power to create a sustainable future for our planet.
Freeman speaks from half a century of experience working in the energy industry and as a federal energy policymaker, including time top positions at New York Power Authority, Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), Lower Colorado River Authority, Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD), and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. Trained as both an engineer and a lawyer, he joined the Federal Power Commission during the Kennedy Administration and helped develop energy policy for Presidents Johnson and Nixon.
Arjun Makhijani is President of the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research in Takoma Park, Maryland. He earned his PhD in from the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley in 1972, specializing in nuclear fusion.
A recognized authority on energy issues, Dr. Makhijani is the author and co-author of numerous reports and books on energy and environment related issues. He was the principal author of the first study of the energy efficiency potential of the US economy published in 1971. He is the author of Carbon-Free and Nuclear-Free: A Roadmap for U.S. Energy Policy (2007).
Event Sponsored By
EPIC (Energy Policy Initiatives Center)
at the University of San Diego School of Law
EPIC is an academic and research center of the University of San Diego School of Law that studies how energy policy issues affect the San Diego County region and California. EPIC integrates research and analysis, law school study and public education, and provides legal and policy expertise and information about efficient and environmentally responsible solutions to our future energy needs.