Acterra presents the lecture series: Beyond Fossil Fuels
Join Acterra for a series of exciting conversations focused on different solutions to protecting our climate by breaking out of our modern addiction to fossil fuels. You’ll come away with fresh ideas to spread a positive vision for making the transition to a new energy future.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
7:30 pm Local Energy Generation: Why it Matters and How to Make it Happen in a Big Way!
Craig Lewis, Executive Director of Clean Coalition, will discuss why local energy generation is more reliable, more affordable and supports local economies — and how we can accelerate the transition to local energy systems.
Thursday, March 7
7:30 pm Practical Steps to Saving Energy, Our Economy and Our Climate
Elton Sherwin, Senior Managing Director of Ridgewood Capital, and author of Addicted to Energy, will detail how he dramatically cut his own home energy usage — and his prescription for cutting energy waste in government and business sectors as well.
Tuesday, April 2
7:30 pm The Promise and Reality of Electric Vehicles
Rafael Reyes, Executive Director of Bay Area Climate Collaborative, will moderate a panel of experts discussing how innovations in EV technology (including batteries, charging stations and design) can point the way to continuing mobility while offering new options for large scale solutions to energy storage. The featured speakers will be Jim Helmer, President of Light Moves; Gary Lieber, co-Founder of the San Francisco BayLEAFs; and Paul Stith, Executive Director and Chief Electric Vehicle Officer at SUM — PROJECT Green OnRamp.
7:30 pm New Energy for a New Era
Professor Dan Kammen, UC Berkeley, Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory, will outline current and projected energy needs, identify promising new technologies, and map out how we can shift away from carbon-based sources.
Fenwick & West
801 California Street
Mountain View [map]
Use the California Street Entrance. The Mountain View Caltrain Station is located on West Evelyn Avenue, only a couple blocks away. Directions for bicycling, walking, and taking public transit can be found on Google Maps. Parking available on the street and at the Bryant Street lot between California and Mercy.
Free admission. RSVP by one week in advance of each lecture to membership*acterra.org or 650-962-9876 x346.
Mary and Clinton Gilliland
Armand and Eliane Neukermans