Clean technology and energy efficiency leaders from Google, the California Public Utilities Commission, McKinsey, the DOE, Kleiner Perkins, and many other green tech folks, will get together on May 20-21 at the inaugural Santa Barbara Summit on Energy Efficiency. The event is organized by UCSB’s Institute for Energy Efficiency and will explore the pipeline of new efficiency technologies as well as the current business, economic, and policy landscape and the obstacles and opportunities it presents. Preregistration has closed, but you can attend by registering at Corwin Pavilion at UC Santa Barbara, where the event is taking place.
If you can’t participate in person, you still have the chance to attend part of the program: There will be a live Webcast of a town hall meeting event on Thursday, May 21 at 11:00 am PDT (2:00 pm EDT). The 75-minute interactive panel discussion “Policy and Technology: Conflict or Synergy?” will feature:
- Randy Komisar, partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
- Arun Majumdar, director of the Environmental Energy Technologies Division at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
- J. Michael McQuade, senior vice president for science and technology at United Technologies
The event will be moderated by Forrest Sawyer, Emmy Award-winning former ABC, NBC and MSNBC news anchor. You can attend live at http://iee.ucsb.edu/sbsee
Submit your questions for the panelists:
The Institute for Energy Efficiency invites you to submit your questions for the panelists by writing to whitney (at) iee.ucsb.edu. Forrest Sawyer will read the names, affiliations, and locations of selected submitters.