Funding an Energy Revolution? Ethanol and Energy Security

Speaker:
Vinod Khosla Partner, Khosla Ventures; Co-founder, Sun Microsystems; Former General Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
Presider:
Sebastian Mallaby Editorial Writer and Columnist, The Washington Post
Description

In response to member demand, the Council has begun a new series focusing on energy and the available options for increasing U.S. energy security. Given finite federal resources, the decisions made by venture capitalists will be critical in helping to determine the range of energy alternatives available. Over the next few months, meetings will examine both the technology behind and politics of the global energy challenge. In this first installment, join venture capitalist Vinod Khosla, who has poured millions into cleantech ventures and has led a wave of investment in the sector, to discuss the viability of the ethanol option.

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