Funding an Energy Revolution? Ethanol and Energy Security
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.
Panacea or Pipe Dream? Energy Policy and the Search for Alternatives: Session 2: The Range of the Possible: Energy Alternatives in the Market (Audio)
Listen to John Bryson, chairman and CEO of Edison International, and Vijay Vaitheeswaran, correspondent for The Economist, discuss the role of the market in developing energy alternatives to oil and gas.
Listen to T. Boone Pickens outline the future of U.S. energy policy and his campaign to promote the “Pickens Plan,” which calls for increased use of domestic energy products such as wind and natural gas to lower U.S. dependence on foreign oil by more than fifty percent over the next ten years.