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The Great Energy Debate - MIT Club of Northern California

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It’s an election year. Are you tired of the insults and focus on personalities rather than matters of substance? Do you want to hear about and discuss energy policy facts, alternatives, pros & cons? Then come to our informed and professional discussion about where energy policy should go.

This distinguished panel of policy experts from four parties (Republicans, Democrats, Libertarians & Greens) will present and discuss their view of government policy (subsidies, incentives, taxes & regulation) in areas such as energy security, generation, efficiency, distribution, storage and transportation.

Subsidies for renewables & EVs: how much and for how long?
What role should policy play with respect to storage?
Cap & trade vs carbon tax?
How to maintain the grid?
High speed rail?

Please join us for a lively panel discussion with energy experts as they provide their take on the best policy alternatives going forward.

Nancy Pfund (Dem) – Founder & Managing Partner, DBL Ventures
Jim Sweeney (Rep) – Director, Stanford Precourt Energy Efficiency Center
Josh Miller (Libertarian) – EVP & Country GM, Zapper
Mark Roest (Green) – Energy Entrepreneur - SeaWave Battery, ex-Intel
Moderator: Jeff Byron – CA Energy Commissioner (2006-11), NRG, EPRI

Co-sponsored by the Energy Interest Group of the Band of Angels

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