Liveblogging “Energy’s Future is in Technology” (part I)

  • Published on May 29th, 2008
newsweek issues panel, liveblogging energy's future is in technology
[In the spirit of full disclosure, my travel to this event was covered by the American Petroleum Institute. And while some of my readers might consider my sponsors ‘the bad guys,’ their intention of opening up a serious dialogue about energy issues, particularly with environmental bloggers, should be applauded]

In the wake of yesterdays annual meetings at ExxonMobil and Chevron that saw shareholders vote down several proposals that would have required the two energy giants to give greater consideration to issues of environmental protection and human rights, Chevron and Newsweek are co-hosting a forum called “Energy’s Future is in Technology: Innovation in Energy Supply, Energy Efficiency and Alternative/Renewable Energy” (now that’s a mouthful). The event, hosted at Stanford’s Woods Institute for the Environment at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California has just commenced and I am blogging in a room of about 150 academics, journalists, energy industry representatives, and opinion leaders (they even gave us our own table to sit at). More to come…

(Part II – Politics and Policy)

(Part III – Consumer Behavior)

Photo courtesy of the API

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is the founder of ecopolitology and the executive editor at LiveOAK Media, a media network about the politics of energy and the environment, green business, cleantech, and green living. When not reading, writing, thinking or talking about environmental politics with anyone who will listen, Tim spends his time skiing in Colorado's high country, hiking with his dog, and getting dirty in his vegetable garden.


  • Taylor, I decided to make my next post on this event a much more thorough treatment than I could have given it in the limited time I had there. I'm pulling it together now (with research, and other extra goodies) and will post it as soon as it is ready – and I promise you will not be disappointed.

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