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Energy Efficiency and Renewables
Innovators Symposium

July 11, 2007, 4:00 PM to 4:00 PM PDT

This Innovators Symposium brings together leading clean tech companies, entrepreneurs, scientists and investors to discuss the opportunities in Energy Efficiency and Renewables.

Renewable Energy

Welcoming Remarks, Renewables:
Stu Hemphill
, director of Southern California Edison' s Renewable and Alternative Power department

Renewables Moderator:
Joel Makower
, Co-founder, Clean Edge, Inc.; Chairman and Executive Editor, Greener World Media , Inc.

Renewables Panel:
Jeffrey Dasovich
, Senior Vice President and Regional Manager, Western Region, Microgy, Inc.
Justin Label, Bessemer Venture Partners Bessemer Venture Partners
Geoff Sharples , Western Regional Director, Commercial Operations, Clipper Windpower
Lyndon Rive, Founder, Chief Executive Officer, SolarCity
Ira Ruskin, California Assemblymember (Dist- 21) Chair Budget, Subcommittee on Resources

Energy Efficiency

Welcoming Remarks, Energy Efficiency:
Lee Cooper
, Senior Program Manager, Emerging Technologies, PG&E Customer Energy Efficiency

Energy Efficiency Moderator:
Ben Finkelor
, UC Davis Energy Efficiency Center

Energy Efficiency Panel:
Annette Finsterbusch
, Director & Kauffman Fellow, Applied Ventures, LLC
Michael Siminovich, Director, California Lighting Technology Center
Chris Warner, Design/Development Manager, Permlight
Robert Walker, Vice President of Business Development, Bridgelux

(The speakers' biographies may be found here. )

All California Clean Tech Open entrants and potential entrants are encouraged to attend, and all attendees are welcome to join the networking session after the panel discussion. California Clean Tech Open entrants may present posters of their business ideas and get feedback from the group. Refreshments will be served.


     PG&E Auditorium
     245 Market St. (enter from courtyard at 77 Beale St. )
     San Francisco, CA 94105

Additional Details

Who Should Attend And Why

  • Industry professionals seeking the newest ideas in clean tech
  • Entrants in the California Clean Tech Open to refine their business ideas
  • Entrepreneurs interested in applying their skills at new ventures
  • Angel investors and VCs looking at early stage startups
  • Researchers and engineers interested in renewables and energy efficiency


This event is sponsored by PG&E, San Diego Gas & Electric (Sempra), and Southern California Edison, the sponsors of the Energy Efficiency and the Renewables categories of the California Clean Tech Open.

Registration Fees

This event is free.