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Renewable Energy
"Future of Renewables"

July 21, 2008, 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM PDT

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Renewable energy is clean and abundant, but the challenge is to innovate new ways to reach cost parity with gas and coal-fired power-what Google refers to as its "RE<C Initiative." What breakthrough disruptive technologies are there in the renewable space?

Hear perspectives from PG&E, Google, clean tech VCs and policy experts to find out where they are investing, partnering, buying, and growing. Our "Renewable Technologies of the Future" panel will also include leading entrepreneurs using solar thermal plants, efficient wind turbines, wave energy, and renewably produced biofuels. There will be a showcase of Renewable Energy Alumni and current contestants, and as always, plenty of networking opportunities.


1400 Crittenden Ln, Mountain View
Mountain View, CA 94043
Non-driving directions: The Googleplex is served by VTA Route 40 bus
from the San Antonio Caltrain stop. Trip planner here.


5:30pm Registration & Networking
6:30pm Panel Discussion
8:00pm Networking and Poster Session
8:30pm Adjourn

Light appetizers and refreshments will be served. The evening will include:

Welcome Message & Introductions
  • Bill Weihl, Green Energy Czar at Google
  • Hal La Flash, Director, Emerging Clean Technology Policy at PG&E
Esteemed Panel
  • Todd Woody, Senior Editor at Fortune Magazine and Blogger for Green Wombat (Moderator)
  • Regulatory and Policy - Dan Adler, President, California Clean Energy Fund
  • Offshore Renewables - Jon Bonanno, President, Principle Power
  • Solar - Jim Shandalov, e-Solar
  • Biofuels - Neil Renninger, Chief Technical Officer, Amyris
  • VC - Marianne Wu, Partner, Mohr Davidow Ventures

Who Should Attend

  • Industry professionals looking for the newest ideas in clean tech
  • Entrepreneurs and potential entrepreneurs interested in applying their skills at new ventures
  • Angel investors and VCs looking at startups at a formative stage
  • Researchers and engineers interested in discussing Renewable Energy technologies


This event is sponsored and hosted by Google, Pacific Gas & Electric and Southern California Edison.

Registration Fees

This event is free.

Online registration is now closed, but please join us as a walk-in.