From the floor of West Coast Green

October, 2009
Floyd Earl Smith, Silicon Valley Environmental Policy Examiner

Press Coverage from the 1st day of the "West Coast Green" Conference which focused on the green built environment. Dan Kammen gave the keynote speech.

“We still have a 50-50 chance of not frying ourselves: MIT study says”

October, 2009
Jaymie Heimbuch at Treehugger

Dan Kammen emphasized various options we face in confronting risks associated with climate change which were looked at in a recent MIT study. In a talk at the West Coast Green Conference he pointed out that after policy changes positively affecting the solar industry were made in 2007, the industry quadrupled in 2008 . So balancing policy, economy, human behavior, and the fact that the world is heating up due in no small part to carbon dioxide emissions, we're able to see that yes, we still have a shot at not cooking the planet if we act now.

Policy and Innovation Talks

October, 2009
Talks given by Dan Kammen at The Cleantech Institute, Berkeley, CA

Dan Kammen explained at The Cleantech Institute the technology needs within energy and how to design and execute that technology from concept to commercialization within the context of the political and regulatory environment.

His talks had the following titles:

Climate Change Issue: The World is a Stage,

Complementary Policies: CA’s Advantage,

Targets, Timetables and Technology ,

Carbon Price Policy and Cap & Trade: Devil in the Details

Humanities grand challenges

July, 2009
Talk given by Dan Kammen at the Singularity University, NASA Ames Research Center, CA

Science Driven Policy: A Path to Greenhouse Gas Reduction

October, 2009
Talk given by Dan Kammen at the "West Coast Green" Opening Plenary with Mayor Newsom, San Jose, California