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Wednesday, September 05, 2012
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

What will it take to make renewable energy competitive?

Improvement in solar and wind generation technologies has accelerated in the last few years. Biofuels and storage technologies seem to be on the cusp of important breakthroughs. Yet, progress in replacing fossil fuels has been painfully slow. Professor Severin Borenstein will discuss the challenging hurdles that still exist for alternative energy sources in the developed and the developing world, and the variety of policy arguments for government intervention in the market, some valid, many not. He will characterize the public and private activities that he believes will be necessary to address the energy challenges we still face.

Severin Borenstein, Ph.D. Director, University of California Energy Institute Co-Director, Energy Institute at Haas E.T. Grether Professor of Business Administration and Public Policy.

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Improvement in solar and wind generation technologies has accelerated in the last few years. Biofuels and storage technologies seem to be on the cusp of important breakthroughs. Yet, progress in replacing fossil fuels has been painfully slow. Professor Severin Borenstein will discuss the challenging hurdles that still exist for alternative energy sources in the developed and the developing world, and the variety of policy arguments for government intervention in the market, some valid, many not. He will characterize the public and private activities that he believes will be necessary to address the energy challenges we still face. Severin Borenstein, Ph.D. Director, University of California Energy Institute Co-Director, Energy Institute at Haas E.T. Grether Professor of Business Administration and Public Policy. For more information and registration, please log on here.

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