Silicon Valley Energy Summit at Stanford University

Event Date: 
June 3, 2016

WHEN:  Friday, June 3 from 8:30—5:30; program details at

Keynote speakers and lunchtime debate contestants:
Mary Nichols, chair, California Air Resources Board
Robert Weisenmiller, chair, California Energy Commission
Steven Chu, professor, Stanford; former U.S. Energy Secretary
Burton Richter, emeritus director, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
Ralph Cavanagh, senior attorney and co-director of the energy program, NRDC 
Daniel Kammen, professor, UC-Berkeley; director, Renewable & Appropriate Energy Lab
Sue Siegel, CEO, GE Ventures
John Carrington, CEO, distributed energy storage startup Stem; former CEO, MiaSole
Ira Ehrenpreis, co-founder and managing partner, DBL Partners 

WHERE:  Arrillaga Alumni Center, 326 Galvez, Stanford, CA 94305

Stanford University’s annual Silicon Valley Energy Summit delivers insights on the latest sustainable energy technologies, corporate practices, market trends and emerging government policies. More than 400 people from the world’s largest IT companies, Silicon Valley startups, investment funds, utilities, government, environmental organizations and research institutions attend.

The lunchtime debate on the need for a nuclear power renaissance will feature two Nobel-prize winning physicists—Steve Chu and Burt Richter—on the pro nuclear side vs.  UC-Berkeley’s Dan Kammen and NRDC’s Ralph Cavanagh.

The debate will be webcast live at

Mary Nichols and Bob Weisenmiller will talk about implementation of California’s energy, climate and environmental policies. Sue Siegel, Ira Ehrenpreis and John Carrington will give insights on cleantech R&D and venture capital.

Panelists from organizations including LinkedIn, PG&E, Xerox, Mitsubishi, the U.S. Department of Energy, the California State Assembly, the City of San Francisco, the California EPA, LBNL’s Cyclotron Road and Silicon Valley Clean Energy will discuss:

  • New Tools for Energy Efficiency
  • Post-Paris Action on Climate Change
  • Smart Factories
  • Cleantech Finance 
  • Digital Cities
  • Silicon Valley’s New Community Electricity Provider
  • The Revolution in Transportation for Consumers
  • Solutions for California Water Shortages

Confirmed members of the media can attend for free. For media registration passcode and to schedule interviews with speakers please contact:

Mark Golden at, 650-724-1629

Event Details