SEPTEMBER 20, 2012
Unplugged: The Renewable Energy Speaker Series
Panel Session 9: September 20, 2012
Wind and Waves: The Future of Ocean Energy
Offshore renewable energy holds great promise. Recent studies estimate over 500 TW hours/year of wave energy are available along the U.S. West Coast alone with the potential for up to 900 GW of installed wind in the same waters. And although variable, offshore energy — from wind, waves, currents, and tides — is consistent and predictable enough to supply a significant portion of baseload demand. But important questions remain: how can these projects be sited to avoid impacts to sensitive marine life? Can the promise be delivered, and if so, when? Please join us as our distinguished panelists help develop answers based on their real-world experience as regulators, developers, and stake-holders for PG&E’s WaveConnect project and the first U.S. offshore wind project, Cape Wind.
Who Should Attend:
Location and Time:
UC Berkeley School of Law
4:30 pm – 5:00 pm
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Teleconference option available
MCLE: 1.5 hours
There is no charge to attend this event.
This activity has been approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California in the amount indicated above. Farella Braun + Martel LLP is a certified provider.