Panel to be moderated by Mayor Tom Bates, with representatives from California Energy Commission, PV-NOW, Cal State/East Bay, and PG&E
The main event will be a panel discussion titled, “Can We Achieve Energy Independence? Actions and Consequences” moderated by Mayor Tom Bates. Long an advocate on behalf of environmental causes, Mayor Bates will bring to light many new ideas on greenhouse gas reduction through discussion with panelists with backgrounds in science, politics, energy, and the environment.
Panelists include: Karina Garbesi of Cal State/East Bay Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies: California Energy Commissioner John L. Geesman, David Hochschild, Executive Director of PV-NOW!, and Hal La Flash, PG&E’s Director of Renewable Energy Policy and Planning.
Radio station KPFA will record this panel discussion for broadcast.
Other activities at this event will include a Zero Waste Art Contest, and a Solar home Design Contest. There will be free recycling for electronic waste, household batteries, fluorescent lighting, and mercury thermometers, and a Safe Medicine Disposal collection. There will also be a number for free swaps and give-aways. Admission is free and open to the public.