Feb. 2, 2007 JVSVN: Al Gore

On February 2, 2007 at the San Jose Convention Center, the Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network hosted Former Vice-President Al Gore, Venture Capitalist John Doerr, and Sunpower CEO T.J. Rodgers. They spoke about the Valley’s potential to solve problems associated with climate change.

John Doerr became active because he wants a better world for his daughter. Our generation created the problem and it is up to us to fix it.

Al Gore was honored to be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for his work on global warming. He thinks that it presents great opportunities for innovation from high technology business. Last year over 300 million dollars were invested in clean technology, over 70 million in Silicon Valley.

T.J. Rodgers ran the numbers. There are 400 power plants in the U.S. and solar power can help by reducing the need for new plants. Combining solar, wind, alternative fuels and conservation can help, but research and development must continue.

Anyone interested in hearing T.J. Rodgers views can attend the Silicon Valley Engineering Council (SVEC) National Engineers Week Banquet at the Hyatt Santa Clara
Thursday, February 22, 2007. Tickets are $85 at:
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/9497.
For sponsorship, banquet information or to send a check and paper form contact Elise Engelhardt at:
http://www.svec.org/banquet

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