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The Future of Energy:
Brown, Clean, or In Between?

Case Critical

John Hofmeister

  • Julie A. Wrigley Private Sector Executive-in-Residence for Sustainability, ASU's School of Sustainability
  • Founder, Citizens for Affordable Energy
  • Former President, Shell Oil Company

Mark Z. Jacobson

  • Professor of Civil Engineering, Stanford University
  • Director, Atmosphere/Energy Program, Stanford University

Peter Byck

  • Director and Producer, Carbon Nation

Eve Troeh

  • Reporter, Marketplace Sustainability Desk, American Public Media

How do you want the future to be powered? Fossil fuels? Renewables? Both? Some argue that renewable energy isn’t reliable enough to power our economy; others say that renewables can be the major energy source within a decade. We are in a period of needing to choose between traditional and clean energy. It is critical that we envision our energy future now.

Join us for a Case Critical discussion featuring a former Big Oil president, a prominent atmospheric and energy scientist, and an environmental filmmaker. Sustainability reporter Eve Troeh will moderate the speakers for an evening that may change how you think about America's energy portfolio.

Welcoming remarks

For ASU’s Global Institute of Sustainability,
Michael Crow, President, Arizona State University

For the Arizona Science Center,
Chevy Humphrey, President and CEO, Arizona Science Center

This event is hosted at the Arizona Science Center through the Arizona Science Center-Arizona State University partnership.

Thursday, January 24, 2013
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.: Booth displays by members of the Arizona Energy Consortium
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.: Panel Discussion
7:30 - 8:00 p.m.: Reception
Arizona Science Center, IMAX Theater
600 E. Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Three-hour parking validation is available at the Heritage Square Parking Garage. The Metro Light Rail stops within walking distance.

Reservations are at capacity for this event. Please arrive early to ensure a seat.