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Past Event
May 7, 2007
Jump Start to a Secure, Clean Energy Future

Microsoft Conference Center, Redmond, Washington

The Cascadia Center for Regional Development was pleased to present on May 7th the 2007 Cascadia-Microsoft Conference on Transportation, Technology, and Energy. The focus: moving flexible-fuel plug-in hybrid electric vehicles to the forefront of our nation's transportation system.

Before a capacity audience of more than 300, experts discussed U.S. energy security, integrating flexible-fuel plug-ins into the U.S. utility industry, and government's vital role in the transition. Panels probed topics including climate change, national security, vehicles and technology, and federal and state government actions. Alliances were renewed and formed, and media coverage quite positive.

In response to popular demand at the event, we are pleased to present......


Roger Duncan, Austin Energy/Plug-In Partners (4.78 MB)
Mark Duvall, Electric Power Research Institute (1.13 MB)
Andrew A. Frank, University of California/Davis (1.33 MB)
K.C. Golden, Climate Solutions (1.81 MB)
David Horner, U.S. Dept. of Transportation (700 KB)
Michael Kintner-Meyer, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (1.91 MB)
Felix Kramer, (708 KB)
John M. Miller, Maxwell Technologies (496 KB)
Philip Mote, University of Washington (3.88 MB)
Tim Murphy, Idaho National Laboratory (674 KB)
Vic Parrish, Energy Northwest (494 KB)
Bill Reinert, Toyota USA (2.00 MB)
Bill Rogers, Idaho National Laboratory (1.05 MB)
Greg Rock, Green Car Company (82.9 KB)
Neil Schuster, Intelligent Transportation Society Of America (2.14 MB)
Rogelio Sullivan, U.S. Dept. of Energy (1.08 MB)
John Wellinghoff, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (4.23 MB)
Nick Zielinski, General Motors/Chevy Volt (1.79 MB)

Car Slides (1.42 MB)

R. James Woolsey Video
Windows Media (WMV) Format (28.5 MB)
QuickTime (MOV) Format (33 MB)
You may need to right-click / Control-click and Download Linked File to view on a Mac.


Conference Agenda


For more on the "Jump Start" conference or Cascadia Center, please contact Bruce Agnew at or call (206) 292-0401, ext. 113.


Our Sponsors
Washington State Department of Transportation
Apollo Alliance
BC Hydro
Nuclear Energy Institute
Puget Sound Clean Air Agency
AAA Washington

Our Co-Sponsors
California Cars Initiative
Climate Solutions
Municipal League of King County
Northwest & Intermountain Power Producers Coalition
Port of Chelan County
Seattle Electric Vehicle Association
Set America Free
Washington Policy Center
Washington Public Utility Districts Association

PLUG-IN HYBRID & ALTERNATIVE FUELS INFORMATION RESOURCES - including videos, op-eds, articles, reports & studies

Blogs & News Aggregators

Green Car Congress

Organizations & Companies

A123 Systems

Apollo Alliance


Climate Solutions

Electric Auto Association

Electric Power Research Institute

FreedomCAR And Vehicle Technologies Program, U.S. Dept. of Energy

The Green Car Company

Hybrid Consortium

Idaho National Laboratory, page on alternative fuels and energy systems

Institute For The Analysis Of Global Security

Plug-in Bay Area

Easy-view Flash Videos

Former CIA head R. James Woolsey stresses the national security risks of U.S. oil dependence, at Cascadia Center's Transtech Conference of 2006.

At Transtech '06, K.C. Golden of Climate Solutions explains that recognizing our addiction to oil is only the first step in developing a robust national policy embracing alternative energy.

"Business Responds To Climate Change - Part 1," Sea Studio Foundation

"Business Responds To Climate Change - Part 2," Sea Studio Foundation

"Energy Independence & Climate Protection: The Business Case," Climate Protection Campaign.

This Hybrid Consortium video report asks, "Will Consumers Plug In?" The consortium notes: "...consumers were asked what would make them want to buy a hybrid car; a dramatic improvement in gasoline economy, power, size and styling topped their list. In addition, nearly all said they wouldn't mind plugging in at night if it meant getting electric fuel at 1/4 the cost of gasoline."

U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) plugs plug-in hybrids in this informative backgrounder from Plug-In Partners.

U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) addresses the Apollo Alliance on the synergies between alternative fuels and economic growth.

Felix Cramer of traces the path to better plug-in hybrids such as the Prius Plus.

U.S. Senators Mary Landrieu (D-LA) and Bill Nelson (D-FL) highlight the benefits to consumers and the nation of rechargeable plug-in hybrid vehicles.

In this installment of "Journeys with Jack - The Hybrid Ride-Along," U.S. Reps. Jack Kingston (R-GA) and Eliot Engel (D-NY) drive a plug-in hybrid vehicle through the streets of Washington, D.C. and engage in a freewheeling, insightful conversation about spreading the technology.

Op-eds & Editorials

"Old MacDonald Had A Fuel," Dale Reiner, Seattle Times, 2/14/07

"Technology Will End Our Oil Addiction," U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert (R-WA), Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 1/31/07

"Bolder Move Needed To Reduce Addiction To Oil - Try PHEVs Now" (reply to State of Union), Steve Marshall, Cascadia Brief, 1/24/07

"Recharging The Nation's Energy Policy" Steve Marshall & Bruce Agnew, Seattle Times, 1/23/07

"How Does Hundreds Of Miles Per Gallon Sound?," Everett Herald, 1/14/07

"The Road To Independence," Patrick Mazza & Rich Feldman, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 7/2/06

"Plug-in Energy Independence," Steve Marshall & Bruce Agnew, Seattle Times, 5/23/06

"We Can Handle The Truth About Higher Gas Prices," K.C. Golden, Seattle Times, 5/11/06

"Developing Regional Solutions to Global Warming's Challenge," William Ruckelshaus & K.C. Golden, Seattle Times, 1/13/05


"High Stakes: Chavez Plays The Oil Card," New York Times, 4/9/07

"Austin Power: In Quest For Cleaner Energy, Texas City Touts Plug In Car, Wall Street Journal, 3/26/07 (subscription required)

"Silicon Valley joins Global Warming Struggle" (PHEVs), KGO-TV, San Francisco, 3/22/07

" Support Growing For Plug-in Hybrids," Matt Nauman, San Jose Mercury News, 3/22/07

"Hybrid Buyers Guide," Matt Nauman, San Jose Mercury News, 3/22/07

"New Partnership Pushes Cleaner Cars," KCBS-AM, San Francisco (online article includes podcast link), 3/22/07

"Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles For A Sustainable Future", Andrew A. Frank, American Scientist, March/April 2007

Ener1's CEO & Vice-Chairman's Letter To Shareholders, 3/19/07

"Smells Like Green Spirit," Wired, 3/12/07

"A New Battery Takes Off In A Race to Electric Cars," New York Times (via Wilmington Star) 3/11/07

"Cars That Make Hybrids Look Like Gas Guzzlers," San Francisco Chronicle, 3/4/07

"Hybrids: Seven Worries, Seven Answers," CNN Money, 3/1/07

"President Bush Meets With A123 Systems CEO To Discuss Advanced Batteries For Plug-In Hybrids Capable Of Over 150 MPG," A123 Systems, 2/26/07

"Biodiesel Gets A Big Pump," Motely Fool (Investing), 2/23/07

"Imperium Announces $214 Million," John Cook's Venture Blog, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 2/21/07

"What's Needed For A Biodiesel Boom," Inside Greentech, 2/9/07


Climate Solutions, "The New Harvest: Biofuels And Windpower For Rural Revitalization And National Energy Security"

Climate Solutions, "Transportation And Climate Change: 10 Keys For Mapping Policy Pathways"

We hope you also consider joining our sister conference May 14-15 in Wenatchee, WA

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For More Information: Cascadia Project — Bruce Agnew
208 Columbia St. — Seattle, WA 98104
206-292-0401 x113 phone — 206-682-5320 fax

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