Cascadia-Microsoft Conference Speaker Shares In Nobel Prize

Phil Mote, one of the authors of the Nobel prize winning report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) – and featured in the Oct. 13, Seattle Times story reproduced below – was one of the panel members and speakers at the May 7th Cascadia/Microsoft “Jump Start To A Secure, Clean Energy Future” Conference.

The conference centered on transportation technology and the need to replace oil with electricity and biofuels in transportation. The first of the morning panels was on the national security imperatives for flexible fuel, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, which featured R. James Woolsey, Gal Luft, Anne Korin, U.S. Representative Dave Reichert and others.

The second morning panel, which featured Dr. Mote, K.C. Golden, Prof. Andrew Frank, Commissioner Jon Wellinghoff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, U.S. Representative Jay Inslee and others, was on the environmental imperatives for flexible fuel, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. Dr. Mote’s slide presentation can be found here (pdf file) and with other speaker Power Points rendered as pdf files in the “Events” section of this website on the May 7th “Jump Start” page. His presentation and the the entire conference was filmed by TVW and can be found in the the TVW archives, by entering “Cascadia Center” in the “Search” box in the upper right-hand corner of TVW’s home page.

A related Sunday Seattle Times op-ed by Steve Marshall and Bruce Agnew, “Jump Start to a Clean, Secure Energy Future with Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles” is here. Newspaper accounts and editorials relating to the conference are linked to at this Cascadia blog post, and at this PHEV page on Cascadia’s Web site.

See also a Seattle Times article from Oct. 13, 2007
Original article, “Local Researchers Among Thousands Who Share In Prize,” by Craig Welch.