“Future Of Transportation, Funding & Climate Change”

This is the TVW video of the Sept. 5 panel discussion at Cascadia Center’s Beyond Oil: Transforming Transportation conference titled, “Future Of Transportation, Funding and Climate Change.” Joining moderator Slade Gorton of the National Transportation Policy Project are Paul Brubaker of USDOT’s Research & Innovative Technology Administration, David Kaplan of V2Green, WSDOT Sec. Paula Hammond, Bill Rogers of Idaho National Laboratory, and Neil Schuster of the American Assn. of Motor Vehicles Administrators. The panel discussion is preceded by a presentation from Admiral Dennis Blair of Securing America’s Future Energy.
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Other TVW web video segments are linked below, under “More Sept. 5 ‘Beyond Oil’ Conference Video.”

Speaker PowerPoints and agenda here; media coverage here.

Cascadia Center thanks its “Beyond Oil” co-sponsors: Idaho National Laboratory; Microsoft; U.S. Department of Transportation; Washington State Department of Transportation; Puget Sound Clean Air Agency; and Pemco Insurance.

More Sept. 5 “Beyond Oil” Conference Video

Transforming Transportation Globally,” September 5, 2008 luncheon keynote address by Better Place CEO and founder Shai Agassi. Agassi’s topic is electric vehicle systems development, renewable energy, and breaking dependence on foreign oil. He is introduced by Tom Alberg, of Madrona Venture Group. Better Place is based in Silicon Valley, and Israel. Background: “Driven: Shai Agassi’s Audacious Plan To Put Electric Cars On The Road,” Wired, 8/18/08.

The Case For Change: Transforming Transportation,” ex-CIA chief James Woolsey. Woolsey is introduced by U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert, via video. After Woolsey’s presentation, Woolsey is joined by Chelsea Sexton of Plug In America and K.C. Golden of Climate Solutions for a discussion. This TVW segment ends with “The Case For Bi-Partisan Action,” by Peter Jackson of The Jackson Foundations.

The Road Ahead,” Rob Bernard, Microsoft’s Chief Environmental Strategist. Bernard is preceded by Don Foley with an update on national “X Prize” car rallies, King County Executive Ron Sims, and the Discovery Institute’s President Bruce Chapman with welcoming remarks.

Powering The Carbon-free Grid: Sun, Wind, Water, Waves, Atoms And Conservation.” Panelists are: Jim Walker, American Wind Energy Assn.; Paul Genoa, Nuclear Energy Institute; Kevin Bannister, Oregon Wave Energy Trust; Rich Lauckhart, Ventyx Energy Advisors; Jim Piro, Portland General Electric.

Hon. Sen. Slade Gorton

Board of Directors, Discovery Institute
Slade Gorton is of counsel to Preston Gates & Ellis LLP. He recently served as a Commissioner on the National Commission on Terrorists Attacks Upon the United States from 2002-2004. Before his appointment to the 9-11 Commission, Slade spent 18 years representing Washington State in the United States Senate. Gorton's years in the Senate saw him appointed to powerful committee posts including Appropriations, Budget, Commerce, Science and Transportation, and Energy and Natural Resources. Slade served as the Chairman of the Interior Appropriations Subcommittee (1995-2001), the Commerce Subcommittees on Consumer Affairs (1995-99), and Aviation (1999-2000). He was a member of the Republican leadership as counsel to the Majority Leader (1996-2000).