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Shai Agassi “Beyond Oil” Video

Technologist Shai Agassi wowed some 500 participants at the recent “Beyond Oil” conference at Microsoft’s Conference Center, organized by the Cascadia Center of Discovery Institute. Not only are the ideas compelling, so too is the business plan and the apparent fact that Agassi seems to have a whole nation committed as a pilot project. Anyone with an interest in energy Read More ›

Cascadia Center’s “Beyond Oil” Conference: A Wrap-Up

A crowd of 500 key influencers from the private sector, government, academia and the media filled Microsoft’s large meeting facility in Redmond for the Sept. 4-5 conference organized by Discovery Institute’s Cascadia Center, “Beyond Oil: Transforming Transportation.” Gripping presentations by former CIA Director James Woolsey, electric car systems entrepreneur Shai Agassi of Better Place, and Microsoft’s sustainability guru Rob Bernard – Read More ›

High-tech Vehicles Growing More Common In Region

This article, published by the Seattle PI, mentions the Cascadia Center of Discovery Institute: Davids, a former Microsoft Corp. program manager and one of about 500 people who attended the “Beyond Oil: Transforming Transportation” conference at Microsoft this month that was organized by the Cascadia Center of the Discovery Institute, is an evangelist for “cleaner, cheaper, domestic” technology. The rest Read More ›

The American Politics Behind Rising Gas Prices

This article, published by the Vancouver Sun, mentions the Cascadia Center of Discovery Institute: Over the last two days, the conference organizers, the Cascadia Centre of the Discovery Institute, pulled together more than 50 experts and policy-makers – they are sometimes, but not always, one and the same. The rest of the article can be found here.

American Business Driving A New Car Culture

This article, published by the Vancouver Sun, mentions the Cascadia Center of Discovery Institute: This theme is taken up by most of the 500 or so people attending the conference, being sponsored by a non-profit think-tank, the Cascadia Centre of the Discovery Institute, which looks at West Coast transportation and development issues on both sides of the border. The rest Read More ›

Oil-free Snohomish County? It’s No Longer A Pipe Dream

This November voters will decide on an $18 billion Sound Transit measure and a new president. At the local level, we will decide whether to raise taxes to expand transit. At the federal level, we will choose a president who promises a new energy policy. Both votes will be influenced by high gas prices, which are driven by our increasing Read More ›

Northwest Could Be A Leader In Electric Transport Systems

Shai Agassi is on a mission to make the world a better place. After helping to sell his family’s software business to the German enterprise software giant SAP for $400 million, he was on track to become its CEO. But after an inspiration about what he could do that would make a difference, not just money, he left SAP to Read More ›

Steve Marshall, Anne Korin, Chelsea Sexton Radio Segment

Here is the MP3 link. The segment ran between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. and included several calls from listeners. The topic was moving beyond oil in surface transportation, which is the focus of an upcoming conference Sept. 4 & 5 in Redmond, Wash., sponsored by Cascadia Center, Idaho National Laboratory, Microsoft and others. Also discussed were the role of Read More ›