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Three Major PHEV Events in May: Seattle/Austin/Wenatchee: Sign Up for 1 or 2

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  • Felix Kramer
    Here s your chance to go to one or two of three extraordinary events in the next two weeks. Readers of CalCars-News have seen mentions of each of these.
    Message 1 of 1 , May 2, 2007
      Here's your chance to go to one or two of three
      extraordinary events in the next two weeks.
      Readers of CalCars-News have seen mentions of
      each of these. They're all indicative of how far
      we've come! (The two Washington State conferences
      are Year Two versions.) We've waited until now
      because more and more high-profile presenters
      have been confirming their participation (all
      still subject to change). There will be PHEVs at all three.

      We wish we could be everywhere, but we had to
      choose! You can find links at the CalCars Events
      <http://www.calcars.org/events.html>. Before the
      programs as of today, brief summaries :

      * May 7, Monday, Redmond (near Seattle) one day
      with many of the leading figures in PHEVs along
      with top government agency and elected officials,
      perhaps some Presidential candidates via remote video.

      * May 14-16, Monday-Wednesday, Austin Clean
      Energy Venture Summit, co-sponsored by Austin
      Energy: three days with focus on clean energy,
      transportation and buildings, including
      entrepreneurs, investors, advocates, companies
      and government; essentially Austin's debut as a
      cleantech center, made possible by its new Clean Energy Incubator.

      * May 14-15 Monday-Tuesday, Power UP! Summit
      2007: Electrifying Transportation, Wenatchee
      (central Washington State): again, many of the
      leading voices in the campaign for PHEVs. Given
      the very deep technical backgrounds of many of
      the presenters, in addition to focusing on
      policy, this event will report on many specific
      and technical approaches and projects for
      vehicle-to-grid projects, integrating solar and
      vehicles, and Pacific Northwest conversion business opportunities.


      May 7, 2007
      Jump Start to a Secure, Clean Energy Future
      Microsoft Conference Center, Redmond, Washington
      Registration $75
      (Felix Kramer's Prius PHEV, built by EnergyCS
      with Valence batteries, will be driven to Seattle
      by CalCars Senior Advisor RAndy Reisinger -- for
      more on Randy see <http://www.calcars.org/about.html>.)

      The 2007 Cascadia-Microsoft Conference on
      Transportation, Technology, and Energy. Learn
      what it takes to move flexible-fuel plug-in
      hybrid electric vehicles to the forefront of our
      nation's transportation system.

      Experts will discuss U.S. energy security,
      integrating flexible-fuel plug-ins into the U.S.
      utility industry, and government's vital role in
      the transition. Panels will probe topics
      including climate change, national security,
      vehicles and technology, and federal and state government actions.

      Program Draft: May 1, 2007

      Bruce Agnew, Cascadia Center*
      Hon. Rosemarie Ives, Mayor, City of Redmond*
      Ron Sims, King County Executive*
      Michael Rawding, Vice President, Special
      Projects, Corporate Affairs, Microsoft*

      Tyler Duvall, Assistant Secretary for
      Transportation Policy, U.S. Department of Transportation*

      Buzz Rodland, Rodland Toyota, WA State Auto Dealer Association*
      Bill Reinert, National Manager, Advanced Technologies Group, Toyota USA*


      10:15 a.m. National Security Imperatives for Flex-Fuel Plug-In Hybrid Vehicles
      Anne Korin, Co-Director, Institute for the
      Analysis of Global Security – Moderator*
      Dr. Gal Luft, Co-Director, Institute for the Analysis of Global Security*
      Hon. Dave Reichert, U.S. House of Representatives*

      11:05 a.m. Climate Change Imperatives for Flex-Fuel Plug-In Electric Vehicles
      K.C. Golden, Policy Director, Climate Solutions – Moderator*
      Dr. Andrew Frank, Professor, University of California, Davis*
      Hon. Jay Inslee, U.S. House of Representatives*
      Dr. Philip Mote, Climatologist, University of Washington*

      Keynote by Jon Wellinghoff, Commissioner, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission*

      Videos of U.S. Senators Jeff Bingaman, Maria Cantwell, Larry
      Craig, Orrin Hatch, Joe Lieberman, and Barack Obama

      1:00 p.m. Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles: How Soon and What Impact?
      Roger Duncan, Austin Energy/Plug-in Partners – Moderator*
      Felix Kramer, Founder, California Cars Initiative*
      Greg Rock, Co-Founder, The Green Car Company*
      Nicholas Zielinski, Vehicle Chief Engineer for the Volt, General Motors*

      2:00 p.m. Federal Government: Removing Road Blocks and Creating Incentives
      Slade Gorton, Former U.S. Senator – Moderator*
      Tom Alberg, Madrona Venture Group*
      Paul Dickerson, Chief Operating Officer, Office of Energy Efficiency
      and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy*
      Neil Schuster, President, ITS America*

      1. Regional Pilot/Demonstration Project
      Steve Marshall, Cascadia Center – Moderator*
      Dr. J.W. (Bill) Rogers, Jr., Associate Laboratory
      Director – Science and Technology and Chief
      Research Officer, Idaho National Laboratory*
      David Kaplan, V2Green*
      Michael Kintner-Meyer, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory*
      Eric Leonhardt, Director, Vehicle Research
      Institute, Western Washington University*
      Douglas MacDonald, Secretary, Washington State Department of Transportation*
      Vic Parrish, CEO, Energy Northwest*

      2. Battery Advances
      Dr. Mark Duvall, Senior Project Manager, Electric
      Power Research Institute – Moderator*
      Dr. John Miller, Maxwell Technologies*
      Tim Murphy, Researcher, Idaho National Laboratory*
      Rogelio Sullivan, U.S. Department of Energy*
      Ric Fulop, Founder and Vice President, Business Marketing Development, A123

      3. Flex-Fuel Infrastructure Needs
      Rich Feldman, Washington Coordinator, Apollo Alliance – Moderator*
      Ted Durfey, Natural Selection Farms, Inc.
      Hon. Janéa Holmquist, Washington State Senate*
      P.S. Reilly, CEO and President, The Athena Institute*
      Hon. Brian Sullivan, Washington State House of Representatives


      Bruce Agnew, Cascadia Center*
      Felix Kramer, Founder, California Cars Initiative*
      Susan Fahnestock, The Green Car Company, Kirkland, WA*
      Dr. Andrew Frank, Professor, University of California, Davis*
      Ron Johnston-Rodriguez, Port of Chelan*
      Eric Leonhardt, Director, Vehicle Research
      Institute, Western Washington University*
      Steven Lough, Seattle Electric Vehicle Association*
      Frank Ziegler II, Director of Sales and Distribution, Hybrid Technologies*



      Envision the Utility of the Future
      Registration fee: $500; $350 for government and non-profits

      Plan NOW to join Austin Energy and The Clean
      Energy Incubator for the first annual Clean
      Energy Venture Summit, May 14-16, 2007 in Austin,
      Texas. This exciting event will bring together
      thought leaders, clean energy entrepreneurs,
      investors, industry experts and government
      officials for a dynamic, industry-wide
      exploration of "The Utility of the Future".

      The conference agenda is designed to provide
      unparalleled insights to The Utility of the
      Future through interactive participation. Clean
      Tech start-ups are encouraged to take advantage
      of this outstanding opportunity to present their
      ideas to a distinguished panel of potential
      investors, Austin Energy and industry
      insiders. Compelling presentations will be
      considered for a range of complimentary business
      services provided by CEI . Click here to apply.

      A series of moderated panel discussions will
      focus on trends and their market and
      environmental impact. Daily keynote addresses
      by industry leaders will shed light on critical
      government and industry initiatives designed to
      foster rapid clean-tech development. And of
      course, meals and social mixers round out your
      opportunities to learn, influence, educate and
      associate with peers from around the country.


      MON MAY 14
      City Hall Events Sponsored by Austin Chamber of Commerce
      Clean Energy Technology Exhibits, Austin City Hall Atrium
      Joel Serface (Clean Energy Incubator), Jose
      Beceiro (Austin Chamber of Commerce),
      Mayor Will Wynn (City of Austin)
      Clean Energy Reception

      TUES MAY 15
      Welcome Keynotes
      Speakers: Joel Serface (Clean Energy Incubator)
      Roger Duncan (Austin Energy)
      David Allen (University of Texas Energy Institute)

      Start-up Presentations: Smart Grid
      Utility of the Future Panel
      Moderator: Turk Pipkin (The Nobelity Project)
      Roger Duncan (Austin Energy)
      Paul Thomas (Green Mountain Energy Company)
      Robert T. Howard (Pacific Gas & Electric)

      (12:30 PM - 1:00 PM) Keynote
      Richard Gephardt (Goldman Sachs)

      Clean Transportation Panel
      Moderator: Michael Kanellos (CNET)
      Felix Kramer (CalCars)
      Kevin Klein (Freescale)
      R. James Woolsey (Set America Free Foundation)
      Marc Kohler (Valence)

      BBQ Extravaganza Threadgill's World Headquarters
      Keynotes: Joel Serface –(Clean Energy Incubator)
      Jerry Patterson (GLO)
      Paul Dickerson (Department of Energy)
      Howard Berke (Konarka/ACORE)

      WED MAY 16
      Joel Serface (Clean Energy Incubator)
      Gary Cowger (General Motors)
      Steve Papermaster (President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology)

      Smart Grid Panel
      Moderator: Andres Carvallo (Austin Energy)
      Humayun Tai (McKinsey & Co.)
      Hal LaFlash (Pacific Gas & Electric),
      Terry Mohn (Sempra Energy)
      Eric Dresselhuys (Silver Spring Networks)

      (11:45 AM - 1:00 PM) Clean Tech Investors Panel
      Moderator: Rex Holmes (Ernst Young & Partners)
      Panel: Dave McLean (Sevin Rosen Funds)
      David Wells (Kleiner Perkins)
      Matt Trevithick (Venrock Associates)
      Clint Bybee (ARCH Ventures)
      Annette Finsterbusch (Applied Ventures)

      Power UP! Summit 2007: Electrifying Transportation
      The Premier Northwest Summit on Converging
      Technologies to Electrify Transportation
      Download the 4-page brochure

      Monday May 14 8AM-3PM Tuesday, May 15
      Wenatchee Convention Center, Wenatchee, WA
      Registration $175

      Expert Speakers scheduled to present include:
      * Sherry Boschert, author of Plug-in Hybrids, the
      cars that will recharge America
      * Andrew Frank, director of the National Center
      for Hybrid Excellence at University of California-Davis
      * Steve Heckeroth, chair of Renewable Fuels and
      Sustainable Transportation Division of the American Solar Energy Society
      * Michael Kintner-Meyer, Ph.D., senior research
      scientist, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA
      * Eric Leonhardt, director, Vehicle Research
      Institute at Western Washington University;
      assistant professor of engineering technology, Bellingham, WA
      * Steve Marshall, chair, Municipal League of King
      County (WA); coordinator of Cascadia Center
      Transportation Conference (May 7, 2007)
      * Greg Rock, founder of the Green Car Company
      * Rick Sikes, fleet superintendent, City of Santa Monica, CA
      * Jordan Smith, lead engineer of Electric
      Transportation for Southern California Edison Electric Vehicle Technical Center
      * Tom Turrentine, PH.D., director, PHEV Center,
      Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California-Davis
      * Jim White, D. Eng., senior engineer; founder
      and manager of Sustainable Natural Alternative
      Power (SNAP) program, Chelan County Public Utility District, Wenatchee, WA

      MONDAY, MAY 14
      Prime Time to Power Up! with Plug-in Hybrid
      Electric Vehicles Sherry Boschert, author of
      Plug-In Hybrids: The Cars that Wil Recharge America
      Battery Technology Surges: Energy storage and
      other advancements converge for EVs and PHEVs
      Jordan Smith, Southern California Edison Electric
      Greg Rock, Green Car Co.
      Dr. Andrew Frank, UC Davis Hybrid Electric Vehicle Center

      Connecting the Lines: Grid to vehicle and vehicle to grid integration
      Steve Marshall, Cascadia Center, formerly Snohomish County PUD;
      Dr. Michael Kintner-Meyer, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory;
      Dr. Jim White, Chelan County PUD

      Solar Connections
      Steve Heckeroth, Building Integrated
      Photovoltaics for Energy Conversion Devices
      Mike Nelson, Northwest Solar Center, Washington State University
      Randy Brooks, Brooks Solar
      Dr. Andrew Frank, UC Davis Hybrid Electric Vehicle Center

      Building and Managing Hybrid, Electric and Alt Fuel Fleets
      Rick Sikes, City of Santa Monica
      Jordan Smith, Southern Cal Edison Electric Vehicle Technical Center
      Scott Logan, Lake Chelan School District

      Exhibits open for public viewing

      Banquet and Keynote Address:
      Dr. Andrew Frank, UC Davis Hybrid Electric Vehicle Center

      TUESDAY, MAY 15

      Fusing Advanced Vehicle Technology with Education
      Eric Leonhardt, Vehicle Research Institute, Western Washington University
      Mark Hankins, Shoreline Community College
      Blake Murray, Wenatchee Valley College
      Pinky Dale, South Seattle Community College

      Plug into Emergent Business and Economic Development Opportunities
      Dr. Tom Turrentine, Institute of Transportation Studies PHEV Center, UC Davis
      Greg Rock, Green Car Co.
      Seth Pollack, V2Green
      Rich Rudman, Manzanita Micro

      Positioning the Pacific Northwest: Regional and local preparations for PHEVs
      Dr. Steve Johnson, Washington Public Utility Districts Assn.
      Steve Marshall, Cascadia Center, formerly Snohomish County PUD
      Ron Johnston-Rodriguez, Port of Chelan County
      Tim Stearns, Washington Department of Community,
      Trade and Economic Development

      Visions of Electrified Transportation, 2010 and Beyond
      Steve Heckeroth, Building Integrated
      Photovoltaics for Energy Conversion Devices
      Steve Lough, Seattle Electric Vehicle Assn.
      Dr. Andrew Frank, UC Davis Hybrid Electric Vehicle Center

      Closing Remarks and Exhibits
      Come and see the real vehicles on the road today including
      Plug-in Hybrid Electric Toyota Prius
      Solar powered racers and go-carts
      An original EV-1
      Electric Tractor
      GEM Neighborhood Electric Vehicle
      Hybrids converted to Plug-in
      Electric cars and more

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      Felix Kramer fkramer@...
      Founder California Cars Initiative
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