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November 2011 Luncheon Meeting

Power Association of Northern California

Tuesday, November 8, 2011 from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM (PST)

November 2011 Luncheon Meeting

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Event Details

The Private and Public Economics of Renewable Electricity Generation
   
   
     
Guest Speaker:

SEVERIN BORENSTEIN
Professor of Business Administration & Public Policy
Haas School of Business / Director, U.C. Energy Institute
University of California at Berkeley


Generating electricity from renewable sources is more expensive than conventional approaches, but reduces pollution externalities. Analyzing the tradeoffs is much more challenging than often presumed, because the value of electricity is extremely dependent on the time and location at which it is produced, which is not very controllable with some renewables, such as wind and solar. Likewise, the pollution benefits from renewable generation depend on what type of generation it displaces, which also depends on time and location. Without incorporating these factors, cost-benefit analyses of alternatives are likely to be misleading. However, other common arguments for subsidizing renewable power - green jobs, energy security and driving down fossil energy prices - are unlikely to substantially alter the analysis. The role of intellectual property spillovers is a strong argument for subsidizing basic science research, but less persuasive as an enhancement to the value of installing current renewable energy technologies.
   

EVENT DETAILS:
11:30am    Check-In/Networking
12:00pm    Luncheon
12:30pm    Presentation / Q&A

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When & Where


City Club of San Francisco
155 Sansome St., 11th Floor
(Main Dining Room)
San Francisco, CA 94104

Tuesday, November 8, 2011 from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM (PST)


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Organizer

Power Association of Northern California

The Power Association of Northern California is a non-profit trade organization dedicated to promoting a greater understanding of the power industry in California and all of its component parts. PANC sponsors monthly luncheon meetings and educational seminars to help professionals better understand the challenges confronting the power industry. Monthly luncheon meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month in San Francisco. Guest speakers include legislators, CEO's, Commissioners and other experts from both the regulated and unregulated side of the industry.

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November 2011 Luncheon Meeting
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