Policy

Lesley Stahl: Climate Change Needs Alarm Bell

One day after the sweeping new rules to limit power plant emissions were announced by the EPA’s Gina McCarthy, China just announced a major carbon emissions cap. Yet the climate change deniers and the the coal [...]

Gavin Newsom Argues for National Carbon Tax

Alison van Diggelen, host of Fresh Dialogues In this exclusive Fresh Dialogues interview, Gavin Newsom, Lt. Governor of California and new father, explains why the U.S. requires a national carbon tax. Newsom was attending the NY Times Global [...]

Steven Chu: On Obama, Carbon Tax and Cooking Tips

In this exclusive Fresh Dialogues interview, former Energy Secretary Steven Chu shares his reaction to Obama’s major speech on climate change; explains how a carbon tax will drive U.S. competitiveness; has a message for climate deniers; [...]

Women Power: Sandberg Inspires Four Thousand

By Alison van Diggelen, host of Fresh Dialogues A frisson of excitement swept through the crowd as ABC’s Cheryl Jennings introduced Silicon Valley’s most famous woman. It was definitely a “rock star” moment for many of the four [...]

Jennifer Granholm: Amazing Race for Clean Energy

By Alison van Diggelen, host of Fresh Dialogues Let’s face it, President Obama is struggling to get anything through Congress right now, never mind a national energy policy, but here’s a big idea from Berkeley’s Jennifer Granholm to [...]

Dianne Feinstein Plans Carbon Tax, Argues Against Keystone, Oil & Gas Subsidies

Senator Dianne Feinstein shared her plans to introduce a new “carbon fee” bill, during a press conference Wednesday in downtown San Francisco. “I think a carbon fee is growing in popularity,” said Feinstein, after an appearance [...]

Al Gore: On Carbon Tax, SOTU and Silicon Valley

By Alison van Diggelen, host of Fresh Dialogues Yesterday, Al Gore braved the picket line in Silicon Valley to appear at the Commonwealth Club and discuss his new book, “The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change.” Needless to [...]

Elon Musk: On Obama, Climate Change & Government Regulation (Transcript)

By Alison van Diggelen, host of Fresh Dialogues As the nation anticipates a “climate friendly” State of the Union speech from President Obama Tuesday, let’s take a look at what one of Silicon Valley’s most successful innovators and job [...]

EPA’s Lisa Jackson: On Fracking, Keystone and Running for Office

By Alison van Diggelen, host of Fresh Dialogues Environmental policy was front and center Tuesday evening at the Churchill Club in Silicon Valley as EPA Administrator, Lisa Jackson took the stage with former Michigan Governor, Jennifer Granholm. Fracking and [...]

Bill Clinton’s Hero: Former Climate Skeptic Richard Muller

By Alison van Diggelen, host of Fresh Dialogues On December 7, President Bill Clinton appeared at Celebrity Forum in Silicon Valley and talked at length about climate change, referring to Berkeley scientist Dr. Richard Muller  as “a hero [...]

SolarCity IPO: Sunny Outlook with Clouds on Horizon

By Alison van Diggelen, host of Fresh Dialogues This week SolarCity made public details of its plans for a $200M IPO, an all too rare sunny event for the clean energy sector in this doom laden post Solyndra [...]

Jerry Brown: On High Speed Rail and EVs

By Alison van Diggelen, host of Fresh Dialogues Governor Jerry Brown responded to questions from Fresh Dialogues today about high speed rail and electric vehicles at the Silicon Valley Leadership Group’s CEO Summit in Silicon Valley. Is he still an [...]