Eric Martinot gave the keynote speech at the Pathways to 100% Renewable Energy Conference, April 16 in San Francisco. Sponsored by the Renewables 100 Policy Institute, this conference was a major international event attended by over 200 people and featured an outstanding array of speakers and topics packed into one day.
Speakers and panelists discussed finance, policy, local community action, and integration of renewable energy into transportation, buildings, and power grids. A special address by the CEO of California’s power grid operator CAISO, Stephen Berberich, focused on the challenges of integrating large shares of renewables. (According to a number of observers, California is set to reach its RPS target of 33% share of electricity from renewables by 2020, or even sooner.)
The conference also launched the Go 100% Renewable Energy Campaign devoted to globally spreading the idea of high shares of renewable energy.
The magazine Renewable Energy World wrote an article on the conference.
Chris Nelder reviewed the highlights of Martinot’s speech and the Global Futures Report for Greentech Media: