While most of the media attention in DC today is focused on the CEO hearings, over in the Cannon Building on The Hill, the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) is holding its long-planned Phase II Renewable Energy National Policy Forum. The big name speakers were former CIA head James Woolsey and New York Times columnist and author Thomas Friedman (we'll cover his talk in a bit).
The AFVI Show certainly is a corporate conference. The opening session Monday morning was full of sponsor thanking, a promo video from GM, award presentations (from Santa Ana's mayor to Southern California Gas, the Green Award 2007 from AFVI to GM for their "Live Green, Go Yellow" campaign), and simple, industrial-strength platitudes on the excitement and potential the conference represents.
Whenever anyone mentions James Woolsey in an article, they pretty much need to remind the reader that he was once head of the CIA. Well, it's true, but whenever he's been active recently, it's mostly to promote plug-in hybrids or some other green car technology. That's what he was doing in Santa Monica on Sunday, so we'll leave any scary spook stuff out of this report (but we will mention his participation in PNAC and his call, this past July, to bomb Syria, just so you know he's not your typica
In just over a month, the Oklahoma Governor's Conference on Biofuels kicks off in Norman, OK. Representatives of the USDA, the Air Force, ConocoPhilips, various local governments in Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University, among others, will be speaking. The biggest name on the list, though, is James Woolsey, former director of the CIA and now a strong proponent of alternative fuels (maybe you saw him briefly in "Who Killed The Electric Car?"). Woolsey will speak on his new favorite topic, "the r
You don't have to spend much time talking with Chelsea Sexton to realize she is passionate about electric vehicles. Sexton has been part of the EV debate that started in the 1990s with the debut of General Motor's first mass-production all-electric vehicle, the EV1. Sexton worked for GM, leasing the EV1 to customers and working on marketing strategies, until late 2001, when she was laid off and GM stopped the EV1 program. The EV1's story is told in the new film "Who Killed The Electric Car?", wh