The state of California has embraced an ambitious goal of meeting its future energy needs while increasing its use of renewable energy. But a recent Little Hoover Commission report finds that the state has failed to develop a comprehensive energy strategy that confronts the difficult tradeoffs it faces. The 16th Annual Travers Conference on Ethics & Accountability in Government will investigate the tradeoffs represented by reliance on different energy sources, including oil, natural gas, nuclear energy, biofuels, and wind and solar power. The event is open to the public and will be held in the Bancroft Hotel Great Hall on April 19, 2013. More information on the event will be available at http://polisci.berkeley.edu/ps/travers/conference/
Co-Sponsored by the UC Berkeley Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science, The Commonwealth Club of California, and the UC Energy Institute.