POWERING EARTH 2050: Is California’s 100% Renewable Strategy Globally Viable?

Is California’s 100% Renewable Strategy Globally Viable?

Join the conversation on energy futures for California and for the world. There are no easy answers—but the civil discourse this event embodies is a good start on a sustainable path.

The UCLA Institute for the Environment and Sustainability invites you to the launch of a brand new format for our flagship public program, the Oppenheim Lecture Series. Join leading authorities on energy and the economics of emissions reduction for a dynamic debate on whether California’s bid to shift exclusively to renewable energy is a strategy that the rest of the world should and could adopt in the near term—or whether other energy approaches, such as nuclear, are still needed.

The full program will be live streamed Tuesday, February 23 at 7:30PM PST


Dale Byrk

Dale Bryk

Director of Programs, National Resources Defense Council

Mark Jacobson

Mark Z. Jacobson

Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University

Michael Shellenberger

Michael Shellenberger

Co-founder and Senior Fellow,
Breakthrough Institute

Ken Caldeira

Ken Caldeira

Climate Scientist, Carnegie Institution for Science, Stanford University

Oliver Morton

Moderator: Oliver Morton

Oliver Morton, Briefings Editor for The Economist, specializing in energy business, climate science and policy, and other green issues; author of “The Planet Remade”

This event is generously supported by The Boeing Company and Tina and John Quinn and the Oppenheim Family.

The Oppenheim Lecture Series has been established at the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability through a generous gift by Patricia Oppenheim and her family in memory of Rudi Oppenheim.This evening lecture series presents world class speakers to educate, inform and build community discourse about the diverse environmental problems of our time.

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