By Ellisa Feinstein
GoingGreen Silicon Valley conference, a two and a half day conference which started last night, comes on the heels of President Obama’s declaration that clean energy technologies and jobs “are essential for the country’s environment and economy.” With leading and emerging clean technology companies, luminaries and venture capitalists, leading the charge, the conference will offer new ideas on how to capitalize and address some of the most pressing issues in the industry and in effect, may help stir the U.S. economy.
A number of VCs from well-known Silicon Valley firms, such as Sequoia Capital and Khosla Ventures, will be joined by executives and experts from BP Solar, California Energy Commission Commission, GE Energy and the U.S. Department of Energy. In addition to investment opportunities in clean technology, GoingGreen will offer debate and fodder by featuring controversial topics such as nuclear energy as a clean and safe energy source, desalination as a viable solution to address water needs, and the issue of advancing clean technology while addressing environmentalists’ concerns. Additionally, panels will discuss mass production of green cars, smart metering, solar energy and green building, while start-up’s CEOs will present their latest innovations..
We’ll have coverage on 3p for the rest of the week, stay tuned!