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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
DATE: September 24, 2001
CONTACT: Craig Cheslog, Redefining Progress
510-444-3041

REDEFINING PROGRESS CONFERENCE TO EXAMINE MARKET-BASED SOLUTIONS
TO CLIMATE CHANGE TUESDAY AT STANFORD BUSINESS SCHOOL

OAKLAND, Calif.—."Market Solutions to Climate Change: Ending Business Uncertainty and Strengthening the Economy" will be the focus of a conference scheduled for Tuesday at the Stanford Business School.

The conference, sponsored by Redefining Progress, will be held from 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 25, at the Schwab Residential Center, Stanford Business School, Stanford University. The conference features business leaders, policy analysts, educators, and environmental entrepreneurs.

AGENDA:
8:30-9:00 a.m. Opening Remarks
Michael Klein, CEO, Modulus Guitars; Board Member, Redefining Progress
Michel Gelobter, Executive Director, Redefining Progress
Joel Podolny, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Stanford Business School
9:00-9:30 a.m. Keynote Addresses:
Stephen Schneider, Senior Fellow, Institute for International Studies, Stanford University
Doug Howell, Strategic Advisor, Seattle City Light
9:45-11:30 a.m. Panel: Market Approaches to Carbon Reduction
Moderator, Stephen DeCanio, Professor of Economics, UC-Santa Barbara
Larry Goulder, Professor of Economics, Stanford University
Alan Auerbach, Robert D. Burch Professor of Economics and Law, UC-Berkeley
11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Lunch: Keynote speaker starts at 12:00 noon.
Bob Epstein, Co-Founder, Sybase; Founder, Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2)
1:00-2:15 p.m. Panel: Private Sector Initiatives to Limit Carbon Emissions
Moderator, Diane Wittenberg, President, California Climate Action Registry
Reed Content, Senior Environmental, Health, and Safety Manager, Advanced Micro Devices
Chris DeVos, Energy Program Manager, Agilent Technologies
Catherine McKalip-Thompson, Manager for Corporate Environmental Responsibility, Enron
2:30-3:45 p.m. Panel: Market Opportunities Under Carbon Limits
Moderator, Joel Makower, Co-Founder, Clean Edge, Inc.
Julie Blunden, Vice President, Xenergy
Michael Gibbs, Senior Vice President, ICF Consulting
Joel Swisher, Researcher, Rocky Mountain Institute
3:45-4:00 p.m. Closing Remarks
Michel Gelobter, Executive Director, Redefining Progress

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