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Is our future all sunny?

Last week, I mentioned that we're hosting a workshop:  Reinventing Our Energy Futures.  Yesterday, we kicked things off with a keynote speech by Tony Seba, author of Solar Trillions. Tony has an entrepreneurial/tech background and has been lecturing at Stanford where he teaches clean energy, high tech strategy and finance.

Reinventing Our Energy Futures

Next week, members of IFTF's Technology Horizons research program will be attending a workshop on alternative energy called Reinventing Our Energy Futures.

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