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The Commonwealth Club, SF Club Office
595 Market Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco, CA, 94105, United States

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January 12, 2015

What impact will plunging oil prices have on California’s efforts to cut carbon pollution? One result will be to ease the sting drivers will feel at the pump when gasoline is included in the state’s cap and trade program starting January 1st. The oil industry and regulators have been sparring over how big an effect that will have on gas prices.

Bigger questions loom. How long will oil reign as the king of transportation fuels? What does Shell Oil think about the move among foundations and universities to divest from fossil fuels? Will electric cars and other innovations transform the way Californians get around town? Do they present a threat to Big Oil’s business model? Join a conversation about the future of oil and powering America’s future.

Date: January 12, 2015 12:00 pm

January 29, 2015

Can cow dung save humanity? Many people concerned about climate disruption have shunned dairy and red meat because of the methane gas emitted by both ends of cows.

But some ranchers and researchers are saying rotational cattle grazing patterns and composting on grasslands can increase soil fertility, retain water and store carbon. Cows, they say, should get a fresh look and dirt should get more respect as a potent tool in the fight to reduce carbon pollution. Restoring soil is a hot topic right now in food and farming circles.

Date: January 29, 2015 6:00 pm