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Report of a workshop held March 18-19, 2009, San Diego, California.


On March 18 and 19, 2009, Sandia National Labo­ratories and the University of California San Diego (UCSD) Sustainability Solutions Institute (SSI) brought together 27 leaders from academia, govern­ment, and the private sector to discuss key energy policy issues and proposed values- and outcomes-based approaches to energy policy. The goal of the workshop was to bring together leaders from diverse backgrounds to identify promising areas for energy policy, based on the understanding of intersecting issues, assumptions, and priorities from the national security, economic, and environmental perspectives.

Participants: Charles Kennel, University of California, San Diego; Les Shephard, Sandia National Laboratories; Michael Aimone, United States Air Force ; Shad Balch, General Motors ; Dave Barthmuss, General Motors ; Richard Carson, University of California, San Diego ; Linda Cohen, University of California, Irvine; Bob Conn, Kavli Foundation ; Su san Hackwood, California Council on Science and Technology ; Robert Harriss, Houston Advanced Research Center; Winston Hickox, California Strategies; Martha Krebs, California Energy Commission; Joel Kurtzman, Milken Institute; Barbara Lee, Viewpoint Learning ; Ja ne Long, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ; Lisa Margonelli, New America Foundation ; Richard Matthew, University of California, Irvine ; Terry Michalske, Sandia National Laboratories; Granger Morgan, Carnegie Melon University Bill Reinert, Toyota Susan Rochford, Council on Competitiveness ; Maxine Savitz, National Academy of Engineering; Alison Silverstein, Consultant ; Arnie Vedlitz, Texas A&M ; Pat Windham, Stanford University; R. James Woolsey, VantagePoint Venture Partners; Daniel Yankelovich, Viewpoint Learning