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Energy Reform and Cap and Trade - Steve Westly (The Westly Group)
Date: 5/20/2009
Length: 2 minutes
Speaker(s): Steve Westly
Sources: Stanford Technology Ventures Program
Description: Business leaders put pressure on elected officials, and they should be vying for a worldwide mandate on energy reduction, cleaner building materials, and the adoption of Japanese and European energy standards that are some of the
most stringent in the world. Steve Westly, Founder of The Westly Group and former CFO of California, calls for global reform and the adoption of carbon cap and trade, stating that these real solutions to help propel the planet aren't any more
difficult to implement or use than EBay.

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