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News Release

November 10, 2008


Leading policymakers, industry representatives and scholars will gather in Sacramento Nov. 16-19 for the second annual Behavior, Energy and Climate Change Conference. The four-day event will probe the human behavior that underlies the way we use energy, adopt new technologies, decide what to purchase and take action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Members of the media are invited to attend sessions at the sold-out conference, which begins at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16, and runs through noon Wednesday, Nov. 19, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 1907 L Street, in Sacramento. The conference features panels and roundtable discussions on a wide range of topics, such as the power of the entertainment media to prevent climate change; behavior and California climate policy; and promoting investment in clean technologies.

Nearly 700 people have registered, including researchers from anthropology, psychology, sociology and economics; federal, state and local policymakers; and communicators, journalists and representatives from the business and nonprofit sectors.

The conference is hosted by the California Institute for Energy and the Environment; the Precourt Institute for Energy Efficiency at Stanford University; and the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. To see the full schedule, visit


Editor Note:

Members of the media who want to attend the conference should contact Tammy Goodall at Stanford's Precourt Institute for Energy Efficiency -- (650) 724-7296, -- or Linda Schuck at the California Institute for Energy and the Environment -- (650) 722-2966,

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