Speaker - Ralph Cavanaugh

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Ralph Cavanagh is a senior attorney and co-director of NRDC's energy program, which he joined in 1979. In addition, Ralph has been a Lecturer on Law at Harvard and a Visiting Professor of Law at Stanford and UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall), and from 1993-2003 he served as a member of the U.S. Secretary of Energy's Advisory Board. His current board memberships include the Bonneville Environmental Foundation, the Bipartisan Policy Center, the California Clean Energy Fund, the Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Technologies, the Renewable Northwest Project, the Northwest Energy Coalition, and the Sustainable Energy Advisory Board of Texas-based Energy Future Holdings. Ralph has received the Heinz Award for Public Policy, the Yale Law School's Preiskel-Silverman Fellowship, the Lifetime Achievement in Energy Efficiency Award from California's Flex Your Power Campaign, the Headwaters Award from the Northwest Energy Coalition, and the Bonneville Power Administration's Award for Exceptional Public Service. He is a graduate of Yale College and the Yale Law School. He is married to Deborah Rhode, who is the MacFarland Professor of Law at Stanford Law School.

6 Programs

Powering the Future: Improving the 21st Century Grid

09.30.13 | 00:47:13 min | 0 comments

Climate Change Debate: Will Green Put us in the Red?

11.23.09 | 01:33:49 min | 8 comments

Energy Efficiency Unplugged

01.13.09 | 01:01:17 min | 2 comments

How Utilities Learned to Profit From Selling Less

10.14.08 | 01:14:31 min | 0 comments

Nuclear Energy: Fueling the Future?

08.04.08 | 01:04:37 min | 0 comments

Peter Schwartz and Ralph Cavanagh

01.13.06 | 01:40:56 min | 0 comments