Advisory for September 28, 2006

UCLA Anderson Forecast Presents:
California and the Future of Energy

WHAT:  UCLA Anderson Forecast Economists will release their quarterly update of the economic outlook for the Nation and State. Will the slowing real estate market spill over into the economy? Is inflation on the rise? How will the Fed respond to these two separate problems? What does it all mean for California? Distinguished speakers will provide insight on “California and the Future of Energy.”
WHO:  The Economic Forecast for the Nation, State and Los Angeles:

Edward Leamer, director, UCLA Anderson Forecast.
David Shulman, senior economist, UCLA Anderson Forecast.
Ryan Ratcliff, economist, UCLA Anderson Forecast.

Keynote Address: The Imperative for a Comprehensive Energy Security Strategy.
John Podesta, president & CEO, Center for American Progress, Former Chief of Staff for President Clinton.

Panel Speakers:

Severin Borenstein, director, UC Energy Institute.
Woodrow W. Clark II, managing director, Clark Strategic Partners.
James Boyd, vice chair, California Energy Commission.
Stephen Mullennix, principal, US Renewables Group.
Mary Nichols, DWP board chair and director of the UCLA Institute of the Environment.
Matt Rogers, partner, McKinsey & Company, North American Petroleum Practice and West Coast Industrial Sector.
Matt Toledo, president and publisher, Los Angeles Business Journal.
Bill Bryan, vice president Business Customers Division, Customer Service Business Unit Southern California Edison.
Clement Palevich, CEO, Constellation New Energy.
Ron Herbst, vice president, Energy Services, Trammell Crow.

WHEN:  7:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Thursday, September 28, 2006.

WHERE: Ackerman Grand Ballroom, UCLA.


CONTACT:  Hilary Rehder, Office of Media Relations, (310) 486-5650 or

SPONSORS: Host Sponsor- Energy Foundation, Conference sponsors- Southern California Edison & Pacific Gas and Electric Company.

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