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Speak to clean tech venture capitalist Steve Westly live on Twitter

12 March 2013
Speak to clean tech venture capitalist Steve Westly live on Twitter

LONDON: At 4.15pm GMT / 8.15am PST on April 17, you will be able to talk live with Steve Westly, MD, The Westly Group, in the third of our 2013 series of Twitter Q&As.

Join us on Twitter using #cleanrevolution to ask questions directly to Steve on the subject of prospects for clean technology.

Steve Westly couldn't be a more appropriate guest for this subject. He has built one of the largest clean tech venture capital firms in the US, The Westly Group, which invests in leading and up-and-coming clean tech companies in an effort to accelerate the clean revolution.

Prior to founding The Westly Group, Steve Westly served as the Controller and Chief Fiscal Officer of the State of California – the world’s eighth largest economy. As Controller, he chaired the State Lands Commission and served on 63 other boards and commissions, including CalPERS and CalSTRS, the nation’s two largest public pension funds, which together invest more than US$350 billion. During his four-year term, Mr. Westly spearheaded innovative tax programs that helped close the State’s budget deficit and also led an effort to commit more than US$1 billion to clean technology investments.

In the 2008 election cycle Steve Westly served as a California co-chair and a National Finance Committee member of the Obama for America campaign. He currently serves on the Secretary of Energy’s Advisory Board as a representative for the venture capital industry.

Before running for office, Mr. Westly helped guide the online auction company eBay through its period of most rapid growth, serving as the Senior Vice President of Marketing, Business Development, M&A and International. 

Steve began his career in Washington, D.C., where he worked first on Capitol Hill and later in the Office of Conservation and Solar at the U.S. Department of Energy. He returned to California to become special assistant to the President of the California Public Utilities Commission. While there, he published two books on alternative energy and the utilities.

The live discussion with Steve will take place between 4.15-5.15pm GMT (8.15-9.15am PST) on April 17, 2013, as part of our 2013 Twitter Q&A series, which will run throughout the year and feature high-profile, expert guests sharing their insights on a range of clean revolution topics.

To take part, all you need to do is log in to Twitter and head to @ClimateGroup at 4.15pm on April 17 and ask your on-topic question.

To ensure Steve doesn’t miss your question, be sure to include the hashtag #CleanRevolution in your tweet.

During the session, we would appreciate it if you could re-tweet the questions and answers to maximize exposure of the discussion. The world's leading businesses and governments must pay attention to this important discussion.

After the session, you will be able to find a summary highlighting the key points from the debate on our website.

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