NABE Silicon Valley RoundTable

NABE Silicon Valley RoundTable

Energy from the OCS versus Renewable Sources: Implications for Powering America’s Passenger Vehicles


Jerry Bernstein, Managing Director, Stanford Transportation Group

Claire Starry, President, TDS Economics

Meeting date:  September 9, 2008

Gerald Bernstein is Managing Director of Stanford Transportation Group, which he co-founded in 1995. He previously held management positions at SRI International responsible for the company’s civil air transportation and aircraft industry practices. He is Immediate Past Chairman of the National Academies Transportation Research Board’s Aviation Economics and Forecasting Committee. Jerry has been an invited speaker at numerous domestic and international aviation industry conferences.  He received a B.S. in Aeronautical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and M.S. in Civil Engineering Management from Stanford University.


Claire Starry is president of TDS Economics and frequently contributes to MBA and college economics courses as an adjunct faculty member. She was formerly a program director at SRI International in Menlo Park, CA. She has a B.A. in economics from the University of Santa Clara and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in economics from the University of Washington.

Jerry and Claire will discuss their preliminary research and analysis comparing the economic costs and issues associated with drilling for oil in the Outer Continental Shelf and ANWR to provide gasoline to power America’s passenger vehicles versus developing renewable sources, such as wind and solar power, and converting more of the nation’s auto fleet to electric vehicles.

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