2016 Agenda

2016 Agenda

12:30 pm Registration Opens
1:00 pm Welcome
1:10 pm Ralph Izzo
1:30 pm Gina McCarthy
2:00 pm Mayor Panel (Francis Slakey, Patrick Burt, Richard David, Greg Nickels)
2:40 pm Break
3:00 pm Kimberly Kipin-McDonald 
3:10 pm Rebecca Craft
3:20 pm Devid Nemtzow
3:35 pm Federal Panel (Katherine Hamilton, Austin Brown, Richard Hartley, Kevin Kampschroer)
4:15 pm Energy Efficiency Indicator
4:30 pm Maria Cantwell
4:50 pm Christian Garcia
5:00 pm Will Allen
5:10 pm Forum Concludes
5:10 pm  Reception Begins
7:00 pm Reception Concludes

 
Speaker Detail
 
Presidential Cabinet Member
Gina McCarthy, U.S. EPA Administrator – While states consider the impact of the Clean Power Plan, which will be argued before the U.S. Court of Appeals in September, EPA continues to promote energy efficiency through Energy Star and other programs.
 
Congress Member
Sen. Maria Cantwell (D - Wash) – As a ranking member of the Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources, Sen. Cantwell co-sponsored the   Energy Policy and Modernization Act (S.2012), the first major energy legislation to pass a Congressional Chamber since 2007. Efforts are underway to develop a bipartisan compromise in the House.
 
Utility Executive
Ralph Izzo, Chairman, President and CEO, Public Service Enterprise Group – Named 2015 "Utility of the Year" by Electric Light & Power magazine, PSEG recently received approval to invest $95 million to extend its existing energy efficiency offerings, including its award-winning programs for hospitals and multi-family dwellings.
 
Taking it to the Streets: Energy Efficiency in American Cities
Whether they’re reducing expenses, dealing with standards or attracting economic development, cities are sparking innovative approaches to energy efficiency that provide substantial results. Our panel will address proven practices to addressing challenges and achieving multiple social, economic and environmental benefits to communities and businesses.
 
Moderator – Francis Slakey, PhD. Executive Director, Georgetown University Energy Prize – This multi -year, $5 million prize encourages local governments and utilities to develop and implement plans for innovative, replicable, scalable and continual energy reductions
 
Patrick Burt – Mayor, Palo Alto, Calif. The mayor’s Green Business Leader Awards program recognizes and promotes Palo Alto companies that have made major strides in improving building energy efficiency.
 
Richard David – Mayor, Binghamton, NY. Under the mayor’s leadership, the city is converting 7,000 streetlights to LED technology and investing in energy efficiency for low-income homeowners.
 
Greg Nickels – Former Mayor, Seattle – Mayor Nickels spearheaded the U.S. Mayors Climate Protection Agreement, an accord between 1,060 mayors committed to reducing greenhouse emissions.
 
Kate Stewart – Mayor, Takoma Park, Md.  Takoma Park is a semifinalist in the Georgetown University Energy Prize for its Neighborhood Energy Challenge.
 
Showcasing System Success in Federal Facilities
Federal agencies are tasked with meeting energy and emissions reductions goals, requiring large-scale changes in entire systems at military bases, office buildings and other large campuses. These federal leaders will explain how using energy storage, demand response and information technologies are transforming the Federal government and spurring innovation in the private sector. 
 
Moderator – Katherine Hamilton, Principal, 38 North Solutions, a public policy firm focused on clean energy and innovation.
 
Austin Brown, Assistant Director for Clean Energy and Transportation at White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. In 2015, President Obama issued an executive order for the federal government to cut greenhouse gas emissions by almost 42 percent through 2025.
 
Richard Hartley, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Environment and Energy, U.S. Department of Defense. The USAF consumes the most energy out of all its military branches, using about 2.5 billion gallons of fuel, which costs approximately $9 billion per year.
 
Kevin Kampschroer, Chief Sustainability Officer and Director of the Office of Federal High Performance Green Buildings, U.S. General Services Administration.  The GSA is the nation’s largest landlord, controlling more than two percent of commercial real estate.
 
Lightning Round Innovation Speakers
In today’s fast-paced and competitive world, it is vital to succinctly describe the attributes and benefits of groundbreaking advances driving innovation. The Energy Efficiency Forum has asked these presenters to be concise: Let us know what’s next in energy efficiency in less than 10 minutes.
 
Will Allen, Safety, Pittsburgh Steelers and Founder, Will Allen Foundation – This dynamic NFL player is bringing new audiences to the benefits of energy efficiency.
 
Rebecca Craft, Chief Customer Officer, Essess –  Essess uses MIT-developed technology to offer drive-by thermal imaging capabilities that identify energy waste in buildings at unprecedented scale.
 
Christian Garcia, Managing Director at 1776, a global incubator and seed fund that helps engineer the success of the world’s most promising startups tackling important challenges in areas such as energy, sustainability, transportation and smart cities. 
 
Kimberly Kipin-McDonald, ‎Head of Sustainable Development for North America, Covestro – A major global producer of specialty materials, Covestro is sponsoring Solar Impulse 2, a solar-powered airplane attempting global flight to demonstrate energy-efficient materials.
 

 

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