Workshop on Accelerating Deployment of Clean Energy Technologies
Lecture Room, NAS Building, 2101 Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, DC
Thursday, July 25, 2013
This day-long series of workshop discussions on barriers to wide-scale market adoption of clean energy technology featured industry and thought leaders from a diversity of backgrounds including financial institutions, government, think tanks, NGOs, and universities. This event was part of the first committee meeting of a U.S. Department of Energy sponsored study that will recommend federal policies and actions to accelerate market adoption of clean energy technologies.
10:00 AM Presentation by Sponsor, U.S. Department of Energy
♦ Mike Carr, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy [LISTEN TO REMARKS]
11:00 AM What role can legislation play in accelerating deployment of clean energy technologies?
♦ Congressman Joe Barton, U.S. Representative for Texas [LISTEN TO REMARKS]
11:00 AM Is it as simple as a price on carbon?
♦ Dallas Burtraw, Resources for the Future [LISTEN TO REMARKS]
♦ Roberton Williams III, Resources for the Future [LISTEN TO REMARKS]
♦ Bill Hogan, Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Moderator
12:30 PM What role can legislation play in accelerating deployment of clean energy technologies?
♦ Congressman Paul Tonko, U.S. Representative for New York [LISTEN TO REMARKS]
1:00 PM Lunch Available
1:10 PM Franz Wuerfmannsdobler, Senior Policy Advisor, Office of Senator Coons (D-DE) [LISTEN TO REMARKS]
1:30 PM The State of Finance: How much would private investors risk in cleantech markets absent government programs?
[LISTEN TO REMARKS]
♦ Ethan Zindler, Bloomberg New Energy Finance [VIEW PRESENTATION]
♦ Hank Habicht, Sail Capital Partners
♦ Elizabeth Lewis, Global Environment Fund
♦ Ted Roosevelt, Barclays Capital, Moderator
2:20 PM Coffee
2:30 PM Can we get agreement on common energy innovation terms? [LISTEN TO REMARKS]
(Agreeing on definitions as necessary for progress on energy policy).
♦ Margot Anderson, The Bipartisan Policy Center
♦ Paul Molitor, National Electrical Manufacturers Association
♦ Jim Greer, Oncor
♦ Gerard Meltzer, IBM
♦ Nora Mead Brownell, ESPY Energy Solutions, Moderator
3:30 PM If legislation is not an option, would executive branch actions prove useful and effective? [LISTEN TO REMARKS]
♦ Tim Brennan, Resources for the Future
♦ Elgie Holstein, Environmental Defense Fund
♦ David Garman, Decker Garman Sullivan, Moderator
4:30 PM Adjourn Workshops
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