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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.

 Price on Carbon PanelState of Finance PanelCommon Terminology PanelExecutive Branch Actions When Legislation is not an Option

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 [VIEW PRESENTATION]

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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