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Accelerating Decarbonization: Overcoming Investment Barriers to Global Clean Energy Deployment

Stanford University | Wednesday, November 1, 2017

(by invitation only and non-transferable)

8:15am to 8:45am
Check-in & Coffee
8:45am to 9:00am
Welcome & Purpose

Sally Benson, Professor, Energy Resources Engineering; Co-Director, Precourt Institute for Energy; Director, Global Climate & Energy Project, Stanford University

9:00am to 9:40am
Fireside chat - The View From The Top

The Honorable John Kerry, former U.S. Secretary of State; Chairman, Bank of America Global Advisory Council
Anne Finucane, Vice Chairman, Bank of America 

Interviewed by Jeffrey BallScholar-in-Residence, Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance; Lecturer, Stanford Law School

9:40am to 10:30am
Framing the Challenge

ModeratorDan Reicher, Executive Director, Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance; Lecturer, Stanford Law School
Panelists:

  • Jeremy Carl, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution
  • Raymond WoodManaging Director, Global Head of Power, Utilities & Renewables, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • The Honorable Betty T. Yee, California State Controller
10:30am to 10:50am
Networking Break
10:50am to 11:35am
Where it Matters Most: Clean Energy Finance in the Developing World

ModeratorCathy ZoiCo-Founder & President, Odyssey; Precourt Energy Scholar, Stanford University
Panelists:

  • Priscilla Lu, Managing Director, Sustainable Investments Alternatives & Real Assets, Deutsch Bank
  • Purna Saggurti, Chairman of Global Corporate & Investment Banking, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Sumant Sinha, Chairman & CEO, ReNew Power
11:35am to 12:20pm
Breaking the Barriers: Innovative Clean Energy Finance Solutions

Moderator: Alicia Seiger, Deputy Director, Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance; Managing Director, Precourt Institute Clean Energy Finance Project; Lecturer, Stanford Law School
Panelists:

  • Ashby Monk, Executive Director, Stanford Global Projects Center, Stanford University
  • Neha Palmer, Head of Energy Strategy, Global Infrastructure, Google Inc.
  • Theresa Whitmarsh, Executive Director, Washington State Investment Board
12:20pm to 12:45pm
Transition to Solutions Workshops & Lunch

Brief solution presentations, followed by facilitated brainstorming, case studies and problem-solving.

12:45pm to 2:30pm
Solutions Workshops

Each workshop will run two consecutive 45-minute sessions providing participants an opportunity to attend two sessions of their choice. Session descriptions are hereBreak for transition 1:30pm - 1:45pm.

Investing in Off-Grid Systems: Achieving Energy Access Without Increasing Carbon
·       Cathy ZoiCo-Founder & President, Odyssey; Precourt Energy Scholar, Stanford University

Making a Carbon Tax Politically Viable
·       Jeremy Carl, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution
·       David Fedor, Research Analyst, Shultz-Stephenson Task Force on Energy Policy, Hoover Institution

Measuring and Unlocking Value from Power System Innovation
·      Sila KiliccoteManaging Director, Grid Innovations at Stanford; Staff Scientist, Grid Integration, Systems and Mobility at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
·      Arun Majumdar, Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Co-Director, Precourt Institute for Energy, Stanford University

Reducing Risks and Enabling Returns for Clean Energy Investments
·       Ashby Monk, Executive Director, Stanford Global Projects Center, Stanford University
·      Jeffrey D. BrownResearch Fellow, Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance; Lecturer in Management, Stanford GSB
·       Dan ReicherExecutive Director, Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance; Lecturer, Stanford Law School

Where It Matters Most: Cutting Carbon in China and India
·      Jeffrey BallScholar-in-Residence, Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance; Lecturer, Stanford Law School
·      Gireesh Shrimali, Faculty Fellow, Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance, Stanford University

2:30pm to 2:45pm
Break (transition to main hall)
2:45pm to 3:30pm
Getting Climate Action in a Partisan World

The Honorable Kelly Ayotte, former U.S. Senator, New Hampshire; Senior Advisor, Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions 
The Honorable George ShultzThomas W. and Susan B. Ford Distinguished Fellow, Hoover Institution

Interviewed by Sally BensonProfessor, Energy Resources Engineering; Co-Director, Precourt Institute for Energy; Director, Global Climate & Energy Project, Stanford University

3:30pm to 4:15pm
Pathways to 2050

Moderator: Kate Gordon, Senior Advisor, Paulson Institute
Panelists:

  • Spencer P. GlendonSenior Managing Director, Partner, and Macroanalyst, Wellington Management
  • Thomas Heller, Lewis Talbot and Nadine Hearn Shelton Professor of International Legal Studies, Emeritus, Stanford Law School
  • Joaquim Levy, Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer, World Bank Group
4:15pm to 4:30pm
Wrap-up & closing remarks

Sally BensonProfessor, Energy Resources Engineering; Co-Director, Precourt Institute for Energy; Director, Global Climate & Energy Project, Stanford University
Alicia SeigerDeputy Director, Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance; Managing Director, Precourt Institute Clean Energy Finance Project; Lecturer, Stanford Law School

4:30pm to 6:00pm
Reception

The Hoover Tower Rotunda