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Pathways to 100 Percent Renewable Energy Conference 2013

 Program 

Welcome

Angelina Galiteva & Diane Moss, Founders of Renewables 100 Policy Institute

Opening Keynote

Dr. Eric Martinot, Senior Research Director at the Institute for Sustainable Energy Policies
–  Overview of 2013 REN21 Renewables Global Futures Report

Panel 1

 

Financing and Policy Drivers Of Cost-Effective Renewable Energy Advancement 

Moderator: Paul Gipe, Founder of Wind-Works

Speaker 1: Dr. Jose Etcheverry, York University Associate Professor and Sustainable Energy Initiative (SEI) Co-Chair
Speaker 2: Angelina Galiteva, Renewables 100 Policy Institute Founder
Speaker 3: Marco Krapels, Rabobank N. America Vice President
Speaker 4: Joachim Seel, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory Researcher
Speaker 5: Dr. Harry Lehmann, German Federal Environment Agency (UBA) Director   

Panel 2

 

 

Overcoming Technical Barriers to 100% Renewable Energy in the Power Sector

Moderator: Angelina Galiteva, Founding Board Chair of the Renewables 100 Policy Institute

Keynote Speaker: Stephen Berberich, President/CEO of CAISO

Speaker 1: David Renne, President of the International Solar Energy Society 
Speaker 2: Dr. Alexa LutzenbergerProf. at University of Leuphana
Speaker 3: Frank LaceyVice President of Comverge
Speaker 4: Janice LinExec. Dir. of the California Energy Storage Alliance (CESA)
Speaker 5: Peter AsmusPrincipal Research Analyst, Navigant
Speaker 6: Dr. Mark JacobsonProfessor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Director, Atmosphere/Energy Program, Stanford University
Speaker 7: Dr. Harry LehmannDr. Harry Lehmann, German Federal Environment Agency (UBA) Climate & Energy Director 

Luncheon Keynotes

 

 

Introduction: Melanie Nutter, Director of the City and County of San Francisco Department of the Environment

Luncheon Keynote 1: Dr. Donald Aitken, Principal of Donald Aitken Associates

Luncheon Keynote 2: Frances Moore Lappé, Author and Founder of the Small Planet Institute

Luncheon Keynote 3: Edwin M. Lee, Mayor of San Francisco

Panel 3

 

 

Integrating 100% Renewable Energy Into the Transportation Sector

Moderator: Cliff Rechtschaffen, Senior Advisor to California Governor Jerry Brown

Introduction: Cliff Rechtschaffen,
Speaker 1: Steve Davis, CEO of KnGrid
Speaker 2: Tom GageCEO of EV Grid
Speaker 3: Peter DempsterBusiness Development and Sales Manager at BMW’s Drive Now
Speaker 4: Riggs EckelberryCEO of Origin Oil

Panel 4

 

 

Zero Net Energy Buildings: Samples and Best Practices from Around the World

Moderator: Andrew McAllisterCommissioner of the California Energy Commission

Speaker 1: Stefan Henningsson, Senior Advisor Climate Innovation at World Wildlife Fund (WWF) International
Speaker 2: Byron BentonTraining Director Zero Net Energy Center Alameda County
Speaker 3: Riggs EckelberryCEO of Origin Oil
Speaker 4: Robert FortunatoCreator of the Green Idea House
Speaker 5: Tom ThompsonSEBANE, CEO, Gridwerks Consulting, Inc. Policy Director, New York Solar Energy  Society (NYSES)
Speaker 6: Mike LaytonAssistant Business Manager Southern California Pipe Trades, DC No. 16

Panel 5

 

 

Communities and Regions Leading the Way to 100% Renewable Energy

Moderator: Dr. Donald AitkenPrincipal of Donald Aitken Associates

Speaker 1: Bertram Fleck, Head of the District of Rhein-Hunsrueck, Germany
Speaker 2: Bob DixsonMayor of Greensburg, Kansas
Speaker 3: R Rex ParrisMayor of Lancaster, California
Speaker 4: Dr. Peter MoserManager of Renewable Energies and Regional Climate Protection at deENet and 100ee (100% renewable energy regions in Germany)
Speaker 5: Kirsten HasbergFounder of Energy Democracy TV
Speaker 6: Shawn MarshallVice Mayor of Mill Valley, California and Founder of LEAN
Speaker 7: Danielle MurrayRenewable Energy Program Mgr,for the City of San Francisco Dept, of Environment
Speaker 8: Stefan SchurigWFC Climate and Energy Director

Closing Program

 

 

Highlights

The Renewables 100 Policy Institute team started the closing session by encouraging everyone to help build the will so clearly needed by supporting the first worldwide movement to Go 100% Renewable Energy launched in 2010 by the Institute on www.go100percent.org

Dr. Tanay Uyar, President of Eurosolar Turkey and Head of the Faculty of Engineering Energy Section at Marmara University in Istanbul, reminded the audience that we must not forget that achieving 100% renewable energy is a detail in the larger context of our vast an long shared living space heated and lit by of sun. He also invited participants to join him in Turkey where Eurosolar Turkey is actively engaged in studying how to achieve 100% renewable energy targets.

Adarsha Shivakumar, Head of the Youth Advisory Board at the Alliance for Climate Education (ACE) closed the conference with a call to action from youth across America. He and his team reminded the audience that children across the globe are depending on the adults with expertise and decision making power to make the transition to 100% renewable energy happen, in order to solve the planetary crises facing us all. “The price we pay for the privilege we have (in the developed world) is the duty to use that privilege for the good of others. My freedoms don’t end where your nose begins. My freedoms end where my responsibilities begin,” declared Shivakumar. “While we may disagree on how we get there, most of us share the same goal of a better future, and it is this unity that we must remember as we try to make a better world for all.”