High-Impact Energy Efficiency
Using energy more efficiently through improved technologies and processes has long been the clear winner when it comes to cost-effective ways to promote energy and emissions savings. Despite the enormous potential of energy efficiency, progress is often hard to incent and underappreciated. In the current environment of economic uncertainty, however, efficiency is once again an important near-term component of any strategy to save money while striving to meet energy security and climate change goals. This session will explore the potential for catalyzing major steps forward on energy efficiency gains through a variety of innovative initiatives that seek to harness public and sector collaboration to identify high impact energy efficiency gains. It will also be an opportunity to preview the upcoming Clean Energy Ministerial in early April, with a specific focus on the important energy efficiency work being done through that initiative.
Welcome and Introduction
Sarah O. Ladislaw, Senior Fellow, Energy and National Security Program, CSIS
Keynote Speaker: Initiatives of the 2011 Clean Energy Ministerial
Rick Duke, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Climate Change, Office of Policy and International Affairs
Keynote Speaker: Status and Outlook of Energy Efficiency Gains
Kateri Callahan, President, the Alliance to Save Energy
Panel of Experts
Moderator: Doug Arent, Executive Director, Joint Institute for Strategic Energy Analysis
Global Energy Efficiency Challenge Initiatives: Graham Pugh, Team Leader for International Activities, Office of Climate Change, DOE; Representative of the Clean Energy Ministerial
Drivers and Barriers of Global Energy Efficiency Improvement: Jennifer Layke, Director of the Institute for Building Efficiency for Johnson Controls
Innovative Mechanisms to Enhance Capacity Building: Russell Sturm, Head, Climate Change Advisory, International Finance Corporation
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