11sep9:00 am5:30 pmSuperheroes for Sustainable and 100% Renewable Energy: Global Strategies for Decision-Makers9:00 am - 5:30 pm California College of the Arts Event Organized By: REN21 | Global100%Re | REEEP | CANInt'l | The Center for Impact at CCA | ISES | World BioEnergy Association | Stone Edge Farm Microgrid | Olivine, Inc. Event Type:Renewable EnergyAudience:Open to the Public
EVENT DETAILS SUPERHEROES FOR SUSTAINABLE AND 100% RENEWABLE ENERGY: GLOBAL STRATEGIES FOR DECISION-MAKERS Please join sustainability superheroes Bertrand Piccard and the Honorable Mayor Steve Skadron, Aspen, Colorado, plus a collaboration of visionaries, leading
SUPERHEROES FOR SUSTAINABLE AND 100% RENEWABLE ENERGY:
GLOBAL STRATEGIES FOR DECISION-MAKERS
Please join sustainability superheroes Bertrand Piccard and the Honorable Mayor Steve Skadron, Aspen, Colorado, plus a collaboration of visionaries, leading global experts, policy makers, strategists, and technologists in sustainability and renewable energy from 12 different countries at this watershed Global Climate Action Summit Affiliate Event collectively hosted by nine organizations at the Center for Impact at California College of the Arts, San Francisco.
This one-day forum complements Governor Jerry Brown’s Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, and will imagine a 100% renewable energy future that will allow us to meet climate goals. A select group of luminaries and high-level leaders and experts will convene to highlight strategies and technologies needed by corporate, public, and private decision-makers to succeed. Featured speakers will address current problem areas, success factors, policy, market design, public-private collaboration, and future strategies for climate action, as well as highlight the latest in technology being designed, invented and produced in the renewable energy field.
9:00-9:30am – Opening Keynote, Bertrand Piccard
Visionary behind Solar Impulse, the first solar airplane to circumnavigate the earth 40,000km without fuel
9:30-11:00am – Current Status to Future Reality: Critical success factors
Rana Adib, REN21
Lasse Bruun, Climate Action Network In’tl on behalf of Global 100%RE
Jens Nielsen, World Climate LTD
Paulette Middleton, International Solar Energy Society
Antonio Mozqueira, Australian Capital Territory
11:15-12:45pm – Leaders Needed: Leadership for the energy transition
Monica Araya, Nivelavil Society
Sandra Gottschall, R20
Vera Rodenhoff, BMU (Germany)
Vincent Schacter, eMotorwerks
Maryke van Staden, ICLEI
12:45-2:00pm – Lunch provided
2:00-3:30pm – Policies and Market Design: What is needed?
Kanika Chawala, CEEW
Katrin Harvey, REEEP
Karl Peet, SloCaT
Jodie Van Horn, Sierra Club
Laura Williamson, REN21 (moderator)
3:45-5:30pm – The Role of Innovation and Technology in Building a Renewable Energy Future
Dr. Jack Brouwer, NFCRC, APEP, UC Irvine
Kristen DiStefano, atelier ten
Dr. Jorge Dlizondo Martinez, Helia Technologies
Beth Reid, Olivine, Inc.
Craig Wooster, Stone Edge Farm Microgrid
Jeff Turner, Royal DSM
5:30pm – Closing Address, the Honorable Mayor Steve Skadron, Aspen, CO
Celebration Reception and Networking: 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
BERTRAND PICCARD, SOLAR IMPULSE FOUNDATION
Initiator and Chairman of the Solar Impulse Foundation, based in Lausanne, Switzerland. With his dual identities as psychiatrist and explorer, it is in Bertrand Piccard’s DNA to push back the boundaries of the possible and advocate for a pioneering spirit, as he did with his two round the world flights, with Solar Impulse and before that non-stop in a balloon. Envisioning ecology through the lens of profitability, Bertrand demonstrates that clean and profitable solutions are “logical” more than just “eco-logical.” He recently launched the World Alliance for Efficient Solutions with the goal of selecting 1000 solutions that protect the environment in a profitable way to bring them to decision makers to encourage them to adopt more ambitious environmental targets and energy policies.
STEVE SKADRON, MAYOR, ASPEN, COLORADO
Mayor of Aspen, Colorado, who spearheaded the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Toolkit, which captured 24 years of city climate action work to identify best practices in a toolkit designed for governments to tailor strategies to their needs.
RANA ADIB, REN21
Executive Secretary of Ren21, an international non-profit association based at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in Paris, France. Ren21 brings together governments, nongovernmental organizations, research and academic institutions, international organizations and industry to learn from one another and build on successes that advance renewable energy.
MONICA ARAYA, COSTA RICA LIMPIA
Founder & Director of Nivela (a think tank) and Costa Rica Limpia (a citizen observatory) and adviser on clean development and politics of climate change in Latin America. She is co-chair of the Low Emissions Development Strategies (LEDS) Platform for Latin America and the Caribbean and a Member of the Steering Committee of the UNEP Gap Emissions Report.
- JACK BROUWER, NFCRC
Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Associate Director of the National Fuel Cell Research Center (NFCRC) and Advanced Power and Energy Program (APEP) at the University of California, Irvine (UCI). Dr. Brouwer is a highly recognized researcher in the area of alternative energy, with his primary research focus on high-temperature electrochemical dynamics and integrated energy systems research that includes fuel cells, gas turbines, electrolyzers, and solar and wind power.
LASSE BRUUN, CANIntL & GLOBAL 100%RE
Global Head of Energy Transition, at Climate Action Network (CAN) International, a worldwide network of over 1300 Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in more than 120 countries, working to promote government and individual action to limit human-induced climate change to ecologically sustainable levels. CAN members work to achieve this goal through information exchange and the coordinated development of NGO strategy on international, regional, and national climate issues. CAN has regional network hubs that coordinate these efforts around the world. Bruun leads and oversees all efforts and coordination on campaigning, communications and mobilization across CAN.
KANIKA CHAWALA, CEEW
Secretary General and Spokesperson of the Council on Energy, Environment and Water, based in Aruna Asaf Ali Marg, New Delhi, which is one of South Asia’s leading not-for-profit policy research institutions. CEEW uses data, integrated analysis, and outreach to explain – and change – the use, reuse, and misuse of resources. CEEW is an India-based, globally engaged policy research organization which analyzes and advises on critical questions on energy, environment and water, not as disparate issues but as inter-connected concerns which have local impacts, as well as global ramifications. The Council was founded in 2010 to also serve as a platform for people with different skills to come together, pursue their interests and build careers in public policy.
KRISTEN DISTEFANO, ATELIER TEN
Associate Director at atelier ten, is one of the preeminent firms in the world creating, designing, and building state-of-the-art systems in sustainability and renewable energy. By recognizing and analyzing opportunities for improving energy efficiency, water conservation, visual and thermal comfort, material selection, and carbon emissions reductions, atelier ten provides integrated, full-service engineering and consulting on environmental design, building systems performance analysis, lighting and daylighting design, fire engineering, benchmarking, environmental masterplanning, strategic sustainability planning, and inter-related services. DiStefano has managed many of the firm’s most ambitious projects including the San Francisco Giants’ Mission Rock Development, and the 2020 Project, the largest public private project in US history at the University of California Merced.
SANDRA GOTTSCHALL, R20
Advisor to R20 – Regions of Climate Action, a not-for-profit international organization based in Geneva, Switzerland that collaborates with a number of leading Regions, the United Nations, Development Banks, Clean-Tech companies, Academia and a number of NGO’s, to support sub-national governments around the world to develop and finance green infrastructure projects. R20 has created a unique value chain and financial ecosystem that facilitates the identification, structuring, development, and financing of sub-national green infrastructure projects. R20 essentially acts as a liaison manager between sub-national authorities, technology providers and public-private investors, harnessing the best expertise that is available the length of the project development value chain to deliver explicit results in line with the Paris Climate Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
KATRIN HARVEY, REEEP
Senior Business Development Manager at REEEP, an international multilateral partnership based in Vienna, Austria that works to accelerate market-based deployment of renewable energy and energy efficient systems in developing countries. REEEP invests in clean energy markets to help developing countries expand modern energy services and improve lives; increase prosperity and economic dynamism; and keep CO2 emissions in check: a paradigm commonly known as green growth.
- JORGE ELIZONDO MARTINEZ, HEILA TECHNOLOGIES
Co-Founder of Heila Technologies, which designed and invented the Heila IQ optimization system, enabling simple and intelligent microgrids. Heila develops the distributed control systems at the Stone Edge Farm Microgrid, based in Sonoma, California, one of the leading world-class test beds for microgrid development, efficient solar energy collection and storage, and energy metering and data capture technology. Dr. Martinez achieved his PhD in Electrical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he is also part of the laboratory of electronic and electromagnetic systems, and performs research oriented to the experimental study of the stability of microarrays with renewable energy sources. Dr, Elizondo is also the co-founder of Eoluz, a company that develops and markets wind turbines.
PAULETTE MIDDLETON, ISES
Secretary of the Board of Directors of the International Solar Energy Society (ISES). For over 60 years ISES has promoted the product research that fostered the growth of the solar energy industry. Today, as solar energy technologies are being deployed in significant quantities around the world, ISES focuses on continued technology innovation as well as information-sharing through webinars, conferences, global outreach, and its renowned Solar Energy Journal.
ANTONIO MOZQUEIRA, AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY
Senior Manager, Australia Climate Change Policy of the Australian Capital Territory Government, which supports science-based institutions dealing with issues in climate change/marine/environmental resources. The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) is a self-governing territory in the south east of Australia.
JENS NIELSEN, WORLD CLIMATE LTD
Founder and CEO, World Climate LTD, which has developed over the years since its beginning in 2010 into one of the world’s leading strategic platforms for generating climate change solutions. Based in Copenhagen, Denmark, and with offices in London and Geneva, World Climate achieves this by bringing together key decision makers in the environmental arena, and partnering with major international organizations, including the UNDP, UNFCCC, World Bank and the World Energy Council; major businesses such as Siemens, Philips, Vestas, Coca-Cola; and numerous governments such as Denmark, Massachusetts, France, and Morocco.
KARL PEET, SLOCAT
Research Director for the Partnership on Sustainable Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT), a global organization with headquarters in Shanghai and staff around the world. SLoCaT is a multi-stakeholder partnership of over 90 organizations that promotes the integration of sustainable transport in global policies on sustainable development and climate change and leveraging action in support of the implementation of the global policies. In its work, SLoCaT represents the interests of United Nations organizations, multilateral and bilateral development organizations, NGOs and foundations, businesses, and the private sector.
BETH REID, OLIVINE, INC.
CEO of Olivine, Inc., which provides infrastructure and services that enable distributed and aggregated resources—such as solar, demand response, electric vehicles and battery storage—to effectively and efficiently offer grid services. Designing first-of-a-kind, proof-of-concept projects, Olivine has developed unique approaches, especially relating to behind-the-meter challenges, and is the first third-party to integrate battery storage and other demand-side technologies into California’s wholesale markets.
- VERA RODENHOFF, BMU
Head of Division of International Affairs for “Environment and Energy” and “Environment, Building and Urban Development”, OECD and Cooperation with OECD Countries in the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation Building and Nuclear Safety. Prior to this she held positions as the Head of Division of International Affairs and Protocol in the Minister’s staff, as the Head of Cabinet to the Federal Minister of Environment and as Personal Secretary to the Federal Minister of Environment. Earlier she worked in the International Legal Affairs Division of the Ministry. Before entering the Ministry Dr. Vera Rodenhoff worked inter alia as a lawyer in an international law firm, as a consultant for UNESCO in Paris and as a research assistant specializing in International and European Environmental Law at the Humboldt University in Berlin.
- VINCENT SCHACTER, EMOTORWERKS
Senior Vice President, Energy Services at eMotorWerks. Led by a team from Princeton, Stanford, MIT, Google, McKinsey, BMW, and Tesla, the company has a strong set of technologies and IP in the areas of predictive modeling and control of highly variable distributed loads. Dr. Schachter drives the grid-facing business and products of eMotorWerks, including development of the algorithms that power JuiceNet. In his previous role as Senior Advisor & Entrepreneur in Residence at Engie, he was responsible for designing disruptive large-scale business models in the distributed energy resources and digital arenas.
JEFF TURNER, DSM
Vice President, Sustainability. Royal DSM is a purpose-led global science-based company in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living based in Heerlen, The Netherlands. DSM began as a Dutch coal mining company but, over the course of over a century, evolved into the global, science-based company with competencies in both materials sciences and life sciences, the company is uniquely positioned to improve and scale three major areas where the shift to renewables is occurring: solar, wind and bio-based energy. DSM and its associated companies deliver annual net sales of about €10 billion with approximately 23,000 employees. The company is listed on Euronext Amsterdam.
JODIE VAN HORN, SIERRA CLUB & GLOBAL 100%RE
Director of Sierra Club’s Ready for 100 Campaign, who is leading work to accelerate a transition to 100% clean, renewable energy in cities and towns across the United States. Van Horn has worked for over a decade at the intersection of technology and sustainability, building campaigns and cross-sector partnerships to address the threat of climate disruption and drive widespread adoption of clean energy solutions.
MARYKE VAN STADEN, ICLEI & GLOBAL 100% RE
Director of the Bonn Center for Local Climate Action and Reporting (carbonn Center) in Bonn, Germany, and Manager of ICLEI’s Low Carbon City Agenda; ICLEI has built a global sustainability network of more than 1,500 local and regional governments in 108 countries, engaging in climate action and sustainable development – jointly impacting on 25% of the urban population globally.
CRAIG WOOSTER, STONE EDGE FARM MICROGRID
Engineer, inventor, and developer of one of the leading world-class test beds for microgrid development, efficient solar energy collection and storage, and energy metering and data capture technology at the Stone Edge Farm Microgrid in Sonoma, California. Wooster is spearheading the development of a real-world advanced dispatchable Microgrid with open-source technology, and is also designing the renewable energy and sustainability systems for the California College of the Arts’ new unified campus, designed by award winning architecture firm Studio Gang.
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