The ACEEE 30th Anniversary Policy and Analysis Conferences: Program

The ACEEE 30th Anniversary Policy and Analysis Conferences: Program

 

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Policy Conference
Tuesday, December 7, 2010

 

7:30 am to 8:30 am

Breakfast

8:30 am to 9:30 am

Plenary: Role of Energy Efficiency in Achieving Energy Security, Environmental Protection & Economic Strength

Welcome:

Carl Blumstein, Board Chair, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)

Lead Presenter: Ernest Moniz, MIT Department of Physics
Moderator: Peter Smith, Pataki-Cahill Associates

9:30 am to 10:00 am

ACEEE: 30 Years of Energizing Efficiency

Speaker:

Steven Nadel, Executive Director, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)

10:00 am to 10:15 am

Break

Sponsored by: ICF International

10:15 am to 12:00 pm

Policymaker Perspectives

Lead Presenters:

Gov. Edward G. Rendell, D-PA

Rep. Bob Inglis, R-SC

Moderator: Peter Molinaro, Dow Chemical Company

12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Lunch Session: Administration Perspective

Speaker:

Steven Chu, U.S. Department of Energy Secretary
Moderator:

Art Rosenfeld, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

1:30 pm to 2:45 pm

Breakout Sessions

Session One:      What role should energy efficiency play in climate policy?

Panelists:

 

Patrick Woodcock, Senator Snowe’s Staff

Elizabeth Craig, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

David Littell, Maine Public Utility Commission

Moderator: Stephen Wiel, Collaborative Labeling and Appliance Standards Program (CLASP)
Session Two:      How can we increase innovation (R&D) around new technologies and processes, including best roles for the public and private sectors?

Panelists:

Arun Majumdar, Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy ARPA-E

John Wall, Cummins Power Generation Inc.

Carl Blumstein, California Institute for Energy and Environment (CIEE)

Clay Nesler, Johnson Controls

Moderator: Maxine Savitz, Honeywell (Ret.)

2:45 pm to 3:00 pm

Break

Sponsored by: Johnson Controls

3:00 pm to 4:15 pm

Breakout Sessions

Session One:    What is needed to make big improvements by 2050 in the efficiency of our buildings, factories, and transportation and utility systems? What are the near-term steps?

Panelists:

David Greene, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Melissa Levinson, Pacific Gas & Electric Company

R. Neal Elliott, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)

Moderator:

Dominic Vergine, ARM

Session Two:      Innovative State, Utility and Local Programs and Integration of These Programs with Federal Efforts

Panelists:

Frank Murray, NYSERDA

Scott Bernstein, Center for Neighborhood Technology

Roland Risser, U.S. Department of Energy

Moderator: Tim Stout, E Source

4:15 pm to 5:00 pm

Concluding Panel discussion

Key thought leaders give their opinions as well as comment on the day’s discussion

Panelists:

Heather Zichal, White House

Chris Miller, Senator Reid’s staff

Jason Grumet, Bipartisan Policy Center

Moderator: Kate Offringa, North American Insulation Manufacturers Association

5:00 pm to 5:15 pm

Closing and Transitional Remarks

Introduction:

John I. Taylor, LG Electronics USA, Inc.

Speaker: Dan Reicher, Stanford University

 

 


6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

ACEEE 30th Anniversary Gala Reception

Welcome: Alison Silverstein, Board Chair, ACEEE 30th Anniversary
Remarks:

Cathy Zoi, U.S. Department of Energy, others forthcoming

Gala Remarks

Presentation of ACEEE 30th Anniversary Awards

Dress is Business Attire

Analysis Conference
Wednesday, December 8, 2010

7:30 am to 8:30 am

Breakfast

8:30 am to 9:15 am

Introduction & Welcome: What Information and Analysis Policymakers Need

Welcome/Moderator:

Suzanne Watson, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)

9:15 am to 10:45 am

Breakout Sessions

Session One:      Data Needs

Panelists:

Stephanie Battles, Energy Information Administration

Marvin Horowitz, Demand Research LLC

John Collins, Senator Carper’s Office

Moderator: Elizabeth Hicks, KEMA
Session Two:      Jobs Analysis

Panelists:

Bob Pollin, University of Massachusetts, Amherst 

Jim Barrett, Clean Economy Development Center

Chad Stone, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Moderator: Skip Laitner, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)
Session Three:      Technical, Economic and Achievable Energy-Efficiency Potential

Panelists:

Mike Messenger, Itron

Maggie Molina, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)

Danny Harvey, University of Toronto

Moderator: Angie Kline, CenterPoint Energy

10:45 am to 11:00 am

Break

11:00 am to 12:30 pm

Breakout Sessions

Session One:      National Energy Models

Panelists:

John Conti, Energy Information Administration

Mike Davis, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Skip Laitner, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)

Moderator: Jud Virden, Pacific NorthwestNational Laboratory
Session Two:      Climate Analysis and the Role of Energy Efficiency

Panelists:

Hill Huntington, Stanford University

Reid Harvey, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Moderator: Mark Levine, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Session Three:      Scoring/Assessing Policy Proposals

Panelists:

Erin Boedecker, Energy Information Administration

Steven Nadel, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)

Allen Stayman, Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee

Moderator: Steve Morgan, Clean Energy Solutions, Inc.

12:30 pm to 2:00 pm

Lunch Session: Keynote Presentation

Speaker:

Jon Wellinghoff, Chairman, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)
Moderator: Rose McKinney-James, Energy Works Consulting

2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Plenary Topic Session: Analysis & the Public Perception

Lead Presenters:

Edward Maibach, George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication

Gwynne Rogers, The Natural Marketing Institute

Scott Stapf, The Hastings Group

Moderator:

Alexandra von Meier, Sonoma State University and California Institute for Energy & Environment

3:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Break

4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Concluding Discussion & Closing Remarks

Lead Presenters:

Art Rosenfeld, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Neil Brown, Senator Lugar’s office

John Jimison, House Energy and Commerce Committee

R. Neal Elliott, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)

Moderator: Gene Rodrigues, Southern California Edison

5:00 pm

End of Conference