In the shadow of the Gulf oil spill, the U.S. Senate will soon debate energy and climate legislation that will seek to claim American leadership in the global clean energy race. The question at hand: How can we build the best policy and financing platform to deliver the right outcomes – from short-term job creation, carbon reduction, and clean energy megawatts on the grid to long-term economic competitiveness and energy security?
On Tuesday, June 29 at 12:00 pm, the NDN Green Project will host a group of NDN fellows, partners, and experts in a real-time review of the status of the energy and climate debate and a discussion of the ideas that can help create a clean energy economy.
Panelists to include:
• Professor Dan Kammen, Director of the University of Califoria, Berkeley's Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory and Obama campaign energy adviser, discusses the current state of the debate in the Senate and best case policy outcomes.
• Aimee Christensen, Co-Founder, Clean Economy Network and Founder and CEO of Christensen Global Strategies, reviews what key U.S. competitors are doing to capture the clean energy
• Dr. Robert Shapiro, Chair of the NDN Globalization Initiative and the U.S. Climate Task Force, outlines the need for the right economic incentives in pricing carbon.
• Michael Moynihan, NDN Green Project Director, discusses the need to upgrade to Electricity 2.0 to unleash innovation in the $400 billion electricity sector.
• Dan Carol, NDN Senior Fellow for Innovation and Clean Economy, moderates and discusses the politics of climate legislation and key changes to accelerate clean energy deployment from
the ground up.