Our Energy Future: Change, Challenge and Opportunity (Poster Session)

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Monday, October 14, 2013 - 2:30pm to 5:00pm
Phoenix Memorial Laboratory, 2301 Bonisteel Blvd.
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University of Michigan Energy Institute

Reception and poster session following day-long symposium and rededication of Phoenix Memorial Laboratory:

Our Energy Future: Change, Challenge, and Opportunity

America’s energy sourcing has changed dramatically over the past five years. With guest speakers from industry, academia and government, this symposium will explore the ripple effect this change produces on the global economy, the pursuit of viable renewables, the evolution of energy providers, and the American environmental, political, and transportation landscape. This event will also serve to dedicate the recently completed, LEED-Gold certified home of the Energy Institute.


8:30 a.m. Registration, Stamps Auditorium

9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Symposium, Stamps Auditorium


9:00-9:15    Mark Barteau: Welcome and Introduction to UMEI


9:15-10:00  David Sandalow: Keynote address: Energy Innovation

Inaugural Fellow, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University
Former Assistant Director for Policy and International Affairs, US Department of Energy


10:00-10:30  Phyllis Cuttino: Policy Matters: Accelerating Private Investment in the Global Clean Energy Economy

Director, Clean Energy
The Pew Charitable Trusts


10:30-10:50   BREAK


10:50-11:20  Russ Ford: Energy Scenarios for our Future

Executive Vice President
Contracting and Procurement
Royal Dutch Shell


11:20-11:50  Gary Cowger: Energy Challenges for the Light Duty Vehicle Fleet

GLC Ventures, LLC
General Motors, 1965-2009


11:50-12:20  Kevin Self: The Future of Green Buildings

Vice President, Strategy & Corporate Development
Johnson Controls, Inc.
Building Efficiency


2:00 p.m. Phoenix Memorial Lab/ Energy Institute Dedication

Energy Institute dedication speakers will include Michigan Senator Debbie Stabenow, University of Michigan President Mary Sue Coleman, and Regent Katherine E. White.


2:30 p.m. Reception and poster session


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