Energy Innovation 2010

Wednesday, December 15, 2010 - 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
National Press Club
529 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20045
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There is a growing consensus among liberals and conservatives that economic, public health, safety, security, and environmental imperatives all require new national investments in energy technology. The emergence of Asia's "clean energy tigers" and increasingly heated global competition for clean energy markets, the failure of the UN climate negotiations and the death of cap and trade, recent coal and oil safety disasters, and the high cost of energy to the US military are a few reasons why energy technology innovation is increasingly becoming a bipartisan priority.

The question today is how to do it. On December 15th, 2010, a group of America's leading policy think tanks hosted a day-long conference in Washington, DC, to ask hard questions about how energy technology funding should be spent, which institutions should be involved, how the program should be disciplined and evaluated, and how both parties can support policies to boost public and private energy innovation investment.

ITIF thanks the Nathan Cummings Foundation for its support in the quest for green innovation.

Panelists: 
Robert D. Atkinson
President
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Presenter
Roger Pielke, Jr.
Professor of Environmental Studies
University of Colorado at Boulder
Presenter
Robbie Diamond
President and CEO
Electrification Coalition and Securing America's Future Energy
Presenter
Devon Swezey
Project Director
Breakthrough Institute
Presenter
Richard Harris
Correspondent, Science Desk
NPR News
Moderator
Daniel Sarewitz
Director
Consortium for Science, Policy, and Outcomes, Arizona State University
Presenter
Jesse Jenkins
Director of Energy and Climate Policy
Breakthrough Institute
Presenter
David Douglas
Senior Fellow
Breakthrough Institute
Presenter
Cathy Zoi
Acting Under Secretary for Energy
Department of Energy
Presenter
Arun Majumdar
Former Director
Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy
Presenter
Jeffrey Marqusee
Executive Director
Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program, Department of Defense
Presenter
Alexis Madrigal
Senior Editor
TheAtlantic.com
Moderator
Burton Richter
Nobel Laureate and Director Emeritus
Stanford Linear Accelerator Center
Presenter
Michael Shellenberger
President
Breakthrough Institute
Presenter
Martin Hoffert
Professor Emeritus of Physics
New York University
Presenter
Nathan S. Lewis
George L. Argyros Professor of Chemistry
California Institute of Technology
Presenter
Andrew Revkin
Senior Fellow for Environmental Understanding
Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies
Moderator
Will Coleman
Partner
Mohr Davidow Ventures
Presenter
Brian Sager
Vice President, Corporate Development
Nanosolar
Presenter
Lincoln Hoewing
Vice President, Internet and Technology Policy
Verizon Communications
Presenter
William F. Tyndall
Senior Vice President, Federal Government and Regulatory Affairs
Duke Energy
Presenter
Amanda Little
Author and Journalist
Environment, Energy and Technology
Moderator
Mark Muro
Fellow and Policy Director
Metropolitan Policy Program, Brookings Institution
Presenter
Armond Cohen
Executive Director
Clean Air Task Force
Presenter
Sasha Mackler
Research Director
National Commission on Energy Policy
Presenter
Thomas M. Kerr
Senior Energy Analyst
International Energy Agency
Presenter
William B. Bonvillian
Director
MIT Washington Office
Presenter
Bryan Walsh
Senior Writer
TIME Magazine
Moderator
Jonathan Epstein
Staff Member
Office of Senator Jeff Bingaman and Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee
Presenter
Neil Brown
Staff Member
Office of Senator Richard Lugar and Senate Foreign Relations Committee
Presenter
Ted Nordhaus
Chairman
Breakthrough Institute
Presenter
Steven F. Hayward
F. K. Weyerhaeuser Fellow
American Enterprise Institute
Presenter
Joshua Freed
Vice President for Clean Energy
Third Way
Presenter
Jim Tankersley
Economics Correspondent
National Journal
Moderator