2016 Presentations

December 16 - Lunch

Julia Hamm, President & CEO of the of the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA)
A Blank Slate for New Energy Markets: Steering the Evolution of an Industry

November 18 - Lunch

Paul J. Feldman, Former Chairman of the Midwest ISO
Cybersecurity and the Grid

October 21 - Lunch

Adam Sieminski, U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)
EIA Winter Fuels Outlook

September 23 - Lunch

Janet Gellici, Chief Executive Officer of the National Coal Council
Coal Industry Update

July 15 - Lunch

Basil Karatzas, Founder and CEO, Karatzas Marine Advisors & Co., International Maritime Consultancy, Shipping Finance Advisory & Ship-brokerage
US Energy Exports and the Panama Canal Expansion

June 17 - Lunch

Paul Sotkiewicz, Ph.D., Senior Economic Policy Advisor, PJM Interconnection, LLC
PJM Updates: Capacity Auctions, CPP Implementation, New Investments

June 11 - Tour

Andrew Knox, Energy Integration Manager for the Navy
Getting to Zero: A DC Family’s Project to Cut Net Home and Vehicle CO2 Emissions Down to Zero

May 20 - Lunch

Jamie Webster, Global Energy Expert and former Vice President at IHS
Global Oil Markets: Is It Recovery Time?

April 13th - The 20th Energy Policy Conference, Beyond the Rhetoric: Energy Economics in a Carbon-Constrained World Markets, Barriers, and Pathways

Introduction and Opening Remarks
James Koehler, President, NCAC-USAEE

Discussion: Current Snapshot of Atmospheric Data

Topic: A presentation of data to set a framework for economic action
John Miller, Earth System Research Laboratory, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: Atmospheric Carbon and Climate

Topic: A framing of relevant climate policy goals
Joanna Lewis, Associate Professor of Science, Technology, and International Affairs, Georgetown University
No presentation available

Panel I. Current Initiatives, Markets, and Impacts

Topics: An evaluation of the state and regional level market structures. What is working, what is not? And, what is the impact?

Speakers: David Littell, Principal, Regulatory Assistance Project: The RGGI System and Carbon Market Design | Matthew Wald, Senior Director, Nuclear Energy Institute: Energy Economics in a Carbon-Constrained World | Rob Minter, Senior Vice President, Government & Regulatory Affairs, Engie SA (formerly GDF Suez): Markets, Barriers, and Pathways | Dan Shawhan, Visiting Fellow, Resources for the Future: Clean Energy Portfolio Standards and Deployment Subsidies

Panel II. Pathways to the Future - Sources and Technologies

Topics: What are some of the pathways that can lead to reaching societal goals? Focus on combinations of solutions, practicality, and related economic tradeoffs

Moderator: Monica Trauzzi, Managing Editor and Host, E&E TV

Speakers: Joshua Freed, Vice President of Clean Energy, Third Way: Pathways to the Future: Achieving Deep Decarbonization | Niel Golightly, VP External Relations, Shell Oil: Energy Pathways in a Carbon-Constrained World | James Edmonds, Chief Scientist, Battelle Laboratory, Fellow at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory: The Energy Implications of Paris and the Long-term Goal of 2 Degrees | Katherine Hamilton, 38 North Solutions: Pathways to the Future: Sources and Technologies

Lunch Keynote Speaker: Clean Energy Policy and the Green Agenda

Keynote by Bill Hogan, Raymond Plank Professor of Global Energy Policy, is research director of the Harvard Electricity Policy Group (HEPG), which is examining alternative strategies for a more competitive electricity market, and a member of the Appointments Committee. Hogan has been a member of the faculty of Stanford University where he founded the Energy Modeling Forum (EMF), and he is a past president of the International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE). Current research focuses on major energy industry restructuring, network pricing and access issues, market design, and energy policy in nations worldwide. Hogan received his undergraduate degree from the U.S. Air Force Academy and his PhD from UCLA. Selected papers are available on his Web site, www.whogan.com.

Panel III. What Policies Should We Have and Can We Afford Them?

Topics: What are the most economical policies to address climate change? How would current and proposed policies impact the energy industry? And, Can We Afford Them?

Moderator: Monica Trauzzi, Managing Editor and Host, E&E TV

Speakers: Josh Meltzer, Senior Fellow, Global Economy and Development, The Brookings Institution: Financing Low Carbon, Climate Resilient Infrastructure | Mark MacLeod, Director of Special Projects, Climate & Air, Environmental Defense Fund: No presentation available | Catrina Rorke, Director of Energy Policy and Senior Fellow, R Street Institute: Direct Price on Carbon | Karen Palmer, Research Director and Senior Fellow, Resources for the Future: The Clean Power Plan: Overview and Prospects for Economic Efficiency | Karen G. Wayland, PhD: Pathways to a Low-Carbon Economy: US Department of Energy RDD&D Agenda

March 18, 2016 - Lunch

David S. Abraham runs the Technology, Rare and Electronics Materials Centerand is author of The Elements of Power
The Elements of Power: Gadgets, Guns, and the Struggle for a Sustainable Future in the Rare Metal Age
(PDF not available)

February 16, 2016 - Annual Dinner

Gordon van Welie, CEO of ISO-New England
Challenges and Solutions to Integrating Clean Energy While Ensuring Reliable and Competitive Power Supply

January 22, 2016 - Lunch

Barbara Tyran: EPRI's New Integrated Grid Analysis: Interconnected but not Integrated
Cancelled due to snow.

January 12, 2016 - NCAC-Our Energy Policy Joint Happy Hour

No presentation

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