8:30 AM - 5:30 PM | SESSIONS 40 MIN.

EarthX Policy Conference:

Friday, April 20th

8:30 to 9:00
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Dan Simmons

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy

9:10 to 9:40
America's Attitudes on Energy, National Polling and Focus Group Data
Rich Thau

President, Engagious

9:50 to 10:20
Update on Science
RK Pachauri

Former Chair of International Panel on Climate Change

10:30 to 11:00
Nuclear Power: The Largest Source of Emission Free Energy
Susan Eisenhower

President, The Eisenhower Group; MIT Energy Initiative Advisory Board, Served as Member of Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future

11:10 to 11:40
Resource Planning Principles – Least Cost, Highest Benefits
Wilson Mallard

Director of Renewable Development, Georgia Power

12:00 to 12:15
Movie Screening

Carbon Negative

12:15 to 12:45
Lunch Keynote Address
Bill Ritter

Former Governor of Colorado, Director, Center for the New Energy Economy

1:00 to 1:30
A Call Option on the Truth: Looking at Solar’s Potential
Marc Romito

Director of Customer Technology, Arizona Public Service Company

1:40 to 2:10
Innovating on Energy Efficiency and Rooftop Solar
Commissioner Tom Forese,

Chairman, Arizona Corporation Commission

2:20 to 2:50
45Q: Decarbonization
William Brandt

Director of Strategic Integration, Arizona State University Lightworks

Dr. Klaus Lackner

Director, Center for Negative Carbon Emissions, ASU/Lightworks

Dr. Julio Friedmann

CEO, Carbon Wrangler and Director, Energy Futures Initiative

3:00 to 3:30
Biomass Energy, Healthy Forests, and Public Safety
Commissioner Brad Johnson

Chairman, Montana Public Service Commission

3:40 to 4:10
Geothermal Energy – America’s Untapped Resource
Paul Thomsen

Ormat Technologies

4:20 to 4:50
Dealing With Nuclear Waste
Liz Muller

Deep Isolation

5:00 to 5:30
Energy Advocacy – Bringing Action Forward
Heather Reams

Managing Director, Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions

David Levine

Cofounder, President & CEO, American Sustainable Business Council

6:00 to 7:00

Dinner and Keynote Address Featuring James Woolsey and John Kasich
The Hon. John Kasich

Governor of Ohio

The Hon. R. James Woolsey

Chairman, Foundation for Defense of Democracies, Former Director Central Intelligence Agency

Saturday, April 21st

8:30 to 9:00
Supporting Energy Development: Driving the Economy and Improving the Environment
Bob Beauprez

Chairman, The Western Way, Former Congressman from Colorado

9:10 to 9:40
The Future of Biofuels
Doug Berven

Vice President of Corporate Affairs, POET, LLC

9:50 to 10:20
Policy Updates and Outlook
Josiah Neeley

R Street

Jeremy Harrell

Managing Director - Policy, ClearPath

Shannon Caraway

Electricity Sector Team Leader, Business Climate Leaders

10:30 to 11:00
Revolutionizing the Grid
Deep Chakraborty

CEO, Enact Systems Inc.

11:10 to 11:40
The Atlantic Council: Energy Policy and The Military Mission
Joe Bryan

Senior Fellow at The Atlantic Council, Principal at Muswell Orange LLC, and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy

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