||Energy Forum 2010
High Energy, Low Carbon
||Apr 9, 2010
|| 4:00PM ET
School of Management
595 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
||Join the BU Energy Club and the BU Alumni Network for Energy & Environmental Sustainability for Energy Forum 2010: High Energy, Low Carbon.
Today we face the unique challenge of meeting increased worldwide demand for energy while simultaneously considering the dramatic carbon reduction curves recommended by climatologists. Even through the global economic downturn of 2009, these issues remained front and center as renewable energy maintained its strong growth and climate concerns linger largely unaddressed. As we enter a new decade we face an international crossroads, and the action taken over the next few years will largely shape the course of humankind.
4:00-5:00 p.m. - Keynote Address
5:00-6:30 p.m. - Panel Discussion
6:30-8:30 p.m. - Networking Reception
Ian Bowles, Secretary, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
Panel Discussion: Corporations and Startups in a Carbon-Constrained World
Stuart Patterson, CEO, Nexamp
Jay Nihalani, Director of Carbon Solutions, EnerNOC
Ed White, VP of Renewables, National Grid
Bill Staby, CEO/Founder, Resolute Marine Energy
The transition to a less carbon-intensive economy presents numerous challenges and opportunities to firms. This panel will compare and contrast the experience of two distinct models: corporations traditionally reliant upon fossil fuels and clean energy startups. Undoubtedly both groups have and will continue to work together to innovate and grow their businesses. We plan on exploring how the two will interact as a new energy future unfolds and changes the way firms do business. This panel will seek to elucidate lessons learned so far as well as delineate the way forward.