Event: 4th Annual Tufts Energy Conference

4th Annual Tufts Energy Conference
“Global Green Infrastructure: Powering the 21st Century”
Date: March 28th, 2009
Time: 9am – 5pm
Sophia Gordon Hall
Tufts University
15 Talbot Avenue
Medford, MA 02155

****Free Registration****

Open Registration

09:30 – 09:45
Welcome and Introduction by Sherman Teichman, Director of the Institute for Global Leadership (with introduction from Peter O’Regan, Conference Co-Chair)

10:00 – 11:30
Panel 1: Innovation and Diffusion of New Infrastructure Technologies
Theme: This panel is an examination of efforts to both finance and develop technologies that allow us to use power more efficiently and sustainably. It brings together the science and technology of infrastructure development and explores the future of new technological innovation and diffusion.

• Jon Karlen, Flybridge Capital
• Rob Pratt, EnergyClimate Solutions
• Philip Guidice, Commissioner Mass Department of Energy Resources
• James Bickford, Draper Labs
• Richard Larson, MIT

Coffee Break

Opening Keynote: Peter Droege, World Council for Renewable Energy

12:15 – 1:30
Panel 2: Revitalizing National Infrastructure
Theme: This panel will explore the future of U.S. Infrastructure policy. What role will the U.S. Federal government, state governments, utilities, and other actors play in the future of U.S. Infrastructure policy? How can we alter our grid to encourage more sustainable power use? Is distributed generation a better means to greener power supply and usage than grid-based infrastructure?

• Watson Collins, NE Utilities
• Suzanne Watson, American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy
• Alan Nogee, Union of Concerned Scientists
• Penny Conner, NSTAR
• Professor Bill Moomaw, Tufts (moderator)

Networking lunch with keynote Gregg Dixon

Panel 3: Powering the Developing World
Organizer: Charles and Luo
Theme: This panel will examine developing world energy infrastructure. It seeks to see how growing nations will get their power in the future, especially as many countries see rapid population growth and subsequent energy demand growth. What are the best routes for meeting this need in a sustainable manner? Can distributed generation technologies carry the load? What other technologies and policies are needed? To what extent will developed nations contribute to the process?

• Richard Hanson, Soluz Inc.
• Sam White, Promethean Power
• Professor David Dapice, Tufts (moderator)

Mindy Lubber, CERES

Closing remarks, Alex Clough, Conference Co-Chair

Co-sponsored by the Tufts Institute for Global Leadership and the Tufts Climate Solutions Coalition

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