EE Global Forum Working Group Chair Clay Nesler Invites EE Leaders to Washington, D.C., for the 2019 EE Global Forum By Clay Nesler
As Chair of the EE Global Forum Working Group, I am pleased to invite you to Washington, DC, June 11-12th for 2019 EE Global Forum. For 12 years, EE Global has been the gathering place for the energy efficiency elite to have actionable dialogues on advancing EE. While the energy event calendar is crowded, EE Global remains one of the most impactful energy efficiency events – and also one of my favorites.
Based on participant feedback from last year’s forum and valuable input from our extensive international network, this year’s theme will be Doubling Down on Energy Efficiency. Recent reports have highlighted the urgent need to take immediate action to address the threats of global climate change. IEA research suggests that energy efficiency has the opportunity to cost-effectively address 40% of the required carbon reductions required to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement – but we need to increase the scale and speed of implementation to make this happen.
This year’s EE Global Forum will focus on opportunities to build on the momentum of existing initiatives and commitments to redouble our efforts and scale up our collective actions and impacts. Whether it is informative executive dialogue sessions and pre-conference workshops; inspiring tech talks and fireside chats; or informal speed-geeking and networking opportunities, EE Global is a great opportunity to communicate, collaborate, and coordinate with colleagues from around the world.
This year I am honored to have the opportunity to give a Tech Talk alongside Andrew McCallister the Commissioner of California Energy Commission on Doubling Down on Energy Efficiency. On behalf of the EE Global Forum Working Group, I hope you will consider joining us this year to discuss how to facilitate faster, broader implementations of energy efficiency solutions.