3B : Tuesday, May 9 : 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Montreal Protocol: Does a Phase Down of HFCs Represent the Biggest Ever Energy Efficiency Opportunity?
When 197 countries agreed in October 2016 to amend the Montreal Protocol to phase down hydrofluorocarbon- (HFC-) based refrigerants, they opened the door to a radical acceleration of the role of energy efficiency in cooling into the world’s most successful environmental regime. Phasing down HFCs has the potential to avoid up to an estimated 0.5°C of global temperature change. Integration of energy efficiency could double the benefits. How can countries best integrate energy efficiency into the refrigerant transition? Which policies, standards and programs work best? Is it possible to align the international refrigerant transition timetable with a timetable for expanding the energy efficiency of cooling technology? How should the Montreal Protocol pay for energy efficiency improvements?
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THOUGHT LEADERS
Stephen Andersen
Director of Research , Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development
Speaker
BIO
Dr. Stephen O. Andersen is Director of Research for the Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development (IGSD), where he focuses on technology and policy to rapidly reduce ozone-depleting, hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) greenhouse gases and other climate forcers. From 1986 to 2009, Dr. Andersen worked for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in positions including Director of Strategic Climate Projects, Deputy Director of the Stratospheric Protection Division, and EPA Liaison to the U.S. Department of Defense on Climate and Stratospheric Ozone Protection. He created EPA’s first voluntary partnerships including agreements in food packaging, motor vehicle air conditioning, electronics and aerospace, and fire protection. Dr. Andersen helped organize the Halon Alternatives Research Corporation (HARC), the Industry Cooperative for Ozone Layer Protection (ICOLP) and the World Semiconductor Council PFC Partnership. He created and managed the EPA Stratospheric Ozone and Climate Protection Awards, which were presented to individuals and organizations worldwide. Prior to joining EPA, he was a professor at the University of Hawaii and College of the Atlantic was a visiting scholar at Kyoto University. He was also an employee of law, consumer, and environmental organizations. He has earned governmental and non-governmental awards from the Brazil, Iraq, Japan, Russia, Vietnam, the United Nations and the United States, including the prestigious 1998 United Nations Global 500 Roll of Honour, 2007 United Nations Montreal Protocol Visionaries Award, and the 2008 Service to America Career Achievement Medal. His Ph.D. is from the University of California, Berkeley.
David B. Calabrese
Vice President, Government Affairs, Daikin U.S. Corporation
Speaker
BIO
David B. Calabrese is the Vice President for Government Affairs with Daikin U.S. Corporation. Daikin U.S. Corporation (Daikin) is a subsidiary of Daikin Industries, Ltd., the world’s largest air conditioning equipment manufacturer. The Daikin Group in the United States also includes Daikin Applied (formerly Daikin-McQuay) and Goodman Manufacturing Company. In this role, Mr. Calabrese is responsible for the managing the organization’s government affairs activities in North America with regard to federal regulatory, legislative and state activity. Previously to his role at Daikin, Mr. Calabrese was the General Counsel and Senior Vice President of Public Policy for the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI). AHRI is the trade association representing manufacturers of air conditioning, heating, and commercial refrigeration equipment. In this position, he directed the association’s legal, government relations, regulatory, research, and international affairs activities and public policy strategies on federal, state and international issues. Prior to AHRI Mr. Calabrese was the Vice President of Government Relations for the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) and was responsible for directing the association’s public policy strategies on federal, state and international issues. In this position, he was an advocate for the home appliance industry before state and federal regulatory and legislative bodies on energy efficiency, product safety, and general regulatory and legislative issues. Mr. Calabrese’s previous work experience includes ten years as a Director of Government Relations with the Electronic Industries Alliance (EIA) where he managed the association’s advocacy on international trade and technology issues. While at EIA, David served on four government advisory committees, focusing on international trade, foreign affairs and technology issues, at the Department of Commerce and the Department of State. David also worked as an attorney with the law firm Dewey Ballantine LLP practicing general corporate and international trade law in their Washington, D.C. office and representing trade association clients on Capitol Hill and with federal agencies. Mr. Calabrese earned his Law Degree from the George Washington University’s School of Law and his Master’s Degree in International Economics from the George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs. He is currently an adjunct professor at both schools teaching public speaking and international trade law. He is admitted to practice law in the state of New Jersey and the District of Columbia and before the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, the U.S. Court of International Trade and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Mr. Calabrese and his wife have two boys and reside in Falls Church, Virginia.
Christine Egan
Executive Director & CEO, CLASP
Speaker
BIO
Christine Egan is the Executive Director & CEO of CLASP, an organization dedicated to energy efficiency in our appliances both on- and off- the grid. Over 15+ years of leadership, Ms Egan has grown CLASP from a small program to a well-respected international non-profit organization with offices and teams around the world. Ms. Egan is an expert in consumer energy behavior and energy efficiency label design. She pairs extensive domestic and international technical experience with a strong knack for building strategic coalitions and high-performing teams. Under her guiding vision, CLASP has served at the epicenter of collaborative and ambitious efforts to mitigate climate change and the global movement for clean energy access. Ms. Egan has previously worked at the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy and the Consortium for Energy Efficiency. She holds degrees from the University of Delaware and the George Washington University. Since 1999, CLASP has worked in over 50 economies. Under Ms. Egan’s leadership, by 2014, CLASP had assisted with the implementation of more than 24 new minimum energy performance standards, energy efficiency endorsement labels, and energy information labels that will save 237 terawatt hours of electricity and 140 megatonnes of CO2 (MtCO2) annually by 2030.
Dan Hamza-Goodacre
Program Director, Energy Efficiency, ClimateWorks Foundation
Moderator
BIO
Dan Hamza-Goodacre directs the Buildings and Industry portfolios at ClimateWorks Foundation, and is Director of the Kigali Cooling Efficiency Fund. Dan has over 20 years of experience working on climate change and sustainable development in the public and private sectors. His work spans all major continents. Previously Dan worked for PwC, where he was the Deputy CEO of the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), a global program funded by the UK and Dutch governments that helps developing countries respond to climate change. Before that, Dan held various posts at Defra, (the U.K. Environment and Agriculture Ministry), including: Head of the Secretary of State’s office. co-founder of the UK’s Adapting to Climate Change Program. Adaptation Policy Lead on the UK Climate Change Act and Sustainable Agriculture Advisor. Dan also worked for the UK Foreign Office as a Climate Attaché. He is a regular speaker and moderator at conferences and events and has written widely on climate and development. Dan has an MSc in International Development from Bristol University, where he also was a lecturer and researcher in global environmental politics. In his early career Dan lived and worked in the rainforests of Latin America. He volunteers regularly in schools in support of their ‘green’ teams.
Gilberto De Martino Jannuzzi
Executive Director, International Energy Initiative
Speaker
BIO
Full Professor of Energy Systems at the Department of Energy, Mechanical Engineering Faculty, UNICAMP (University of Campinas), former Dean of the Graduate Program in Energy Planning of this University, and Senior Researcher at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Energy Studies at UNICAMP. Former member of the National Commission on Energy Efficiency Standards, representing the academic community. PhD from Cambridge University (UK), post-doctoral work at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, University of California-Berkeley. Visiting scientist at UNEP Energy Center, Denmark and University of Zaragoza, Spain, and others. Executive Director of the International Energy Initiative-Brasil, a Southern-conceived, Southern-led and Southern-located South-South-North partnership. Former Executive-secretary of the National Energy R&D Fund at the Brazilian Ministry of Science and Technology. Former Executive-Director of the Technology Transfer Office of the University of Campinas and Head of the Center for Interdisciplinary Energy Studies of the University.
Samuel Thomas
Senior Energy Efficiency Analyst, International Energy Agency
Moderator
BIO
Samuel Thomas is a senior energy efficiency analyst at the International Energy Agency (IEA), an autonomous organisation of the OECD, which works to ensure reliable, affordable and clean energy for its 29 member countries and beyond. He leads the programme of analytical work on energy efficiency, including the IEA’s annual Energy Efficiency Market Report and projects on policy implementation, most recently publishing on market-based instruments for efficiency. Before joining the IEA in 2014, Sam was Deputy Director for Climate Change Economics and Energy Efficiency Analysis at the UK’s Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), where he led the analysis supporting the UK’s Climate Change Act, EU ETS implementation, the UK’s supplier obligations and strategies on energy efficiency, heat and fuel poverty.