EE Global attendees heard from and engaged with senior energy officials and experts in 20 different Executive Dialogue sessions. Topics focused on the next generation of EE stakeholder engagement, education, technologies, investment, and infrastructure. Each session featured several prominent panelists and additional time for open discussion. Read on for a list of session topics and summaries of panelist remarks.

Executive Dialogue Summaries

1A Engaging Champions: How do we drive effective policy and regulation through stakeholder engagement and education?

1B Budget Battles: How do you increase focus on energy efficiency during investment decision-making processes?

1C Developing Interest: How do you make emerging markets in the developing world a profitable option for companies, big and small?

1D Outsmarting Outages: In the face of growing demand and a changing climate, what is efficiency’s role in ensuring grid reliability?

2A Striking A Chord: What are the best examples of standard harmonization for nations to emulate and at what point is one needed?

2B Jevons’ Boomerang: Is the rebound effect real? If so, is the effect negative or positive?

2C The Key to EE: How do we unlock capital to overcome first cost barriers?

2D H2O-ptimize: What policies and programs are needed to improve the efficiency of water infrastructure and optimize functionality across sectors?

3A Defining Success: Is the UN’s “Year of Sustainable Energy for All” campaign effectively driving towards its goals for 2030?

3B Elevating Standards: How do you make voluntary programs that are effective in driving new and better technology?

3C Getting Big Enough to Matter: How much aggregation is needed to best attract equity and investments?

3D Seeing Beyond the Now: What are the interrelationships among utility investment in EE programs, utility rates, RE, emerging technologies and DR programs?

4A Regional Role-Models: What can be learned from organizations working to implement EE at the state and local level?

4B Sticker Shock: Can building labeling programs transform the market?

4C Leading by Example: How do governments around the world drive efficiency through their own operations?

4D Plugging In to Consumers: How do you impact behavior to help individuals become more energy efficient?

5A Soup to Nuts & Bolts: How do we improve the eco-efficiency of supply chains from top to bottom?

5B Cities of Tomorrow: How do you incorporate energy efficiency into urban planning?

5C Top of the Heap: How do you get to be the most energy efficient economy in the world?

5D The Disclosure Conundrum: How do you ensure consumer privacy while empowering behavioral change through transparency?