How are Transportation and Energy Converging in a More Connected World?
11:15 am - 12:30 pm
<strong>MODERATOR: </strong> <strong>Anthony Eggert</strong>, Program Director, ClimateWorks Foundation
<strong>SPEAKERS: Bruce Edelston</strong>, Vice President, Energy Policy, Southern Company,.<strong>Kevin Self</strong>, Senior Vice President, Strategy, Business Development & Government Relations, Schneider Electric
<strong>DESCRIPTION:</strong> New technologies and business models are changing the way we think about transportation and energy. Rapidly evolving vehicle technologies coupled with falling prices mean that individual vehicles are getting more affordable and efficient every day. The combination of increased electrification, sharing, automation, communications and smart infrastructure opens new opportunities for improved efficiency system-wide, helping people and goods get where they need to go with minimal waste in energy, time and resources. What will the smart transportation networks of the future look like? What are the key enabling policies that will drive improved efficiency and maximize public and private benefits? How can enhanced shared mobility be supported to ensure that vehicle use is as clean, efficient and cost-effective as possible? What are the roles of cities in enabling emerging technologies to reduce air pollution, congestion and waste?