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  • A staple of EE Global, Executive Dialogue sessions are one hour discussion-based sessions that provide attendees with a wealth of options to customize their EEG experience, and put you at the forefront of the most pressing industry questions. Three sessions will run concurrently during each Executive Dialogue.

  • Access to energy efficiency and costs savings achieved through efficiency adoption inherently excludes many consumers who are unable to afford the upfront costs associated with energy efficiency solutions. What program models and financing mechanisms should be explored to ensure energy efficiency affordability and nationwide access for everyone? What are examples of best practices currently being deployed?
    Moderator: Vincent Barnes, SVP of Policy and Research, Alliance to Save Energy;
    Speakers: Brian Prusnek, Director of Customer Programs and Assistance, Southern California Gas; Holmes Hummel, Founder and Executive Director, Clean Energy Works, Mark Turner, Vice President of Business Development, Ameresco

  • As part of its original NDC, the United States committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 26-28% below its 2005 level in 2025. Achieving this goal will require strong market and policy drivers for decarbonization. In addition to targeted policies and regulations at federal, state, and local levels, broader, more transformational strategies are being discussed in the United States, from carbon pricing mechanisms to clean electricity standards and technology-neutral carbon standards. What are the opportunities and challenges presented by these different strategies, and how could they be optimized to accelerate the deployment of energy efficiency? Moderator: Carolyn Green, Founder and Managing Partner, EnerGreen Capital Management; Speakers: Carlos Curbelo, Former Representative for Florida’s 26th Congressional District and Principal, Vocero, LLC; Jessica Hogle, Vice President, Federal Affairs and Corporate Sustainability, PG&E Corporation; Steve MacDonald, CEO, Emissions Reduction Alberta

  • Active Efficiency is already moving forward in some places of the country, but the policy and regulatory framework remains grounded in a non-digitalized reality that is increasingly out-of-synch with the industry. What changes are necessary to ensure the policy and regulatory environment stimulates an effective and equitable transition to a more efficient, integrated, and dynamic energy system? Moderator: Natasha Vidangos, VP, Research, Alliance to Save Energy; Speakers: Andrew McAllister, Commissioner, California Energy Commission; Tanuj Deora, VP, Market Innovation, Uplight; Pekka Hakkarainen, Vice President, Lutron Electronics; Curtis Wynn, CEO, Roanoke Electric

  • Small businesses are the backbone of our nation’s economy, but the impacts of the pandemic have left that backbone in danger of breaking. Now is the time for bold, innovative policy solutions. Moderator: Adam Procell, Chief Strategy Officer, Willdan; Speakers: Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT); Rick Thigpen, SVP, Corporate Citizenship, PSEG

  • Join us for a bite and directed networking in our sponsor lounges. Each lounge will have a overarching topic or theme to guide the discussion and allow attendees to mingle in an organized virtual format. Be sure to register for education and networking and include your shipping address to participate and receive some special treats to munch on while you collaborate.

  • Local government has the ability to lead and change the energy landscape across the country. Hear how the City of White Plains is delivering on greening its power supply, what challenges were encountered during their journey, and how policy can drive further renewables investment. Moderator: Sangeeta Ranade, Vice of President of Clean Energy Solutions, New York Power Authority; Speakers: Mayor Tom Roach, the City of White Plains, NY; Vennela Yadhati, Manager Distributed Energy Resources, New York Power Authority

  • Market trends and political interest indicate that electric vehicles (EVs) may soon be dominating U.S. roadways. As we move towards an efficient and decarbonized transportation future, it’s critical that EVs are affordable and infrastructure is readily accessible to ensure an equitable market transformation. Addressing EV infrastructure availability will require precise targeting to meet the needs of high-density urban areas and the challenges of sparsely populated rural regions. How do policymakers best address EV access? Should infrastructure development be market driven, or should development be carefully directed through an identified regulatory framework? Moderator: Vincent Barnes, SVP of Policy and Research, Alliance to Save Energy; Speakers: Terry Travis, Co-Founder, EV Noire; Andrew Wishnia, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Climate Policy, U.S. Department of Transportation; Doreen Harris, President & CEO, NYSERDA

  • Energy efficiency is a critical foundation for decarbonization, yet its scale-up often requires coordinated and sustained commitment among multiple public and private stakeholders. In a time of transition in the energy sector, innovative advancement in clean energy technologies, and drastic political fluctuations, how can we accelerate energy efficiency deployment while ensuring lasting change? What policies and programs around the world have seen the greatest success, and what lessons can be learned from their experiences? Moderator: Lisa Jacobson, President, BCSE; Speakers: Bob Hinkle, President & CEO, Metrus Energy; Brian Dean, Lead, Energy Efficiency and Cooling, SEforALL; Doug Johnson, VP, Technology Policy, CTA

  • Markets for Active Efficiency are growing, but they are still fragmented and developing independently of one another. What are the main barriers to these markets, and how can they be structured, scaled-up, and incentivized effectively? Moderator: Natasha Vidangos, VP, Research, Alliance to Save Energy; Speakers: Ed Barbour, Partner, Guidehouse; Rachel Huang, Director Energy Strategy and R&D, Sacramento Municipal Utility District; Elizabeth Murphy, Supervisor, C&I, Conservation & Load Management. AvanGrid; Jeff Hamel, Director, Industry Partnerships, Google

  • Congress and the administration have made it clear: infrastructure is at the top of the to-do list for the coming months. Learn about one consequential bill that would invest billions in critical public buildings like schools, hospitals, and airports. Speakers: Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE); David Terry, President, NASEO

  • Join Alliance President Paula Glover and Chris Womack, President of Georgia Power and Chair of the Alliance's Board, for an in depth conversation on the hard hitting questions facing our industry.

  • Learn to make our Spicy Pineapple MargarEEta! We will be joined by a professional mixologist who will walk through how to make this signature cocktail (or mocktail) and answer your mixology questions. If you registered after the deadline to receive the EE Global cocktail kit, email events [at] ase [dot] org to recreate it at home.

  • Following our cocktail class we will have another round of directed networking, with each lounge covering a pertinent topic or issue facing our industry. Be sure to register for education and networking to mingle with your fellow attendees and get the most out of your EE Global experience!