On Wednesday, April 10, 2019, the Center on Global Energy Policy hosted its 6th annual Columbia Global Energy Summit. 

The forum included keynote remarks, interviews and plenary conversations with senior energy sector leaders focused on key issues and questions at the intersection of energy policy, financial markets, the environment and geopolitics. 

AGENDA

7:45 – 8:30am Registration
8:30 – 8:35am Welcome Remarks
Merit E. Janow, Dean, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
8:35 – 8:40am Opening Remarks
Jason Bordoff, Founding Director, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia SIPA
8:40  9:20am The Future of Electric Vehicles
  • Tony Posawatz, President and Chief Executive Officer, Invictus iCAR LLC
  • Dr. Dan Steingart, Stanley-Thompson Associate Professor of Chemical Metallurgy, Department of Earth & Environmental Engineering, Columbia University
  • Cathy Zoi, Chief Executive Officer, EVgo
  • Moderator: David Sandalow, Inaugural Fellow, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia SIPA

 

 

9:20 – 9:50am

Keynote Conversation

  • Jay Inslee, Governor of Washington
  • Moderator: David Sandalow, Inaugural Fellow, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia SIPA

 

 

9:50 – 10:35am Energy and Climate Issues in Emerging Markets
  • Mauricio Cárdenas, Former Minister of Mines and Energy, Colombia; Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia SIPA
  • Xavier Chen, Chief Strategy Officer, ENN Group; President, Beijing Energy Club
  • Sunita Narain, Director General, Centre for Science and Environment
  • Mari Pangestu, Former Minister of Trade and Former Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, Indonesia
  • Moderator: Jonathan Elkind, Senior Research Scholar, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia SIPA

 

 

 

10:35 – 10:50am Coffee Break
10:50 – 11:20am Keynote Conversation
  • Neil Chatterjee, Chairman, U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
  • Moderator: Phil Sharp, Former President, Resources for the Future; Center on Global Energy Policy Advisory Board Member

 

 

11:20am – 12:00pm What’s Next for the Low Carbon Transition?
  • Alicia Barton, President and Chief Executive Officer, NYSERDA
  • Kyung-ah Park, Managing Director and Head of Environmental Markets, Goldman Sachs
  • Dr. Paul Dabbar, Under Secretary for Science, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Moderator: Bill Loveless, Co-Host of Columbia Energy Exchange, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia SIPA

 

 

12:00 – 1:15pm Lunch Break
1:15 – 1:45pm Cutting-Edge Research for Climate Solutions
  • Sir Alex Halliday, Director, Earth Institute, Columbia University
  • Dr. Arun Majumdar, Co-Director, Precourt Institute for Energy; Jay Precourt Provostial Chair, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and of Photon Science, Stanford University
  • Moderator: Jonathan Elkind, Senior Research Scholar, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia SIPA

 

 

1:45 – 2:25pm New Challenges in Energy Geopolitics
  • Francis Fannon, Assistant Secretary of State for Energy Resources, U.S. Department of State
  • Dr. Meghan O’Sullivan, Jeane Kirkpatrick Professor of the Practice of International Affairs and Director of the Geopolitics of Energy Project, Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government
  • Dr. Dan Yergin, Vice Chairman of IHS Markit; Founder of IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates
  • Moderator: Jason Bordoff, Founding Director, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia SIPA

 

 

2:25 – 2:55pm Keynote Conversation
  • Vicki Hollub, President and Chief Executive Officer, Occidental Petroleum Corporation
  • Moderator: Jason Bordoff, Founding Director, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia SIPA

 

 

2:55 – 3:35pm A Changing Oil and Gas Landscape
  • Meg Gentle, President and Chief Executive Officer, Tellurian Inc.
  • Katie Jackson, Executive Vice President, Commercial and New Business Development, Shell
  • Scott Sheffield, President and Chief Executive Officer, Pioneer Natural Resources
  • Moderator: Dr. Dan Yergin, Vice Chairman, IHS Markit; Founder, IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates

 

 

3:35 – 3:50pm Coffee Break
3:50 – 4:30pm Energy and Climate Policy: The View from D.C.
  • George David Banks, Executive Vice President, American Council on Capital Formation; Former Special Assistant to President Trump for International Energy and Environment at the National Economic and National Security Councils
  • Carlos Curbelo, Former Representative, Florida's 26th Congressional District; Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia SIPA
  • Christy Goldfuss, Senior Vice President for Energy and Environment Policy, Center for American Progress
  • Moderator: Mona Sutphen, Senior Advisor, Vistria Group LLC; Center on Global Energy Policy Advisory Board Member

 

 

4:30 – 5:00pm Keynote Conversation
  • Heidi Heitkamp, Former U.S. Senator from North Dakota, 2013 to 2019
  • Moderator: Jason Bordoff, Founding Director, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia SIPA

 

 

5:00pm    Summit adjourns

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