Global Clean Energy 2010


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Day One: Thursday 30 September 2010

Registration & morning refreshments
Welcome Remarks
Stephen Dunbar-Johnson, Publisher, International Herald Tribune and
Kavita Maharaj, Chair, Global Clean Energy Forum
Welcome Address
H.E. José Socrates Carvalho Pinto de Sousa, Prime Minister of Portugual
Jeremy Rifkin, Founder and President, Foundation on Economic Trends
The renewable energy leaders' panel
What is the market potential for renewable energy and what level of investment is required to help it reach full potential?
What supporting policy framework and direction does the renewable energy industry need from government?
Assessing the impact of stimulus packages - have these helped?
He who controls renewable energy technology controls the world. Discuss
Discussing the true cost of renewable energy
Low gas prices will delay implementation of a new energy model and create an innovation vacuum. Discuss. Are we seeing a potential repeat of the oil phenomenon of the 1980s?
José Manuel Entrecanales, Chairman and CEO, Acciona
Tulsi Tanti, Chairman and Managing Director, Suzlon
Katrina Landis, Chief Executive Officer, BP Alternative Energy
Antonio Mexia, Chairman, energias de Portugal
Tetsuro Nagata, President and CEO, Eurus Energy Holdings Corporation
Guest chair: Fatih Birol, Chief Economist, International Energy Agency 
Morning refreshments
Clean Energy & Money: Beyond the green stimulus - who will finance renewables?
Can markets and policies deliver a clean revolution at a time when stimulus is running out and climate change science is coming under fire?
How has the financial crisis impacted the development of renewables?
How have investment and development priorities changed?
How big a role can commercial financing play? Are renewables in favour again? What split with government funding?
Which specific mechanisms and policy drivers will stimulate investment and help leverage innovation in renewables?
Renewables are a long term investment. Markets are short-termist. How should the disconnect be managed?
KK Chan, Founder and CEO, Nature Elements Capital
Abyd Karmali, Global Head of Carbon Markets, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Eriks Atvars, Director - Power and Environment, Unicredit Corporate & Investment Banking
Bruce Huber, Managing Director, Global Head of Clean Technology Investment Banking, Jeffries International
Shai Weiss, Founding Partner, Virgin Green Fund
Lynn Tabernacki, Director, Renewable Energy and Sustainable Development Finance, Overseas Private Investment Corporation
Guest chair: Dana Younger, Senior Renewable Energy Adviser, International Finance Corporation
The politics of clean energy
After Copenhagen: What are the political pressure points?
Rethinking global and regional commitments to renewable energy in the context of climate change and environmental commitments
Climate science under attack - how is this impacting the political imperative for renewables?
Energy security, clean energy, climate change, environmental activism - parts of whole or separate items?
What do the politicians need to do to help increase the balance of renewables in the future energy mix? Which regulatory regimes will help promote renewable energy? And if political action is not sufficient, where does the boost need to come from?
Stephan Singer, Director, Global Energy Policy, WWF International
Jacqueline McGlade, Executive Director, European Environment Agency
Gerhard Knies, Director, DESERTEC
Kunihiko Shimada, Principal International Policy Coordinator, Global Environment Bureau, Ministry of the Environment, Japan
Gregory Barker, Minister of State, Department of Energy & Climate Change, UK
Ola Alterå, State Secretary, Ministry of Enterprise, Energy and Communications, Sweden
Humberto Delgado Ubach Chaves Rosa, Secretary of State, Ministry for Environment and Spatial Planning, Portugal
Guest chair: Virginia Sonntag-O'Brien, Executive Secretary, REN21, United Nations Environment Program
Putting the clean energy race into perspective
Why clean? Why now?
Who are the leaders in renewable energy and who are the laggards? Is it as clear cut as East vs. West? What is the prize at stake?
Where will action to drive renewables come from - and what form should this action take?
The Lord Browne of Madingley, Managing Director, Riverstone Holdings
Renewables and nuclear: A combination for the future?
Where does nuclear sit in the future energy mix?
Finding the sweet spot between economics, politics, environment, safety and energy security
A nuclear renaissance?
Fritz Vahrenholt, CEO, RWE Innogy
Sun, Wind, Wave: Who owns - or shares - the renewable energy future?
How will the renewable energy mix evolve in the mid-long term?
Which energy technology holds the greatest promise in helping tackle climate change?
Exploring issues of scale and demand
Christian Kjær, CEO, European Wind Energy Association
Jeremy Leggett, Founder and Executive Chairman, Solarcentury
Roland Muench, President and CEO, Voith Hydro
Martin McAdam, Chief Executive Officer, Aquamarine Power
Adel El Gammal, Secretary general, European Photovoltaic Industry Association
Afternoon refreshments
How can renewables develop without a global carbon price? Renewables and energy efficiency - a pairing neglected?
In the absence of a global carbon price, how will renewables ever compete commercially?
How will the market find the best way to develop renewables? How can the true cost of carbon be built into energy pricing?
What can be learnt from those countries developing clean energy without a carbon price?
Nelson Sam, Global Managing Director - Advisory Services, Point Carbon Thomson Reuters
Scott McGregor, CEO, Camco
Michael Lewis, Managing Director, Europe, E.ON Climate & Renewables
Thomas Dalsgaard, Vice President, DONG Energy 
The China effect
What are China's plans for the development of renewable energy - both domestically and internationally?
Assessing Chinese renewable energy capacity in the near-medium term
Clean energy priorities in China
What are the implications for the rest of the world?
Brief presentation by Lin Chuxue, Executive Vice President, China Three Gorges Corporation, followed by panel discussion with: 
Changhua Wu, Director, Greater China, The Climate Group
Stuart Brannigan, Managing Director, Yingli Green Energy Europe
Close of Day One, followed by drinks reception


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Day Two: Friday 1 October 2010

Morning refreshments
Welcome back and recap of Day One
Kavita Maharaj, Chair, Global Clean Energy Forum
Opening keynote
Yvo de Boer, Global Adviser on Climate and Sustainability, KPMG; former Executive Secretary, United Framework Convention on Climate Change
Keynote: The future is green
Tulsi Tanti, Chairman and Managing Director, Suzlon
Building the new energy future: roadmap to 2050
Redefining the resource planning model and looking at the capital investment and R&D required to achieve large-scale deployment of low carbon energy technologies
What initiatives and choices should be implemented and made to help achieve a sustainable and secure energy future by 2050? And what will be the critical steps and markers along the way?
Implications for banks, institutional investors, governments, and "high-carbon" industry
Who is taking the lead in the construction of a new sustainable energy model?
Mike Hogan, Program Director - Power,European Climate Foundation
Thijs Aarten, Director,Kema
Paul van Son, Chief Executive Officer, Dii
Graham Watson, MEP
José António Fonseca Vieira da Silva, Minister of Economy, Innovation and Development, Portugal
Alberto Oliveira Fontes, Jr., director of Biodiesel, Petrobras
Why the energy technology revolution is likely to be larger in size and scope than the IT revolution
How quickly is renewable energy technology developing, and how fast are costs falling?
What are the breakthrough technologies on the horizon?
When will technology help enable renewables to compete with conventional energy?
What are the technology transfer issues that need to be overcome?
Jeremy Leggett, Founder and Executive Chairman, Solarcentury
Giovanni De Santi, Director, Institute for Energy, JRC, European Commission
Morning refreshments
Renewable energies over the next 30 years
Q&A with Manuel António Gomes de Almeida de Pinho, Visiting Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
What policy framework is required to help support a renewable energy future?
Philip Lowe, Director General, Energy DG, European Commission
Guest chair: Petre Roman, Former Prime Minister of Romania, Member of the Club of Madrid, and Member of the Global Leadership for Climate Action Initiative, United Nations Foundation
Smart Grid: Evolution and Revolution as the emerging world meets the developed world?
As we transition into the transformation of the power network to encompass a low-carbon economy, how will Smart Grid technology transfer develop globally over the 2010-2015 timeline?
Will the evolving commercial business models in the US and EU be adopted by the emerging markets or will specific business models develop independently in such markets?
Will indigenous technology "champions" be preferred as the industry grows or will a small number of technology companies dominate the global market?
Based on pilot projects at diverse development stages in the emerging markets and in OECD markets what are the practical issues related to the adoption of smart grid as a driver of a low-carbon economy?
Simon Giles, Partner and Global Lead - Smart Cities, Accenture
Peter Gutman, Global Head, Renewable Energy & Environmental Finance, Standard Chartered Bank
Pascal Julienne, President Executive Director, BPL Global EMEA
Cosma Panzacchi, Engagement Manager, McKinsey
Rolf Adam, Director Sales & Business Development, Utilities & Smart Grid Europe, Cisco
Rajendra Pachauri, Chair, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
Outlook for Cancún
What sort of outcome should be anticipated?
How should expectations be managed and tempered after last year's experience at COP 15?
What can be extrapolated from the US climate bill experience?
Considering possible scenarios and implications for the energy community
Stefan Schurig, Director, Climate and Energy, World Future Council
Kunihiko Shimada, Principal International Policy Coordinator, Global Environment Bureau, Ministry of Environment, Japan
Alicia Montalvo, Director General, Agency for Climate Change, Spain
Amb. Juan Manuel Gómez Robledo, Deputy Minister for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mexico
Rajendra K. Pachauri, Chair, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 
Conference ends, followed by lunch
© 2010, International Herald Tribune. This program may be subject to change.