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Divestiture Movement, Deepening Distress of Coal Industry, Emerging Battles Over Solar, Overbuilding of Shale Gas Pipelines Highlight IEEFA Energy Finance 2016 Conference in New York City

Panelists From Deutsche Bank, Moody’s, S&P Capital IQ, New York Mayor’s Office, CalSTRS, Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office, Bloomberg New Energy Finance, Norwegian Parliament


NEW YORK, Feb. 29, 2016 — The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) today announced a 2016 conference lineup that includes leading energy finance experts, industry regulators, institutional investors, activists, market analysts and commentators from around the world.

The conference, Energy Finance 2016, is March 14-16 at Columbia University Law School.

“This promises to be a timely and spirited three days of strategy discussion and debate on the fast-moving global energy economy,” said Sandy Buchanan, IEEFA’s executive director. “Our panels and plenaries will showcase expertise from around the globe, and will zero in on frontline reports from dozens of locales affecting millions of people.”

On the agenda: Evolving electricity-generation markets, renewable energy development, coal-industry divestment, shale gas emissions and pipeline controversies,  investor activism and market risk.

“We will range from divestiture, the politics of energy and the latest trends in electricity-generation innovation to declining coal-consumption patterns and coal industry bankruptcies and financial distress,” Buchanan said.

AMONG THE panelists and speakers:

– Christophe Courchesne, Environmental Protection Division, Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General
– Fergus Green, Researcher and Policy Consultant, London School of Economics and Political Science
– Jim Hempstead, associate managing director, Moody’s Investors Services
– Philip Larrieu, Corporate Governance Unit, California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS).
– Tom Pawlicki, senior natural gas liquids reporter, S&P Global Market Intelligence
– Christoph Podewils, director of communications, Agora Energiewende
– Colleen Regan, senior analyst, North American Power and Environment, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
– Vishal Shah, managing director, Deutsche Bank
– Torstein Solberg, Norwegian Parliament
– John Adler, director of the Mayor’s Office of Pensions and Investments and Chief Pension Investment Advisor for New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio
– Jonathan Barrett, president and portfolio manager, Luminus Management


– The State of International Coal Markets
– Coal, Natural Gas and Renewable Energy in Domestic Power Markets
– The New Oil-Price Environment: Trends and Politics
– Financing Renewable Energy
– The Battle Over Distributed Solar
– Major Institutional Investor Divestments From Coal
– Overbuilding of Shale Gas Pipelines in the U.S.

Agenda details and updates are posted here.

Media contact: Karl Cates, [email protected], 917.439.8225



The Cleveland-based Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) conducts research and analyses on financial and economic issues related to energy and the environment. The Institute’s mission is to accelerate the transition to a diverse, sustainable and profitable energy economy and to reduce dependence on coal and other non-renewable energy resources.



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