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IEEFA Energy Finance Conference 2019

June 17-19, 2019

World Electricity Markets Overview Plenary

Speakers

Tim Buckley, IEEFA
Laurel Ostfield, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
Kimiko Hirata, Kiko Network

Moderator 

Vibhuti Garg, IEEFA

World Oil and Gas Markets Overview Plenary

Speakers:

Bruce Robertson, IEEFA
Tom Sanzillo, IEEFA

Moderator: 

Tzeporah Berman, Stand.earth, Global Gas and Oil Network (GGON)

Energy Transition Campaigns Around the World Plenary

Speakers

Nicole Horseherder, To Nizhoni Ani
Kuba Gogolewski, Foundation “Development YES- Open-Pit Mines NO” (DY-OPMN)
Adhityani (Dhitri) Putri, Yayasan Indonesia Cerah
Omar Elmawi, deCOALonize Campaign

Moderator

Suzanne Mattei, Lookout Hill Public Policy Associates, IEEFA Board

U.S. Utilities Financial Outlook

Speakers

Jim Hempstead, Moody’s
Julien Dumoulin-Smith, Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML)

Moderator

Liz Stanton, Applied Economics Clinic

Stopping the Coal Plant Pipeline

Speakers

Christine Shearer, Global Energy Monitor
Simon Nicholas, IEEFA
Heffa Schücking, urgewald

Moderator

Jesse Burton, University of Cape Town; E3G

How Does the Oil and Gas Industry Expand and Contract at the Same Time?

Speakers

Kathy Hipple, IEEFA
Clark Williams-Derry, Sightline Institute
Lorne Stockman, Oil Change International

Moderator

Sergio Knaebel, Sandler Foundation

The Battle Over Coal Bailouts at the State and Federal Level (CLE)

Speakers

Tyler Comings, Applied Economics Clinic
Kim Smaczniak, Earthjustice
Derf Johnson, Montana Environmental Information Center (MEIC)

Moderator

Shannon Fisk, Earthjustice

(There were no presentations)

Asset Managers and Energy Transition — Leaders or Laggards?

Speakers

Diana Best, The Sunrise Project
Aniket Shah, UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network

Moderator

Melissa Brown, IEEFA

(There were no presentations)

Understanding the Petrochemical Industry (CLE)

Speakers

Nick Fowler, REXtac

Carroll Muffett, Center for International Environmental Law

Adrienne Bloch, Earthjustice

Moderator

Tom Sanzillo, IEEFA

Fighting Gas Plants Discussion

Speaker

David Schlissel, IEEFA

Labor, Natural Gas and Renewable Energy: Lessons from Puerto Rico

Speakers

Angel Figueroa Jaramillo, UTIER (español)
Ingrid Vila Biaggi, CAMBIO
Ruth Santiago, Environmental Attorney

Moderator

Cathy Kunkel, IEEFA

Perspectives from South East Asia

Speakers

Elrika Hamdi, IEEFA
Sara Jane Ahmed, IEEFA
Joojin Kim, Solutions for Our Climate
Melissa Brown, IEEFA

Moderator

Lidy Nacpil, Asian Peoples Movement on Debt and Development (APMDD)

Transportation Gamechangers—Electric Vehicles and Decarbonizing Aviation and Shipping

Speakers

Cécile Toubeau, Transport & Environment
Tom Smith, Texas Electric Transportation Resource Alliance
Todd Paglia, Stand.earth

Moderator

Dan Bakal, Ceres

A Gamechanging Technology—Storage Plus Solar

Speakers

Jonathan Adelman, Xcel
Angelina Galiteva, California ISO
Bernt Bremdal, Smart Innovation Norway

Moderator

Gerard Wynn, IEEFA

Focus on the Permian Basin (CLE)

Speakers

Sarah Brennan, IEEFA Board
Michael Lazarus, Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) US Center
J.D. Newsom, Big Bend Conservation Alliance

Presenter/Moderator

Ilan Levin, Environmental Integrity Project

Practical Strategies for Closing Coal Plants and Replacing Them with Renewable Energy

Presenters

Sonia Aggarwal, Energy Innovations
Karl Cates, IEEFA
Anna Sommer, Energy Futures Group (EFG)

Moderator

Jennifer Washburn, Citizens Action Coalition of Indiana

Influencing Banks and International Financial Institutions

Speakers

Alison Kirsch, Rainforest Action Network (RAN)
Julien Vincent, Market Forces
Lucie Pinson, The Sunrise Project, Unfriend Coal Campaign

Moderator

Tim Buckley, IEEFA

Canadian Campaigns on the Oil and Gas industry

Speakers

Nathan Lemphers, Oil Change International
Kathy Hipple, IEEFA
Jen Lash, Sisu Institute
Gillian McEachern, GGON

Moderator

Tzeporah Berman, Stand.earth, GGON

Using Securitization as a Strategy to Retire Coal Plants: Pros and Cons

Speakers

Uday Varadarajan, Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI)
Steve Pomerance, Former Boulder City Councilmember
Jeremy Richardson, Union of Concerned Scientists

Moderator

Mary Anne Hitt, Sierra Club

Roundtable: China’s Influence On Global Energy Issues

Panelists

Ghee Peh, IEEFA
Irem Kok-Kalayci, European Climate Foundation
Matt Gray, Carbon Tracker Initiative
Yiting Wang, World Wildlife Fund (WWF)
Marilyn Waite, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

Moderator

Melissa Brown, IEEFA

Oil and Gas Campaigns Across the Globe

Speakers

Martin Norman, Greenpeace
Matt Krogh, Stand.earth
Kevin Koenig, Amazon Watch
Melinda Janki, International Legal Consultant
Tomás Torres, Puerto Rico Institute for Competitiveness and Sustainable Economy (ICSE-PR)
María Marta Di Paola, FARN

Moderator

Tom Kruse, Rockefeller Brothers Fund

Local Economic Benefits of Renewable Energy

A team of MBA students from the Bard College NYC Lab program has worked with IEEFA over the past year to collect concrete data on the local economic impacts of wind and solar projects, including effects on the tax base and employment.

Moderator

Seth Feaster, IEEFA

Where Divestment Campaigns Are Now Plenary

Speakers

Bill McKibben, 350.org, Author
Clara Vondrich, Divest Invest
John Hepburn, The Sunrise Project

Moderator

Kathy Hipple, IEEFA

About Energy Finance 2019

On June 17-19, 2019, the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) and Columbia Law School brought together environmental advocates and attorneys from around the world for a 3-day training program in New York City.

The agenda and supplemental conference materials are available via Dropbox.

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