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IEEFA Energy Finance Training 2018

March 12-14, 2018

SESSIONS

India Bangladesh Session 

Vibhuti Garg, IISD
Ashish Fernandes, Greenpeace
Gireesh Shrimali, Director Climate Policy Initiative India
Simon Nicholas, IEEFA

Global Outlook for Electricity Markets

Melissa Brown, IEEFA
Nityanand Jayaraman, Chennai Solidarity Group
Paul Bodnar, Rocky Mountain Institute

Moderator: Tim Buckley, IEEFA

Fossil Fuel Divestment; New York City and State Leading the Nation

Dan Zarrilli, Office of New York Mayor Bill DiBlasio
Adam Zurofsky, Office of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
Denise Patel, 350.org

Moderator: Kathy Hipple, Bard College

Community-Based Strategies for the Energy Transition

Nicole Horseherder, To’ Nizhoni Ani (video)
Tony Skrelunas, DinéHózhó
Ingrid Vila Biaggi, Cambio PR
Tomás J. Torres, Puerto Rico Institute for Competitiveness and Sustainable Economy

Moderator: Heidi Binko, Just Transition Fund

Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Pros and Cons

John Thompson, Clean Air Task Force
Anna Sommer, Sommer Energy

Presenter/Moderator: David Schlissel, IEEFA

Financial Vulnerabilities of the Oil and Gas Industries

Clark Williams-Derry, Sightline Institute
Ted Nace, CoalSwarm

Moderator: Tzeporah Berman, York University

China is Coal, Coal is China

Shelagh Whitley, Overseas Development Institute (ODI)
Melissa Brown & Tim Buckley, IEEFA
Han Chen, NRDC
Ben Caldecott, Oxford Sustainable Finance Programme
Calvin Quek, Greenpeace
Xinyue Ma, Global Development Policy Center

Financial Challenges Facing the U.S. Coal Mining Industry

Seth Feaster, IEEFA
Andy Blumenfeld, Doyle Trading Consultants

Moderator: Sarah Brennan, Robertson Foundation                          

LNG/Natural Gas Market Trends

Bruce Robertson, IEEFA
David Schlissel, IEEFA

Presenter/Moderator: Deborah Goldberg, Earthjustice

U.S. Energy Industry Trends

Jim Hempstead, Moody’s
Anna Zubets-Anderson, Moody’s

Presenter/Moderator: Shannon Fisk, Earthjustice

Natural Gas Pipelines

David Bookbinder, Niskanen Center
Natalie Karas, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)

Moderator: Rebekah Sale, Property Rights and Pipeline Center

Distributed Solar as an Organizing Strategy

Anya Schoolman, Solar United Neighbors
David Ortiz, El Puente

Moderator: Cathy Kunkel, IEEFA

Creating Our Future Transport System

Hannah McKinnon, Oil Change International
Dan Becker, Safe Climate Campaign
Mark Kresowik, Sierra Club

Moderator: Suzanne Mattei, IEEFA

Global Coal Phaseout Outlook

Matt Gray, Carbon Tracker Initiative
Heffa Schuecking, Urgewald
Christine Shearer, CoalSwarm
Alison Kirsch, Rainforest Action Network

Moderator: Kathrin Gutmann, Europe Beyond Coal

Business-Driven Demand for Renewable Energy

Tom Murley, Two Lights Capital

Moderator: Melissa Brown, IEEFA

U.S. Utilities Financial Outlook

Julien Dumoulin-Smith, Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML)

Presenter/Moderator: David Schlissel, IEEFA

Interdependence Among Oil, Gas and Petrochemical

Cathy Kunkel, IEEFA
Eric Schaeffer, Environmental Integrity Project

Moderator: Lisa Hamilton, Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL)

Insuring Coal No More?

Cynthia McHale, Ceres
Peter Bosshard, The Sunrise Project
Andreas Spiegel, Independent Sustainability Expert

Moderator: Larry Shapiro, Rockefeller Family Fund

Integrating Renewables into the Grid, Lessons from Developed and Developing Countries

Warren Lasher, ERCOT
Eric Gimon, Energy Innovation
Sara Jane Ahmed, IEEFA

Moderator: Gerard Wynn, IEEFA

IEEFA and Columbia Law School brought together environmental advocates and attorneys from around the world for a three-day training program in New York City. The training covered current developments in the coal, natural gas,  renewables, and electric utility industries. It was designed to provide advocates and attorneys with the skills to understand and engage in the financial aspects of current debates on fossil fuels.

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