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2021 Annual Meeting

Corporations and Industry in the Race to Net-Zero Emissions

The Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment 2021 Annual Meeting is being held on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 – 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. virtually and in person at Maeder Auditorium in Princeton University.

The Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment 2021 Annual Meeting catalyzes dynamic discussions on the global transition to net-zero emissions. Speakers from the financial, energy services, oil and gas, and renewables sectors will share their experiences and offer insights on the opportunities and challenges of the energy transition.

Vaccination is required for in-person attendance.

keynote speaker

Thomas Thune Andersen

Thomas Thune Andersen has chaired Ørsted through its green transformation and global growth. He also chairs Lloyds Register Group, a professional services company specializing in engineering and technology for the maritime industry and VKR Holding, a Strategic Holding and Investment company with a focus on investments in improving indoor quality of life e.g. Velux Windows. Andersen is also a board member of the maritime company BW Group; IMI, a vertification technology company for high-end design and manufacturing of flow valves focusing on safety and energy savings, and Green Hydrogen Systems. Further to his board portfolio, he is active in Friends of Ocean Action community and the World Economic Forum community, participating in the organization’s Energy Transitions Commission. Over the past five years, his focus has centered on business transformation, sustainability, and the global energy transition towards a carbon-free future. In addition, Andersen is a member of the Danish Committee on Corporate Governance and the Gender Diversity Roundtable Denmark. Mr. Andersen previously served as executive vice president at A.P. Moller Maersk and as CEO of Maersk Oil.

featured speakers

R. Brent Alderfer

Founder and Board Director, Community Energy, Inc.

Edward Stones

Global Director for Energy and Climate Change, Dow

Chris Ashton

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Worley

Vijay Swarup

Vice President, ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company

Scott L. Corwin

U.S. Leader for Sustainability and Climate Change, Deloitte

Charlie Weiss

Senior Vice President, Environmental and Sustainability, Occidental Petroleum

Jane Hunter

Chief Executive Officer, Tritium

Mark Widmar

Chief Executive Officer, First Solar

Scott Hobart

Chief Investment Officer, Mercator Partners


Chris Greig

Acting Associate Director for External Partnerships and Theodora D. ’78 and William H. Walton III ’74 Senior Research Scientist, the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, Princeton University

Yueh-Lin (Lynn) Loo

Chief Executive Officer, Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation; Former Director, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment; Theodora D. ’78 and William H. Walton III ’74 Professor in Engineering, on leave from Princeton University

Rodney Priestley

Vice Dean for Innovation, Office of the Dean for Research; Pomeroy and Betty Perry Smith Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering; Associate Director, Princeton Center for Complex Materials, Princeton University

Robert H. Socolow

Professor Emeritus, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University

poster session

The poster session will be in person with a virtual component. These pages are password-protected.

2020-2021 annual report

Reimagining America

The Andlinger Center’s annual report for the academic year 2020-2021 focuses on the Center’s interdisciplinary research, the groundbreaking Net-Zero America study, the growth of the
E-ffiliates program, and rising stars. It delves into research that shows what it will take the United States to achieve net-zero emissions, and encourages an alternative vision of the country, with improved air quality, reduced health care costs, and more energy jobs. We encourage you to explore this multimedia-enhanced book. Hover over photos, articles, headlines, and images to access full stories, websites, and videos.