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Accelerating Climate Action in the United States:
What are we doing and what more can be done?


All events will take place in the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, Maeder Hall Auditorium, unless otherwise noted.

Registration for this event has now closed. Walk-ins are welcome.

Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, 86 Olden Street Princeton, NJ 08544

Thursday, September 20, 2018

4:30 – 6:00


Judi Greenwald, Gerhard R. Andlinger Visiting Fellow, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment

Public Lecture

Debbie Mans, Deputy Commissioner, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
Introduced by Jeanne M. Fox, former President of the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities


Friday, September 21, 2018

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.


8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
Yueh-Lin (Lynn) Loo, Director, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment; Theodora D. ’78 and William H. Walton III ’74 Professor in Engineering; Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Keynote Panel: The Interplay of Technology Innovation, Public Policy, Market Forces, and Human Behavior

8:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Judi Greenwald, Moderator, Gerhard R. Andlinger Visiting Fellow, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, Princeton University
David Crane, Former CEO, NRG Energy
David Hone, Chief Climate Change Adviser, Shell International Ltd.
Elke Weber, Associate Director for Education, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment; Gerhard R. Andlinger Professor in Energy and the Environment; Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
Dan Reicher, Stanford University and the Brookings Institution

Keynote Address

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Tammy Snyder Murphy, First Lady of the State of New Jersey


10:30 a.m.– 10:45 a.m.

Panel Discussion 2: Climate Action in Power Supply and Demand

10:45 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Robert Socolow, Moderator, Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Emeritus
Alison Silverstein, Alison Silverstein Consulting
Jeffrey Brown, Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance, Stanford University
Julio Friedmann, Carbon Wrangler, LLC
Eric Ingersoll, Co-Founder, Energy Options Network


12:00 noon – 1:30 p.m.
FRIEND CENTER, Convocation Room

Panel Discussion 3: Climate Action in Transportation

1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Alain Kornhauser, Moderator, Professor of Operations Research and Financial Engineering. Director, Program in Transportation
Robert Freudenberg, Vice President for Energy and Environment, Regional Plan Association
Aravind Kailas, Research and Innovation Manager, Volvo Group
Andrew Salzberg, Head of Transportation Policy and Research, Uber
Jon Carnegie, Executive Director, Voorhees Transportation Center, Rutgers University


2:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Panel Discussion 4: Scaling State, Local and Business Action

3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Liz Lempert, Moderator, Mayor, Princeton, New Jersey
Martin Powell, Head of Urban Development, Siemens
Bruce Schlein, Director, Community Reinvestment Act Business Strategy, Citi
Andrew Rachlin, Managing Director, Reinvestment Fund
Andrew P. Zwicker, Assemblyman, New Jersey 16th Legislative District

Panel Discussion 5: Adding It Up

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Denise Mauzerall, Moderator, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Public and International Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
Hannah Pitt, Research Analyst, Rhodium Group LLC
William Flederbach, Founder, President and CEO, ClimeCo Corporation
Nathan Hultman, Director, Center for Global Sustainability, University of Maryland

Closing Reception

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.