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Promoting Low-Carbon Solutions and a Resilient Future Together

February 15, 2013 —

WHAT

Promoting Low-Carbon Solutions and a Resilient Future Together

WHEN

Thursday, February 21 (9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.)
Friday, February 22 (8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.)

WHERE

Georgetown University Law Center
Gewirz Student Center, 12th Floor
120 F Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

SCHEDULE

Thursday, February 21

9:30 - 10:00 a.m.
Welcome and Opening Remarks
William Treanor, Dean, Georgetown University Law Center
Vicki Arroyo, Executive Director, Georgetown Climate Center

10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Panel: State and Regional Efforts to Advance Electric Vehicle Deployment
Anthony Eggert
, Executive Director, University of California Davis Policy Institute for Energy, Environment and the Economy
Mike Robinson, Vice President, Sustainability and Global Regulatory Affairs, General Motors
Eric Heineman, Sustainability Director, Office of Gov. Pat Quinn (D-Ill.)
Tonia Buell, Project Manager, West Coast Electric Highway, Washington State Department of Transportation
Christine Kirby, Director of the Division of Air and Climate Programs, Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection
Kate Zyla, Director of Research and Policy Analysis, Georgetown Climate Center (Moderator)

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Discussion: The Path Forward on Clean Energy
Michael Carr, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy
Kevin Rennert, Majority Professional Staff Member, Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee
Heidi King, Majority Chief Economist, House Energy and Commerce Committee
Kate Zyla, Director of Research and Policy Analysis, Georgetown Climate Center (Moderator)

12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Luncheon Discussion: The Role of Business and Prospects for International Progress
Vicki Arroyo, Executive Director, Georgetown Climate Center
Eileen Claussen, President, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions

1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Panel: Innovative Multi-State Efforts to Reduce Emissions and Energy Use

Collin O'Mara, Secretary, Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control
Wade Crowfoot, Deputy Director, Office of Planning and Research, Office of Gov. Jerry Brown (D-Calif.)
Vickie Patton, General Counsel, Environmental Defense Fund
David Doniger, Climate and Clean Air Policy Director, Natural Resources Defense Council
Judi Greenwald, Vice President for Technology and Innovation, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions
Vicki Arroyo, Executive Director, Georgetown Climate Center (Moderator)

3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Afternoon Keynote
Gina McCarthy
, Assistant Administrator, Office of Air and Radiation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Federal Sustainability Efforts
Jonathan Powers
, Federal Environmental Executive, White House Council on Environmental Quality

5:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Exploring the Merk Family Fund's State Energy Analysis Tool
Laurie Burt
, former Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection

Friday, February 22

8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Morning Keynote
Gov. Jack Markell (D-Del.)

Introduction: Michael Northrop, Sustainable Development Program Director, Rockefeller Brothers Fund

9:30 - 10:00 a.m.
Andrew Zolli, Author, Resilience: Why Things Bounce Back

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Panel: Lessons in Resilience
Deb Markowitz
, Secretary, Vermont Agency of Natural Resources
Nathan Bracken, Legal Counsel, Western States Water Council
Hope Schmeltzer, Chief Counsel, California Coastal Commission
Alice Hill, Senior Counselor, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Lindene Patton, Chief Climate Product Officer, Zurich Financial Services
Peter Byrne, Faculty Director, Georgetown Climate Center; Associate Dean, J.D. Program, Georgetown University Law Center (Moderator)

12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Luncheon Remarks
Susan Ruffo
, Deputy Director for Climate Change Adaptation, White House Council on Environmental Quality

1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Closing Keynote
Gov. Dannel Malloy (D-Ct.)
Introduction
: Stewart Hudson, President, Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation

NOTE

The participants will explore how state and federal government can work together to chart a new path forward in climate and energy policy. They will discuss state and regional climate and sustainable transportation initiatives, efforts to respond to the effects of recent storms and increase resilience to extreme weather and other climate change impacts, the outlook for federal regulatory action and recent policy and business innovations.

This event is sponsored by the Georgetown Climate Center.

Media interested in attending should email mediarelations@law.georgetown.edu

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