Past Summit Topics Include:

2018 SUMMIT:


  • U.S. National Security: The Geopolitics of Energy in the 21st Century

  • Engaging Low-Income and Disadvantaged Communities in the Growing Distributed Energy Future

  • Funding the Energy Solutions of the Future

  • The Evolution of Community Choice Aggregation in California

Keynote Address: Christine Harada, former White House Chief Sustainability Officer

Fireside Chat: Shayle Kann, Senior Advisor at Greentech Media and co-host of The Interchange podcast Senior Advisor to Greentech Media and Wood Mackenzie, co-Host of The Interchange

2017 SUMMIT:

The Path Forward: Building Our Energy Future Together

  • Energy under the Trump Administration

  • Equity in the Clean Energy Economy

  • Corporate Renewable Energy Procurement

  • Automated Transportation

  • Energy Efficiency

Keynote Address: Jim Rogers

Fireside Chat: Danny Kennedy & Cathy Zoi

2016 Summit: 

Shaping the Next 10 Years

  • Natural Gas in Electricity: Bridge or Roadblock

  • Distributed Energy - Power to the People

  • Clean Transport: How Can we Spur Adoption of Clean Vehicles?

  • Paris Climate Accord: Policy Implications and Market Impacts”

Keynote: David Hochschild, CEC Commissioner

Fireside Chat: Nancy Pfund, DBL Partners and Susan Kennedy, Advanced Microgrid Solutions


2015 Summit:

Collaborative Innovation, Systemic Change

  • Commercializing Breakthrough Energy Technologies

  • Universal Energy Access in the Developing World

  • The Future of Fossil Fuels

  • Sustainable and Resilient Communities


2014 Summit:

California at the Energy Crossroads

  • Lessons from domestic and international renewables policies

  • Cleantech financing: where are all the VCs?

  • What is California’s ideal generation mix?

  • Behavior change: how do we inspire people to act?

  • California’s cap and trade program: What have we learned?


2013 Summit:

Tensions in Energy: Aligning Innovation, Investment, and Policy

  • David and Goliath?: Developing clean technology in firms big and small

  • Energy, Art, and Cultural Shifts

  • Energy Savings for the 99%: How to meet net-zero goals by scaling energy efficiency to middle-to low- income households

  • Carbon Capture and Sequestration: How long until policy and technology align?

  • Shale Gas and Renewables: Friends, enemies, or frienemies?

  • Energy Subsidies: If, when, and how to remove the training wheels

  • Sites of Conflict: Lessons