IPCC Chairman Rajendra Pachauri provided a context for the 2011 annual conference.
The 2011 Annual Conference of the Yale Climate & Energy Institute was held on April 9th, jointly with the Yale Alumni in Energy Conference, on the theme Technology Innovations For a Secure Energy Future. The YCEI’s second annual conference focused on some of the scientific advancements in clean energy production, and the obstacles hindering the transition to a post-fossil fuel economy. The event’s discussion and analysis of our clean energy future will be framed by leading experts in climate, finance, policy, and science.
Featured Speakers Include: Hon. Lykke Friis (Denmark’s Minister for Climate and Energy), Hon. Marc Spitzer (Commissioner, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission), Noubar Afeyan (Flagship Ventures), Ernest Moniz (MIT Energy Initiative), Tom Pincince (Digital Lumens), James Woolsey (Former Director, CIA, Chairman, Woolsey Partners LLC and Senior Fellow, Yale’s University’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs), David Lawrence (Executive Vice President Shell Exploration and Commercial), Anastasios Melis, (University of California, Berkeley) Juan Enriquez, (Excel Venture Management), Michael McAdams, (Advanced Biofuels Association), Martin LaMonica (CNET NEWS), Nate Lewis (California Institute of Technology), Josef Eichhammer (Solar Trust of America & Solar Millennium), Matthew M. Nordan (Venrock), Yet-Ming Chiang (MIT & A123), Alex Bok (Boston Power), Karim Kassam (Ballard Power System), Michael Holman (Lux Research), Frank Murray (New York State Energy Research and Development Authority)
conference website http://www.yale.edu/ycei/annualconference2011/