YCEI Annual Conference 2014— A Critical Look at the World of Energy in 2030

Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 8:30am

YCEI’s fifth annual conference took a critical look at the world of energy in 2030. Jumping off from current projections, a distinguished international group of experts from industry, government, universities and NGOs examined key countries, sectors, technologies and policies that may disrupt conventional views and dramatically change the world of energy within the next 15 years.

This year’s conference honored Dr. Rajendra Pachauri, chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and first director of YCEI, who closed the event with an address on energy scenarios and climate impacts from the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report. Karen Seto, Coordinating Lead Author on the Working Group III’s new chapter on urbanization, made a short presentation prior to introducing him.

Featured speakers:

Niel Golightlly (Shell Oil), David Lawrence (Stone Energy), Daniel Esty (Yale), Zhang Xiliang (Tsingua University) Karen Hussey (Australian National University), Luke Tonachel (NRDC), Stéphane Dion (Canadian Parliament), Richard Lester (MIT) Susan E-H Steward (Soltage), Nebojsa Nakicenovic, (International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis) and Holmes Hummel (formerly Department of Energy).

Photos of the event are available for download in our Photo Gallery.

Coverage of the event by the New Haven Register’s Jim Shelton is here.

Niel Golightly, VP External Affairs of Shell Oil, gives the Keynote talk. More conference videos here.