Ban-Ki Moon, Murkowski to headline Bloomberg New Energy Finance Summit

UN Secretary-General and Alaska's US Senator among over 100 Energy Industry Thought Leaders to Participate in the Annual Gathering

New York, April 10 – Bloomberg New Energy Finance has unveiled the speaker line-up for its upcoming Summit to be held April 22 - 24 at the Grand Hyatt in New York. Now in its sixth year, the Summit has established itself as the leading forum for decision-makers leading the transformation of the energy sector.

The Summit will feature keynote addresses from United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon and Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, the ranking Republican on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.

This year's theme – Resilience, Optionality and Intelligence, "the new energy R.O.I." – explores the intersection of the energy markets, industry, finance and policy. In an era characterized by complexity, volatility and changing energy patterns, cooperation between these sectors is essential to create a smart and resilient energy system. Top entrepreneurs, strategists, investors, and policy-makers will gather over three days to examine the tumultuous transformation underway in the energy sector and set the agenda for the years to come.

"The energy sector is exposed to risk as never before. Commodity prices, technological change, unstable policy, drought, storms, climate change, hackers, shareholder activism - the next shock could come from any direction." said Bloomberg New Energy Finance Chief Executive Michael Liebreich. "This year's Bloomberg New Energy Finance Summit is about how decision-makers should think about planting their feet, given these dangerously shifting sands."

Additional key speakers include:
• David Blood, Co-Founder & Senior Partner, Generation Investment Management
• Jin-Yong Cai, CEO, International Finance Corporation
• Sir Suma Chakrabarti, President, European Bank for Reconstruction & Development
• David Crane, President & CEO, NRG Energy
• Honorable Elizabeth Dipuo Peters, Minister of Energy, South Africa
• Tony Fadell, Founder & CEO of Nest Labs
• Pam Fletcher, Chief Engineer, General Motors
• Jack Gerard, President & CEO, American Petroleum Institute
• Peder Holk Nielsen, President & CEO, Novozymes
• David Khemakhem, Corporate Strategic Planning Advisor, ExxonMobil
• Marcin Korolec, Minister of Environment, Poland
• Kerstin Meerwaldt, Corporate Strategy & Planning, BMW
• Bill Richardson, Former US Energy Secretary, Former Governor, State of New Mexico
• Bill Ritter, Former Governor State of Colorado
• Eyal Rosner, Chairman, Fuel Choices Initiative, Prime Minister's Office, Israel
• David Sandalow, Assistant Secretary for Policy and International Affairs, US Department of Energy
• Gordon Shearer, CEO, Hess LNG
• Tom Steyer, Co-Founding Director, Next Generation.

On the first day of the Summit, Bloomberg New Energy Finance will name the 2013 New Energy Pioneer winners. Now in its fourth year, the award honors 10 companies from around the world that are changing the energy landscape. In a year of record applicants, the independent panel selected the companies that best meet three criteria: potential to scale, innovation and momentum.

PARTNERS: Key Summit Partners include Advanced Energy Economy (AEE), Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Lockheed Martin. The Pioneers Program Partner is Ernst & Young. Industry Partners include Alstom, Canadian Solar and General Motors. Sponsors include APCO Worldwide, American Petroleum Institute (API), USAID Forest, Carbon Markets & Commodities (FCMC) group, Novozymes and Zayed Future Energy Prize (Masdar). Supporting Partners include the Banking Environment Initiative (BEI), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and the World Energy Council (WEC).

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