ERNEST MONIZ, RON WYDEN, JEFF IMMELT, GREGORY BARKER AND MICHAEL BLOOMBERG TO HEADLINE BLOOMBERG NEW ENERGY FINANCE SUMMIT
US Energy Secretary, US Senate Finance Committee Chairman, GE CEO, UK Minister of Energy and Climate Change, Bloomberg L.P. founder to join more than 120 energy industry thought leaders speaking at Summit 2014
New York, March 31 – Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) will welcome nearly 1,000 global energy leaders at the upcoming Summit, April 7-9 at the Grand Hyatt in New York. Now in its seventh year, the forum is one of the most respected in the energy industry, gathering together executives, senior investors and policy-makers who collectively drive the world's transition to cleaner energy.
This year's theme, Phase Change: New Business Models, New Market Structures, will capture the profound changes underway in energy globally and the opportunities for investment and innovation in power and transportation. Key stakeholders from a range of sectors will explore the future of the utility, recent and upcoming policy developments, the integration of electric vehicles and the game-changing potential of energy efficiency, cheap renewable energy, unconventional natural gas, distributed power and new patterns of consumption.
- Dr. Ernest Moniz, Secretary of Energy, US Department of Energy
- Michael Bloomberg, United Nations Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change
- Senator Ron Wyden, Chairman, Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and Chairman, Senate Finance Committee
- Jeff Immelt, Chief Executive Officer of General Electric, with Dan Doctoroff, President and Chief Executive Officer of Bloomberg L.P.
- Tony Fadell, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Nest Labs
- Alejandro Agag, Chief Executive Officer, Formula E Holdings
New data on the current state of investment in clean energy, presented by Michael Liebreich, Chairman of the Advisory Board of BNEF, in his "State of the Industry" keynote
Additional key speakers include:
Gregory Barker, Minister of State, Department of Energy & Climate Change, UK
Jim Barry, Managing Director, BlackRock Infrastructure Investment Group
Leonardo Beltran, Deputy Secretary for Planning and Energy Transition, Secretariat of Energy Mexico
Lord John Browne, Managing Director and Managing Partner, Riverstone Holdings
Christopher M. Crane, President and Chief Executive Officer, Exelon Corporation
Andy Geissbuehler, Vice President and General Manager, Alstom Renewable Power – Wind, North America
Arno Harris, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman, Recurrent Energy
Connie Hedegaard, European Commissioner for Climate Action, European Commission
Jim Hughes, Chief Executive Officer, First Solar
Amory Lovins, Chairman and Chief Scientist, Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI)
Cheryl Martin, Acting Director, Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) United States Department of Energy
Bill McKibben, Author, Educator, Environmentalist
Torben Möger Pedersen, Chief Executive Officer, PensionDanmark
James Rogers, Former Chairman of the Board, Duke Energy
Francesco Starace, Chief Executive Officer, Enel Green Power
Achim Steiner, UNEP Executive Director and Under-Secretary General, United Nations
Simon Upton, Environment Director, Organisation for Economic Cooperation & Development (OECD)
Maria van der Hoeven, Executive Director, International Energy Agency (IEA)
Governor Christine Todd Whitman, Co-Chair, Clean and Safe Energy Coalition
NEW ENERGY PIONEERS: On the first day of the Summit, Bloomberg New Energy Finance will name the 2014 New Energy Pioneer winners. Now in its fifth 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: Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Lockheed Martin and Ernst & Young. Industry Partner is Alstom. Additional partners include: Hitachi, the Zayed Future Energy Prize, ET Solar, First Solar, Novozymes, The Pew Charitable Trusts, Wartsila, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, SunEdison, Applied Materials, Formula E, Broadscale, and Climate Investment Funds.
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