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2012 Energy Justice Conference and Technology Expo

Monday, September 17th

8:15  -

8:45 am

Registration and Continental Breakfast (Free with Registration)

8:45 -

10:00 am

Keynote Opening with Dr. Kandeh Yumkella and Senator Tim Wirth

Interactive Musical Prelude:
Nii Armah Sowah, Dept. of Theatre and Dance, University of Colorado [CONFIRMED]
Introduction:
Kyle Hybl, Regent, University of Colorado [CONFIRMED]
Dr. Kandeh Yumkella, Chairman, UN Energy; Director General. United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) [CONFIRMED]
Senator Timothy Wirth, President, UN Foundation [CONFIRMED]

10:00 -

10:15 am

Conference Overview

Dr. Joseph Jupille, Director, Colorado European Union Center of Excellence (CEUCE); Professor, Dept. of Political Science, University of Colorado [INVITED]
Dr. Lakshman Guruswamy, Founder, World Energy Justice Conference; Director, Center for Energy and Environmental Security (CEES); Professor, Law School, University of Colorado [CONFIRMED]

10:15 -

11:15 am

Session One: The Other Third: Ethical Dimensions

Chair:
Martin Hiller, Director-General, Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP), Vienna, Austria [CONFIRMED]
Overview:
Dr. Charles Wilkinson, Distinguished Professor, School of Law, University of Colorado [CONFIRMED]
Is there a right to energy?
Jose Ambrozic, Chairman of the Board, Universidad Catolica San Pablo; President, Creatio; Consecrated Layman, Sodalitium Christianae Vitae [CONFIRMED]
Dr. E. Christian Brugger, J. Francis Cardinal Stafford Chair of Moral Theology, Saint John Vianney Theological Seminary [CONFIRMED]

11:15 -

11:45 am

Technology Expo and Coffee/Tea (Free with Registration)

11:45 -

12:45 pm

Session Two: Energy as the Primary Determinant of Progress

Chair:
Dr. Morgan Bazilian, Deputy Director, Joint Institute for Strategic Energy Analysis (JISEA), National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) [CONFIRMED]
Review of Social and Economic Findings:
Jason Aamodt, Attorney; Adjunct Professor, University of Tulsa [CONFIRMED]
Impacts of Energy Deficits in Cooking, Illumination, Water, Sanitation, and Motive Power:
Dr. Paul Chinowsky, Director, Mortensen Center; Professor, University of Colorado [CONFIRMED]

12:45 -

2:00 pm

Lunch and Technology Exposition (Attendees leave for Lunch)

2:00 -

3:00 pm

Session Three: Decision-making and the Energy Poor

Chair:
Dr. Luka Powanga, Professor, Economics and Management, Regis University [CONFIRMED]
The Green Climate Fund (GCF): Challenges and Opportunities:
Martin Hiller, Director-General, Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP), Vienna, Austria [CONFIRMED]
The UN and other Inter-Governmental Organizations:
Dr. Pradeep Monga, Energy Director, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) [CONFIRMED]

3:00 -

4:00 pm

Session Four: Access to Energy

Chair:
Dr. Bernard Amadei, Professor, Civil Engineering; Mortensen Chair in Global Engineering; Founder, Engineers without Borders [CONFIRMED]
Metrics:
Dr. Morgan Bazilian, Deputy Director, Joint Institute for Strategic Energy Analysis (JISEA), National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) [CONFIRMED]
Electricity:
Dr. Frank Barnes, Distinguished Professor, Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering, University of Colorado [CONFIRMED]
Empowerment of Women:
Corinne Hart, Program Manage4r, Gender and Markets, Global Alliance for Clean Cook-stoves [CONFIRMED]

4:00 -

4:30 pm

Technology Expo and Coffee/Tea (Free with Registration)

4:30 -

5:45 pm

Session Five: Appropriate Sustainable Energy Technologies (ASETs)

Chair:
Dr. Michael Knotek, Director, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute (RASEI), University of Colorado [CONFIRMED]
Cook-stoves:
Jason Prapas, Principal Engineer, Advanced Cook-stoves Program, The Engines and Energy Conversion Laboratory, Colorado State University [CONFIRMED]
Jessica Alderman, Director, Envirofit [CONFIRMED]
Illumination
Stephen Katsaros, Inventor, Founder, and CEO, Nokero [CONFIRMED]
Motive Power: Draft Power
Dr. Arjun Makhijani, President, Institute for Energy and Environmental Research (IEER) [CONFIRMED

Tuesday, September 18th

8:00  -

9:00 am

Continental Breakfast (Free with Registration)

9:00 -

10:00 am

Session Six: Sustainable Energy for All: The EU, US, and the UN

Chair:
Dr. Angela Dino, President’s Leadership Institute [CONFIRMED]
Capital, Investment and New Business Models
Teju Ravilochan, CEO, The Unreasonable Institute) [INVITED]
Model Laws
Jude Biggs, Partner, Holland & Hart [CONFIRMED]

10:00 -

10:30 am

Technology Expo and Coffee/Tea (Free with Registration)

10:30 -

11:30 pm

Session Seven: The Way Forward/Gender Mainstreaming

Chair:
Dr. Pradeep Monga, Energy Director, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) [CONFIRMED]

 

Opportunities for collaboration and joint projects
Dr. Rohit Khanna, Clean Technology Fund Coordinator, World Bank [CONFIRMED]
EU
Christian Burgsmueller, Counselor, Head, Transport, Energy, Environment & Nuclear Matters Section, EU Delegation to the USA [CONFIRMED]

11:30 -

12:30 pm

Closing Keynote

Chair:
Russell Moore, Provost, University of Colorado at Boulder [INVITED]
Concluding Remarks:
Andrew Romanoff, International Development Enterprises; Former Speaker of the House, Colorado House of Representatives [CONFIRMED]