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2012 Energy Justice Conference and Tech Expo

The ability to harness energy is fundamental to economic and social development. Worldwide, almost 3 billion people have little or no access to beneficial energy resources for cooking, heating, water sanitation, illumination, transportation, or basic mechanical needs. Energy poverty exacerbates ill health and economic hardship, and reduces educational opportunities, particularly for women and children. Specifically, access to efficient and affordable energy services is a prerequisite for achieving the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) relating to poverty eradication.

A complete agenda can be found below the video player to find a particular speaker.



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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]



Event Details

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