PowerSurge

Clean Energy Innovation

SEPTEMBER 14, 2021
WASHINGTON, D.C.

AGENDA

The Skytop Strategies team is dedicated to crafting thought provoking
agendas that are diverse, not only in areas of thought and experience,
but in the broad range of attending speakers.

Time Program
8:00-8:40AM Networking Breakfast & Registration
8:40-8:45 Opening Remarks
Program Chair
8:45-9:20 Keynote Presentation
Can Conventional Energy Fight Back?: Making the Sector Investable for the Energy Transition
Presenter:
Benjamin Dell, Managing Partner, Co-Founder, Kimmeridge
9:20-9:55 Panel Discussion
Topic TBA
Moderator:
Panelists:
9:55-10:30 Exclusive Interview
Break-Through Ventures: Why Have They Not Delivered and Where Is Washington In The Mix?
Host:
Guest:
10:30-11:05 Panel Discussion
Energy As The Worst Performing Index In 2019: Has Investment In Renewables Peaked or Is Capital Waiting For The Government To Lead The Transition?
Moderator:

Panelists:
11:05-11:30 Presentation
Flipping the Switch: Outlook on Transforming the Energy Industry
Presentation:
11:30-11:50 Networking Break
11:50- 12:25 Panel Discussion
The Convergence of Renewable Energy and Climate Change: A Race to Zero Carbon
Moderator:
Scott Poynton, Founder, The Pond Foundation
Panelists:
Mark Tulay, CEO, 2 Percent
12:25-1:10PM Panel Discussion
Carbon Credits: A Look At The Potential of A Marketplace for Trading, Taxing and Green Banking
Moderator:
Panelists:
1:10-1:30 Interview
Smart Grid Management and Renewable Energy: Commercial Implications of Innovative Power Flow Control and Modeling
Interviewer:
Interviewee:
1:30-2:30 Networking Lunch
2:30-2:50 Interview
Smart Systems: What Have We Learned From COVID-19 That Can Be Applied To Climate Change?
Interviewer:
Interviewee:
2:50-3:20 Interview
The World Is Ready For Renewables But Renewables Aren’t Ready for the World: The Last 20% Barrier To Full Adoption
Interviewer:
David Levine, Co-founder & President, American Sustainable Business Council
Interviewee:
3:20-3:55 Panel Discussion
DARPA Under The Hood: A Look Into Defense and Social Purpose, From The PPP Perspective Initiatives
Moderator:
Panelists:
3:55-4:30 Armchair Chat
Mergers & Acquisitions: A Look At Strategic Plays In The Energy Market and Who Will Thrive?
Host:
Guests:
4:30-5:05 Panel Discussion
Just Transition: How to Get to Net-Zero While Building an Economy That Works for All
Moderator:
David Levine, Co-founder & President, American Sustainable Business Council
Panelists:
Christina Cobourn Herman, Program Director, Climate & Environmental Justice, Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility
Vonda Brunsting, Program Manager, Investing in a Just Transition, Harvard Initiative for Responsible Investment (unconfirmed)
Erin Hutson, Director of Corporate Affairs, LIUNA
Debbie New, Founder, Gas Leeks Allies Coalition and Climate Finance Action
5:05-5:35 Interview
Project Finance: Implications for Renewable Energy Development
Interviewer:

Interviewee:
5:45PM Program Adjourns, Networking Reception Begins

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