Rick Stengel

Managing Editor
Time Magazine

Paul Cicio
Idustrial Energy
Consumers of America

Dan Hendrix
Interface, Inc.

Mike Kaplan
President & CEO
Aspen Skiing Co.

Dr. Jeff Kenna
International Inc.

Rose McKinney James
Energy Works

Dan Reicher
Energy and Climate
Google, Inc.

Frances Beinecke
National Resources
Defense Counsel

Leo Gerard
United Steelworkers

Sen. Amy Klobuchar
U.S. Senator
State of Minnesota

Navin Nayak
Global Warming
League of
Conservation Voters

John Podesta
Center for American
Progress Action Fund

Dan Sperling
Institute of
Transportation Studies,
University of California
at Davis

2008 Energy and Climate Change Roundtable

Tuesday, August 26, 2008
8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Space Theatre
Denver Performing Arts Complex

Session One: The Business of Climate Change

8:00 am - 9:45 am

Moderator: Rick Stengel
Introduction: Practical Examples of the Business Impact
Paul Cicio, Dan Hendrix, Mike Kaplan, Dr. Jeff Kenna, Rose McKinney James, Dan Reicher
Topic Expansion: Resources for Business Leadership
Frances Beinecke, Leo Gerard, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Navin Nayak, John Podesta, Dan Sperling

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Energy and Climate Change Roundtable Podcast

Original Overview

The 2008 Energy and Climate Change Roundtable is designed as three discussions among an array of knowledgeable participants. A moderator will lead each of the three sessions, encouraging dynamic, substantive interchange among the participants, bringing local, state, national and international perspectives to the forefront. Seated in a venue with a capacity for 550 persons, the audience for the Roundtable will include individuals with a particular interest in the subject of energy and climate change.

Roundtable Focus

State and local leadership have largely led the way in implementing on-the-ground solutions to address global climate change and to diversify the energy economy. For this reason, the sessions presented below will focus on innovative actions at the state and local level in particular, while incorporating the need to build a more effective partnership at the federal level in what is now increasingly an international climate reality.

Session One: The Business of Climate Change

8:00 am to 9:45 am, the Space Theatre

The global challenge of climate change has moved to the top of the boardroom agenda as businesses strive to balance their economic interests while recognizing the global imperative to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. A full range of challenges and opportunities facing business leaders will be explored in this session, regarding capitalization, research and development, technology transfer, the policy regime, and the emerging carbon market.

Session Two: Energy in a Carbon Constrained Economy

10:00 am to 11:45 am, the Space Theatre

This roundtable will focus on balancing the benefits of traditional energy resources as a nationally secure base load resource against depleting supplies and the need to reduce greenhouse gases in an increasingly carbon-constrained economy.

Keynote Lunch: Sir Nicholas Stern

Energy and Climate Change Roundtable Podcast

Session Three: The New Energy Economy

1:30 pm to 3:30 pm, the Space Theatre

This session will explore the rich array of resources in the “modern energy economy” with a focus on fuel resources, technology development, policy barriers and outlooks, energy security, and the capital formation required to achieve this transformation.

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