10th U.S. C3E Women in Clean Energy Symposium & Awards, Justice and Equity in Clean Energy, November 3-4,

  • 3 November 2021 To 4 November 2021
  • Event Host : C3E Women in Clean Energy
C3E, Justice and Equity in Clean Energy
Event Description

Clean energy, environmental justice, and social equity are at a critical juncture in the United States. All Americans should share in the benefits of the energy transition regardless of income, race, ethnicity, gender, and geographic location. These benefits include sustainable energy technologies, new job opportunities, healthier people, and a healthier planet. At this year’s 10th U.S. C3E Women in Clean Energy Symposium & Awards, thought leaders will discuss the latest advances in the energy transition, this year’s U.N. Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26), what lessons the United States can learn from other countries, and what U.S. successes are replicable in other countries, especially those with developing economies.

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • C3E Women in Clean Energy
  • Agenda
    • Keynote Address:

      The Honorable Jennifer M. Granholm, U.S. Energy Secretary

      Leadership dialogue: Influencing from the top: How corporate leaders can advance social equity and environmental justice in the energy transition

      Global industries require innovative and committed leaders to tackle the global energy transition. Women leaders in energy will discuss their own journeys, along with strategies and priorities to meet the triple challenge of sustainability, workforce diversity and environmental justice.

      Paula Gold-Williams, President & CEO, CPS Energy; C3E Ambassador

      Tracey A. LeBeau, Administrator & CEO, Western Area Power Administration

      Cathy Zoi, CEO of EVgo

      Sally Benson, Deputy Director for Energy, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy; U.S C3E Ambassador

      Panel sessions:

      An equitable clean energy revolution: Investing in disadvantaged communities
      Investing in local and regional energy ecosystems will be critical to advancing sustainability and society’s priorities on race, diversity and inclusion. This session will focus on strategies that enable disadvantaged communities to prosper in the energy transition.

      Shalanda Baker, Deputy Director for Energy Justice, Office of Economic Impact and Diversity, U.S. Department of Energy

      Amy Glasmeier, Professor of Economic Geography & Regional Planning, MIT

      Melanie Santiago-Mosier, Deputy Director of Clean Energy Group and Clean Energy States Alliance

      Carrie Schindler, Director of Transit & Rail Programs, San Bernardino County Transportation Authority

      Deidra D. Davis, Assistant Dean of Diversity & Inclusion, College of Architecture, Texas A&M University (Moderator)

      Can data-driven solutions give us more equitable energy solutions?
      Technological advances may accelerate building an economy-wide decarbonization model that integrates social equity and human health concerns. Speakers will explore how artificial intelligence and shared data can become a central resource for researchers everywhere to help achieve these multiple objectives and bring them to scale.

      Noël Bakhtian, Executive Director, Berkeley Lab Energy Storage Center, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab

      Tierra Bills, Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Wayne State University

      Jessica Granderson, Director of Building Technology, White House Council on Environmental Quality

      Xin Ma, Managing Director, Asian Platform, TotalEnergies Ventures of the Group TotalEnergies

      Margot Gerritsen, Professor of Energy Resource Engineering, Stanford University (Moderator)

      Global perspective on energy access in developing economies
      Experts will explore how successful energy innovation in the United States may enable broader energy access and clean energy adoption in countries with developing economies, as well as what the United States can learn from the innovations in developing economies. In light of COP26, which will be ongoing during the C3E Symposium, what are the opportunities for collaboration in building a sustainable, carbon-neutral global economy?

      Sudeshna Ghosh Banerjee, Practice Manager for Europe and Central Asia, Energy and Extractives Global Practice,
      World Bank

      Lisa Pinsley, Director, Head of Africa Energy Infrastructure, Actis

      Radhika Thakkar, Vice President of Corporate Affairs, Greenlight Planet

      Katie Auth, Policy Director, Energy for Growth Hub (Moderator)
  • Event type
    • Online conference

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