Unleashing Energy Efficiency in China: Business Successes and Challenges
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 10:30 AM (EDT)
Washington, United States
Join us for an exclusive breakfast Roundtable with experts from business and government who will share practical insights on doing business in China in the energy efficiency sector.
Harnessing energy efficiency in China is critical to meeting future energy needs while mitigating environmental impacts. In recent years, the Chinese government has made significant progress in promoting energy efficiency via incentives, standards and policies, all of which have created new business opportunities.
Panelists will describe some of their organizations' key achievements in the Chinese market, as well as the challenges they face in dealing with the complex energy efficiency market and regulatory landscape in China.
8:00 AM Registration & Breakfast
8:45 AM Welcome
Barbara Finamore, President, China-US Energy Efficiency Alliance; NRDC Asia Director; Founder, NRDC China Program
Official Launch: Export Promotion Partnership
Antwaun Griffin, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Domestic Operations, U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Chair Robert Weisenmiller, Chair, California Energy Commission; Member of the China-US Energy Efficiency Alliance Leadership Council
9:15 AM Roundtable & Discussion
Moderator: Gene Rodrigues, Member of the Board, China-US Energy Effiicency Alliance, Director, DSM Strategy, Portfolio Oversight & Technical Support, Southern California Edison
Andrew Bennett, Smart Grid Industry Analyst and International Trade Specialist, US Department of Commerce International Trade Administration
Terry Fry, Senior Vice President, Nexant; Member of the Board, China-US Energy Efficiency Alliance
Jennifer Layke, Executive Director, Institute for Building Efficiency, Johnson Controls
Theresa Sheils, Principal, Gensler
Jay Sparling, Director, Business Development, Smart Grid Solutions, Honeywell Building Solutions
10:30 AM Program Ends
Special Invitation for Alliance Roundtable Participants:
Thanks to the generosity of the Alliance To Save Energy (ASE), registered participants at this China-US Energy Efficiency Alliance Roundtable will receive a complimentary pass to the ASE's 6th Annual EE Global Forum, an invitation-only international forum focusing on the promotion of energy efficiency around the world taking place from May 20-21 in Washington, DC. A registration code for the ASE Forum will be provided to you upon completion of registration.
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China-US Energy Efficiency Alliance
The China-US Energy Efficiency Alliance Roundtable speaker series is designed to share the latest developments with respect to energy and environmental issues in China and to provide an opportunity for discussion with key experts in this field.
THE CHINA US-ENERGY EFFICIENCY ALLIANCE is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to combating global climate change by promoting energy efficiency as the cleanest and least expensive energy resource in China. The Alliance has been working for more than seven years to help China implement practical strategies to harness efficiency. www.chinauseealliance.org
The China-US Energy Efficiency Alliance is proud to be an official Export Promotion Partner of the US Commercial Service, which is the trade promotion arm of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration. US Commercial Service trade professionals in over 100 US cities and in more than 75 countries help American companies get started in exporting and increasing sales to new global markets. www.trade.gov/cs
Thank you to the Alliance to Save Energy for providing invaluable support to this event: ASE is a nonprofit organization that promotes energy efficiency worldwide through research, education and advocacy. We encourage business, government, environmental and consumer leaders to use energy efficiency as a means to achieve a healthier economy, a cleaner environment and greater energy security. www.ase.org
Thank you to our publicity co-sponsors, The China Environment Forum at the Wilson Center and the Business Council for Sustainable Energy:
The China Environment Forum has, since 1997, implemented projects, workshops, and exchanges that bring together U.S., Chinese, and other environmental policy experts to explore the most imperative environmental and sustainable development issues in China and to examine opportunities for business, governmental, and nongovernmental communities to collaboratively address these issues. www.wilsoncenter.org/program/china-environment-forum
The Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE) is a coalition of companies and trade associations from the energy efficiency, natural gas and renewable energy sectors, and also includes independent electric power producers, investor-owned utilities, public power and commercial end-users. Established in 1992, the Council advocates for policies that expand the use of commercially-available clean energy technologies, products and services. www.bcse.org