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.
When & Where
U.S. Commerce Department (US Commercial Service) and the China-U.S. Energy Efficiency Alliance
The U.S. Commercial Service 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
The China-U.S. Energy Efficiency Alliance (“The Alliance”) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to protecting human health and the global environment by working with China to harness energy efficiency as a preferred energy resource. Since 2005, the Alliance (in cooperation with the Natural Resources Defense Council) has worked closely with industry, government officials and other experts from China and the U.S. to develop and implement projects and policies to improve energy efficiency in China. As an official Strategic Partner of the U.S. Department of Commerce, the Alliance works to increase access to Chinese markets for American businesses that focus on energy efficiency solutions. www.chinauseealliance.org