Clean Energy Connections: NYC's Low Carbon Future

On April 18th, New York City Council passed the Climate Mobilization Act, an ambitious set of legislation designed to catalyze greenhouse gas emissions reductions throughout the buildings sector. In 2016, buildings accounted for 66% of emissions, therefore, they must be at the front and center of climate policy in order for the City to meet it's 80 x 50 climate reduction goals. This panel seeks to enlighten attendees on the new legislation and NYC's pathway to a low carbon future.

Keynote:

Costa Constantinides, New York City Council’s 22nd District Representative

Panelists:

Lia Cairone, Assistant Deputy Director, Policy, Mayor’s Office of Sustainability

Jeff Perlman, President of Bright Power

John Mealy, Sustainability Specialist, Murphy Burnham & Buttrick

Kelly Dougherty, Director of Energy Management for FirstService Residential

Moderated by Pat Sapinsley, Managing Director of Cleantech Initiatives at the Urban Future Lab

The Circular Economy, in partnership with Circular City Week

March 5, 2019

We’re happy to partner with Circular City Week to get insights on the rapidly emerging market for closing the loop on waste, materials, water, and energy use in cities around the world.

The panel will focus on how New York City can incorporate circularity into its own economy as it targets zero waste to landfills by 2030. We'll look at the policy implications, the investment landscape, and next generation technologies connected to organic waste, construction materials, waste to energy generation, and more.

Beer provided by a generous donation from Toast Ale - award winning beer brewed with fresh surplus bread. 

Panelists:

Danielle Joseph, Investment Officer at Closed Loop Partners
Tinia Pina, Founder/CEO, Re-Nuble
Michael Samuelian, President & CEO, The Trust for Governors Island
Ke Wei, Assistant Director for Infrastructure, Mayor’s Office of Resiliency

The Energy Gang Live w/ special guest Eric Roston!

October 4, 2018 6:30pm

The Energy Gang is a weekly podcast produced by Greentech Media that gives listeners deep analysis on the latest energy and cleantech news. Each week, Stephen Lacey, Katherine Hamilton, and Jigar Shah dissect and debate what’s happening across the industry — covering national and local politics, technology trends, and business strategies. 

We're thrilled to host the Gang for the 3rd year in a row for our Clean Energy Connections Event series. Come listen to a lively conversation and debate with some of the top thinkers and writers in clean energy. 

Panelists:

THE ENERGY GANG

Stephen Lacey, Editor-in-Chief, Greentech Media

Katherine Hamilton, Principal, 38 North Solutions

Jigar Shah, CEO, Jigar Shah Consulting, Generate Capital

With Special Guest: Eric Roston, Sustainability Editor at Bloomberg

Proving the Market for Deep Energy Retrofits

May 30, 2018 at 6:30pm

Clean Energy Connections brings you a moderated discussion on deep energy efficiency retrofits in NYC.

At 67%, buildings are the biggest driver of citywide GHG emissions. And with nearly one million buildings, the complexity and magnitude of this problem is enormous. In order to reach our goal of reducing emissions 80% by 2050, we need to develop replicable, scalable solutions for significant energy efficiency retrofits on our existing building stock. Deep energy retrofits holistically address the heating and cooling systems as well as the building envelope and can achieve upwards of 40-60% in reduced energy use.

NYC and NY State have developed innovative programs to accelerate deep energy efficiency retrofits. Hear from key policymakers, manufacturers, and industry experts as they discuss success stories, industry challenges, and a path towards reaching these goals.

Keynote Speaker:

Loic Chappoz, RetrofitNY, NYSERDA

Moderator:

Ilana Judah, Principal, Director of Sustainability, FX Collaborative

Panelists:

Aaron Ordower, Senior Policy Advisor, NYC Mayor's Office of Sustainability

Ryan Flynn, Performance Construction Manager, Mitsubishi Electric Cooling and Heating

Ken Levenson, COO/Sales Director, 475 High Performance Building Supply

Role of Offshore Wind in the Development of a Greener Grid

This topic is central to New York’s stated goal of realizing 50% of total electricity demand from renewable sources by 2030. Governor Cuomo’s has committed New York to procuring 2.4 GW of new offshore wind capacity by 2030, and in doing so has captured the interest of the world’s leading offshore wind developers. Just this month, Governor Cuomo announced his intentions to issue solicitations in 2018 and 2019 to develop at least 800 MW of offshore wind projects and foster the offshore wind industry and workforce in New York State. Statoil’s successful bid to lease 80,000 acres in federal waters, an average of 20 miles south of Long Island,sets the stage for the development of +1GW Empire Wind farm. Empire Wind, along with Deepwater Wind’s 90MW offshore wind project with LIPA, will utilize the wind industry’s latest turbine technology and position New York as global leader in offshore wind deployment. 

Moderator:

Dan Shreve, Partner, MAKE Consulting

Panelists:

Doreen Harris, Director, Large-Scale Renewables, NYSERDA

Clint Plummer, Vice President of Development, Deepwater Wind

Martin Goff, Empire Wind Environment & Permitting Manager, Statoil

The Energy Gang Live With Special Guest Mark Chambers

The Energy Gang is a weekly podcast produced by Greentech Media that gives listeners deep analysis on the latest energy and cleantech news. Each week, Stephen Lacey, Katherine Hamilton, and Jigar Shah dissect and debate what’s happening across the industry — covering national and local politics, technology trends, and business strategies.

Panelists:

THE ENERGY GANG:

Stephen Lacey, Editor-in-Chief, Greentech Media

Katherine Hamilton, Principal, 38 North Solutions

Jigar Shah, CEO, Jigar Shah Consulting, Generate Capital

SPECIAL GUEST:

Mark Chambers, Director, NYC Mayor's Office of Sustainability

Open bar sponsored by Brooklyn Brewery.