Symposium Program & Speakers 2014

A Division of Synapse Sustainability Trust

Renewable Energy:
What to Expect for the Next Ten Years

Friday, April 4, 2014 At “The Links” in East Syracuse, New York

PROGRAM (Subject to Additions and Changes)


Registration, Networking & Continental Breakfast

8:00am- 10:15am

Opening Remarks

Rhea Jezer, Symposium Director and Chair

Renewable Energy: Ten Years Past & Ten Years Future; What Should We Expect

Ashok Gupta, Air and Energy Program Director and Senior Energy Economist NRDC

The Clean Energy Triangle: Technology, Policy, Finance

Dan Reicher, Executive Director of the Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance at Stanford University

The Role of New Technology in Our Energy Future

Bob Catell, Chairman of the Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center at New York State University at Stony Brook

The Future of Renewable Energy in New York State

Audrey Zibelman, Chair, NYS Public Service Commission

How Will NYSERDA Continue to Encourage Renewable Energy Initiatives?

John B. Rhodes, President & CEO, NYSERDA

The Canadian Connection: Keeping the Renewable Portfolio Alive in Canada & U.S.

Dan Kolundzic, Vice President, Nanos Research

Will the Grid be Ready for Renewable Energy in the Next Ten Years

Ken Daly, President, New York National Grid

10:30am – 12:00pm

Panel Discussion with Plenary Speakers

Kit Kennedy, (Moderator) Clean Energy Counsel to Air & Energy Program, NRDC

12:00pm -12:45pm

Hot Buffet Lunch and Networking


Keynote Address: Federal Prospects for Renewable Energy in the Next Ten Years

Jose Zayes, Program Manager for Wind & Water Power Program; Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE); U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)

$40 per person /$20 Students (Includes breakfast and lunch)
$15 optional tour (Transportation provided)

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