Renewable Energy, Climate Change and Entrepreneurship


PANEL DISCUSSION: Renewable Energy, Climate Change, and Entrepreneurship

Replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy is essential to decrease greenhouse gas emissions by the economy. This panel explores the entrepreneurial opportunities and challenges in renewable energy development.

Panelists are:
* John Clancy, leader of Environment & Energy Strategies Practice Group, Godfrey and Kahn; President, 1000 Friends of Wisconsin.

* Lynne Kiesling, Distinguished Senior Lecturer, Department of Economics, Northwestern University; author of Deregulation, Innovation and Market Liberalization: Electricity Regulation in a Continually Evolving Environment (Routledge, 2008).

* John Nelson, Managing Director/Chief Technology Officer for Global Infrastructure Asset Management; former Chair/Emeritus Member of the Gaylord Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies Board of Visitors, UW-Madison; MSME Alumnus of UW-Madison Solar Energy Laboratory.

* Eugene W. Zeltmann, ’62, Trustee, Beloit College; Chair of the Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. Board of Director’s Corporate Governance & Strategic Planning Committee; President and Chief Operating Officer of the New York Power Authority, 1997–2006.

* Commentator: Robert N. Stavins, 2014 Upton Scholar, Albert Pratt Professor of Business and Government, Harvard University.

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