Creating Climate wealth

Thursday, 12 August 2010

Creating Climate Wealth

Carbon War Room and Earth Day Network's Summit 2010: Creating Climate Wealth
Date of Event:
04/20/2010 - 04/21/2010
Washington, DC

Creating Climate Wealth convened respected entrepreneurs in Washington DC jointly with a selected group of Intrapreneurs from the government, non-profit, and corporate communities to provide their insights and expertise on the policies, market frameworks, and programs that cleared the barriers to deliver these emission reductions and promote job creation. The gathering started from existing proposals, but will encourage participants to use their entrepreneurial expertise to problem-solve new approaches based on budget deficits and other market conditions.

Participant Types

•Entrepreneur/Founder: Experienced entrepreneurs with battle scars from efforts to implement climate change solutions
•Industry Executive: Experienced entrepreneurs with battle scars from efforts to implement climate change solutions
•Investor: Investors that want to increase their returns in the climate change space by focusing on market barriers that are holding back growth rates
•Lender: Articulate representatives that can explain the remaining hurdles to full acceptability of different asset classes
•Civil Servant: Government intrapreneurs that are focused on removing barriers to private investment
•Technical: Experts in technology for each field that can comment on the growth rates and technical possibilities
•NGO/Foundations: Experts in each field that can comment on the growth rates, policy opportunities for collaboration and finding the financial resources needed to solve the problem
•Professional Services: Leaders that provide a transactional expertise to market failures

Working Track

•Distributed Generation: Solar, DG, Co-generation, Interconnections, Finance
•Grid Management: Demand Response, Grid Storage, Transmission and Distribution
•Natural Gas: New supplies, Pipelines, Gas-to-Liquids, Fuel switching
•Energy Efficiency: Meters & Management, Peak Shaving, Energy-saving Solutions, Finance
•Next-gen Biofuels & Aviation: Drop-in Diesel & Aviation Biofuels, Algae
•Shipping & Freight: Containers, Tankers, Trucks, Trains, Inter-modal
•Electric Vehicles: Plug-ins, EV, Storage, Charging Infrastructure, Pricing Models
•Sustainable Agriculture: Increasing Yields, Next-Gen Fertilizers, Soil Health, Biochar
The breakout sessions are for open dialog with a number of technical experts.

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