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Friday, November 1 • 4:45pm - 5:45pm
The Changing Energy Landscape

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30 years ahead – The changing energy landscape and its implications on society

Germany covers 30% of its electricity demand from renewable energy sources such as solar and wind, and is often used as a role model to show that a transformation toward green energy is possible. 

Many regions in the US and traditional energy corporations are now following suit, seeing an attractive long term market opportunity in building green energy systems. 

While several advances have been made to jumpstart green energy initiatives, the transition of the remaining 70% to green energy remains a significant challenge. In this panel, we explore what would be the consequences of transforming the other 70% to green energy. 

We will not only discuss which technologies are required for such an energy transformation, but also focus on what such a transformation mean for an equitable society, in terms of jobs, changes in our daily routines, and overall quality of life. By bringing together practitioners from policy, energy service distribution, business and technology development, we hope to reveal key insights into comprehensive, integrated solutions to transform the energy sector.

Transforming societies to such a massive scale, as for the energy transition, requires breaking barriers in research, the way we manage job transitions and re-training efforts, and the way we communicate the challenges and opportunities associated with this transition to achieve an equitable, sustained energy environment.



CEO, Service Controls and Digitalization at Siemens Gas and Power
Laura Anderson is the Global Head of the Controls and Digitalization business segment for Siemens Gas and Power. She joined Siemens in 2010, bringing with her a broad strategy and general management background and the ability to link long-term market trends and the strategies needed... Read More →


Member of the European Parliament The Greens/ EFA
Born in 1986, Rasmus Andresen grew up in Flensburg, where he went to a Danish school before studying Communication Sciences in Denmark. He has been involved in green politics since the age of 14. Rasmus was first elected into the regional parliament (Landtag) of Schleswig-Holstein... Read More →
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Professor Zurich University of Applied Sciences
Regina Betz is Head of the Center for Energy and the Environment at the School of Management and Law of the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW). Before joining ZHAW she was Joint Director at the Centre for Energy and Environmental Markets (CEEM) at the UNSW Sydney. Regina’s... Read More →
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Senior Fellow, Energy Project Davis Center, Harvard University
An energy expert with ten years’ experience in the development of Eurasian and global energy markets, Aurélie Bros has worked in international public service, academia, think tanks, and the private sector. She provides ad-hoc research, consultancy, and strategic advice on energy... Read More →


Former Chair California Energy Commission
Bob Weisenmiller is one of the world’s leading voices on energy. For more than nine years, he served at the California Energy Commission under Republican and Democratic administrations. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger first appointed him as a commissioner in 2010. Then, Governor... Read More →

Friday November 1, 2019 4:45pm - 5:45pm PDT
The Charles Hotel: Kennedy Room 1 Bennett St, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA