Pathways to Minnesota’s Clean Energy Future: Case Studies from Global to Local

Pathways to Minnesota’s Clean Energy Future: Case Studies from Global to Local

Friday, June 14, 2019

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., reception 4:30 – 6 p.m.
McNamara Alumni Center, Memorial Hall
University of Minnesota Twin Cities
Light breakfast, lunch and appetizers provided with ticket.

Ticket Pricing

Government and elected officials – Free [code required]
IonE Staff and Affiliates – Free [code required]
General Admission – $75
Student Pricing – $20*
*Fee waived for student volunteers

What pathways exist to a clean energy economy? Are they realistic for Minnesota? At this bipartisan forum, featured speakers will share examples of what is working and not working within international, national, and local energy systems.

We’ll explore policy options and discuss first-hand with legislators and other decision-makers the challenges and opportunities for applying certain pathways to Minnesota’s energy economy.

Program sessions throughout the day will bring varied perspectives together for discussion and group input on the ultimate question: How do we chose to lead this energy transition?

Program Agenda

*Schedule and speakers subject to change

Meet the Speakers and Panelists
8:00 a.m. Light Breakfast
8:30 a.m. Welcome
Jessica Hellmann, Director, Institute on the Environment
Opening Keynote
Kate Wolford, President, McKnight Foundation
8:45 a.m. Keynote
Ben Fowke, chairman, president, and CEO, Xcel Energy
9:10 a.m. Around the World in 70 minutes
Speakers from Germany, Denmark, and the UK. Expert in China.
10:20 a.m. Break
10:35 a.m. State Case Studies
Speakers from Hawaii, Illinois, Puerto Rico, and Vermont
11:45 a.m. Facilitated Table Discussion
12:15 p.m. Lunch
Theater of Public Policy on Minnesota’s Emissions Trajectory
1:15 p.m. Corporate Leadership
2:10 p.m. City Leadership
3:10 p.m. Facilitated Table Discussion
3:35 p.m. Minnesota Legislators
4:10 p.m. Closing Keynote
Tim Walz, Minnesota Governor 
4:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m.

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