2022 Agenda

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Session I| Climate Action Bootcamp

Go beyond scientific analyses of climate change to learn practical and proven strategies for climate action on an individual-company level. This session will provide resources and information that will enable public, private and nonprofit organizations to: reduce their own emissions, reduce value-chain emissions, integrate climate into their business strategy and influence climate action in society.

Rudy Verner (Moderator)

Berg Hill Greenleaf Ruscitti

Frank Bruno

Via Mobility Services

David Ivan


Zac Swank

Environmental Health Lead

Michael Carter

Chief Revenue Officer
E Source

9:00 a.m. to 10:05 a.m.

Session I | Colorado 100

NREL’s groundbreaking report, LA100: the Los Angeles 100% Renewable Energy Study, provides a case study for how communities in Colorado could achieve 100% renewable-energy status. We’ll discuss lessons learned, and see what local communities are leading the charge.

Jaquelin Cochran

Director, Grid Planning & Analysis Center
National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Lauren Quillian

Energy and Environmental Policy Manager

Christine Berg

Sr. Policy Advisor
Colorodo Energy Office

10:05 a.m. to 10:20 a.m.

Governor Remarks

Colorado could become 100 percent powered by renewable energy by 2040, a desire of Gov. Jared Polis. We’ll hear from the governor about his plans, including the costs, strategies for attainment and reasons behind the effort.

Jared Polis

State of Colorado

10:20 a.m. to 11:25 a.m.

Session II |Innovating in a New Market: Challenges for Climate-Tech Startups

Most climate-tech companies are early-stage, with many struggling to establish international partnerships. While Asian and European economies are ahead of the U.S. in terms of carbon taxes, mandates and incentives, U.S. companies often lag behind. What strategies can climate-tech startups employ to achieve breakthroughs in advancing their technologies and businesses?

Bryan Willson (Moderator)

Executive Director
CSU Energy Institute

Jon Jacobs

Solid Power

Eric Reinhardt

Helio Homes

Buford Barr

New Day Hydrogen, LLC

Tim Reeser

Lightning eMotors Inc.

10:20 a.m. to 11:25 a.m.

Session II |Ready or Not?

Technologies and renewable-energy solutions require significant changes on the part of municipal governments. How are local cities prepared to accommodate new electric-vehicle charging stations, increased solar and deployment of batteries?

Diego Lopez (Moderator)

Executive Director
Northern Colorado Clean Cities

Camille Pollan

Community Sustainability Manager
City & County of Broomfield

Jonathan Koehn

Director of Climate Initiatives
City of Boulder

David Hornbacher

ED, Longmont Power & Communications
City of Longmont

Mike Salisbury

CASR Adminstrator II, Transportation Energy Lead
City & County of Denver

11:35 a.m. to 12:55 p.m.

Session III |Regulatory Environment

What regulations will be put in place for the next 20-30 years? What burdens will be placed upon the private sector? What will investors in clean infrastructure demand?

Will Toor

Colorado Energy Office

1:05 p.m. to 2:10 p.m.

Session IV |Reinventing Existing Buildings

Have a single building or a house that you want to take to net zero? This panel will discuss best practices and top strategies for conversion of existing properties.

Paul Kriescher (Moderator)

Senior Consultant | Bowman Consulting
Executive Producer | Heart of a Building

Jeff Hindman

Cottonwood Builders

Christine Brinker

Sr. Buildings Policy Manager
Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP)

Anna Perks

Perks Deconstruction Ltd.

Bill Lucas-Brown

Co-Founder and VP of Net Zero Solutions
Helio Home

1:05 p.m. to 2:10 p.m.

Session IV |Net Zero for Campuses

Large-scale collections of buildings pose unique challenges for conversion to net zero emissions. What are some strategies that property owners can employ to convert cities, business districts, business parks or other campuses to a net-zero future?

Josie Plaut (Moderator)

Associate Director
CSU-Institute for the Built Environment

Stu Reeve

Energy Manager
City of Fort Collins

Carl Lawrence

Energy Sense

Ruby Nahan

Associate Director Strategic Accounts
Namaste Solar

2:20 p.m. to 3:25p.m.

Session V |Emerging Technologies

Panel on emerging technologies and thinking outside the box. Innovative ways of doing things. Attendees will want to come away with something they can implement within the next year.

Brian DeBruine

New Day Hydrogen, LLC

Nick Bettis

Director of Marketing and Sales Operations
Lightning eMotors

Tim Ellis

Energy Resources Director
Poudre Valley REA Inc

Namit Singh

COO & Co-Founder
Microgrid Labs, Inc.