8:10 – 8:30 am
Morning Keynote: Dana C. Christensen, deputy laboratory director for science and technology, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
8:30 – 9:30 am
Panel 1: Innovation in the Clean Energy Economy
What will it take to keep the U.S. at the front of the energy innovation curve? Why are we so good at innovation? What needs to happen to connect innovators to those who can help commercialize these new technologies? How will policy propel clean energy innovation?
9:45 – 10:45 am
Panel 2: The Supply Side of the Clean Energy Economy
How do we scale up, manufacture, and finance clean energy technologies? How can policy help move new technologies across the valley of death, creating new jobs and ensuring clean energy can compete in the marketplace? What are the challenges we face domestically that make international competition more trying?
11:00 – 12:00 pm
Panel 3: The Demand Side of the Clean Energy Economy
If you make it, will they come? Who is buying clean energy technologies, and why? Are we competitive in the international marketplace, and why? What policies can help spur needed demand in the clean energy sector?
12:00 – 1:30 pm
Working Lunch with Keynote
1:30 – 2:30 pm
Panel 4: A look towards 2013 and beyond
What can be done from a national policy perspective to ensure the clean energy sector meets its potential? Hear from experts on Capitol Hill and those tracking finance and investment in the clean energy market.
2:30 – 2:45pm