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The World's Quest for Clean Energy

The 5th Annual Global Energy Outlook Forum – The World's Quest for
Clean Energy will be held Thursday, December 1, 2011, in New York City.
Join nearly 200 energy executives for an in-depth insight into the
world's most pressing energy issues.

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Jose Sergio Gabrielli de Azevedo Mr Jose Sergio Gabrielli de Azevedo took office in July 2005 as the Chief Executive Officer of Petrobras. Since 2006, he has been a member of the UN Global Compact Board. From 2009-2010, he was the Energy Community Leader of the World Economic Forum. During his tenure at Petrobras, he has been distinguished with top business executive awards including the 2011 Petroleum Executive of the Year by the Energy Intelligence; 2010 Executive of the Year by the World Oil Companies Congress; 2009 and 2010 World's Best CEOs by BARRON's Awards; 2009 Person of the Year by the Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce; and 2007 Energy Executive of the Year by Petroleum Economist Awards. Mr Gabrielli is a Full Professor of Macroeconomics on leave from the Universidade Federal da Bahia– UFBA. He was born in Salvador (Bahia) and holds a PhD in Economics from Boston University.


8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

Registration (with continental breakfast)

9:00 - 9:15 a.m.

Opening and Introductory Remarks

David DuCharme, Vice President, Smart Energy Services, Capgemini

John Kingston, Global Director, News, Platts

9:15 - 10:15 a.m.

Supply & Demand Realities

Demand for energy relentlessly expands, while fuel sources are inevitably derailed by politics, natural disasters or operational errors. Furthermore, Middle East unrest, forces the necessary question: How can we establish energy stability to soften the impact of another disruption in the global energy supply? This roundtable will explore the complexities of supply & demand and their implications in 2012 and beyond. Discussions will touch on:

  • Fossil Fuels, Natural Gas and Biofuels: Will oil prices remain high or natural gas lose its “cheap and abundant” appeal? How realistic are expectations that cleaner sources can have an impact on replacing oil supply?
  • Nuclear: Will public fear derail a renaissance or will the zero-emissions power source endure?
  • Renewables: Still facing intermittency, storage and scalability challenges, do renewables swell in the shadow of 2011’s disasters?

Jim Kohlhaas, V.P. Strategic Energy Programs, SAIC (Moderator)

Kevin Book, Managing Director, ClearView Energy Partners

Cheri Collins, General Manager, Southern Nuclear

Jean-Paul Crouzoulon, Senior Vice President Operations, AREVA Renewables

Jim Simpson, Vice President, BENTEK Energy

10:15 - 10:30 a.m.

Short Break (refreshments)

10:30 - 12:00 p.m.

The Green Economy

The fundamentals of a Green Economy will influence challenges and opportunities for clean energy. Technology increasingly allows us to be smarter about consumption, but what do conservation incentives do to the bottom line? Do global politics motivate a more efficient economy or create knee-jerk reactions? This roundtable will explore:

  • Environment vs. Economics: Can industry profit when consumers conserve?
  • End-Use Technologies: Hybrid, Electric and alternative fuel vehicles
  • Global Geopolitical Implications
  • What’s next for Smart Energy?

John Joyce, President & CEO, Ambient Corp (Moderator)

Lauren Azar, Senior Advisor, U.S. Department of Energy

Roger Ballentine, President and CEO, Green Strategies

Britta Gross, Director, Global Energy Systems and Infrastructure Commercialization, General Motors

Peter Huber, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute

12:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Lunch (Keynote and Awards of Excellence ceremony)

All forum attendees are invited. Award of Excellence winners will be recognized at this lunch.

2:00 p.m.


Principal sponsor



Ambient Corp


Lunch sponsors


Mansfield Oil

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