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Monday, April 24 • 9:30am - 10:15am
Scene Setter: Political, Economic & Energy Environment Post-Obama
The transformation of the world's energy sector is influenced by the changing political and economic landscape. This session will analyze some of the major trends -- from the changing administrations in the US and around the world, their domestic and international relations, to energy security, emissions regulation, national competitiveness, consumer and voter desires and climate targets. What has changed? What stays the same? How do we see the next few years?

Moderators
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Stephen Munro

US Policy Analyst and Editor, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Stephen Munro is Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s US policy analyst and editor. He researches and produces reports and presentations on federal and state policy, legislation and regulation affecting the finance and deployment of low-carbon energy.   Stephen also produces and maintains Americas records in... Read More →

Speakers
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Debbie Dooley

Founder, Conservatives for Energy Freedom
Debbie Dooley is Chairman of Atlanta Tea Party, co-founder of the Green Tea Coalition, and founder of Conservatives for Energy Freedom. She is an activist for solar energy and decentralizing the grid, working with conservatives across the country who believe expanding renewable e... Read More →
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Hee Jip Kim

Co-Chairman, Energy New Industry Committee, Korea
Worked for Accenture, a global consulting firm, for 26 years specializing in Business Strategy mainly in the Energy industry. Worked for 10 years in New York City and for 16 years in Seoul served as Accenture’s Asia-Pacific Energy Industry Lead served as the Country Managing Director of Accenture Korea and Accenture Korea Resources Client Service Group | Currently working as the co-chairman of the New Energy Industry Committee of Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE) with the Vice Minister Currently teaching national energy policy at Seoul National University Engineering School as a visiting professor Currently working as the chief consultant for EnerIdeas, a boutique energy strategy consulting firm Currently working as a member for several Korean Government committees A member of the Electricity Policy Committee of MOTIE the Chairman of the Energy/New Material Committee on Deregulation of the Prime Minister... Read More →
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Shaun Kingsbury

CEO & Executive Director, Green Investment Bank
Prior to joining Green Investment Bank as Chief Executive, Shaun Kingsbury was responsible for European activities at Hudson Clean Energy Partners, a leading US clean energy private equity firm. A long-time renewable energy investor and advisor, Shaun was a founding partner of Pulsar Energy Capital. He also advised 3i on a number of European renewable energy transactions including its... Read More →
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Kevin de León

President pro Tempore, California State Senate
With a focus on using the public-policy process to empower the least fortunate and voiceless, he has led a bold agenda to increase economic opportunity for all Californians focused on education, equity for women, immigrants and low-wage workers, public safety, and strongly maintaining the... Read More →
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Raymond S. Wood

Managing Director, Global Head of Power, Utilities & Renewables, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Ray serves as a Managing Director and Head of the Global Power, Utilities & Renewables Group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. He leads coverage teams across the industry landscape of regulated utilities, independent power, clean energy and global manufacturing as well as private equity and infrastructure sponsors. Over Mr. Wood's 27-year career, he has assisted clients on noteworthy strategic transactions and financings, a number of which have been named "Deal of the Year." He has transaction expertise across the spectrum of mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings, leveraged finance, structured finance, commodities and... Read More →


Monday April 24, 2017 9:30am - 10:15am
Plenary Ballroom Level | Grand Hyatt Hotel, 109 East 42nd Street, New York, NY