Re-imagining Our Energy Future: Insights From Emerging Energy Leaders | EDU2019
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Re-imagining Our Energy Future: Insights From Emerging Energy Leaders | EDU2019

Holly Ransom discusses the need for intergenerational collaboration with three emerging energy leaders; Olivia Reshetylo is Student Energy’s Global Community Manager. She is responsible for the development and expansion of the organization’s student-led chapters around the world, empowering students to impact their communities, collaborate with the energy sector, and accelerate our sustainable energy transition. Rhythima Shinde works at the edge of integrating policies and technologies for sustainability, especially for energy and housing sector. Currently, she is pursuing a Ph.D. in environmental engineering at ETH Zurich (Switzerland), developing data-driven decision-making models, tapping into Machine learning and Artificial Intelligence tools for sustainable urban housing policies. Leveraging her double masters in policy science and computer science at TU Delft (Netherlands) and her bachelors in engineering at IIT Bombay (India), she worked as the co-founder of Energy Bazaar, where she helped develop the algorithms to adapt a peer-to-peer energy trading platform for Indian rural context. With this experience, she is pursuing further projects to develop decentralized energy solutions for the European market. Santiago Espinosa de los Monteros Harispuru is a Mexican that was born in Caracas, Venezuela, in December 1992. He studied Renewable Energy Engineering at the National Autonomous University of México. Through the Canadian NGO Student Energy, he was active in developing energy-related conferences, summits and seminars for students from Latin America and the rest of the world. As a participant in international events, he was able to attend COPs 21 and 22 in Paris and Morocco, which then led him to interview the then President of the UN General Assembly in New York about SDG 7 and what the UN was doing towards its achievement. He is also an active speaker at Mexican events and media.
Energy Disruptors: UNITE 2018 Michael Liebreich - Bloomberg New Energy Finance - opening speech
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Energy Disruptors

Energy Disruptors: UNITE 2018 Michael Liebreich - Bloomberg New Energy Finance - opening speech

Michael is the Founder of and Senior Contributor to Bloomberg New Energy Finance, the world’s leading provider of research for senior decision-makers in clean energy and transportation. He is also a Board Member of Transport for London, the capital’s transport authority, a member of the high-level advisory board of the UN’s Sustainable Energy for All initiative and holds a variety of other directory and advisory positions in business and the non-profit sector. Michael is a Visiting Professor at the Imperial College Energy Futures Lab. Michael also serves on the High-Level Advisory Group for the UN Secretary General’s Sustainable Energy for All initiative, and he founded and chairs three charities: Finance for Resilience (FiRe), the Swiss-based EcoVillages Association and the Liebreich Foundation. He chairs the selection committee for the Bloomberg New Energy Pioneers, which are announced each year at the Bloomberg New Energy Finance Summit, and is a Visiting Professor at Imperial College’s Energy Futures Lab. Michael was a founding Board Member of the Dubai-based Middle East Clean Energy Business Council and is an inaugural member of the Advisory Council of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week. He has recently joined the advisory board of The Hawthorn Club, an international network for professional women in the energy industry. Michael is also a founding Advisory Board Member of Women in Sustainability, Environment and Renewable Energy (WiSER). Michael has in the past served on the advisory board of the Clinton Global Initiative‘s Energy and Climate Change working group, as well as on the selection panels for the Zayed Future Energy Prize and the World Economic Forum Technology Pioneers. He was a long-time member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Councils for Sustainable Energy and the New Energy Architecture, where he helped launch an initiative which led to WTO negotiations for an Environmental Goods Agreement (expected to conclude in a trade deal before the end of 2016). Michael has also been a member of the Accenture Energy Board and a member of the advisory panel for the INSEAD Energy Club. Michael is a three-time finalist in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards, and in June 2015 was presented with the Renewable Energy Association’s Judges Award for his outstanding contribution to the development of renewable energy. He is also co-author of three peer-reviewed academic papers on energy-related topics. Prior to founding New Energy Finance, Michael was an entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and media executive. In the 1990s he acted as Deputy Managing Director of Associated Press Television, Founding Director of Sports News Television and UK Managing Director of Groupe Arnault’s technology investment activities. He also spent five years as part of the London office of management consultants McKinsey & Company. Michael graduated in Engineering from the University of Cambridge with first class honours, winning the Ricardo Prize for Thermodynamics, the Christ’s College Wyatt Prize and a College Scholarship. He earned his MBA from Harvard, where he was a Harkness Fellow and Baker Scholar and earned first and second-year honors. He was a member of the British Ski Team from 1986 to 1993, competing in two World Championships and the 1992 Albertville Olympic Games. www.energydisruptors.com
Energy Disruptors: UNITE 2018 Michael Liebreich - Bloomberg New Energy Finance - opening speech
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Energy Disruptors

Energy Disruptors: UNITE 2018 Michael Liebreich - Bloomberg New Energy Finance - opening speech

Michael is the Founder of and Senior Contributor to Bloomberg New Energy Finance, the world’s leading provider of research for senior decision-makers in clean energy and transportation. He is also a Board Member of Transport for London, the capital’s transport authority, a member of the high-level advisory board of the UN’s Sustainable Energy for All initiative and holds a variety of other directory and advisory positions in business and the non-profit sector. Michael is a Visiting Professor at the Imperial College Energy Futures Lab. Michael also serves on the High-Level Advisory Group for the UN Secretary General’s Sustainable Energy for All initiative, and he founded and chairs three charities: Finance for Resilience (FiRe), the Swiss-based EcoVillages Association and the Liebreich Foundation. He chairs the selection committee for the Bloomberg New Energy Pioneers, which are announced each year at the Bloomberg New Energy Finance Summit, and is a Visiting Professor at Imperial College’s Energy Futures Lab. Michael was a founding Board Member of the Dubai-based Middle East Clean Energy Business Council and is an inaugural member of the Advisory Council of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week. He has recently joined the advisory board of The Hawthorn Club, an international network for professional women in the energy industry. Michael is also a founding Advisory Board Member of Women in Sustainability, Environment and Renewable Energy (WiSER). Michael has in the past served on the advisory board of the Clinton Global Initiative‘s Energy and Climate Change working group, as well as on the selection panels for the Zayed Future Energy Prize and the World Economic Forum Technology Pioneers. He was a long-time member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Councils for Sustainable Energy and the New Energy Architecture, where he helped launch an initiative which led to WTO negotiations for an Environmental Goods Agreement (expected to conclude in a trade deal before the end of 2016). Michael has also been a member of the Accenture Energy Board and a member of the advisory panel for the INSEAD Energy Club. Michael is a three-time finalist in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards, and in June 2015 was presented with the Renewable Energy Association’s Judges Award for his outstanding contribution to the development of renewable energy. He is also co-author of three peer-reviewed academic papers on energy-related topics. Prior to founding New Energy Finance, Michael was an entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and media executive. In the 1990s he acted as Deputy Managing Director of Associated Press Television, Founding Director of Sports News Television and UK Managing Director of Groupe Arnault’s technology investment activities. He also spent five years as part of the London office of management consultants McKinsey & Company. Michael graduated in Engineering from the University of Cambridge with first class honours, winning the Ricardo Prize for Thermodynamics, the Christ’s College Wyatt Prize and a College Scholarship. He earned his MBA from Harvard, where he was a Harkness Fellow and Baker Scholar and earned first and second-year honors. He was a member of the British Ski Team from 1986 to 1993, competing in two World Championships and the 1992 Albertville Olympic Games. www.energydisruptors.com
An insight into the future of energy in North America | Mark Little - CEO Suncor Energy | EDU2019
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An insight into the future of energy in North America | Mark Little - CEO Suncor Energy | EDU2019

Mark Little is president and chief executive officer of Suncor Energy Inc. Mark joined Suncor in 2008 as senior vice president, Strategic Growth and Energy Trading before becoming the senior vice president of integration following Suncor’s merger with Petro-Canada. Mark has also served as senior vice president, International and Offshore; executive vice president, Oil Sands; executive vice president Upstream; president, Upstream; and chief operating officer. In these roles, Mark’s accountabilities have spanned from operations in the Wood Buffalo region to operations in offshore East Coast Canada, the North Sea, and international onshore operations in Latin America, North Africa and the Near East, where he oversaw significant improvements in efficiency and performance, as well as portfolio growth. Mark has over 34 years of international energy industry experience, including 23 years at Imperial/Exxon. A previous member of the Accenture Global Energy Board and formerly the Chair of Syncrude Canada, Mark is a current member of the board of governors of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) where he also serves as a member of the Executive Committee and the Oil Sands CEO Council. Born and raised in Calgary, Mark holds a science degree from the University of Calgary and an applied petroleum engineering technology degree from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT). He is also a graduate of the advanced management program at Harvard Business School. From 2003 to 2007 he served as Honorary Colonel for the 409 and 441 Tactical Fighter Squadrons at 4 Wing Airforce Base in Cold Lake, Alta., a role that reflected his commitment to the relationship between the Air Force, the community and industry. Www.EnergyDisruptors.com
How to thrive through the global energy transition | Michael Liebreich | EDU2019
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How to thrive through the global energy transition | Michael Liebreich | EDU2019

Michael Liebreich is Chairman and CEO of Liebreich Associates, through which he provides advisory services and speaks on clean energy and transportation, smart infrastructure, technology, climate finance and sustainable development and has recently joined Sustainable Development Capital LLP (SDCL) as a Senior Advisor. Michael founded New Energy Finance in 2004 and was Chairman and CEO until the sale to Bloomberg LP in 2009. He remained CEO of Bloomberg New Energy Finance, until 2014, then became Chairman of the Advisory Board; since the start of 2018 has been a Senior Contributor. Between 2012 and 2018 Michael was a Board Member of Transport for London, where he sat on the Finance Committee and chaired the Safety, Sustainability and HR Panel. Michael is a member of the UK Department for International Trade’s Capital Investment Advisory Board, Visiting Professor at Imperial College’s Energy Futures Lab and founding Chairman of the Liebreich Foundation and of Association EcoVillages, a Swiss charity focusing on the sustainability of mountain regions. In June 2019 Michael was honoured to accept an invitation to join the IEA’s Global Commission for Urgent Action on Energy Efficiency, a newly formed independent panel focusing on key policy actions which can be undertaken by countries around the globe. Michael serves on a number of advisory boards, including WWF Switzerland, The Hawthorn Club, an international network for professional women in the energy industry, Women in Sustainability, Environment and Renewable Energy (WiSER), the OECD Centre on Green Finance, Imperial College’s Masters programme in Climate Finance and Management, Carbon Limiting Technologies Sustainable Technologies Fund, Ignite Power, a fast-growing provider of distributed solar power in Africa and most recently, Equinor’s International Advisory Board. In April 2019 he resigned from the Advisory Board of Shell New Energies. Michael is a member of the Strategic Committee for the World Alliance for Efficient Solutions (Solar Impulse Foundation), a member of the selection committee for the Bloomberg New Energy Pioneers, a programme he created in 2008 and chaired until 2014 and has recently become a member of the High-Level Observer Group for the Hydrogen Council. Between 2008 and 2017 Michael served on the high-level advisory group for the UN Secretary General’s Sustainable Energy for All initiative. He was the founding chairman of Finance for Resilience, an accelerator of climate finance solutions, and chaired St Mark’s Hospital Foundation, a bowel medicine charity, between 2010 and 2017. In the past he has served on the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Councils on Sustainable Energy and the New Energy Architecture and been a member of the selection panel for the WEF Technology Pioneers and the advisory board of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week. He has also served on the advisory boards of the Clinton Global Initiative Energy and Climate Change Working Group, and Business for Britain. Michael has testified to numerous US Senate, UK and EU Parliamentary groups and committees. He has addressed the UN General Assembly, the Clean Energy Ministerial and a variety of other governmental and multilateral bodies. Michael’s writing frequently appears in the international and trade press. He is the co-author of three peer-reviewed papers and of the Complete Skier (BBC Books, 1993). Prior to founding New Energy Finance Michael helped build over 25 companies as a venture capitalist, entrepreneur and executive. From 1995 to 1998 he was Deputy Managing Director of Associated Press Television and Founding Director of Sports News Television. He acted as Non-Executive Director of Interactive Investor and was UK Managing Director of a division of Groupe Arnault which managed a $700m VC portfolio. Between 1990 and 1995 Michael was an associate and manager in the London office of McKinsey & Co. Michael’s angel investments include Chargepoint Inc (EV charging systems), PassivSystems (home energy automation), Azuri Technologies (prepaid solar rooftops in Africa), Become Energy (grid-connected battery projects), Zeelo Ltd (on-demand coach travel, which he chairs), What3Words (geocoding), SFC Energy (methanol fuel cells) and Cypher Coding (coding camps). Michael earned his MA in Engineering with First Class Honours from the University of Cambridge, winning the Wyatt Prize for Engineering and the Ricardo Prize for Thermodynamics. He has an MBA from Harvard, where he was a Harkness Fellow and Baker Scholar. Michael has won lifetime achievement awards from BusinessGreen and the UK Renewable Energy Association and is a two-time Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year finalist. Michael was a member of the British Ski Team from 1986 to 1993, British Moguls Champion in 1991, and competed in Europa Cup, World Cup and in the 1992 Albertville Olympics. He lives in London with his wife and three young children. Michael speaks fluent French and German.