VIDEO: Policy: Investing in Energy

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Event Date



Martz Summer Conference (4th: 2012: Boulder, Colo.)



8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Policy: Investing in Energy

Moderator: David Bailey, Environmental Director, Thompson Creek Metals Company, Denver, CO


Conventional Energy: Julien Dumoulin-Smith, Director, Equity Research, Electric Utilities & IPPs Group, UBS Securities LLC, New York, NY

Renewables: Jonathan Silver, Distinguished Senior Fellow, Third Way (former Executive Director of DOE's Loan Programs Office)


Gwen Farnsworth, Senior Energy Policy Advisor, Western Resource Advocates, Boulder, CO

Ron Lehr, Attorney and Western Representative at American Wind Energy Association, Washington, D.C.


Mark Squillace, David Bailey

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The future of the planet may depend upon our ability to increase energy supplies even as we reduce carbon emissions. This conference will address how a low-carbon energy program might evolve with a particular focus on the American West. It will focus on the future of energy in the West--on a “managed transition” to a different energy mix, on the need to nest this effort in a framework that acknowledges interconnections, and on identifying the most salient opportunities to consider the legal, political, financial, and technical challenges.

Alternate Title

Investing in Energy, and the Role of Climate Policy