The Emerging Leaders in Environmental and Energy Policy Network

September 05, 2017

Episodes 5-8 of the ELEEP network podcast present insights from a conference organized by the Atlantic Council and Ecologic Institute, which took place June 21-22 in Washington DC. Under the heading “Tipping Points: Finding the Energy-Climate Balance,” the conference brought together deci-sion-makers, civil society, business leaders and scholars to reflect on the nexus of energy and cli-mate policy in the United States, Europe and the international arena. The conference agenda cov-ered a range of different topics and included talks by some of the brightest minds in the field. For more on the conference, click here.

This episode features a keynote by Alex Laskey, president and founder of Opower, an innovative energy company that partners with utilities to provide customers with personalized consumption feedback. Alex Laskey speaks about the nexus of energy and information technologies. He begins by investigating the history of innovation over the last three centuries before providing examples of on-going IT revolutions in the sectors of transport and energy—such as car and ride sharing and real time feedback to induce demand-side management by private consumers.

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