The 2018 Aspen Institute Clean Energy Innovation and Decarbonization Winter Roundtable, February 25-28, 2018, in Aspen, Colorado, brought together ~35 experts from corporate, government, academia, and non-profits to talk about key issues such as reforming electricity markets, decarbonizing the transportation sector, democratizing clean energy and green heat, industrial decarbonization, and carbon removal. The roundtable was co-chaired by Roger Ballentine, President of Green Strategies, and James Connaughton, President and CEO of Nautilus Data Technologies.
As we have for more than 40 years, the Aspen Institute Energy and Environment Program convenes non-partisan and neutral policy forums focused on key energy, climate, conservation and environmental topics and how to advance environmental sustainability in a technological world. This year, we hosted our annual clean energy-focused convening in a winter setting in beautiful Aspen, rather than in the summer, as we have done previously.
The roundtable format stresses dialogue between participants, rather than question and answer or just listening to speakers. While each session is introduced by brief presentations, the majority of time is reserved for candid dialogue between participants. The roundtable was enhanced by an informal atmosphere and a not-for-attribution rule that encourages creative thinking, dissenting opinions, and candid dialogue.
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