Rethinking Energy, the Economy, and Governance

November 18, 2021 12:00 pm — November 19, 2021 3:00 pm

This conference is co-sponsored by Economic and Human Dimensions Research Associates and the Environmental Law Institute.

Rethinking Energy, the Economy, and Governance

A two-day virtual workshop to explore critical insights from the work of mathematical physicist and economist, Dr. Robert U. Ayres, a likely nominee for the 2022 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics.

The Workshop will open with a talk by Rep. Sean Casten (D-IL), a scientist, clean energy entrepreneur and CEO prior to his election to Congress. Dr. Ayres will also give an overview of his research which underscores the idea of “Energy as Work,” rather than energy as a mere commodity sold in the market at some price.

Other invited participants include representatives from the U.S. Department of Energy, the International Energy Agency, Stanford University, Economic and Human Dimensions Research Associates, Black & Veatch, an employee-owned engineering, procurement, consulting and construction company, among others.

Dr. Robert U. Ayres, Mathematical Physicist and Economist, Emeritus Professor, INSEAD International Business School
Dr. Sam Baldwin, Chief Science Officer, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy
Rep. Sean Casten, United States House of Representatives
Dr. Nora Wang Esram, Senior Director for Research, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy
Dr. Nicholas Howarth, Coordinator, Energy Efficiency Market Report, International Energy Agency
Christopher Juniper, International Economic Development and Sustainability Professional
John A. "Skip" Laitner, International Resource Economist, Economic and Human Dimensions Research Associates
John Pendergrass, Vice President Programs and Publications, Environmental Law Institute
Dr. Beia Spiller, Lead Senior Economist, Environmental Defense Fund
Dr. Suzanne Tegen, Assistant Director, Center for the New Energy Economy
Rob Wilhite, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Global Distributed Energy, Black & Veatch

Event Agenda
Dr. Ayres' nomination for a Nobel prize
Dr. Robert U. Ayres presentation
Dr. Sam Baldwin presentation
Dr. Nora Wang Esram presentation
Christopher Juniper presentation
John A. "Skip" Laitner presentation
Rob Wilhite presentation
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