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Leapfrogging Technology

For most industrialized nations, the journey to widespread energy consumption has taken a couple hundred years, and passed through numerous stages. As developing countries look to address their energy needs in the twenty-first century, it’s clear that they will not need to repeat many of those early, foundational, steps.  Developing countries, in other words, may have the opportunity to “leapfrog” over non-renewable and dirty energy technologies, and go straight to implementation of an infrastructure that relies on clean energy sources and clean technology.

At National Clean Energy Summit 7.0: Partnership & Progress, the  “Leapfrogging Technology” panel will focus on these issues.  Moderated by Stanford University’s Senior Fellow at Precourt Institute for Energy, Dr. Arun Majumdar, the panel will look at how continued research and development in clean energy technology has resulted in exponential advances in almost every related field. The panel will also explore the way those advances could be used to bring electricity to climate change-vulnerable areas in the developing world.

In addition to Dr. Majumdar, the panel is packed with world-class experts and leaders including:   Dymphia Van Der Lans, CEO, Clinton Climate Initiative: The Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI) is helping to lead the world in implementing today’s and tomorrow’s technologies throughout the developing world. Through programs such as Trees of Hope, The Built Environment, C40-CCI Cities and Islands Energy program, CCI is on the forefront of the leapfrogging movement.

Francesco Venturini, CEO and General Manager, Enel Green Power: Enel Green Power is a company dedicated to developing and managing renewable energy generation. It has partnered with TIS Innovation and the Fulbright BEST Program to strengthen its relationship with the academic world and make sure it is always on the cutting edge of innovation. These partnerships encourage the development, testing and distribution of innovative renewable energy technologies around the world.

Yoram Bronicki, President, Ormat Technologies: Ormat offers a unique renewable power solution through the use of its ORMAT ENERGY CONVERTER, which generates power by converting low, medium and high temperature heat into electrical energy. This technology has been used across the globe and enables geothermal developers to efficiently and economically use the full range of naturally occurring resources found globally to easily and efficiently create clean electricity.

Deb Frodl, Global Executive Director, ecomagination, General Electric: Ecomagination is General Electric’s initiative that encourages employees to create innovative solutions to current environmental issues. To date, this program has created energy-efficient solutions for the aviation, locomotive, manufacturing, water and wind industries.

Want to learn more? Please register today to attend this year’s National Clean Energy Summit 7.0: Partnership & Progress happening September 4 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.

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