U.S. Energy Secretary and Business Leaders

Hal Harvey, CEO, Energy Innovation
Danny Kennedy, Managing Director, California Clean Energy Fund
Lyndon Rive, Co-Founder and CEO, SolarCity
Ernest Moniz, U.S. Secretary of Energy

At the Paris climate summit last month, 195 nations agreed to go on a carbon diet. In June energy ministers from around the world will gather in San Francisco to advance their plans for cutting use of fossil fuels while keeping economies growing. That is a major transition and the paths vary for wealthy and poor countries. One tool for all countries is to promote existing clean energy such as solar and wind, something the United States agreed to do in a recent bipartisan budget deal. Another priority is to develop new technologies at universities and in innovative companies. All countries will be putting new policies in place to drive the transition to cleaner energy.

How are big emitters such as China, the United States and India going to meet their Paris commitments? What role will business play? Who is going to pay to develop and deploy new technologies? A conversation on decoupling economic growth from carbon pollution.