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Webinar: Powering Tomorrow - Navigating the Energy Transition in Texas

  • Wednesday, April 17, 2024
  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Virtual Session


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Powering Tomorrow - Navigating the Energy Transition in Texas

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Virtual Session
1:00 - 2:00 PM 

About the Presentation:  

Join us for a transformative webinar as we embark on a journey through Texas's pivotal role in shaping the future of energy. Texas, renowned as the energy powerhouse of the nation, stands at the forefront of a monumental transition towards sustainability and equity. This webinar, featuring  moderator Eric Goff and distinguished speakers Doug Lewin and Alex Rozenfeld, will delve deep into the challenges and opportunities inherent in this transition.

As we confront the imperative to decarbonize and diversify our energy portfolio, Texas's unique position as a leader in both traditional and renewable energy production makes this discussion all the more crucial. From its vast wind farms to burgeoning solar arrays, Texas is witnessing a remarkable surge in renewable energy adoption. However, with this transition comes the pressing need to ensure that the benefits are equitably distributed across communities, addressing disparities in access and affordability.

Join us as we navigate the intricate pathways of the energy transition in Texas, charting a course towards a more sustainable, inclusive future. This webinar is not just an opportunity to gain knowledge but a call to action for all stakeholders to play their part in shaping a brighter tomorrow for Texas and beyond.

About the Speakers: 

Eric Goff heads Goff Policy, an advocacy and advisory shop focused on energy, municipal, and infrastructure policy. Many of his clients have a strategic focus on energy transition issues. He helps consumers, battery, solar developers, banks, utilities, and retailers manage and understand ERCOT markets. Before practicing as an independent consultant, he worked for Citigroup Energy and previously worked for NRG Energy, Reliant Energy, and Constellation New Energy. He is the past Chair of ERCOT subcommittees and working groups and is currently appointed by the Office of Public Utility Counsel to represent the Texas residential consumers at ERCOT.

He also serves on a variety of nonprofit boards including the Red Line Parkway Initiative, People United for Mobility Action (PUMA), and serves as President of the Downtown Austin Neighborhood Association (DANA).

Doug Lewin authors the Texas Energy and Power Newsletter and hosts the Energy Capital Podcast. He is a nationally recognized energy expert, particularly in the electric grid, renewable energy, energy efficiency, demand response, utility regulation, and pollution reduction.

Lewin founded Stoic Energy, a Texas-based consulting firm specializing in grid and energy issues, in 2018. Previously, Doug led government and regulatory affairs work for CLEAResult, an energy efficiency program implementer for more than 250 utilities in 40 states and provinces. Prior to joining CLEAResult, Lewin was the founding Executive Director of the South-central Partnership for Energy Efficiency as a Resource (SPEER) and worked at the Texas Legislature for five years as a legislative aide, primarily on energy, environment, and climate issues for three different elected officials in the House and Senate.

Alex Rozenfeld founded Climate Impact Capital, LLC in 2016 to help fill the market gap for early stage companies and investors seeking to make an impact on climate change.  With more than 20 years of energy and innovation experience, Alex has worked internationally as an entrepreneur, angel investor, and business developer and venture capitalist for Fortune 500 companies. His main focus has been on bringing corporations and entrepreneurs together to impact one of the world’s largest challenges – sustainable and plentiful energy access.

He has been investing in energy technologies since 2001, including hydrogen, fuel cells, and energy storage. Notable roles include work on the earliest H2 vehicle station in California and President at Shell Technology Ventures, LLC.

Alex has been an active supporter of the energy entrepreneurship community as an energy co-chair of the Houston Angel Network, chair of the Energy Initiative at The Center for Houston’s Future, Advisory Board member of the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship, founding member of the Advisory Board member for the Houston Advanced Research Center and an active adviser to many energy companies.

Under Alex’s leadership, Climate Impact Capital launched  Texas Innovates, a non-profit hardtech incubator working on energy and water challenges, where Alex is President of the  board of directors, and the Climate Salon, a peer network for climate investors. His work also includes international roles, such as the Advisory Board to the Energy Innovation Initiative at World Economic Forum (WEF).  Alex holds BSE magna cum laude from Princeton University, a degree from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, and an MBA from MIT’s Sloan School of Management.


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