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November 8, Day 1

Global Overview and Perspectives

Jackson Hole Global Forum Welcome

9:00 - 9:05 AM

Mark Newcomb, Chair, Board of Teton County Commissioners

Setting the Stage - Wyoming Context

9:05 - 9:15 AM

Representative Lloyd Larsen, Wyoming House District 54


9:15 - 9:45 AM

Han Wenke, Former Director General, Energy Research Institute of the National Development Reform Commission, People's Republic of China

Global Perspectives in Energy, Climate and Economics

9:45 - 10:45 AM

As global energy markets shift, countries, states, cities, and businesses are adapting.  Many are reframing their economic and climate strategies.  What actions are being taken and what are the lessons learned from those experiences?


Moderator - Trevor Houser, Partner, Rhodium Group


Hon. Bob Holden, Former Governor, Missouri

Rear Admiral David Titley (Ret.), U.S. Navy

Karine Hertzberg, Counsellor, Climate and Environment, Embassy of Norway

H.E. Abdulla Ali Alsaboosi, Consul General of the United Arab Emirates in Los Angeles

U.S.-China: Clean Energy Investment and Infrastructure

11:00 - 12:00 PM

The U.S. and China are the globe’s two largest economies and carbon emitters. What is happening in both vis a vis investment trends that can build new infrastructure, scale clean energy, and create new jobs for regions in search of economic reinvention?


Moderator - David Firestein, Founding Executive Director, The University of Texas China Public Policy Center at The LBJ School of Public Affairs


Jiang Lin, Director, Berkeley-Tsinghua Joint Research Center on Energy and Climate Change

Dan Slane, Chairman, The Slane Company, Former Chairman, U.S.-China Commission

Han Wenke, Former Director General, Energy Research Institute, National Development Reform Commission, People's Republic of China

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Lunch Speakers - Are Small Modular Nuclear Reactors The Key to Deep Decarbonization?

12:00 - 1:00PM

Mason Baker

UAMPS’ Chief Legal Officer / General Council

Chris Colbert

NuScale’s Chief Strategy Officer

What is Coal's Future?

1:00 - 2:00 PM

Coal, the most carbon-intensive fossil fuel, faces an uncertain future.  At the same time, as economies grow around the globe, demand for coal remains.  There are growing opportunities to reimagine carbon through carbon capture and utilization.  What is coal's future? 


Moderator - Andrew Timbers, Senior Vice President, Goldman Sachs


Luka Powanga, College of Business, Regis University

Holly Krutka, Vice President, Coal Generation and Emissions Technology, Peabody Energy

Justin Guay, Portfolio Director, Clean Energy, ClimateWorks Foundation

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Policy Models

2:15 - 3:15 PM

What are the leading policy ideas (national, state, and local) that can set the stage to attract the next generation industries, entrepreneurs, opportunities, and jobs to help global coal communities and beyond?

Moderator - Kate Gordon, Senior Advisor, Paulson Institute

Jesse Vogel, Managing Director, Partnership for Responsible Growth

Ron Binz, Former Chairman, Colorado Public Utilities Commission

Clayton Munnings, Founder, Munnings Consulting

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Climate Change and National Security

3:30 - 4:30 PM

Climate change increasingly plays a role in accelerating global insecurity.  From worsening droughts to strengthening hurricanes, to opening up the Arctic, and the increased likelihood of wildfire.  How is the military responding and what will the future look like in this domain?

Moderator - Caitlin Werrell, Co-Founder, The Center for Climate and Security

Lt. General Arlen Jameson (Ret.), U.S. Air Force

Lt. General John Castellaw (Ret.), U.S. Marine Corps

Maj. General Irv Halter (Ret.), U.S. Air Force

Hon. Richard Holwill, Former U.S. Ambassador to Ecuador

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