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The Clean Energy Revolution: Innovating for the Future

Anand Shah from the Albright Stonebridge Group and science and technology expert Varun Sivaram shared breakthrough technologies needed to power the clean energy revolution.
Anand Shah
Varun Sivaram
Karen Weigert
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About This Event

Climate change—that "tragedy of the horizon"—is already here. From relentless wildfires to hurricanes to droughts, 2017’s slew of extreme weather events highlighted the existential threat facing us in the coming decades. But as bleak as the reality of climate change is, innovative solutions to mitigate its effects and support a transition to clean energy are also being developed and deployed on an increasing scale—particularly so since the Paris Climate Agreement. These include everything from advanced technologies such as solar photovoltaics and electric vehicles to the urban design policies necessary to make them effective. What are the most exciting solutions being implemented, and what other breakthrough technologies are needed to power the clean energy revolution? What must we do to stand a chance against climate change?

About the Speakers
Anand Shah
Senior Advisor, Albright Stonebridge Group; Senior Vice President, Ola
Varun Sivaram
Philip D. Reed Fellow for Science and Technology, Council on Foreign Relations
Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Cities
Council expert Karen Weigert
Karen Weigert is the director of the Baumhart Center for Social Enterprise and Responsibility at Loyola University. In 2011 she was appointed chief sustainability officer for the city of Chicago, working to guide the city's sustainability strategy and implementation, and bringing innovative and practical solutions throughout the work of the city.
Council expert Karen Weigert