Climate Change Negotiations Set to Convene in Paris – Renewable Energy Commitments Pave Way for Growth and Emissions Reductions

World leaders will gather in Paris from November 30, to December 11, 2015 to hammer out an agreement to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions. Commitments by the U.S. and countries around the world in the run-up to the Paris meetings rely on significant new deployment of renewable energy, which could double global renewable energy generation by 2030. This webinar will feature what to expect in Paris and what the negotiations mean for renewable energy.

The webinar will also review the findings of a just released report from Stanford University’s Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance. Comparing the solar and wind deployment experiences of three large “countries” — Germany, Texas and California — the report elucidates some of the most prominent (and controversial) themes in the global renewables debate, including electricity costs, output intermittency, grid stability, policy design, and soft costs.

Q & A Submission:
Q & A both on the teleconference and live at the host firm sites, will follow the speakers’ presentations. Please email questions to

Call Times:
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Eastern
11:00 am – 12:30 pm Central
10:00 am – 11:30 am Mountain
9:00 am – 10:30 am Pacific
8:00 am – 9:30 am Alaskan

Teleconference Chairs:
Sarah A.W. Fitts, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
Roger D. Stark, Stark Energy Consulting LLC
Gene Gurevich, Securing America’s Future Energy
Piers Ede, Marine Phytoplankton for Health
Matthew J. Frank, Murphy Desmond S.C.
Grant Rauscher, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Dan Reicher, Interim President & CEO, ACORE; Executive Director, Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance, Stanford University

Karen Florini, Deputy Special Envoy for Climate Change, U.S. State Department
Andy Darrell, Chief of Strategy, Global Energy and Finance & New York Regional Director, Environmental Defense Fund
Felix Mormann, Associate Professor of Law, University of Miami School of Law; Faculty Fellow, Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance, Stanford University