Washington Post Live hosted a Smart Energy conference on November 3rd. Energy Secretary Steven Chu, the Nobel Prize winning physicist, along with energy company CEOs, scholars and entrepreneurs working on new technologies discussed the future of energy. What’s on the horizon?
We asked experts to give an overview of how they see consumption changing and how the U.S. energy market is shifting. We discussed the most promising new sources of power and smarter uses of traditional energy. Given growing concerns about energy emissions, costs and security, we also discussed whether government policies and incentives are doing enough to foster more environmentally sound and sustainable ways to power our cars, homes, and cities.
Maxik says light bulb technology will continue to evolve and improve.
Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu spoke at the Washington Post Live Smart Energy conference on November 03, 2011 in Washington, DC.
Washinton Post Live Editor Mary Jordan and Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu sit down for a discussion and audience Q&A.
WASHINGTON, DC NOVEMBER 03: L to R-Mary Jordan Editor of Washington Post Live, Marvin Odum President of Shell Oil Company, Carol Browner former Director Distinguished Senior Fellow Center for American Progress, Michael Levi, David M. Rubenstein Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment and Director of the Program on Energy Security and Climate Change, Council of Foreign Relations and Steve Mufson energy reporter, Washington Post on the smarter uses of energy panel at the smart energy program on November 03, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mark Gail/The Washington Post)
Marvin Odum (left), President of Shell Oil Company, and Carol Browner, Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, continue the discussion of smarter uses of energy.
Carol Browner (left), Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, answers a question posed by an audience member as Michael Levi looks on.
Michael Levi (left), David M. Rubenstein Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment and Director of the Program on Energy Security and Climate Change at the Council of Foreign Relations answers questions posed by both Mary Jordan, editor, and Steve Mufson, energy reporter, at the Washington Post.
Steve Mufson, energy correspondent for the Washington Post, leads the second panel of the day on energy efficiency in homes and offices. Sitting on the panel were Ralph Izzo, Chairman, President and CEO of the Public Service Enterprise Group; Lena Hansen, Principal at the Rocky Mountain Institute; Ogi Kavazovic, Vice President of Strategy & Marketing at Opower; and Gregory Kats, President of Captial E.
Ralph Izzo, Chairman, President and CEO of the Public Service Enterprise Group, answers questions posed by Steven Mufson as Lena Hansen of the Rocky Mountain Institute looks on.
Ogi Kavazovic, Vice President of Strategy & Marketing at Opower, discusses energy efficiency with Steven Mufson of the Washington Post.
Lena Hansen, Principal at the Rocky Mountain Institute, discusses energy efficiency and smarter homes and offices during the conference's second panel.
Gregory Kats, President of Capital E, sits on the energy efficiency panel.
Joel Achenbach (far left), Fred Maxik (left), and Alex Baker (right) listen as Kateri Callahan, President of the Alliance to Save Energy, discusses efficient light bulbs.
Fred Maxik, Founder and Chief Technology Officer of the Lighting Science Group, shows an example of a futuristic light bulb.
Alex Baker, Lighting Program Manager at ENERGY STAR, answers an audience question on the latest in light bulb innovation.
General Jim Jones was the luncheon speakera the Smart Energy conference. General Jones is currently a senior fellow and energy project co-chair at the Bipartisan Policy Center.
General Jim Jones sits down with Mary Jordan to discuss energy security in the United States. General Jones was formerly the National Security Advisor and Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps.
Mary Jordan and General Jones talk about energy security as conference attendees enjoy the lunchtime discussion.
The final panel of the day, led by Washington Post Auto Correspondent Warren Brown (left), discussed fuel efficient cars. Panelists included Bob Holycross with Ford Motor Company; Mike Robinson with General Motors Company; Tom Stricker with Toyota; and Lee Patrick Sullivan, Correspondent at energyNOW!.
Bob Holycross with Ford Motor Company (left) speaks with Warren Brown.
Tom Stricker with Toyota Motors answers audience questions regarding fuel efficient cars as Lee Patrick Sullivan of energyNOW! listens.
Michael J. Robinson with General Motors Company sits down with Warren Brown to talk about GM and the future of fuel efficient vehicles.