With the need for significant evolution in U.S. and global energy systems, it is essential that we apply effective policy-making and governance. What lessons can be drawn from the experience of veteran U.S. decision-makers who have helped shape policy in major states and at the national level? As part of the Center on Global Energy Policy’s 7th Annual Columbia Global Energy Summit, three outstanding energy and environmental leaders explored how experiences from their professional journeys helped foster policy predictability and efficiency to achieve climate and other environmental policy and advocacy goals.
- Dr. Geoffrey Heal, Donald C. Waite III Professor of Social Enterprise and Paul Garrett Professor of Public Policy and Corporate Responsibility, Columbia Business School
- Frances Beinecke, Former President, Natural Resources Defense Council
- Cheryl LaFleur, Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia SIPA and Former Commissioner and Chairman, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)
- Mary Nichols, Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia SIPA and Former Chair, California Air Resources Board