International Seminar on Energy & Resource Productivity

 

                          

International Seminar on Energy and Resource Productivity

University of California

Santa Barbara, California, November 17-18, 2008

Engineering and Science Building, Room ESB 1001, UC Santa Barbara

PROGRAM

 

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17, MORNING SESSION

9:00 – a.m. Welcome

Professor Henry Yang, Chancellor, UCSB

Professor Matthew Tirrell, Dean, College of Engineering, UCSB

Professor Ernst von Weizsäcker, Dean, Bren School, Co-Chair, Resource Panel

Professor John Bowers, Director, Institute for Energy Efficiency, UCSB

 

10:00 a.m. - Why Developing Countries Need Dramatic Increases in Energy and Resource Productivity

Mark Mwandosya, Minister, Tanzania; Member, Steering Committee, Resource Panel

"Why Developing Countries Need Dramatic Increase of Water, Energy and Resource Productivity"

Professor Mark Swilling, South Africa; Member, Resource Panel

"Why Developing Countries Need Dramatic Increases of Energy and Resource Productivity."

Anna-Bella Siriban-Manalang, Director, Centre for Lean Systems, Philippines; Member, Resource Panel

 

11:00 a.m. - Coffee Break (Engineering 1001)

 

11:30 a.m. - Industrial Ecology and Global Materials Flows

Professor Marina-Fischer-Kowalski, Vienna, President, International Society of Industrial Ecology; Member, Resource Panel

"Resources Use in the World Economy 1960-2005: a preliminary assessment" 

 

Professor Tom Graedel, Yale University; Member, Resource Panel

"Global Metal Flows: What We Know, What We Don't

Professor Yuichi Moriguchi, Director, National Institute for Environmental Studies, Japan; Member, Resource Panel

"The Implications of Global Material Flows from a Life Cycle Perspective"

 

1:00 p.m. - Lunch Break (Bren Hall Courtyard)

 

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17, AFTERNOON SESSION

2:00 p.m. - Frontiers of Energy Efficiency Research

Professor Steve Den Baars, Institute for Energy Efficiency, UC Santa Barbara

Dr. Jack Sahl, Director, Environment and Resource Sustainability, Southern California Edison

"An Integrated Approach for Electric Utility Resource Efficiency"

Professor John Bowers, Director, Institute for Energy Efficiency

"Interesting Efficiency Improvements in Thermoelectric Power Generation and Refrigeration"

 

4:30 p.m. - Coffee Break (Engineering 1001)

 

5:00 p.m. - Biofuels

Dr. Stefan Bringezu, Wuppertal Institute, Germany; Member, Resource Pane

"Toward Sustainable Production and Use of Biofuels"

Dr. Lea Kauppi, SG, Finnish Environment Institute; Member, Resource Panel

"Renewables in the Finnish Climate & Energy Strategy 2008"

 

6:00 p.m. - Cocktails (Bren Hall Courtyard)

 

6:30 p.m. - Dinner, hosted by the Institute for Energy Efficiency (Bren Hall Courtyard)

Dinner Speaker: Mayor Marty Blum, Santa Barbara, introduced by John Bowers

 

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, MORNING SESSION

 

9:00 a.m. - Measuring Environmental Impacts: Carbon Footprints and Material Flow Analysis

Professor Edgar Hertwich, Norwegian University of Science and Technology Trondheim, Norway; Member, Resource Panel

"The Carbon Footprint of Nations: A Global Trade-linked Analysis"

Professor Roland Geyer, Bren School, Santa Barbara

Professor Sangwon Suh, Korea, University of Minnesota

"What Makes the Difference in Personal Carbon Footprints Between the U.S. and Japan?"

 

10:30 a.m. - Coffee Break

 

11:00 a.m. - Business Strategies to Reduce Environmental Impacts

Dr. Ashok Khosla, Founder, Development Alternatives, New Delhi; Member, Resource Panel (India)

Michael Wadden, Partner, Accenture

"Energy Efficiency: What Are the Larger U.S. Corporations Doing?"  

12.30 p.m. - Lunch Break (Bren Hall Courtyard)

 

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, AFTERNOON SESSION

1:30 p.m. - Economic Instruments to Improve Energy Efficiency and Resource Productivity

Professor Charles Kolstad, Bren School, UC Santa Barbara

Professor Ernst von Weizsäcker, Bren School, UC Santa Barbara; Co-chair, Resource Panel

"Some Reflections on Economic Instruments"

Dr. Yong Ren, Deputy Director General, Ministry of Environmental Protection, Beijing, China; Member, Resource Panel (China) —

"Roadmap to Reconciling Resources, Environment, and Economy in China"

 

3:00 p.m. - Coffee Break (Engineering 1001)

 

3:30 p.m. - Government Policies to Improve Energy Efficiency and Resource Productivity

Chair and introducer: Dr. Robert Wilkinson, Bren School, UC Santa Barbara

"Government Policies to Improve Energy Efficiency and Resource Productivity"

Timo Mäkelä, Director, EU Commission; Chair, Steering Committee, Resource Panel

Professor Mark Swilling, Sustainable Development Management, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa; Member, Resource Panel

"Government Policies to Improve Energy Efficiency and Resource Productivity"

 

5:00 p.m. - Concluding Remarks

Jacqueline Aloisi de Larderel, Member, Resource Panel

"Concluding Remarks from the International Seminar on Resource Productivity"

 

5:30 - 6:30 p.m. - Cocktails and light snacks outside the meeting room (Engineering 1001)