DME Sustainable Mobility Workshop
Ford Research and Innovation Center
Amidst growing calls for government and industry action to tackle poor air quality and GHG emissions, cities and countries around the world are increasingly proposing restrictions or bans on diesel and compression-ignition engines, encouraging a switch to electric vehicles, and emphasizing sustainability as a fundamental requirement for future mobility solutions.
A one-day invitation only workshop at Ford Motor Company's European Research and Innovation Center brought together representatives from across the automotive and fuel industries to speak directly with those stakeholders most involved in mobility-related DME projects worldwide, to share perspectives, and to discuss the opportunities and business case that DME presents for sustainable, ultra-low emission transportation.
Content available online to IDA members
Bloomberg Future of Energy Summit
Grand Hyatt New York
Bloomberg New Energy Finance's Summit is an invitation-only gathering of 1,000 senior executives, investors, and policy makers from a diverse range of sectors who are driving the transition to cleaner energy. Among the more than 100 speakers and panel members on the program at the sold-out 2015 event were UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, former US Vice President Al Gore, UN Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change Michael Bloomberg, and Canadian Minister of Natural Resources Greg Rickford.
DME was a topic featured on the program agenda, with both Rebecca Boudreaux of Oberon Fuels and Frank Bio of Volvo participating on a panel at the event.
Vail Global Energy Forum
Vilar Performing Arts Center
Beaver Creek, Colorado
The Vail Global Energy Forum included presentations on DME by IDA members including Dennis Slagle, Volvo Group Executive Vice President Trucks Sales & Marketing Americas, IDA Chairman Emeritus Theo Fleisch, and Oberon Fuels President Rebecca Boudreaux.
Organized by Stanford's Precourt Institute for Energy in conjuction with the Vail Valley Foundation, the Forum brings influential leaders from government, academia and industry together to discuss important developments, technology, policy, and enabling factors related to increasingly green, secure and affordable ways to meet global energy needs.
Speakers at the event included:
- Arun Majumdar, Google's VP Energy & founding director of ARPA-E
- John Hickenlooper, Governor of Colorado
- George Schultz, former US Secretary of State
- Dennis Beal, Vice President Global Vehicles, FedEx Express
- Jeffrey Bingaman, former chairman, US Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee
- Jim Brown, President, Western Hemisphere, Halliburton
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