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March 1 & 2, 2014

Welcome to the third annual Vail Global Energy Forum. Together we will examine one of our greatest challenges: how best to provide the energy necessary to support a productive global economy in an increasingly green, secure and affordable manner. We will discuss the expansion of the U.S. natural gas sector; advances in sustainable energy technologies; the role of China in global energy markets; energy economics, security and independence; and policies and public attitudes regarding energy and the environment. At Stanford University, our faculty, staff and students are addressing this challenge through pioneering research on a broad range of energy issues, from renewable energy technologies and the smart grid to more efficient use of our current system. Founded in 2009, the Precourt Institute for Energy has become the hub of energy research and education at Stanford, bringing together more than two dozen independent laboratories and programs from across the campus. One of those laboratories is the Precourt Energy Efficiency Center, which has become an internationally recognized leader in researching and promoting energy efficient technologies, systems and practices. Stanford was founded in 1891 with an ambitious vision: “promote the public welfare by exercising an influence on behalf of humanity and civilization.” That mission has not wavered, as Stanford continues to train new generations of scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs and thought leaders to tackle some of the world’s biggest challenges, like sustainable energy. This year’s forum features several experts from Stanford, as well as other researchers, policy makers and prominent business executives who manage the production and use of energy. Thank you for joining us. We look forward to joining you in this dynamic and enlightening event. Best regards,

Sally M. Benson Acting Director, Precourt Institute for Energy



James L. Sweeney Director, Precourt Energy Efficiency Center

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Welcome It is an honor to host the third annual Vail Global Energy Forum (VGEF) at the Vilar Performing Arts Center in Beaver Creek. Less than 10 years ago, colleagues at Stanford University set ourselves a goal and designed a plan to bring together some of the best and brightest minds to engage in a broad-ranging, interdisciplinary research and education program on energy. The Precourt Institute for Energy (PIE) engages in research about supplying energy that is environmentally responsible, economical, secure and deliverable on a large scale. It now encompasses nearly a dozen Centers, all seven Schools, and more than two hundred faculty members. These Centers focus on, among other activities, Energy Efficiency, Sustainable Energy Supply (wind, solar, biofuels, and smart grids), basic research at the Global Climate and Energy Project (GCEP) financed by five large global industrial companies, Energy Policy Analysis, and non-government basic energy research which is conducted utilizing the Stanford Linear Accelerator. The VGEF is designed to present annually the highlights of PIE’s latest findings and other hot energy issues. The United States is at a unique time in its energy history. We are within reach of becoming independent by 2020 of waterbourne energy imports, while simultaneously reducing our emissions of greenhouse gases significantly. We owe this substantial progress to technological innovations and major improvements in energy efficiency. For example, technological innovations in drilling techniques have increased U.S. oil production dramatically and U.S. domestic natural gas reserves from 10 years’ supply to approximately 100 years’ supply. Consequently, greenhouse gas emissions from generating electricity have been reduced by about 50 percent as we switch fuels from coal to cleaner natural gas. Also, the introduction of well-designed regulations to make appliances, buildings, and automobiles more fuel efficient will also make a healthy contribution toward an enhanced energy future. We will share these latest discoveries with you during our two-day program which we believe you will find to be highly interesting and stimulating. Welcome to the Vail Valley and thank you for participating in the Vail Global Energy Forum.

Jay A. Precourt Founder, Vail Global Energy Forum



Welcome We are now in our third year of staging the Vail Global Energy Forum and we are highly gratified at the enthusiastic response we have generated from our loyal audience, drawn from the Greater Vail Valley as well as Denver, the Front Range and major cities across the U.S. and now from around the world. Our goal is to create a “Mini-Davos on Energy” and thanks to your generous support and participation, and how the crisp mountain air of Colorado works to focus the mind, we feel we are now well on our way. Our audiences have shown themselves to be genuinely interested in the critical issues of the day. They are intensely pragmatic; they are fair and nonpartisan; they listen and they want to learn. In short, they are problem-solvers who exhibit the finest traits of the American character. We are at a pivotal juncture that will define our lives for the better part of the 21st century as we wrestle with how to create sufficient energy to support and sustain the addition of billions of more people to the planet while protecting our precious natural environment. We face the incredible opportunity for the U.S. to become truly energy independent and secure within this decade. Our audience understands that the consequences of the decisions and actions we take today will profoundly affect the conditions, whether better or worse, under which we and our children will live tomorrow and in the decades to come. VGEF 2014 will confront a number of pressing issues, including the explosive growth of oil and natural gas production through the process of hydraulic fracturing in the U.S. and how Colorado, the federal government, the energy industry and environmental activists can work together to successfully ensure the safe, reliable and economically sustainable extraction of oil and natural gas in the U.S. The remarkable evolution of fleet vehicles and their increased use of natural gas derivative fuels will also be discussed with senior executives of the commercial transportation industry. The issue of China and its rapidly growing economy, and the challenges this growth places upon global climate change, will also be vigorously debated. We look forward to a lively exchange of ideas and to working together to help create more sustainable, independent, secure and environmentally responsible energy policies for the foreseeable future – not just for ourselves and the Greater Vail Valley, but for Colorado, the United States and the world at large. Thank you for attending VGEF 2014. Sincerely,

Carl Colby Executive Director, Vail Global Energy Forum



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2014 Vail Global Energy Forum Agenda DAY ONE: Saturday, March 1 9:30am

1:30pm – 1:55pm

Public Registration & Continental Breakfast Vilar Center

Tom Petrie, Chairman, Petrie Partners “Energy Issues and U.S. Energy Independence”


1:55pm – 2:20pm

Welcome & Introductions Carl Colby, Executive Director, Vail Global Energy Forum Doug Lovell, Vice President/Chief Operating Officer, Beaver Creek Resort

Jim Brown, President, Halliburton, Western Hemisphere “The Evolving Unconventional Landscape: Today’s Challenges and Opportunities” (brief Q&A to follow)

10:15am – 10:45am

Mark Zoback, Stanford Seismic Expert on Hydraulic Fracturing “Managing the Risk of Triggered Seismicity”

Alan Murray, President & CEO, Pew Research Group “Public Attitudes about Energy and Environmental Issues” (including visualizations of polling data) (brief Q&A to follow)

10:45am – 11:15am Keynote Speaker: Governor John Hickenlooper of Colorado “The State of the Energy Economy in Colorado and the U.S.” (brief Q&A to follow)

2:20pm – 2:45pm

2:45pm – 3:10pm Rob Gardner, Manager, Economic and Energy Division, Corporate Strategic Planning, Exxon Mobil Corporation “Outlook for Energy – A View to 2040”

3:10pm – 3:30pm Coffee & Tea Break, Lower Lobby, Vilar Center

11:15am – 11:55am Panel Discussion: “Recent Agreement on Air Emissions Rules” Panelists include: Charles D. Davidson, Chairman, President & CEO, Noble Energy Governor John Hickenlooper of Colorado Brad Holly, Vice President, Operations Rocky Mountain Region, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation Fred Krupp, President, Environmental Defense Fund Doug Suttles, President & CEO, Encana

11:55am – 1:00pm

3:30pm – 3:55pm Tom Petrie, Chairman, Petrie Partners “The Role of Substantial Increases in Natural Gas Production and Reserves as a Stimulus to the U.S. Manufacturing Sector”

3:55pm – 4:30pm David Montgomery, Senior Vice President, NERA Economic Consulting “LNG Export Licenses and Terminals” and “Price Effects on Natural Gas and LNG Exports”

Lunch, Lower Lobby Vilar Center

4:30pm – 5:00pm

1:00pm – 1:30pm Keynote Speaker: Secretary George P. Shultz, Former Secretary of State, currently Thomas W. and Susan B. Ford Distinguished Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University “Prospects for Global Energy Security”

Dennis Beal, Vice President, Global Vehicles, FedEx Express “Natural Gas as a Future Fuel Strategy for the Transportation Sector of the Global Economy”

5:00pm End of Day One Networking Reception Lower Lobby, Vilar Center



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DAY TWO: Sunday, March 2 8:00am

11:00am – 11:30am

Continental Breakfast, Lower Lobby, Vilar Center

A Conversation with Arun Majumdar, Vice President, Google and Dr. David Danielson, Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency And Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy “Smart Grid Infrastructure and Management of Wind and Solar Energy” (brief Q&A to follow)

8:30am Energy Village Viewing Opens, Veranda, Vilar Center

9:00am – 9:10am Welcome Back Carl Colby, Executive Director, Vail Global Energy Forum Ceil Folz, President, Vail Valley Foundation

9:10am – 9:40am A conversation with Jim Sweeney, Director, Precourt Energy Efficiency Center at Stanford, and Senator Jeff Bingaman (New Mexico) former Chairman, U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee

9:40am – 10:40am Panel Discussion: “China: Energy Impact on the World” Moderator: Jeffrey Ball, scholar-in-residence, Stanford University; columnist, The New Republic; former environment editor, The Wall Street Journal Panelists include: Rob Gardner, Manager, Economic and Energy Division, Corporate Strategic Planning, Exxon Mobil Corporation Jiang Lin, Chairman, China Sustainable Energy Program, The Energy Foundation Cynthia Wang, Managing Director, China International Capital Corporation Mark Zoback, Stanford Seismic Expert on Hydraulic Fracturing (brief Q&A to follow)

10:40am – 11:00am Coffee & Tea Break, Lower Lobby, Vilar Center

11:30am – 12:30pm Panel Discussion: “New Technology Advances” Moderator: Dan Reicher, Executive Director of the Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance at Stanford University Panelists include: Theo Fleisch, Founder and Chairman Emeritus, International DME Association: DME – A Cleaner Motor Fuel Dr. Stefan Heck, Consulting Professor, Earth Sciences, Stanford University Arun Majumdar, Vice President, Google Dennis Slagle, Executive Vice President, Group Trucks Sales and Marketing for Americas, AB Volvo: New Transportation Fuels

12:30pm – 12:50pm Concluding Remarks Secretary George P. Shultz, Former Secretary of State, currently Thomas W. and Susan B. Ford Distinguished Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University

1:00pm Energy Village Viewing, Veranda, Vilar Center

Please note: Agenda speakers and topics are subject to change. Agenda current as of printing.



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Jeffrey Ball Jeffrey Ball, formerly The Wall Street Journal’s Environment Editor, is scholar-in-residence at Stanford University’s Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance. The Steyer-Taylor Center, a joint initiative of Stanford’s Law and Business schools, explores economically sensible ways to scale up a cleaner and more secure energy system. Mr. Ball’s work focuses on the intensifying race among companies and countries to corner the clean-energy market, and the implications of that race for consumers and the planet. At Stanford, Mr. Ball heads a project exploring the relationship between China and the U.S. in the globalizing clean-energy industry. He also writes articles, speaks publicly, and plans to write a book. Before coming to Stanford University in the Fall of 2011, Mr. Ball spent more than a decade at The Wall Street Journal writing about energy and the environment, in particular about the economic viability of changing the way the world consumes fossil fuels. He covered the auto industry for the Journal out of its Detroit bureau, and the oil industry from the paper’s Dallas bureau. In 2009, he wrote a Journal column titled “Power Shift”, which won an award from the National Press Foundation for its coverage of the changing energy and environmental landscape. He spent most of 2010 covering the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, focusing on questions about the spill’s environmental effect. Also at the Journal, Mr. Ball created and was the Founding Editor of Environmental Capital, a blog on energy and the environment. He helped conceive, and was a host and moderator of, ECO:nomics, an annual conference on energy and the environment that brings together chief executives, policymakers, and other leaders in the field. In addition, Mr. Ball helped host the Journal’s CEO Council, a group of global chief executives who meet annually in Washington to discuss policy issues and make recommendations for federal action.

Dennis R. Beal As Vice President of Global Vehicles for FedEx Express, Dennis Beal is responsible for setting strategic direction and managing all aspects of the company’s global fleet of more than 43,000 motorized vehicles. Under Beal’s leadership, FedEx has taken a holistic approach to fleet management and fuel efficiency with a significant expansion in lower-polluting, higher-efficiency vehicles. Beal was instrumental in increasing the number of hybrid-electric and all-electric vehicles in service by 20% during 2011, and under his direction, FedEx will integrate close to 4,000 new, fuel-efficient Sprinters during 2012. Beal’s scope of control includes four core teams responsible for all dimensions of the FedEx global fleet including capital planning, equipment purchase, equipment maintenance, technical training, financial analysis and safety and reliability research. FedEx is the world’s largest express transportation company using a global air-and-ground network to deliver more than 3.5 million packages a day to more than 220 countries and territories around the world. Beal joined FedEx in 2001 and has more than 40 years of experience in the transportation industry. Prior to assuming his current role, Beal served as Vice President of Physical Assets for FedEx Freight. Throughout his career, he has held leadership positions in operations, engineering and fleet management. Before joining FedEx, Beal was with American Freightways where he served in a variety of corporate management positions including a position on the Executive Committee. A native of West Tennessee, Beal earned his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Memphis. He is a former board member for Share & Care Food Bank and currently serves as a member of the Presidential Advisory Council for the College of the Ozarks.

Mr. Ball speaks on college campuses about energy and environmental issues as a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow. He has appeared on PBS, NPR, CNN and the BBC, among other networks. He graduated from Yale University, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Yale Daily News. He lives in Palo Alto, CA, with his wife and two daughters. Follow him on Twitter at @jeff_ball.



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Sally M. Benson Sally Benson is a Professor (research) of Energy Resources Engineering at Stanford University, Director of Stanford’s Global Climate and Energy Project (GCEP) and Acting Director of the Stanford’s Precourt Institute for Energy. She received a Ph.D. from the University of California-Berkeley’s Department of Material Science and Mineral Engineering. A groundwater hydrologist and reservoir engineer, her current work focuses on carbon dioxide capture and storage (CCS) in deep underground geological formations. Ms. Benson served as a convening lead author of the 2012 Global Energy Assessment, a major publication of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA). She was also a coordinating lead author of the 2005 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on CCS. Prior to joining Stanford, she worked at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, serving in a number of capacities, including Deputy Director for Operations. Ms. Benson serves on the Board of Directors of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Climate Central.

Senator Jeff Bingaman Jeff Bingaman was born on October 3, 1943. He grew up in the southwestern New Mexico community of Silver City. His father was a chemistry professor and chair of the science department at Western New Mexico University. His mother taught in the public schools. After graduating from Western (now Silver) High School in 1961, Jeff attended Harvard University and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in government in 1965. He then entered Stanford Law School where he met, and later married, fellow law student Anne Kovacovich. Upon earning his law degree from Stanford in 1968, Jeff and Anne returned to New Mexico. They have one son, John. After law school Jeff spent one year as an Assistant Attorney General and eight years in private law practice in Santa Fe. Jeff was elected Attorney General of New Mexico in 1978 and served four years in that position. In 1982 he was elected to the United States Senate. He was re-elected to a fifth term in the Senate in 2006. At the end of that term he chose not to seek re-election and completed his service in the Senate on January 3, 2013. At the time of his retirement from the Senate, he was Chairman of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee. He also served on the Finance Committee, the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee and the Joint Economic Committee. In April 2013, Jeff began a year as a Distinguished Fellow with the Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance at Stanford Law School.



Jim Brown Jim Brown is President, Western Hemisphere, for Halliburton. Mr. Brown is also a member of Halliburton’s Executive Committee. Previously, Mr. Brown was Senior Vice President, Western Hemisphere. Prior to that, he was Vice President, U.S. Region, for Halliburton’s Energy Services Group. Mr. Brown joined Halliburton in February 1996 as Business Development Manager for the U.S. Western Area. He was promoted to North American Business Development Manager in 2000 and to Division Vice President for the U.S. Northern Area in 2001. Before coming to Halliburton, Mr. Brown had successful careers at the Western Company of North America and BJ Services. Mr. Brown is a 1977 graduate of the University of South Dakota, where he earned a bachelor of science degree in business administration.

Carl Colby Carl Colby is an awardwinning documentary filmmaker and President of Carl Colby Films, LLC. His production credits include films about Franz Kline, Willem De Kooning, Bob Marley, Frank Gehry, George Hurrell and Franco Zeffirelli (an Emmy Award-winner), among many other productions. He recently produced and directed The Man Nobody Knew: In Search of My Father CIA Spymaster William Colby, a feature documentary film on his late father, William Colby, former Director of the CIA, and the evolution of the CIA from OSS in WWII to today. The film received excellent reviews from The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal and played in theatrical release in more than sixty cities across the U.S. The film is now available on Netflix and Amazon. Mr. Colby has organized many conferences, including Le Marquis de Lafayette and the Spirit of Revolution for the French Government and National Endowment for the Humanities; Venice: La Serenissima and Venice: Behind the Mask for the Italian Government and National Gallery of Art on what lessons modern states can learn from the rise and fall of the 1,000 year old Venetian Republic; Shigeru Ban and the Architecture of Disaster Relief for the Government of Japan and National Building Museum on creating sustainable shelters for victims of natural disasters; Les Seminars: Revolutionary Ideas on comparing education, health and medicine in the American Revolution and today for the College of Physicians of Philadelphia and the American Revolution Center. He enjoys serving as Executive Director of the Vail Global Energy Forum and working in tandem with Founder Jay Precourt and the excellent VGEF Team. Mr. Colby was born in Washington, DC and graduated from Georgetown University. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the OSS Society.



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Dr. David Danielson Dr. David Danielson leads the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). As Assistant Secretary, he oversees a broad energy portfolio that is intended to hasten the transition to a clean energy economy. Previously, he was the first Program Director hired by DOE’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). At ARPA-E, he developed and led R&D programs with a budget of more than $100 million that focused on high-risk, high-reward, disruptive clean energy technologies. Prior to joining ARPA-E, Mr. Danielson was a clean energy venture capitalist at General Catalyst Partners, a Boston-based venture capital fund. He co-founded the firm’s clean energy investment practice and helped build and grow startups in various clean energy technology areas including solar power, wind power, advanced biofuels, bio-gas, carbon capture and storage, and advanced lighting. Mr. Danielson was a co-founder of the New England Clean Energy Council. He has authored more than 20 scientific articles in the field of advanced materials. While at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), he was the founder and President of the MIT Energy Club and a founding Director of the MIT Energy Conference. For his work in building a strong multidisciplinary energy community at MIT, he was awarded the Karl Taylor Compton Prize, MIT’s highest student award. He holds a Bachelor of Science, summa cum laude, in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Charles D. Davidson Charles D. “Chuck” Davidson is Noble Energy’s chairman and chief executive officer. Noble Energy is a member of the S&P 500 and is one of the nation’s leading independent energy companies which has been engaged in the exploration and production of oil and natural gas since 1932. Noble Energy’s operations include significant producing assets in the United States as well as in offshore West Africa and the Eastern Mediterranean in addition to numerous new venture areas. Before joining Noble Energy, Chuck was chairman, president and chief executive of Vastar Resources, Inc., a publicly owned subsidiary of ARCO, which merged with BP in 2000. In total, he has over 40 years of energy industry experience. Chuck has a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Purdue University and a master’s degree in management from the University of Texas in Dallas and has been recognized by both universities as a distinguished alumnus. He has served in various leadership positions in numerous professional, industry and community organizations including the Independent Petroleum Association of America, American Exploration & Production Council, Spindletop International, the Sam Houston Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America, Society for the Performing Arts, the Houston Food Bank and the Houston board for the American Heart Association. In 2010 he was presented with the prestigious “Partners for Democracy Award” by the America-Israel Friendship League and in 2013 the Hudson Institute presented him with their inaugural “Global Leadership Award” in recognition of his transformative impacts on the global energy landscape.



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Dr. Theo Fleisch Dr. Fleisch is an internationally recognized expert in gas conversion to liquid fuels and chemicals with decades of executive experience in technology innovation, direction, management and commercialization for both Amoco and BP. Dr. Fleisch held numerous executive positions at BP in midstream natural gas and alternative fuels, was the Distinguished Advisor for Alternative Fuels and was a member of the BP Group Leadership. Under his leadership, DME (dimethyl-ether) was identified and developed as a new clean fuel for multiple applications as well as a compliment to the LNG business for smaller gas fields and markets. He is a founder of the International DME Association (IDA), has served as Chairman and is now an Honorary Member. He has received the prestigious “Walter Flowers Award” for these accomplishments. He supported the development of both world scale methanol plants and Atlantic LNG in Trinidad and Tobago. His group developed and engineered the 300bpd, $100MM GTLFT demonstration plant in Nikiski, Alaska. Dr. Fleisch has served as Chief Technology Officer of World GTL in Trinidad from 2007 to 2009. He is now a consultant to the World Bank for the Global Gas Flaring Reduction Partnership and has identified commercially viable mini-GTL opportunities. He is also an advisor to Oberon Fuels, developing small scale and renewable DME solutions for ultimate clean diesel applications. Since 2011, he has served as COO of IGP Energy aiming to commercialize a breakthrough in butanol technology. (Butanol is the ultimate fuel oxygenate for gasoline and diesel, and a feedstock for synthetic jet fuel.) Dr. Fleisch is a Co-Founder and Director of the XTL and DME Institute providing consulting services and tutorials.

Rob Gardner is the Manager for the Energy and Economics Division of the Exxon Mobil Corporate Strategic Planning Department based in Irving, Texas. Rob graduated from Louisiana State University in 1978 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering and began working for Mobil Oil in Louisiana in a series of technical and supervisory engineering positions in gas plants along the U.S. Gulf Coast. Beginning in 1987, he worked in US natural gas marketing. In 1990, Rob started a series of international postings in the LNG marketing area in Indonesia, Qatar, Japan and Singapore. He was involved in marketing and project development of LNG, natural gas and power projects. In 2001, Rob began a series of management assignments in ExxonMobil Gas and Power Marketing in Houston. Rob assumed his current assignment in April 2009. The group that he manages is responsible for preparing Exxon Mobil’s Energy Outlook.

Dr. Fleisch holds numerous patents and is widely published. He has presented more than 100 invited lectures and was a SPE Distinguished Lecturer in 2005/2006. He has served on numerous industrial and scientific Boards such as the Natural Gas Conversion Board, Energy Frontiers International and the Journal of Natural Gas Chemistry. Dr. Fleisch holds a BS, MS and PhD summa cum laude in Physical Chemistry from the University of Innsbruck, Austria. He served as Post-Doctoral Associate at the School of Chemical Engineering at Purdue University. He also participated in executive business classes at Stanford and Harvard. Theo and his wife Renate enjoy their lives in the Rocky Mountains (Breckenridge) and the Sonoran Desert (Scottsdale) with frequent travels around the world.



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Stefan Heck Stefan Heck worked for 23 years on scaling disruptive technology and business model innovations. He founded McKinsey’s global cleantech practice and over the last decade served energy, industrial, and technology companies all over the world, helping them design, launch, and scale businesses in solar, energy storage, EVs, building systems (controls, elevators, HVAC), smart grid, and industrial automation. Stefan also led work for governments and NGOs on energy and climate strategies and policies, ranging in scale from cities to national strategies and preparations for the UN COP negotiations. Previously, Stefan ran McKinsey’s semiconductor practice, leading the expansion into Asia and tripling revenues, and helping EDA, microprocessor, and foundry leaders drive step-out growth. In the early 1990s, he founded a web-design company and built Apple’s first product website. Stefan has a BS in Symbolic Systems (Honors) from Stanford and a PhD from UC-San Diego in Philosophy and Cognitive Science.

Governor John Hickenlooper A geologist-turned brewpub pioneer who had never run for political office (not even student council) before being elected Mayor of Denver in 2003, John Hickenlooper was elected Governor of Colorado in November 2010. He took office two months later. His ambition for the state is even bigger than his name. Gov. Hickenlooper, drawing on his diverse background as an exploration geologist and restaurateur, is bringing bright, creative leadership and innovative thinking to the state Capitol. His boundless energy and Western spirit of collaboration are generating tremendous optimism and confidence in Colorado’s future.



Brad Holly

Fred Krupp

Mr. Holly was named Vice President of Rocky Mountain Operations in May 2013. Mr. Holly is responsible for Anadarko’s oil and natural gas production and development activities throughout Colorado, Wyoming and Utah. Previously, he served as Anadarko’s Vice President, Southern and Appalachia Operations overseeing the companies operating activities in Louisiana, Oklahoma, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Texas.

In his 29 years as head of the Environmental Defense Fund, Fred Krupp has overseen the growth of EDF from a small nonprofit with a budget of $3 million to a recognized worldwide leader in the environmental movement. Under his direction, EDF’s full-time staff has increased from 50 to 350, membership has expanded from 40,000 to more than 750,000 and new offices have opened across America and in China and Mexico.

Mr. Holly began his career in 1994 with Amoco, joining Anadarko in 1997. During his 20 years of experience, Mr. Holly has held positions of increasing responsibility in onshore and offshore engineering and management. He has served as General Manager of Anadarko’s Greater Natural Buttes area in eastern Utah and the Maverick Basin, which includes the Eagleford Shale development in southern Texas. Prior to that, he served as Reserves and Planning Manager for the Southern and Appalachia region and was a reservoir engineer and development supervisor on Anadarko’s Marco Polo and K2 developments in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico.

Krupp is widely recognized as a pioneer in harnessing market forces for environmental ends, such as the market-based acid rain reduction plan in the 1990 Clean Air Act that The Economist praised in 2002 as “the greatest green success story of the past decade.” Krupp also broke new ground by engaging companies to lessen their impact on the environment. Strategic partnerships with FedEx, McDonald’s and Walmart, among others, have resulted in the development of hybrid electric midsize trucks, the elimination of millions of pounds of packaging waste and the improvement of energy efficiency across the global retail supply chain.

Mr. Holly holds a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering from Texas Tech University. Currently, he serves on the Industry Advisory Board for the Texas Tech Petroleum Engineering Department, the Executive Committee of the Colorado Oil & Gas Association (COGA) and the Advisory Committee for Coloradans for Responsible Energy Development (CRED). Mr. Holly also is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.

In recent years Krupp has become perhaps best-known as an influential leader on climate and energy. In 2007, he played a key role in the $45 billion buyout of the Texas energy giant TXU, then the largest buyout in corporate history. The same year, he helped launch a corporate-nonprofit climate coalition, the U.S. Climate Action Partnership. He is coauthor, with Miriam Horn, of The New York Times bestseller, Earth: The Sequel – The Race to Reinvent Energy and Stop Global Warming, published by W.W. Norton. In 2011, U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu appointed Krupp to the seven-member panel charged with recommending measures to reduce the environmental impact and improve the safety of shale gas production. On the panel, Krupp was a powerful voice for greater oversight and enforcement, strong regulation of air and water pollution, public disclosure of chemicals in fracking fluids and waste water, minimization of land use impacts and reduction of methane leakage. Educated at Yale and the University of Michigan Law School, Krupp lives with his family in Connecticut. An avid rower, he won a gold medal in the 2006 World Rowing Masters Regatta sponsored by FISA, the international rowing federation. He has been profiled in The Wall Street Journal and The New Republic and in 2007, was among 18 people named America’s Best Leaders by U.S. News and World Report.



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Jiang Lin

Arun Majumdar

Dr. Jiang Lin is Senior Vice President of the Energy Foundation (EF) and is in charge of China Strategy and Analysis. He leads EF’s support in clean energy policy development in China.

Arun Majumdar is currently the Vice President for Energy at Google, where he is driving energy initiatives and advising the company on its broader energy strategy.

Before joining the Energy Foundation, Dr. Lin was a Staff Scientist with the China Energy Group at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) in Berkeley, California. At LBNL, Dr. Lin was a leading researcher on China’s energy efficiency and renewable energy policies, serving as an advisor to numerous Chinese agencies, the World Bank, and the United Nations Development Program. His research covers energy efficiency standards, low-carbon development scenarios, energy efficiency investment, and energy policy analysis. He is a member of the National Committee on US-China Relations and the Pacific Council for International Policy. Dr. Lin received his Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from Xi’an Jiaotong University in 1984, and his Ph.D. in demography from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1992.

In October 2009, Dr. Arun Majumdar was nominated by President Obama and confirmed by the Senate to become the Founding Director of the Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E), where he served till June 2012. Between March 2011 and June 2012, Dr. Majumdar also served as the Acting Under Secretary of Energy, and a Senior Advisor to the Secretary of Energy. Prior to joining the Department of Energy, Dr. Majumdar was the Almy and Agnes Maynard Chair Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley and the Associate Laboratory Director for Energy and Environment at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. His research career includes the science and engineering of nanoscale materials and devices as well as large engineered systems. Dr. Majumdar is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He received his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay in 1985 and his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in 1989.



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W. David Montgomery W. David Montgomery is an expert on economic issues associated with petroleum and natural gas markets and climate change policy. He has written and testified on energy and environmental issues for more than 40 years, dealing with regulation of oil, gas, and electricity markets; antitrust and mergers; contract disputes; price manipulation; and the design and evaluation of energy- and environment-related policies. His scholarly work is frequently published in peer-reviewed journals, and on numerous occasions Congressional committees have requested his testimony on climate change, oil and gas markets, and other energy market and environmental issues. Dr. Montgomery led NERA’s study of the economic impact of LNG exports that was released by the U.S. Department of Energy in December 2012, and has continued working on oil and gas export issues as well as regulatory policies affecting the oil and gas industry, such as renewable fuel standards. He and his colleagues at NERA developed the comprehensive models of the U.S. and global economy and the world gas market that were used in the study of LNG exports, and have used these models for investigating topics as varied as the economic impacts of proposed EPA regulations on greenhouse gas emissions and Federal regulations affecting manufacturing. Dr. Montgomery also advises clients on strategic responses to uncertainties about future environmental and energy policies. Prior to entering consulting, Dr. Montgomery held a number of senior positions in the United States Government. He was assistant director of the U.S. Congressional Budget Office and deputy assistant secretary for policy in the U.S. Department of Energy, and he headed the energy modeling and forecasting activities at the Energy Information Administration. He taught economics at the California Institute of Technology and Stanford University, and he was a senior fellow at Resources for the Future. Dr. Montgomery holds a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University and was a Fulbright Scholar at Cambridge University. He received the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists’ 2005 award for a “Publication of Enduring Quality” for his pioneering work on emission trading.



Alan Murray Alan Murray has been president of the Pew Research Center in Washington, D.C., since January 2013. He previously spent 29 years at The Wall Street Journal, where he most recently served as Deputy Managing Editor and Executive Editor, Online. Murray spent a decade as the Journal’s Washington Bureau Chief, during which the bureau won three Pulitzer Prizes; and he subsequently served as CNBC’s Washington Bureau Chief, co-hosting “Capital Report with Alan Murray and Gloria Borger.” At various times, he wrote the Journal’s weekly Business and Political Capital columns, and won numerous awards for his writing on economics and international issues. He is the author of four books, including Showdown at Gucci Gulch, coauthored with Jeffrey Birnbaum. He is a member of the Gridiron Club and the Council on Foreign Relations, and serves on the Governing Council of the Miller Center for Public Affairs at the University of Virginia. Mr. Murray began his journalism career in June 1977 as the business and economics editor of the Chattanooga Times (TN). He joined the Congressional Quarterly in Washington as a reporter in June 1980, and the following year became a reporter at the Japan Economic Journal in Tokyo on a Luce Fellowship. Mr. Murray received a bachelor’s degree in English literature from the University of North Carolina, where he was a John Motley Morehead scholar, a merit scholar and a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He earned a master’s degree in economics at the London School of Economics. In 2005, he completed the Stanford Executive Program. He is married to Dr. Lori Murray, a foreign policy consultant and former special adviser to the president for chemical weapons.  They live in Greenwich, CT, with their two children.

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Thomas A. Petrie Prior to joining Petrie Partners as Chairman in 2012, Thomas A. Petrie was Vice Chairman of Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Previously, he was a co-founder of Petrie Parkman & Co., a Denver and Houston based energy investment banking firm that merged with Merrill Lynch in December 2006. Mr. Petrie was a former Managing Director and Senior Oil Analyst of The First Boston Corporation. During his career, Mr. Petrie has been an active advisor on more than $200 billion of energy related mergers and acquisitions, including a number of the larger in the industry. Among its other assignments, Petrie Parkman advised the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on its natural gas initiative, the State of Alaska on gas pipeline options, and the U.S. Department of Energy on the sale of the Elk Hills oilfield. An active member of several industry associations, Mr. Petrie is a past President and member of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Petroleum Investment Analysts. He has also served on the Securities and Exchange Commission Advisory Board on Oil and Gas Accounting and has delivered a number of technical papers to the Society of Petroleum Engineers on the subjects of petroleum valuation, merger and acquisition trends, and energy policy. He has been interviewed on numerous occasions by Barron’s and has also appeared on “The News Hour,” CNBC, Bloomberg, Fox News, and “Consuelo Mack WealthTrack” on PBS. He has also recently authored the book, FOLLOWING OIL: Four Decades of Cycle-Testing Experiences and What They Foretell about U.S. Energy Independence. Mr. Petrie served for six years as a Trustee of the Association of Graduates of the United States Military Academy at West Point as well as ten years on the Board of Directors of the Gettysburg Foundation. Currently, he is a Trustee of the Denver Art Museum and the Colorado Conservation Trust, and serves on the Board of Directors of the C.M. Russell Museum, the Gilcrease Museum National Board, and the Colorado School of Mines Foundation Board of Governors. Mr. Petrie has a Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and received his Masters of Science in Business Administration from Boston University. In December 2005, Mr. Petrie received an Honorary Doctorate of Engineering degree from the Colorado School of Mines. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Jay A. Precourt Jay Precourt was, until very recently, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Hermes Consolidated of Denver, Colorado, a private company active in the refining, pipelining and marketing of petroleum products. He has spent his career in the energy industry, earlier holding president and/or CEO positions at Hamilton Oil Company, Tejas Gas Corporation, ScissorTail Energy, and Hermes Consolidated. The last three of which became substantial companies under his leadership, having begun as fledging start-ups in the energy sector. Mr. Precourt has served as a director of the public companies including: Apache Corporation, Founders Funds - where he also served as chairman, Halliburton Corporation, Hamilton Oil Company, Tejas Gas Corporation – where he served as vice chairman, and the Timken Company. Additionally, Mr. Precourt has served on the boards of numerous nonprofit organizations including the Eagle Valley Land Trust (president), Vail, Colorado; Vail Health Services (Vail Valley Medical Center); Denver Art Museum Foundation; Children’s Hospital, Denver, Colorado; Historic Denver (president); and Alley Theatre, Houston, Texas. He has been a major donor and intimately involved in the Precourt Institute for Energy (PIE) at Stanford University. The Institute conducts research that can result in the betterment of national energy policy and technology. The research effort ranges from the science and engineering of converting energy from sunlight to electricity, from plants to fuels and from carbonbased fuels to electricity-absent carbon emissions, to improved efficiency of energy use. Mr. Precourt received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Petroleum Engineering from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from Harvard University. Jay and his wife, Molly, reside in Vail, Colorado where they enjoy spending time skiing, fly-fishing, and water sports.



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Dan W. Reicher Dan Reicher is Executive Director of the SteyerTaylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance at Stanford University, a joint center of the Stanford Graduate School of Business and Stanford Law School, where he also holds faculty positions. Reicher has more than 25 years of experience in energy and environmental policy, finance, and technology. He has served three Presidents including: the Clinton administration as Assistant Secretary of Energy for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy and the Department of Energy Chief of Staff; as a member of President Obama’s Transition Team and Co-chair of the Energy and Environment Team; and as a staff member of President Carter’s Commission on the Accident at Three Mile Island. Mr. Reicher came to Stanford in 2011 from Google, where he had served since 2007 as Director of Climate Change and Energy Initiatives. Mr. Reicher currently is Senior Advisor to the Atlantic Wind Connection, a project backed by Google and other investors to build an underwater transmission line for offshore wind power and grid reliability along the U.S. east coast. He is also a member of the National Academy of Sciences Board on Energy and Environmental Systems, and co-chairman of the Board of the American Council on Renewable Energy. He also serves on the boards of the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy and American Rivers, the Advanced Energy Economy Advisory Committee, the Vermont Law School Environmental Advisory Committee, and the Dartmouth College Alumni Council. In 2012, Mr. Reicher received an honorary doctorate from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry and was also named one of the five most influential figures in U.S. clean energy by Oilprice.Com.

George P. Shultz George Shultz, a native of New York City, attended Princeton University, served in the Marine Corps, and earned a PhD in industrial economics from MIT in 1949. From 1948 to 1957 he taught at MIT. In 1955 he served as a senior staff economist on President Eisenhower’s Council of Economic Advisors. In 1957, Mr. Shultz joined the faculty of the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business as a professor of industrial relations. He became Dean in 1962. From 1968 to 1969, he was a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. Mr. Shultz was appointed Secretary of Labor by President Nixon in 1969. In 1970, he became Director of the Office of Management and Budget, and in 1972, he was named Secretary of the Treasury. In 1974, he became President of Bechtel Group and joined the faculty of Stanford University. Mr. Shultz was Chairman of President Reagan’s Economic Policy Advisory Board from 1981 to 1982 and Secretary of State from 1982 to 1989. Mr. Shultz’s publications include Issues on My Mind: Strategies for the Future (2013); Ideas & Action, Featuring 10 Commandments for Negotiations (2010); Putting Our House in Order: A Citizen’s Guide to Social Security and Health Care Reform, with John B. Shoven (2008); and Turmoil and Triumph: My Years as Secretary of State (1993). Mr. Shultz is Honorary Chairman of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR), Advisory Council Chair of the Precourt Institute for Energy Efficiency at Stanford University, Chair of the MIT Energy Initiative External Advisory Board, and Chair of the Hoover Institution Task Force on Energy.

Before his position at Google, Mr. Reicher was President and Co-founder of New Energy Capital Corp., a private equity firm funded by the California State Teachers Retirement System and Vantage Point Venture Partners to invest in clean energy projects. He was also Executive Vice President of Northern Power Systems, one of the nation’s oldest renewable energy companies and a recipient of significant venture capital investment and an adjunct professor at the Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and Vermont Law School.



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Dennis R. Slagle Dennis R. Slagle was appointed executive vice president of Volvo Group Trucks Sales & Marketing Americas on January 1, 2012. In this position, Mr. Slagle is responsible for the commercial operations of all the Volvo Group’s truck brands (Mack, Volvo, Renault and UD) in both North and South America, and is a member of the Volvo Group’s global executive management team. Immediately prior to being promoted to his current position, Mr. Slagle, 60, was president and CEO of Mack Trucks, Inc. and Volvo Trucks North America. Prior to joining Mack in 2008, Mr. Slagle was president and CEO of Volvo Construction Equipment North America, headquartered in Asheville, NC. He has nearly 30 years of experience in the North American construction equipment industry, including serving as President of L.B. Smith, Inc., Volvo Construction Equipment’s largest North American dealer at the time. Mr. Slagle earned his B.S. degree from West Virginia Wesleyan College. He and his wife Karen have three children and four grandchildren. The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines. The Group also provides complete solutions for financing and service. The Volvo Group, which employs about 115,000 people, has production facilities in 19 countries and sells its products in more than 190 markets. In 2012, the Volvo Group’s sales amounted to $45 billion. The Volvo Group is a publicly-held company headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden. Volvo shares are listed on OMX Nordic Exchange Stockholm and are traded OTC in the U.S.

Doug Suttles Doug Suttles joined Encana as President and CEO in June 2013. With 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry in various engineering and leadership roles, he is responsible for the overall success of Encana and for creating, planning, implementing, and integrating the strategic direction of the organization. Before joining Encana, Doug held a number of senior leadership posts at BP, including Chief Operating Officer, BP Exploration & Production, and President, BP Alaska. He was a member of the board of BP America as well as the BP America Operations Advisory Board. Previously, Doug served as President of BP Sakhalin Inc., where he was responsible for BP’s activities in Sakhalin, Russia, and its joint venture with Rosneft, a major Russian oil company. He held other senior leadership roles in BP, including Vice President for North Sea operations and President of BP’s Trinidadian oil business. Prior to joining BP, Doug completed various production engineering assignments with Exxon from 1983 to 1988. He has also served as a board member of the University of Texas Engineering Advisory Board since 2007. Over the course of his career, Doug has volunteered his time and talents to community organizations across North America. He is also a 2008 recipient of the University of Texas Mechanical Engineering Distinguished Alumni Award. Doug graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1983 with a B.S., Mechanical Engineering.



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Professor Sweeney, Stanford University, is Director of the Precourt Energy Efficiency Center and Professor of Management Science and Engineering. His professional activities focus on economic policy and analysis, particularly in energy, natural resources, and the environment. He currently is Senior Fellow of: the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research; Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace; Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies; and Precourt Institute for Energy. Prof. Sweeney is a Senior Fellow of the U.S. Association for Energy Economics, a council member and senior fellow of the California Council on Science and Technology, and a member of the External Advisory Council of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Prof. Sweeney earned his B.S. degree from MIT in electrical engineering and his Ph.D. from Stanford University in engineering-economic systems. At Stanford, he has served as Director of the Energy Modeling Forum, Chairman of the Institute for Energy Studies, and Director of the Center for Economic Policy Research (now the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research). He was a founding member of the International Association for Energy Economics, co-editor of the journal Resource and Energy Economics, and vice-president for publications of the International Association for Energy Economics. In the early 1970’s he was Director of the Office of Energy Systems Modeling and Forecasting of the U.S. Federal Energy Administration. Professor Sweeney has served as a member of numerous committees of the National Research Council including the following committees: America’s Energy Future, Benefits of DOE R&D in Energy Efficiency and Fossil Energy; Effectiveness and Impact of Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) Standards; and Alternatives and Strategies for Future Hydrogen Production and Use.

Ms. Cynthia Wang is Managing Director at the Investment Banking Department, responsible for CICC’s overall relationship with tier-one clients in the energy sector. She is also the head of Multinational Corporate coverage team. She is also leading the lobbying efforts with the CSRS on a number of innovative infrastructure financing products. Her clientele includes some of the world’s biggest oil and gas, power generation and renewable energy companies. Ms. Wang has more than 16 years of capital markets experience in Greater China and the US. She has led more than 50 equity and bonds underwriting deals, most recently the 2013 IPO of Sinopec Engineering Group in HK, the 2013 Sinopec USD bond, and the 2013 Huaneng Dim Sum bond. She’s also leading a number of cross-boarder M&A deals, infrastructure project finance deals, and advising several Fortune 500 clients on their planned Shanghai Listings. Prior to CICC, she was the head of Power and Shipping coverage team at Standard Chartered China, and a senior banker in the Debt Capital Market team at BOCI. At JP Morgan Chase, she worked on the proprietary trading desk for the International Fixed Income department in New York City. Ms. Wang holds an MBA and MS in Computational Finance from Carnegie Mellon University. She studied at the Electrical Engineering department at Tsinghua University before moving to the US.

He holds a B.S. degree from MIT in Electrical Engineering and a Ph.D. from Stanford University in Engineering-Economic Systems.



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Mark Zoback Dr. Mark D. Zoback is the Benjamin M. Page Professor of Geophysics at Stanford University. Dr. Zoback conducts research on in situ stress, fault mechanics, and reservoir geomechanics with an emphasis on shale gas, tight gas and tight oil production. He was one of the principal investigators of the SAFOD project in which a scientific research well was successfully drilled through the San Andreas Fault at seismogenic depth. He is the author of a textbook entitled Reservoir Geomechanics published in 2007 by Cambridge University Press. He is the author/co-author of more than 300 technical papers and holds five patents. He was the co-founder of GeoMechanics International in 1996, where he was Chairman of the Board until 2008. Dr. Zoback currently serves as a Senior Executive Adviser to Baker Hughes. Dr. Zoback has received a number of awards and honors, including the 2006 Emil Wiechert Medal of the German Geophysical Society and the 2008 Walter H. Bucher Medal of the American Geophysical Union. In 2011, he was elected to the U.S. National Academy of Engineering and in 2012 elected to Honorary Membership in the Society of Exploration Geophysicists. He is the 2013 recipient of the Louis Néel Medal, European Geosciences Union and was named an Einstein Chair Professor of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. He recently served on the National Academy of Engineering committee investigating the Deepwater Horizon accident and the Secretary of Energy’s committee on shale gas development and environmental protection. He currently serves on a Canadian Council of Academies panel investigating the same topic. Dr. Zoback is currently serving on the National Academy of Sciences Advisory Board on drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.

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SUNDAY, MARCH 2 | 8:30AM–2PM Join us outside of the VPAC on the Veranda for our Energy Village. The VGEF Energy Village is a fun, family friendly expo area with interactive booths and demonstrations about new technologies and programs. This year’s partcipants include: American Petroleum Institute

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About the Organizers The Vail Global Energy Forum is organized by Stanford University’s Precourt Institute for Energy and Precourt Energy Efficiency Center, in collaboration with the Vail Valley Foundation.

The Precourt Institute for Energy serves as the hub of Stanford University’s energy research, which seeks to make the global energy system more secure, economic and environmentally responsible. Stanford’s energy research spans more than 200 faculty members, as well as dozens of independent labs and academic departments from fundamental science to law. The Precourt Institute supports pioneering research and facilitates collaboration through research grants, interdisciplinary graduate fellowships and conferences. Stanford also helps develop energy-literate leaders and communities through educational programs and the dissemination of research results. The Precourt Institute supports energy education and literacy through faculty appointments, a weekly seminar, internal and external communications, and a weeklong conference for new graduate students.



While scientists work to invent the lowcarbon energy technology of the future, for the next 10 to 20 years the largest reductions in greenhouse gases will come from our more efficient use of electricity, oil and natural gas. The Precourt Energy Efficiency Center (PEEC) promotes economically efficient reductions in energy demand through research, education and two major conferences. As an interdisciplinary research lab, PEEC is part of the Precourt Institute for Energy and Stanford University as a whole. PEEC provides research funding in focus areas such as buildings, transportation, human behavior, system innovation and energy policy. Also, PEEC has helped fund the education, training and dissertation research of nearly 100 students and post-doctoral fellows.

Since 1981, the Vail Valley Foundation (a 501.c.3 nonprofit) has been working toward preserving a reputation for high quality of life in the Vail Valley for its residents and guests. A commitment to leadership in athletic, cultural, educational and community-based endeavors through annual programs such as the Vail International Dance Festival, Vilar Performing Arts Center, the Vail Global Energy Forum, the Korbel American Ski Classic, Summer Mountain Games and World Cup Ski Racing as well as major international events such as the upcoming 2015 Alpine World Ski Championships collectively allows us to help keep this community vital and exciting. Because community enrichment and vitality begins with our youth, the Vail Valley Foundation’s Youth Foundation supports a variety of year-round programming, from early childhood enrichment to scholarship support. Education is the key to fulfilling our mission and holds a significant presence in every project and partner we support.

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Community Partners & Scholarship Program Special thanks to our local partners who help to support us in so many ways Base Mountain Sports Beaver Creek Mountain Operations & Nordic Center Colorado Mountain Express Colorado Public Radio Craig van Dernoot Energy Insider Fail Safe Fabrications High Country Backline

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VGEF Student Scholarship Program Each year, thanks to support from our sponsors and donors, VGEF scholarships more than 100 students to attend our event in Vail/Beaver Creek. Please help us in recognizing the students and faculty in attendance this year from: Colorado Mesa University Colorado Mountain College

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Finance & Administration Rob Gaffney, VVF Chief Financial Officer Dillon DeMore, VVF Controller Helen Gies, VVF Accountant Billie Greiner, VVF Accounting Manager Brian Muller, VVF IT Director

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Stanford University | Precourt Institute for Energy and Precourt Energy Efficiency Center Sally M. Benson, Acting Director, PIE James L. Sweeney, Director, PEEC Leigh Johnson, Associate Director, Communications, Community Building and Outreach Programs, PIE Mark Golden, Public Relations, PIE Sarah Jo Chadwick, PEEC Center Manager

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