ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT LEADERSHIP SYMPOSIUM

AGENDA

The BEST of ENERGY and ENVIRONMENT INNOVATION in ONE PLACE

THURSDAY OCTOBER 7th

9:30AM REGISTRATION BEGINS

UNC COMMOMS ATRIUM 

Campus Commons - MultiPurpose Room 

1051 22nd St.

Greeley, CO 80639


10:00AM-11:15AM     OPENING NETWORKING RECEPTION 

UNC COMMOMS ATRIUM 

11:20PM-1:00PM     PLENARY SESSION and LUNCH

CAMPUS COMMONS MULTI-PURPOSE HALL

11:20PM-1:00PM 

PLENARY SESSION and LUNCH

CAMPUS COMMONS MULTI-PURPOSE HALL

 

11:20 UNC PRESDIENT FEINSTEIN OPENS PLENARY SESSION

 

KEYNOTE

  • STRAIGHT TALK ABOUT ENERGY, CLIMATE, and POVERTY

CHRIS WRIGHT

CEO, LIBERTY OILFIELD SERVICES

  • FRIEND OR FOE?

The Interdependency of Oil and Gas and Renewables

SCOTT PRESTIDGE

Director of Communications and Public Affairs, COLORADO OIL and GAS ASSOCIATION

  • PUBLIC WELFARE: Nuisance impacts will never not be a nuisance. The game has changed, now it’s time to level up.

HEIDI GILL

CEO, URBAN SOLUTION GROUP

 

1:15 PM-2:30PM    BREAKOUT SESSIONS

UNIVERSITY CENTER PANORAMA BALLROOM
COLORADO LEADS THE WAY ON SOLAR ACCESSIBILITY AND AFFORDABILITY

Moderator: 
SAN MIGUEL COUNTY COMMISSIONER
HILARY COOPER
Presenters:
State Representative ALEX VALDEZ
State Representative KEVIN VAN WINKLE

ALI WEAVER, Director of Project Development, SILICON RANCH
MARK GABRIEL, President and CEO UNITED POWER

  • SOLAR, STORAGE and SOCIAL EQUITY

MATT KISBER, Chairman, SILICON RANCH 

  • MORE THAN SOLAR: A New Economic Engine in Rural Communities

CAMPUS COMMONS MULTI-PURPOSE HALL

POST SB181, “MISSION CHANGE” REGULATIONS, AND 1041 WOGLA:

WHAT IS THE OUTLOOK FOR OIL AND GAS DEVELOPMENT IN COLORADO?


MODERATOR:
BRUCE BARKER
Weld County Attorney

PANELISTS:
JULIE MURPHY
Director, COGCC
DAN HALEY
CEO, COGA
JASON MAXEY 
Director, Weld County Oil and Gas Energy Department

2:45PM-4:00 PM   BREAKOUT SESSIONS

UNIVERSITY CENTER PANORAMA BALLROOM

BEST PRACTICES in PLANNING and PERMITTING for LARGE SOLAR INSTALLATIONS

MIKE KRUGER
CEO, Colorado Solar and Storage Association
TOM PARKO
Director, Weld County Planning and Zoning

PATRICK NOLAN

Director of Development for Leeward Renewable Energy

JEREMY CALL

Principle, Logan Simpson

CAMPUS COMMONS MULTI-PURPOSE HALL

  • ENERGY and AIR QUALITY REGULATION in COLORADO:

Perspectives on Enacting Science-Based Policy in the Age of Community Science

ERIC HODEK
PRINCIPAL, RAMBOLL US CONSULTING, Inc.

 

  • ELIMINATE GUESSWORK on GHG EMISSIONS

JOE ETHERIDGE
Chief Technical Officer
ENCINO ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

MATT BERCHTOLD
Director of Climate Impact Initiatives and 
Product Development

4:15PM-5:30PM    BREAKOUT SESSIONS

CAMPUS COMMONS MULTI-PURPOSE HALL

THE SMALL-SCALE NUCLEAR FUTURE

DR. GLEN MURRELL

Inaugural Director for the Wyoming Energy Authority

UNIVERSITY CENTER PANORAMA BALLROOM

FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES for WIND and HYDROGEN GROWTH in COLORADO COUNTIES

Moderator: GREG BROPHY
FARMER, Fmr. State Senator

 

Panelists:

JENNIFER HERRON
Project Director Development
NextEra ENERGY RESOURCES, LLC

OLIVIA GARCIA-VELEZ
Project Manager Development
NextEra ENERGY RESOURCES, LLC

JOHN WYCHERLY
Vice President of Development
LEEWARD RENEWABLE ENERGY, LLC

PRESIDENT'S RECEPTION 5:30PM to 6:30PM

PIKES PEAK PATIO

Founder’s Award Presentation

Catalyst Leadership Award Presentation

Symposium Volunteer Awards
NETWORKING 

 

AFTER HOURS RECEPTION (OFF CAMPUS) 

*Not an official reception of the Energy and Environment Symposium

Information will be provided by sponsor

 

TOURS:
The Parade of Tiny Homes (All day Thursday and Friday)

ON CAMPUS

FRIDAY OCTOBER 8th

7AM REGISTRATION BEGINS

 

8:00AM-9:00AM        BREAKFAST SESSION
CAMPUS COMMONS MULTI-PURPOSE HALL

TERRY RANCH AQUIFER PROJECT PANEL:

Greeley’s acquisition of the Terry Ranch confined groundwater aquifer in Northern Weld County compliments the city’s vast system of surface water, and the asset will provide long range water storage and drought proof water supply. This type of asset provides Greeley resilience to water supply shortages on Colorado River a more variable hydraulic cycle.

Moderator: GARRETT VARRA
Panelists:    HAROLD EVANS, PE
                    COURTNEY BRAND, PG
                   JAMES SUTHERLAND, PG, PMP

 

9:15AM-10:30AM      BREAKOUT SESSIONS

CAMPUS COMMONS MULTI-PURPOSE HALL

  • COLORADO AGRICULTURE-

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Reducing GHG Emissions and Sequestering Carbon in Soils

DR. GARTH BOYD

PRINCIPAL, The Context Network

 

  • AGRIVOLTAICS-

State of the Art in Dual-Use Solar Development

MICHEAL BAUTE

Director of Energy and Land Management Silicon Ranch

 

  • GEOLOGIC CARBON SEQUESTATION: A PATHWAY to SIGNIFICANT, NEAR-TERM GHG REDUCTIONS

ZACH PENDLETON

CEO, FCM Carbon Solutions

PIKES PEAK BALLROOM

  • ORGANICS, RECYCLING, and the FUTURE

BOB YOST

Vice President, CTO A1 Organics

JOHN VASQUEZ

Plasma Development
P.E. Director of Engineering and Development

PAUL ROETHEL

General Manager

Green Leaf Environmental Services

10:45AM-12:00PM     BREAKOUT SESSIONS

CAMPUS COMMONS MULTI-PURPOSE HALL

LEGALIZING AFFORDABLE HOUSING OPTIONS PANEL: 

Reforms to promote affordable and sustainable housing

Moderator:  Fort Collins Mayor JENI ARNDT

Panelists:

MITCH HOLMES

Owner, Mitchcraft Tiny Homes
JOE CALLANTINE
CEO, Lifesize: Tiny Communities

ROBIN BUTLER

CEO, Noah Certified

LISSY VELEZ

Program Manager, Business Development

ASTM International

PIKES PEAK BALLROOM

  • THE ROLE OF BIOMASS IN A SUSTAINABLE ENERGY FUTURE

THOMAS D. FOUST, PhD, PE
Center Director, Catalytic Carbon Transformation
and Scale-up Center
National Renewable Energy Laboratory 

  • THE CASE FOR MICROGRIDS

AMY SIMPKINS

CEO

muGRID ANALYTICS

12:15PM-1:45PM     PLENARY SESSION and LUNCH

CAMPUS COMMONS MULTI-PURPOSE HALL

  • ILLUMINATING THE RHYTHM OF LIFE:

Feeding Another Three Billion People by 2050

  • JASON S. SUNTYCH
    COO, EVP
    XIANT Technologies, Inc.

 

  • BIOGAS IS CHANGING THE ENERGY FUTURE AND FINANCIAL LANDSCAPE OF RURAL COLORADO

STEVE LALIBERTE
Senior Director
VANGUARD Renewables

 

  • SOLAR and the FLEXIBLE ENERGY FUTURE

JAKE YUREK
COO, JORDAN ENERGY

 

  • DAIRIES OF THE FUTURE ARE HERE TODAY; The What’s, Where’s, and Why’s of Dairy Sustainability

TOM HAREN
CEO, AGPROS

2:00PM-3:00PM

2201 CONFERENCE ROOM       

RURAL CAUCUS 

SPECIAL PRESENTATION: STATE OF THE STATE BUDGET AND IMPACTS ON RURAL COLORADO

State Representative and Colorado Joint Budget Committee Member KIM RANSOM

State Senator JERRY SONNENBERG

Weld County Commissioner SCOTT JAMES

Logan County Commissioner BYRON PELTON

BARLETT CLELAND

COUNSEL, STRATEGY AND INNOVATION OFFICER

ACCE Rural Caucus

PIKES PEAK BALLROOM

  • THE FUTURE OF FLIGHT: SUSTAINABLE AVIATION FUELS

MIZRAIM CODERO

Director, State and Local Government Affairs

UNITED AIRLINES

State Senator CHRIS HANSEN

2:00PM-2:45PM

2202 CONFERENCE ROOM 

LEGAL FRAMEWORK FOR PERMITTING POST SB181:

Contining education for attorneys

BRUCE BARKER, Weld County Attorney

TOURS - 2:00PM-5:00PM


BIO-GAS TOUR

Vanguard Renewables, AgPro

BUS TOUR: Look for information at booth in Commons Atrium

 

SOLAR TOUR

Sunshare

Join Sunshare Community Solar for a tour of their Gilcrest V Solar Garden in Weld County! 

 

Address: 15250 County Road 46, Platteville, CO 80651. Water and bathroom facilities will be provided onsite. 

 

NOTE: This is a work site. Attendees should wear long pants and closed toe shoes.

* All Symposium Participants will be asked to abide by The University of Northern Colorado's Health and Safety Protocols during the event, including wearing a face mask while not actively eating or drinking.