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Energy 2030 On the Road: Michigan

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Energy 2030 On the Road: Michigan

Monday, March 31, 2014 : 08:00am
Monday, March 31, 2014 : 02:45pm
Associate Members/Invitation Only : Ann Arbor, MI


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Energy 2030 on the Road: A State and Local Campaign is an education, outreach and action campaign aimed at motivating communities and states across the nation to adopt the goal of doubling energy productivity by 2030. By making stops in key cities around the country, the campaign will inform participants about policies, programs and initiatives that can aid in doubling energy productivity by 2030. The Michigan event will encourage stakeholders – including state and local policymakers, business leaders and advocates – to adopt the Energy 2030 goal.


View Footage of the Event, Courtesy of Detroit Public Television

This event is co-hosted by:


About our co-host:

The Erb Institute at the University of Michigan is committed to creating a socially and environmentally sustainable society through the power of business. Building on nearly two decades of research, teaching, and direct engagement, the Institute has become one of the world’s leading sources of innovative knowledge on the culture, technologies, operations and governance of business in a changing world.


This event is sponsored by:

The Dow Chemical Company

Energy Institute at the University of Michigan

Johnson Controls




Speaker bios available here


8:00 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast - Blau Auditorium


8:30 AM Welcome Remarks 

  • Andrew Hoffman, Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise
  • Alison Davis-Blake, Ross School of Business
  • Marie Lynn Miranda, School of Natural Resources and Environment


8:50 AM Featured Videos

  • Remarks from Governor Rick Snyder
  • Detroit Public Television Presentation


9:05 AM Energy 2030: A Clarion Call to Double U.S. Energy Productivity

  • Kateri Callahan, Alliance to Save Energy


9:15 AM Keynote Remarks 

  • Mayor John Hieftje, City of Ann Arbor
  • Mark Barteau, Energy Institute


10:00 AM Break


10:15 AM Energy 2030 Symposium Introduction 


10:20 AM Investing in Energy Productivity

Moderator: Chairman John Quackenbush, Michigan Public Service Commission


  • Patricia Poppe, CMS Energy
  • Valerie Brader, Executive Office of Governor Rick Snyder
  • Peter Gudritz, Dow Chemical Company
  • Chuck Hadden, Michigan Manufacturers Association


11:20 AM Break


11:30 AM Modernize Through Energy Efficiency

Moderator: Barry Rabe, Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan


  • Kevin Self, Johnson Controls
  • Wade Smith, Air Movement and Control Association
  • Kevin Messner, PoliticaLogic, on behalf of Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers
  • AnnaMaria Garcia, Department of Energy


12:30 PM Networking Lunch and Student Project Showcase - Colloquium, Sixth floor


1:15 PM Educating and Engaging People on Energy Productivity Gains - Blau Auditorium

Moderator: Tom Catania, Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise


  • David Bell, Masco Contractor Services
  • Maureen Sertich, Whirlpool
  • Gale Tedhams, Owens Corning
  • Kim Wolske, Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise
  • Mary Templeton, Michigan Saves


2:15 PM Closing Remarks

  • Mayor George Heartwell, City of Grand Rapids
  • Kateri Callahan, Alliance to Save Energy




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