How Climate Change and Geopolitics are Redefining Energy Security

Program: How Climate Change and Geopolitics are Redefining Energy Security

Date: Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Time: 3:00 p.m.– 6:00 p.m.
Location: Consulate General of Iceland, 800 3rd Ave 36th Floor, New York, New York (between East 49th and East 50th Streets)

Global energy risk has changed dramatically over the past decade. Join  other executives in a discussion with Dr Anthony Janetos and other  experts on how climate change and geopolitics are affecting energy  strategy and how Iceland’s clean energy can make a difference. Related  discussion topics include: Iceland’s clean power reserves, clean cloud  technology, foreign direct investment, carbon regulation, and Iceland’s  business environment. Reception to follow.


• Thordur H. Hilmarsson, Managing Director, Invest in Iceland
Opening remarks and perspectives on the impact of geopolitics on world energy markets

• Dr. Anthony Janetos, Director, Joint Global Change Research Institute
The latest climate change science, perspective on current and future impact of climate change, how the global energy mix will evolve, the comparative advantage of early action, and the risks of inaction

• Hordur Arnarson, CEO, Landsvirkjun, (Iceland´s National Power Co)
Serving the Sustainable Economy: Competitive, renewable and reliable energy for power intensive operations

• Kevin Leahy, Chief Architect, Virtualizaton & Cloud Services, Dimension Data
Creating a cleaner cloud: How Internet technology can enable greater access to clean energy and improve energy security

• Kevin Houston, CEO, Carbon Masters LLC
Update: Carbon regulation, carbon standards for products and services 

• Kristinn Haflidason, Project Manager, Invest in Iceland
Foreign direct Investment, Iceland’s business environment – taxes, incentives, education/skills, and infrastructure

• Sigridur Hrafnkelsdottir, Arion Bank, hf
The Central Bank of Iceland’s Investment Program and how Iceland's capital controls can work to investor advantage

• Q&A
Wine and hors d'oeuvres

Event Properties

Event date: 05-08-2012 03:00 PM
Event End Date: 05-08-2012 06:00 PM
Location Consulate General of Iceland in New York

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