Energy Crossroads: Clean Energy for the Developing World



Date and Time

May 21, 2009 5:00 PM - 6:15 PM


Open to the public.

No RSVP required


Oak Lounge

Mark Thurber, Acting Director of the Program on Energy and Sustainable Development will be moderating a panel, "Clean Energy in the Developing World: Identifying and Implementing Energy Solutions."

This forum will explore the real energy needs of the developing world and the lessons we can learn from past efforts to meet them.  The three panelists bring highly complementary perspectives to bear on this topic: Dr. Alejandro Toledo is the former President of Peru, Dr. Susan Amrose Addy is a social entrepreneur and expert on innovative technologies for the developing world, and Mr. Harry Shimp is a former CEO with extensive experience with energy development in poor countries.  Each of the panelists will give a presentation reflecting on their experiences, followed by a moderated discussion and a question and answer session with members of the audience.  The event is free and open to the public.

The distinguished speakers include:

  • Alejandro Toledo, former president of Peru and Visiting Scholar at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
  • Harry Shimp, former CEO, BP Solar
  • Susan Amrose Addy, Ph.D., postdoctoral scholar in Civil and Environmental Engineering at UC Berkeley and guest researcher at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab

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