Austin Energy Efficiency Workshop

Pew Center on Global Climate Change Presents:
"Energy Efficiency in the South"


AT&T Executive Education Conference Center
1900 University Avenue, Austin, TX 78705


8:30AM-12:00PM, June 15, 2011


The South is under increasing pressure to smartly manage its energy use and find ways be more energy efficient. Along with new energy efficiency policies, new energy strategies from corporations, the region’s biggest energy consumers, will be key to these efforts. And with almost half-a-trillion dollars in savings possible, there is good reason to take action.

This free workshop highlighted the key results from two reports - the Pew Center's From Shop Floor to Top Floor: Best Business Practices in Energy Efficiency, which describes leading corporate energy efficiency strategies and Georgia Tech's Energy Efficiency in the South report, which estimates that implementing of certain energy efficiency policies can result in as much as $448 billion in savings – while requiring fewer new power plants over the next twenty years.



8:30 – 9:00 AM

Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 – 9:20 AM

Opening Remarks

9:20 – 10:20 AM

Panel  I: Corporate Best Practices
Barriers and solutions for increased energy efficiency are discussed by the author of Pew’s “Top Floor to Shop Floor” report.  Three additional corporate speakers will share their hands on experience about pursuing energy efficiency initiatives within their own operations.


10:20 – 10:30 AM

Refreshment Break

10:30 – 11:30 AM

Panel  II: Policy Options to increased Energy Efficiency in the South
State and local policy experts will discuss options that can assist businesses in taking energy efficiency to the next level.


11:30 – 11:40 AM

Closing remarks