Financing Innovation Across the Energy System
Rhea Hamilton, Ventures Director, OGCI Climate Investments; Rich Powell, Executive Director, ClearPath; Dr. Emily Reichert, Chief Executive Officer, Greentown Labs; John Sneed, Executive Director, Loan Programs Office, US Department of Energy; Timothy Gardner, Vice President, Power & Gas Consulting, IHS Markit. How will energy innovation be financed in the future? New sources of capital are emerging – from foundations and philanthropic investors to industry consortia, super angels, public sources, and crypto-currencies. How are investor expectations changing, and what new hybrid models of investment are emerging? What will be the role of traditional investors? How will the new generation of investors impact the energy innovation ecosystem?