2016 Symposium · May 31, 2016

The role of women internationally in decarbonizing our energy future

The world is on the cusp of a clean energy revolution. Some new technologies can help provide clean energy by harnessing the power of the sun, wind, and other renewable resources. Other technologies can enable more efficient use of energy in buildings, industry, and vehicles. These technologies, when coupled with supportive policies, can significantly reduce carbon pollution from traditional fossil fuels, improve local air quality, create jobs, enhance energy security, and provide improved access to energy around the world. Yet barriers to the adoption of clean energy technologies abound, and the cost of some technologies remains high. By working together, governments and other stakeholders can overcome barriers and advance the adoption of clean energy technologies.


Lifetime Achievement Award


Research Fellow and Co-Director, National Center for Photovoltaics; Principal Scientist and Reliability Group Manager, National Renewable Energy Laboratory


Award WInners

Advocacy Award

Research Fellow and Head of the Renewable Equity Project, Center for International Environment and Resource Policy

Business Award

Vice President, Corporate Planning and Business Development, Hawaiian Electric Company

Education Award

Director, Climate Change Studies Program, University of Montana

Entrepreneurship Award

Maria Kingery

Co-Founder & Chief Visionary Officer, Southern Energy Management; Professional EOS® Implementer, Kingery & Company


Government Award

Technology, Engineering and Deployment Manager for Wind and Water Power, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

International Award

New Products and Services, Greenlight Planet, Nairobi, Kenya

Law & Finance Award

Kathryn Zyla

Deputy Director, Georgetown Climate Center

Research Award

Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, University of Houston