The US has an aggressive 15 year decarbonization plan with its target for emissions free power sector by 2035 and goal to cut economy-wide greenhouse gas emissions in 2030 by 50-52% versus 2005 levels.  But how aggressive and achievable is this? In this session, we will compare what the US accomplished from 2005-2020 and what needs to happen in the 2020-2035 time frame.  How did the last 15 years impact traditional energy, jobs and consumer prices.  Looking forward, we will explain what technologies and market mechanisms are needed in major economic sectors like power, transportation and industrials to achieve the US target.  If the glide path to 2035 is viable, what sort of immediate investable activity should we see? What impacts will this have on markets and jobs?

We are joined by two experts from Bloomberg New Energy Finance: Yayoi Sekine, head of Decentralized Energy practice, and Thomas Rowlands-Rees, head of North America analysis. Jason Lemme, NY Energy Forum board member and Managing Director at Hartree Partners will moderate the discussion.

This event will be a virtual session via Zoom from 12:00 until 1:30 PM. Additional details will be provided to registered attendees prior to the session.


Yayoi Sekine

Yayoi Sekine heads the Decentralized Energy practice at BloombergNEF based out of New York. Yayoi oversees a research team that produces insights on the impacts of decentralization of our energy systems. These include demand-side opportunities, the growing role of energy storage and how our power systems and networks are being shaped and responding to these trends. She advises utilities, technology companies, investors and policymakers across these fields. She has authored numerous research papers and regularly speaks at international conferences and in the mainstream media.

Yayoi previously led the Americas Energy Storage research practice for BloombergNEF, also in New York, and prior to that was Research Analyst based in Sao Paulo having spent four years covering Latin American renewable energy market development through BloombergNEF. Yayoi holds a BSc in Global Resource Systems with focus on Latin America from the University of British Columbia (Canada).

Thomas Rowlands-Rees

Tom Rowlands-Rees leads BloombergNEF's analysis for North America. He has been in this role since March 2020. The analysts in his group provide cutting edge market research on trends in power markets, renewables, gas, oil and energy policy in the region. Before taking on his current role, Tom was Head of Analysis for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Prior to joining BloombergNEF in 2009 Tom completed his PhD in Physics at Oxford University.


Jason Lemme

Jason Lemme is Managing Director at Hartree Partners and sits on the company’s Operating Committee.  Hartree is a proprietary commodity trading firm owned by management and funds controlled by Oaktree Capital. Jason has served in various roles in trading, origination and investment since joining the company in 2002.  He graduated with a B.A. Economics (summa cum laude) from Rutgers University and earned a M.Sc. Global Market Economics from the London School of Economics.


12:00 - 1:30 PM: Presentation and Discussion


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