Please join the New York Energy Forum and Bloomberg for a panel discussion around what’s happening in the energy transition arena as we approach mid-year, with a focus on three key themes: Voluntary Carbon Market (VCM), where we stand and progress versus 2023; Ammonia and Hydrogen, looking at hydrogen hubs and developing trends; and the long-term policy on natural gas as a fossil fuel including the LNG Outlook & Energy policy. The panel will be followed by a reception to give you the opportunity to network with the community.


David Doherty

David Doherty leads BloombergNEF’s oil and renewable fuels research teams, based in New York. The oil and renewable fuels research teams at BNEF analyse the fundamentals of the traded market, the impact of the energy transition on the renewable and fossil-fuel sectors, and the strategy response of oil companies. Prior to joining BNEF, David spent time as an oil trader with Citibank before joining Wood Mackenzie. David holds a BSc in Financial and Actuarial Mathematics from Dublin City University and an MSc in Finance from Imperial College London.

Kyle Harrison

Kyle Harrison leads BloombergNEF’s sustainability research team, which publishes content on the private sector's transition to the low-carbon economy. The team focuses on core areas like environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting, target-setting, corporate decarbonization pathways and sustainable finance. Kyle specializes in corporate clean energy procurement and the voluntary carbon market.

Melissa Lott

Dr. Melissa C. Lott is a Professor of Practice at Columbia University’s Climate School. She serves on the United Nations Council of Engineers for the Energy Transition and is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on the Future of Economics of Equitable Transition. She hosts The Big Switch podcast, which explains how we can rebuild our energy systems to slow climate change. Dr. Lott has worked on energy transitions for 20 years, helping to increase our understanding of how to move our energy systems to net-zero and working with decision- makers to mobilize solutions. Dr. Lott was recently featured in the PBS NOVA documentary “Chasing Carbon Zero,” and named the 2023 recipient of the AGU Pavel S. Molchanov Climate Communications Prize.

Jacob Susman

Jacob Susman is a clean economy business builder, investor, and thought leader who has been developing and originating renewable energy projects for over 20 years. He currently is CEO and co-founder of Ambient Fuels, a green hydrogen developer. Jacob has decades of experience as a finance professional and project developer with a global power sector network. He is a successful clean energy founder-CEO, having built and led OwnEnergy, a wind energy mid-market leader, from inception to exit. With Jigar Shah, Jacob co-founded Cleantech Leaders Roundtable (CTLR), a private community of business leaders working to combat climate change and build a thriving clean economy. He currently serves as CTLR’s Board President. Jacob is also a board member of REpowering Schools. In 2010, Jacob was named to Crain's New York “40 Under 40,” and in 2012, he was an E&Y Entrepreneur of The Year Finalist. In 2013, Greentech Media named Jacob one of New York’s Top 10 Cleantech Leaders.


Edward Morse

Edward Morse Chairs the Energy Forum Advisory Board and is Special Advisor and Commodities Strategist at Hartree Partners. Previously, he was Global Head of Commodities Research at Citi. He held similar positions at Lehman and Credit Suisse, taught at Princeton, Columbia and Johns Hopkins Universities, worked at the Council on Foreign Relations, served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Energy Policy, and in management at Phillips Petroleum. A co-founder of PFC Energy, a former publisher at Energy Intelligence, he also worked at Hess Energy Trading. As a consultant he helped design Yemen's oil pricing policy and assisted the UN Security Council on the design and negotiation of the Iraqi Oil-for-Food Program. He writes op-eds for the FT, NY Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post and often comments at Bloomberg TV and CNBC. He has been a Senior Fellow of both the USAEE and the IEEJ and was named by Petroleum Economist as among the ten most prominent individuals in energy finance and by Foreign Policy magazine as among the 100 most influential Americans in foreign affairs.


3:30 - 4:00 PM: Registration
4:00 - 5:30 PM: Presentation and Discussion
5:30 - 6:30 PM: Reception






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