Energy 2.0: The Great Transition
Our world is on an unsustainable path which will require unprecedented cooperation across society.
The COVID–19 pandemic is one of the most severe economic and energy disruptions in recent history. With the resilience of business and society tested to the limit, our assumptions around the roles of business, investors and government are shifting. On top of disruptions to business, mobility, and life, there will be longer-lasting implications for the energy transition.
Energy 2.0 is the un-conference where we celebrate diverse perspectives, people, and companies who are driving the energy transition forward. Our platform is for leaders, investors, policymakers, the workforce and civil society to share ideas to transform business at this pivotal time.
Save the Date for Energy 2.0
On April 13-15th, 2021, ALLY will bring together the energy community to examine the transformation needed to drive the “great transition”. We’ll examine the energy ecosystem, markets, technology, and the role of policy and ESG.
- April 13-14, 2021 – Energy 2.0 | Online Forum
- April 13, 2021 – Meet me in Paris | VIP Wine and Cheese Reception
- April 15, 2021 – Energy Network Leaders Workshop | Online
Sponsorship is available | Revisit the 2020 Conference
Our Keynote Speaker will be Dr. Kimberley R. Miner, who is a Climate Scientist at the NASA Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena, CA.
Energy Forum Agenda
- The Great Transition: A New Energy Economy
- Purposeful Business in Times of Crisis
- Accelerating Inclusion in a Post COVID19 World
- Moving Energy Forward: Decarbonizing Oil and Gas
- Mobility 2025 & The Rise of Electric
- The Social Dilemma & Free Speech
- Skilling the Energy Workforce of the Future
- Hot Money: The Intersection of Finance, Energy and Environment
- Climate Justice, Racism and the Role of Changing the Workforce
- Pandemic Lessons in Innovation, Business Continuity and Workforce
- Voices Series: Successful Leaders and Ideas in Energy
- Career Fair, Expo and Networking
Energy Leaders Workshop Agenda
Each year at Energy 2.0, the ALLY Council companies come together to share best practices. In 2021, we’ll come together to develop key skills around allyship in a leading in a lower carbon world.
- Becoming a Transformative ALLY
- Rockstar Resilience
- Inclusive Leadership
- Balancing Work & Life for Parents & Caregivers
- Network Leaders Roundtable
- Katie MehnertFounder and Chief Executive Officer of Ally EnergyThe modern architect of culture change in energy, Katie Mehnert is the Founder and CEO of ALLY™, the global community powering an equitable energy transition and addressing the energy workforce of the future. Katie has held global leadership roles with BP and Shell in safety and environment during periods of financial crisis, spills, divestment and globalization. Katie’s early career included consulting with Duke Energy, Entergy and Enron. Her corporate path drove her to entrepreneurship to help energy companies prepare for the looming talent shortage and workforce diversity needs to address energy poverty and climate change.In 2020 she was appointed an Ambassador to the United States Department of Energy and in 2019, she testified before Congress on the clean energy workforce of the future. She’s published in Scientific American, Forbes, The Hill, CNBC, CNN, and other international outlets. She is also the founder of Lean In Energy, a global nonprofit solely devoted to mentoring in the energy sector. Her book Grow with the Flow, Embrace Difference, Overcome Fear, and Progress with Purpose released in 2020.
- Lee JourdanChief Diversity Officer at ChevronLee Jourdan graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1978. Serving his five-year post graduate military commitment, he reached the rank of Captain while serving as a logistics officer and paratrooper in the 18th Airborne Corps.Lee has been in the energy industry since 1983., and currently serves as Chevron’s Chief Diversity Officer, overseeing the Office of Global Diversity and Ombuds Center of Expertise. Prior assignments in Chevron include Vice President, Commercial, IndoAsia Business Unit, and GM Commercial and Business Development for Chevron’s Asia South Business UnitAfter nine years living in Thailand and Indonesia, Lee now resides in Houston, TX, with Diane, his wife of 39 years. They have three children and two grandchildren.Lee is an avid golfer and co-authored his father’s memoir entitled From Shoeshine to Star Wars which is published through Amazon. Lee serves on the advisory board of SEARCH Homeless Services in Houston.Lee was recently named to Business Insiders 2020 list of 100 people Transforming Business in North America.
- Jennifer WhalenSenior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer for Bristow Group Inc.Jennifer Whalen is serving as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer for Bristow Group Inc. beginning in June 2020. Previously, she served as the Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, for Era Group Inc. since February 2018. Jennifer served as the Company’s Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer since August 2013 until her appointment as Vice President, Acting Chief Financial Officer in June 2017. Jennifer joined the company as Controller in April 2012. From August 2007 to March 2012, Jennifer served in several capacities at nLIGHT Photonics Corporation, a supplier of high-performance lasers, including as Director of Accounting. Prior to these roles, Jennifer served as the Manager of Accounting at InFocus Corporation for over two years. After serving in the U.S. military, Jennifer started her career in public accounting in the assurance practice group at PricewaterhouseCoopers for approximately five years. She received a B.S. in Accounting from Alabama A&M University and a master’s degree in Accounting from the University of Southern California.
- Bob InglisExecutive Director of republicEn.orgBob Inglis is the Executive Director of republicEn.org. He was elected to the U.S. Congress in 1992, having never run for office before. He represented Greenville-Spartanburg, South Carolina, from 1993-1998, unsuccessfully challenged U.S. Senator Fritz Hollings in 1998, and then returned to the practice of commercial real estate law in Greenville, S.C. In 2004, he was re-elected to Congress and served until losing re- election in the South Carolina Republican primary of 2010. In 2011, Inglis went full-time into promoting free enterprise action on climate change and launched the Energy and Enterprise Initiative (“E&EI”) at George Mason University in July 2012. In the fall of 2014, E&EI rebranded to become republicEn.org. republicEn is a growing grassroots community of over 10,000 Americans educating the country about free-enterprise solutions to climate change. and . For his work on climate change Inglis was given the 2015 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award. He appears in the film Merchants of Doubt and in the Showtime series YEARS of Living Dangerously (episodes 3 and 4), and he’s spoken at TEDxBeaconStreet (watch) and TEDxJacksonville (watch). Inglis was a Resident Fellow at Harvard University’s Institute of Politics in 2011, a Visiting Energy Fellow at Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment in 2012, and Resident Fellow at the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics in 2014. Inglis grew up in the Lowcountry of South Carolina, went to Duke University for college, met and married his college sweetheart, graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law and practiced commercial real estate law in Greenville, S.C., before and between his years in Congress. Bob and Mary Anne Inglis have five children (a son and four daughters). They live on a small farm in northern Greenville County, South Carolina.
- Dr. Kimberley R. MinerClimate ScientistDr. Kimberley R. Miner is a Scientist at the NASA Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena, California, where she looks at Arctic change as part of a joint NASA-ESA initiative. She is a graduate of Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs (MPA) and the University of Maine’s Climate Change Institute (Ph.D.). At the University of Maine, she continues her work as a Research Assistant Professor focusing on global risks from climate change. In this capacity, she managed pollution research on the 2019 National Geographic trip to Mt. Everest. She is a Fellow at the Center for Climate and Security and Co-chair of the NASA HQ Interagency Forum on Climate Risks, Impacts, and Adaptation. During her Doctoral research, Kimberley worked with multi-national teams in Canada, Switzerland, and Alaska to develop the first risk assessment of glacial meltwater pollution. For this research, she was awarded a Fulbright scholarship and fellowships from the National Science Foundation, Department of Defense, and the Switzer Foundation. Before her Ph.D., Kimberley worked at Columbia’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and the NYC Office of Emergency Management. At both institutions, she created platforms for scientists and emergency managers to engage with the public after Hurricane Sandy. Based on this work, she joined the 2014-2015 NSF research trip to Antarctica, where she traveled by boat from Chile to Palmer Station. Kimberley is a Black belt, certified Wilderness Firefighter and First Responder, and mom to a lively cattledog.