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Energy 2.0: The Great Transition

Our world is on an unsustainable path which will require unprecedented cooperation across society.

The COVID19 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


Apr 13 - 15 2021


2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Apr 13 - 15 2021
  • Time: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm


ALLY Energy


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  • Shantera Chatman
    Shantera Chatman
    Consultant / Coach
  • Katie Mehnert
    Katie Mehnert
    Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Ally Energy
    The 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.
  • Arquella Hargrove
    Arquella Hargrove
  • Anna McKay
    Anna McKay
    Consultant & Coach
  • Jennifer Whalen
    Jennifer Whalen
    Senior 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.
  • Dr. Michael E. Webber
    Dr. Michael E. Webber
    Chief Science and Technology Officer at ENGIE
    Dr. Michael E. Webber serves as the Chief Science and Technology Officer at ENGIE, a global energy company based in Paris, France, with 170,000 employees in 70 countries. Webber is also the Josey Centennial Professor in Energy Resources at the University of Texas at Austin where he teaches and conducts research at the convergence of engineering, policy, and commercialization on topics related to innovation, energy, and the environment. He was selected as a member of the 4th class of the Presidential Leadership Scholars, which is a leadership training program organized by Presidents George W. Bush and William J. Clinton.
  • Bob Inglis
    Bob Inglis
    Executive Director of republicEn.org
    Bob 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. Miner
    Dr. Kimberley R. Miner
    Climate Scientist
    Dr. 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.
  • Hillary Holmes
    Hillary Holmes
    Capital Markets, Securities, Governance, Energy M&A Transactions Lawyer at Gibson Dunn
    Hillary Holmes is a partner in the Houston office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Co-Chair of the firm’s Capital Markets practice group, and a member of the firm’s Securities Regulation and Corporate Governance, Energy and Infrastructure, Oil and Gas, M&A and Private Equity practice groups. Ms. Holmes’ practice focuses on capital markets, securities regulation, and corporate governance, primarily in the energy industry. Ms. Holmes represents public companies and private companies of all sizes, MLPs, investment banks, management teams, and private equity in all forms of capital raising transactions, including IPOs, registered offerings of debt or equity, private placements, 144A offerings of debt or equity, joint ventures, structured investments, de-SPAC transactions, direct listings, and spin-offs. Ms. Holmes provides regular counseling regarding securities laws, SEC reporting, ESG issues and governance matters. Ms. Holmes also frequently advises boards of directors, special committees and financial advisors in complex M&A transactions, conflicts of interest, and special situations. Ms. Holmes has been named one of the top capital markets lawyers in the United States and assisted clients with some of the most complicated transactions in the energy industry. She has been recognized as top of her field by many client based reviewers and business organizations. For instance, Ms. Holmes is the only woman and the youngest lawyer to be recognized by Chambers USA in the Capital Markets category that covers the energy industry, receiving ranking in the highest level, as well as in Nationwide Energy: Oil & Gas Transactional and Texas Corporate and M&A. Sources note she is “extremely talented and has excellent judgment,” “an exceptionally good securities lawyer who knows the technical rules very well,” and a “very thoughtful and very thorough” practitioner. Clients and peers note she impresses by being “an extremely hard worker and very commercial,” an “incredibly strong and practical lawyer who offers great client service,” “remarkably dedicated,” and “incredibly knowledgeable; she makes the subject matter understandable.” Peers attest that “her analytical skills are of the highest quality” and “she is a phenomenal lawyer who is very engaged.” Ms. Holmes regularly writes and speaks on topics relating to the U.S. capital markets, developments in securities regulation, ESG issues, and the state of the energy industry. She is Co-Editor of the Securities Regulation and Corporate Governance Monitor.
  • Wes Clark Jr.
    Wes Clark Jr.
    Writer and Project Manager for Renewable Energy
    Wes Clark Jr. is a veteran, writer, and project manager for renewable energy. He is a graduate of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. He served as a scout platoon leader and troop executive officer in 2-7 Cavalry and a squadron maintenance officer in 1-10 Cavalry. Since leaving the service, he has worked as a creative executive, screenwriter, consultant, temp, wind energy project manager, math tutor, novelist, advertiser, pundit, and body armor salesman. In 2016 he organized and lead a non-violent veterans’ protest at Standing Rock Tribal Reservation in defense of the constitution’s supremacy clause against the Dakota Access Pipeline that mustered 4000 vets in the dead of winter to prevent an assault on tribal lands by multiple private military companies. He has a wife, kids, a pack of dogs, and two cockatiels.
  • General Wesley Clark
    General Wesley Clark
    General Wesley Clark retired from the military after 38 years of service in the United States Army. Wesley K. Clark rose to the rank of four-star general as NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander, Europe. Since retiring in 2000, he has become an investment banker, businessman, commentator, author, and teacher. In September 2003, he answered the call to stand as a Democratic candidate for President of the United States, where his campaign won the state of Oklahoma and launched him to national prominence before he returned to the private sector in February 2004. Clark has chaired several public and private companies and is a progressive leader in pursuing energy solutions. Clark graduated first in his class at West Point and completed degrees in philosophy, politics, and economics at Oxford University (B.A. and M.A.) as a Rhodes Scholar. While serving in Vietnam, he commanded an infantry company in combat, where he was severely wounded and evacuated home on a stretcher. He taught economics at West Point and served as a White House Fellow in the Officer of Management & Budget under the Ford administration. He commanded at the battalion, brigade, and division level, and served in a number of significant staff positions, including service as the Director Strategic Plans and Policy (J-5). Clark finished his career as NATO commander and Supreme Allied Commander Europe where he led NATO forces to victory in Operation Allied Force, saving 1.5 million Albanians from ethnic cleansing. His awards include the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Defense Distinguished Service Medal (five awards), silver star, bronze star, purple heart, honorary knighthoods from the British and Dutch governments, and numerous other awards from other governments, including the award of Commander of the Legion of Honor (France). The author of three books, Waging Modern War: Bosnia, Kosovo and the Future of Combat; Winning Modern War: Iraq, Terrorism and the American Empire; and A Time to Lead: For Duty, Honor, Country. Clark serves as Chairman/CEO of Wesley K. Clark & Associates, a strategic consulting firm, and Co-Chairman of Growth Energy. Founded in 2004, Wesley K. Clark & Associates uses his expertise, relationships, and extensive international reputation and experience in the fields of energy, alternative energy, corporate and national security, logistics, aerospace and defense, and investment banking. Clark joined UCLA as a senior fellow at the Burkle Center for International Relations in UCLA’s International Institute in 2006, where he teaches seminars, publishes through the Burkle Center, and hosts an annual conference of government, corporate, and opinion leaders from around the world on national security. Clark currently serves in leadership positions with a number of non-profit public service organizations, including City Year Little Rock/North Little Rock (Board Chair), the International Crisis Group (Board Member), the Center for Strategic and International Studies (Distinguished Senior Advisor), the Center for American Progress (Trustee), the United States Institute of Peace (United Nations Task Force Member), VoteVets (Board of Advisors), and the General Accountability Office (Advisory Board Member). He also serves as a member of the Clinton Global Initiative’s Energy & Climate Change Advisory Board and ACORE’s Advisory Board.

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