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Guests

Sec. Ernest Moniz
Sec. Ernest Moniz
Secretary Ernest Moniz
13th United States Secretary of Energy
CEO of Energy Futures Initiative
Ernest J. Moniz served as the thirteenth United States Secretary of Energy from 2013 to 2017. Dr. Moniz served on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology faculty and is now the Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Physics and Engineering Systems emeritus and Special Advisor to the MIT President. Dr. Moniz was the Founding Director of the MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI) and Director of the Laboratory for Energy and the Environment.

He is co-chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO of the Nuclear Threat Initiative. He is the inaugural Distinguished Fellow of the Emerson Collective and CEO of the non-profit Energy Futures Initiative. Dr. Moniz received a Bachelor of Science degree summa cum laude in physics from Boston College, a doctorate in theoretical physics from Stanford University, and nine honorary doctorates.
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Dr. Daniel Yergin
Dr. Daniel Yergin
Dr. Daniel Yergin
Pulitzer Prize-winning author
Vice Chairman of IHS Markit
Daniel Yergin is Vice Chairman of IHS Markit and chairman of IHS Markit's CERAWeek conference. Dr. Yergin's new book The Map: Energy, Climate and the Clash of Nations is described in The Washington Post, as "a tour de force of geopolitical understanding."

Dr. Yergin's book The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil Money and Power was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, was a number one New York Times bestseller. Dr. Yergin has served on the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board under five presidents. He is a member of the board of the Council on Foreign Relations, a senior trustee of the Brookings Institution, and a member of the Energy Governors of the World Economic Forum. He holds a B.A. from Yale University and a Ph.D. from Cambridge University, where he was a Marshall Scholar.
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Dr. Naomi Boness
Dr. Naomi Boness
Dr. Naomi Boness
Managing Director of the Natural Gas Initiative (NGI)
at Stanford University
Dr. Naomi Boness is the Managing Director of the Natural Gas Initiative (NGI) at Stanford University, an affiliates program that conducts research on natural gas to maximize the environmental, social and economic benefits.

Dr. Boness is an invited member of the United Nations Expert Group on Resource Classification, a member of the Renewable Natural Gas Coalition Advisory Committee, and a past Chair of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists Oil and Gas Reserves Committee. Dr. Boness holds a Ph.D. from Stanford University in Geophysics, a M.Sc. from Indiana University and a B.Sc. from the University of Leeds.
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Michael Shellenberger
Michael Shellenberger
Michael Shellenberger
Best-selling author
Founder and President of Environmental Progress
Michael Shellenberger is founder and president of Environmental Progress, an independent nonprofit research organization. Michael is a Time Magazine "Hero of the Environment," and Green Book Award winner. Shellenberger is a leading investigative journalist who has broken major stories on rising climate resilience, growing eco-anxiety, the U.S. government's role in the fracking revolution, and climate change and California's fires.

Shellenberger is currently writing The War on Nuclear: Why It Hurts Us All to be published in Spring 2023 by Carus Books. Michael has been called a "environmental guru," and "North America's leading public intellectual on clean energy," for his writings and TED talks, which have been viewed over five million times.
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Dr. Julio Friedmann
Dr. Julio Friedmann
Dr. Julio Friedmann
Senior Research Scholar, Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University SIPA
Dr. Julio Friedmann is a Senior Research Scholar at the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University SIPA. He served as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Fossil Energy at the Department of Energy. Julio has worked with the U.S. State Department, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Treasury, and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. He is the CEO of Carbon Wrangler, LLC and a Distinguished Associate at the Energy Futures Initiative.

Dr. Friedmann is one of the most widely known and authoritative experts in the U.S. on carbon removal, CO2 conversion and use, hydrogen, industrial decarbonization, and carbon capture and sequestration. Dr. Friedmann received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from MIT, followed by a Ph.D. in Geology at the University of Southern California.
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Leia Guccione
Leia Guccione
Leia Guccione
Managing Director, Carbon Free Electricity at RMI
Leia Guccione is the Managing Director for RMI's Carbon-Free Electricity, where she leads RMI's research and collaboration efforts to support the rapid transition to a low-carbon electricity system to support a secure, prosperous, and equitable US economy.

Leia has directed RMI's research exploring the potential for distributed generation, distributed energy resources, and distributed battery technologies to disrupt utility business models and other aspects of the US electricity system. Leia contributed to the growth of RMI's Electricity Innovation Lab (e-Lab) and has led engagements with corporations and cities to support them in their procurement and deployment of renewable energy, energy efficiency, and advanced energy solutions such as microgrids.

Before joining RMI, Leia served in the US Navy as a nuclear-trained Surface Warfare Officer and continues to serve in the US Navy Reserves.
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Dr. Steven Koonin
Dr. Steven Koonin
Dr. Steven Koonin
Fmr. Undersecretary for Science
at the U.S. Department of Energy
Dr. Steven Koonin is a Professor of Information, Operations and Management Sciences at New York University's Stern School of Business. He is also Director of NYU's new Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP).

Professor Koonin served as the Undersecretary for Science at the U.S. Department of Energy. Prior to joining the Obama Administration, he was BP's Chief Scientist after almost three decades as Professor of Theoretical Physics at the California Institute of Technology, serving as the Institute's Vice President and Provost for the last nine years. He also held a position at the Science and Technology Policy Institute of the Institute for Defense Analyses.

Professor Koonin received his B.S. in Physics from the California Institute of Technology and his Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics from MIT.
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Rachel Fakhry
Rachel Fakhry
Rachel Fakhry
Analyst Climate & Clean Air and Midwest at National Resources Defense Council
Rachel Fakhry is an analyst for the Climate & Clean Air and Midwest programs at the National Resource Defense Council and is involved with multiple NRDC modeling efforts. She also focuses on policy efforts that enable the increased deployment of clean energy in NRDC's midwestern focal states.

Prior to her current role, Fakhry was a Schneider Fellow in NRDC's Washington, D.C., office, where she focused on state Clean Power Plan compliance, supporting strong federal energy efficiency policies, and defending the U.S. Department of Energy's clean energy budget.

She holds a bachelor's degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the American University of Beirut and a Master's in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University.
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Dr. Michael Greenstone
Dr. Michael Greenstone
Dr. Michael Greenstone
Director of the Energy Policy Institute
at the University of Chicago
Michael Greenstone is the Milton Friedman Distinguished Service Professor in Economics as well as the Director of the Becker Friedman Institute and the interdisciplinary Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago.

He previously served as the Chief Economist for President Obama's Council of Economic Advisers, where he co-led the development of the United States Government's social cost of carbon. Formerly, Greenstone was the 3M Professor of Environmental Economics at MIT and directed The Hamilton Project. As a co-director of the Climate Impact Lab, he is producing empirically grounded estimates of the local and global impacts of climate change. He also created the Air Quality Life Index™.

Greenstone received a Ph.D. in Economics from Princeton University and a B.A. in Economics with High Honors from Swarthmore College.
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Deborah Byers
Deborah Byers
Deborah Byers
EY Americas Industry Leader
Deborah Byers is a partner at Ernst & Young LLP and serves as the EY Americas Industry Leader. Deborah is highly versed in cross-border transactions and has a deep knowledge in tax and economic issues surrounding development of gas shale reserves in North America, global LNG development projects and the impact of these developments on the power sector.

Deborah previously was the EY US Oil and Gas Leader, Houston Office Managing Partner, Managing Partner of the EY Americas Oil & Gas Tax Group and the Transactions Advisory Group in the Southwest Region where she focused on Energy transactions. She is a member of the Americas Markets Executive Committee and leads EY Industry Markets leaders across the Americas region.
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Dr. Steven Hamburg
Dr. Steven Hamburg
Dr. Steven Hamburg
Chief Scientist at Environmental Defense Fund
Dr. Steven Hamburg plays a leading role in EDF's research efforts, quantifying methane emissions from the natural gas supply chain. Steven was an environmental science professor at the University of Kansas and Brown University. He directed the Environmental Studies Program at Kansas and was the founding director of the Global Environment Program at the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown.

Steven served as a lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and was acknowledged as one of the contributing recipients of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. He was twice awarded an Environmental Merit award by the US EPA Region.

Dr. Hamburg received a PhD in Forest Ecology from Yale University, a M.F.S. from Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, and a B.A. from Vassar College.
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Sasha Mackler
Sasha Mackler
Sasha Mackler
Executive Director of the Energy Program at the Bipartisan Policy Center
Sasha Mackler is the Executive Director of the Energy Program at the Bipartisan Policy Center. Prior to leading the Energy Project, he spent nearly 10 years in the private sector, first as vice president of Summit Power Group's carbon capture business and then overseeing market development activities for Enviva, the largest biomass fuel supplier to the global utility industry.

Mackler was the Research Director at the National Commission on Energy Policy and, before that, designed emission trading programs at the US Environmental Protection Agency. At BPC, he has led numerous energy and climate initiatives, including the American Energy Innovation Council along with projects on topics such as clean energy tax incentives, public finance, carbon regulations, climate impacts and adaptation, and geoengineering research.
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Dr. William Pizer
Dr. William Pizer
Dr. William Pizer
Vice President for Research and Policy Engagement, Resources for the Future
Billy Pizer is Vice President for Research and Policy Engagement at RFF. Previously, he was the Susan B. King Professor at the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University. He is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. His past and current research examines how we value the future benefits of climate change mitigation, how environmental regulation and climate policy can affect production costs and competitiveness, and how the design of market-based environmental policies can address the needs of different stakeholders. He is currently a member of the NASEM Committee on Accelerating Decarbonization in the United States.

Billy holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in economics from Harvard University and B.S. in physics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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Dr. Arjun Makhijani
Dr. Arjun Makhijani
Dr. Arjun Makhijani
President of the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research
Arjun Makhijani is President of the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research. Dr. Makhijani is the author and co-author of numerous reports and books on energy and environment related issues. He was the principal author of the first study of the energy efficiency potential of the US economy published in 1971. In 2007, he was elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society.

He has served as a consultant on energy issues to utilities, including the Tennessee Valley Authority, the Edison Electric Institute, the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, and several agencies of the United Nations.

He earned his Ph.D. from the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley, specializing in nuclear fusion.
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Dr. David Victor
Dr. David Victor
Dr. David Victor
Professor of Innovation and Public Policy at UC San Diego
David Victor is a professor of Innovation and Public Policy at the School of Global Policy and Strategy at UC San Diego. He is the Center for Global Transformation Endowed Chair in Innovation and Public Policy. Victor is also the co-director of the campus-wide Deep Decarbonization Initiative. Prior to joining the faculty at UC San Diego, Victor was a professor at Stanford Law School where he taught energy and environmental law.

Victor was a convening lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Victor was appointed to co-chair the Cross-Brookings Initiative on Energy and Climate. He is also a member of the World Economic Forum's Global Future Council on Energy.

Victor received a Ph.D. from MIT and B.A. from Harvard University.
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Robert Bryce
Robert Bryce
Robert Bryce
Author and Journalist
Robert Bryce has been writing about energy, power, innovation, and politics for more than three decades. He is the acclaimed author of six books, including most recently, A Question of Power: Electricity and the Wealth of Nations. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications including The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Austin Chronicle, Guardian, and Forbes.

He has given more than 375 invited or keynote lectures to groups ranging from the Marines Corps War College to the Sydney Institute and has appeared on numerous media outlets ranging from Fox News to Al Jazeera. Bryce is also the host of the Power Hungry Podcast and the co-producer of a new feature-length documentary: Juice: How Electricity Explains the World.
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Dr. Bridget Scanlon
Dr. Bridget Scanlon
Dr. Bridget Scanlon
Senior Research Scientist at the Bureau of Economic Geology
Dr. Bridget Scanlon is a Senior Research Scientist at the Bureau of Economic Geology at The University of Texas at Austin where she is head of the Sustainable Water Resources Program.

Bridget holds an adjunct appointment to the graduate faculty at the School of Natural Sciences of the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.

Dr. Scanlon earned a bachelor's degree in geology at Trinity College Dublin, a master's degree at the University of Alabama, and received a Ph.D. at the University of Kentucky.
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Matt Gallagher
Matt Gallagher
Matt Gallagher
Founder, President, CEO of Greenlake Energy Ventures
Prior to Greenlake, Mr. Gallagher served as President and CEO of Parsley Energy. He joined Parsley Energy in 2010 to build the Engineering Department before being named Chief Executive Officer in 2019. Prior to his time at Parsley, Gallagher spent five years at Pioneer Natural Resources in a variety of engineering roles.

A third-generation petroleum engineer, Gallagher has a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines. He served on the boards of the Permian Basin Petroleum Association, the American Exploration and Production Council, and the Permian Strategic Partnership. Gallagher is currently on the boards of Pioneer Natural Resources and Chesapeake Energy Corporation and is a Venture Partner at NGP Energy Capital.
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Sean O'Donnell
Sean O'Donnell
Sean O'Donnell
Partner, Energy Transition & Decarbonization
at Quantum Energy Partners
Sean is a Partner at Quantum and a member of QEP's Investment Committee, focusing on the energy transitions, decarbonization space, and ESG initiatives.

Sean co-founded and served as President and Chief Financial Officer of Quantum Utility Generation. Prior to joining Quantum, Sean was a Managing Director in the Global Natural Resources investment banking group at J.P. Morgan where he had responsibility for the North American power and renewable sectors. Sean was an officer in the U.S. Navy.

Sean holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from The Catholic University of America and an M.B.A. in Finance from The Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania.
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Dr. Kenneth Medlock
Dr. Kenneth Medlock
Dr. Kenneth Medlock
Senior Director of the Center for Energy Studies
at Rice University
Kenneth B. Medlock III, Ph.D., is the James A. Baker, III, and Susan G. Baker Fellow in Energy and Resource Economics at the Baker Institute and the Senior Director of the Center for Energy Studies. He is also the director of the Masters of Energy Economics program, and holds adjunct professor appointments in the Department of Economics and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Rice University. Medlock is also a Distinguished Fellow at the Institute of Energy Economics, Japan, and is a member of the Advisory Board of the Payne Institute at Colorado School of Mines.

Medlock received his Ph.D. in economics from Rice University.
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The Energy and Climate Talk Show with America's Leading Experts

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THE FUTURE GEOPOLITICS OF ENERGY

Sec. Ernie Moniz and Dr. Dan Yergin
The world is changing - and so is the world of energy.

Many experts think coal, oil and natural gas will remain our largest global energy sources well into the 21st century. Meanwhile, solar and wind become more affordable, encouraging their growth worldwide.

What are, and will be, the new geopolitics of energy?

WHAT ARE THE IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE TODAY?

Dr. Michael Greenstone and Dr. Steven Koonin
Climate change is already affecting everyday lives. Record-breaking temperatures, melting ice on land and sea, more frequent coastal flooding, prolonged droughts, and damaging storms are just some of the intensifying risks communities face as the globe continues to warm.

What are the impacts of climate change today?

INVESTING IN OUR ENERGY FUTURE

Dr. Kenneth B. Medlock and Deborah Byers
Transitioning the developed world toward lower carbon energies, and the developing world toward having enough energy, are grand and sometimes conflicting challenges. Both will cost trillions of dollars. Where will this money come from? What's the role of government investment, to encourage a change in or expansion of a country's energy mix? And which energies will all these players invest in?

How will we invest in our energy future?

COULD HYDROGEN BE OUR ENERGY FUTURE?

Dr. Steven Hamburg and Dr. Julio Friedmann
Countries are excited about hydrogen as a way to reduce their CO2 emissions, in a fuel that could use existing energy infrastructure, and have applications in many energy sectors. A carbon price, and continued technological and manufacturing developments, will likely be required for hydrogen to compete.

But then, could hydrogen be our energy future?

HOW DO WE PAY FOR CO2 EMISSIONS REDUCTIONS?

Sasha Mackler and Dr. William Pizer
Today, carbon-based fuels provide more than 80% of global energy. To reduce emissions will take time and money. One of the frequent complaints when considering this is, 'how will we pay for emissions reductions?' There are many ideas about how those costs could be assigned and shared.

How do we pay for CO2 emissions reductions?

WHAT IS THE FUTURE OF NATURAL GAS?

Dr. Naomi Boness and Rachel Fakhry
Twenty years ago, US production of natural gas — or methane — had peaked. Or so we thought. Until hydraulic fracturing made gas abundant, which made it cheap. But some are alarmed by fracking. Though gas has lower carbon emissions, it's still not carbon free. And leaks of methane, a more potent but shorter-lived greenhouse gas, threaten to undo its climate advantages.

So what's the future of natural gas? Will the world use more or less?

IS IT TIME FOR MORE NUCLEAR POWER?
PART 1

Dr. Arjun Makhijani and Michael Shellenberger
Nuclear reactors have generated a significant portion of our electricity, without emitting CO2, since the 1960s.

Will expanding nuclear power play a significant role in decarbonizing the electricity sector, in the US and globally? Can it do so in time to make a substantial impact on mitigating carbon emissions? Or should we pursue other options?

Is it time for more nuclear power, in the US and globally?

IS IT TIME FOR MORE NUCLEAR POWER?
PART 2

Dr. Arjun Makhijani and Michael Shellenberger
While nuclear power's global share has declined in the last 25 years from about 17 percent to about 10 percent, nuclear proponents say we can't meet climate goals without expanding the fleet and pursuing new nuclear technologies. Some existing plants have become uneconomic to operate, contributing to closures in the last decade.

Is it time for more nuclear power, in the US and globally? The conversation continues between Dr. Arjun Makhijani and Michael Shellenberger.

HOW DO WE MAKE ENERGY SUSTAINABLE?

Dr. Bridget Scanlon and Sean O'Donnell
To make energy more sustainable, we first have to define what sustainable means. In common usage, it usually translates simply to 'low environmental impact.' However, the UN has expanded sustainability into 17 much broader development goals. For energy these can be grouped into three areas: Environmental sustainability, sociopolitical sustainability, and economic sustainability.

How do we make energy sustainable?

DOES THE US NEED A THRIVING OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY?

Dr. David Victor and Matthew Gallagher
The oil and gas industry provides 10 million US jobs and billions to the economy. Cheap, available oil makes transportation and products affordable. Other environmental challenges include methane leaks, water use, and oil spills.

Does the US need a thriving oil and gas industry? Or should we more actively transition to lower carbon emission energies. Could a system built on those realistically replace the benefits of oil and gas?

CAN RENEWABLE ENERGY POWER THE WORLD?
PART 1

Leia Guccione and Robert Bryce
In many countries, solar and wind are now the cheapest new generation to install. They make power without carbon, and enjoy favorable public opinion. Though they provide just 4% of global electricity today, proponents say they could one day make it all.

But scaling up 25X would be an extraordinary challenge. And there are others: wind and solar are intermittent.

Could wind and solar one day power the world, or not?

CAN RENEWABLE ENERGY POWER THE WORLD?
PART 2

Leia Guccione and Robert Bryce
Some say solar and wind intermittency can be managed by interconnecting them on a smarter grid, with battery back-up. Others are not convinced. They say that once consumers realize the materials, mining and land use required for such an expansion, public opinion may turn.

Could wind and solar one day power the world, or not? The conversation continues between Leia Guccione and Robert Bryce.

  

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You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless SEA, its officers, directors, employees, agents and third parties, for any losses, costs, liabilities and expenses (including reasonable attorney's fees) relating to or arising out of your use of or inability to use the Site or services, any user postings made by you, your violation of any terms of this agreement or your violation of any rights of a third party, or your violation of any applicable laws, rules or regulations. SEA reserves the right, at its own cost, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will fully cooperate with SEA in asserting any available defenses.

Arbitration

In the event the parties are not able to resolve any dispute between them arising out of or concerning these Terms and Conditions, or any provisions hereof, whether in contract, tort, or otherwise at law or in equity for damages or any other relief, then such dispute shall be resolved only by final and binding arbitration pursuant to the Federal Arbitration Act, conducted by a single neutral arbitrator and administered by the American Arbitration Association, or a similar arbitration service selected by the parties, in a location mutually agreed upon by the parties. The arbitrator's award shall be final, and judgment may be entered upon it in any court having jurisdiction. In the event that any legal or equitable action, proceeding or arbitration arises out of or concerns these Terms and Conditions, the prevailing party shall be entitled to recover its costs and reasonable attorney's fees. The parties agree to arbitrate all disputes and claims in regard to these Terms and Conditions or any disputes arising as a result of these Terms and Conditions, whether directly or indirectly, including Tort claims that are a result of these Terms and Conditions. The parties agree that the Federal Arbitration Act governs the interpretation and enforcement of this provision. The entire dispute, including the scope and enforceability of this arbitration provision shall be determined by the Arbitrator. This arbitration provision shall survive the termination of these Terms and Conditions.

Class Action Waiver

Any arbitration under these Terms and Conditions will take place on an individual basis; class arbitrations and class/representative/collective actions are not permitted. THE PARTIES AGREE THAT A PARTY MAY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST THE OTHER ONLY IN EACH'S INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PUTATIVE CLASS, COLLECTIVE AND/ OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING, SUCH AS IN THE FORM OF A PRIVATE ATTORNEY GENERAL ACTION AGAINST THE OTHER. Further, unless both you and SEA agree otherwise, the arbitrator may not consolidate more than one person's claims, and may not otherwise preside over any form of a representative or class proceeding.

Liability Disclaimer

THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES INCLUDED IN OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE MAY INCLUDE INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. CHANGES ARE PERIODICALLY ADDED TO THE INFORMATION HEREIN. SWITCH ENERGY ALLIANCE AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS MAY MAKE IMPROVEMENTS AND/OR CHANGES IN THE SITE AT ANY TIME.

SWITCH ENERGY ALLIANCE AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE SUITABILITY, RELIABILITY, AVAILABILITY, TIMELINESS, AND ACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS CONTAINED ON THE SITE FOR ANY PURPOSE. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ALL SUCH INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF ANY KIND. SWITCH ENERGY ALLIANCE AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS WITH REGARD TO THIS INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS, INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL SWITCH ENERGY ALLIANCE AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE SITE, WITH THE DELAY OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE OR RELATED SERVICES, THE PROVISION OF OR FAILURE TO PROVIDE SERVICES, OR FOR ANY INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS OBTAINED THROUGH THE SITE, OR OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF THE SITE, WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF SWITCH ENERGY ALLIANCE OR ANY OF ITS SUPPLIERS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGES. BECAUSE SOME STATES/JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH ANY PORTION OF THE SITE, OR WITH ANY OF THESE TERMS OF USE, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE SITE.

Termination/Access Restriction

SEA reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate your access to the Site and the related services or any portion thereof at any time, without notice. To the maximum extent permitted by law, this agreement is governed by the laws of the State of Texas and you hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of courts in Texas in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of the Site. Use of the Site is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these Terms, including, without limitation, this section.

You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and SEA as a result of this agreement or use of the Site. SEA's performance of this agreement is subject to existing laws and legal process, and nothing contained in this agreement is in derogation of SEA's right to comply with governmental, court and law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of the Site or information provided to or gathered by SEA with respect to such use. If any part of this agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations set forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of the agreement shall continue in effect.

Unless otherwise specified herein, this agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the user and SEA with respect to the Site and it supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral or written, between the user and SEA with respect to the Site. A printed version of this agreement and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this agreement to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form. It is the express wish to the parties that this agreement and all related documents be written in English.

Changes to Terms

SEA reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to change the Terms under which the Site is offered. The most current version of the Terms will supersede all previous versions. SEA encourages you to periodically review the Terms to stay informed of our updates.

Contact Us

SEA welcomes your questions or comments regarding the Terms:

Switch Energy Alliance
3500 Oakmont Blvd., Suite 100
Austin, Texas 78731

Email Address:
info@switchenergyalliance.org

 

Effective as of January 01, 2020

Privacy Policy

Protecting your private information is our priority. This Statement of Privacy applies to www.switchon.org and Switch Energy Alliance and governs data collection and usage. For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, unless otherwise noted, all references to Switch Energy Alliance include www.switchon.org and SEA. The SEA website is a energy education site. By using the SEA website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

In order to better provide you with products and services offered on our Site, SEA may collect personally identifiable information, such as your:

  • First and Last Name
  • Email Address

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through SEA’s public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others.

We do not collect any personal information about you unless you voluntarily provide it to us. However, you may be required to provide certain personal information to us when you elect to use certain products or services available on the Site. These may include: (a) registering for an account on our Site; (b) entering a sweepstakes or contest sponsored by us or one of our partners; (c) signing up for special offers from selected third parties; (d) sending us an email message; (e) submitting your credit card or other payment information when ordering and purchasing products and services on our Site. To wit, we will use your information for, but not limited to, communicating with you in relation to services and/or products you have requested from us. We also may gather additional personal or non-personal information in the future.

Use of your Personal Information

SEA collects and uses your personal information to operate its website(s) and deliver the services you have requested.

SEA may also use your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from SEA and its affiliates.

Sharing Information with Third Parties

SEA does not sell, rent or lease its user lists to third parties.

SEA may share data with trusted partners to help perform statistical analysis, send you email, provide user support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to SEA, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

SEA may disclose your personal information, without notice, if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on SEA or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of SEA; and/or (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of SEA, or the public.

Tracking User Behavior

SEA may keep track of the websites and pages our users visit within SEA, in order to determine what SEA services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content to users whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area. Collected data is never sold or used for advertising purposes.

Automatically Collected Information

Information we automatically collect when visiting an SEA website includes the follows:

  • IP address
  • Location and timezone information
  • Device information
  • Web browser information
  • Page view statistics
  • Video view statistics
  • Browsing history
  • Usage information
  • Cookies and other tracking technologies (e.g. user sessions, pixel tags, etc.)
  • Log data (e.g. access times, access duration, etc.)

Information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the SEA website.

Use of Cookies

The SEA website may use “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize SEA pages, or register with SEA site or services, a cookie helps SEA to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same SEA website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the SEA features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the SEA services or websites you visit.

Links

This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.

Security of your Personal Information

SEA uses technical safeguards designed to secure your personal information and protect against unauthorized access to or alteration of your personal information. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Transmission of all Site information including sensitive information is encrypted using secure socket layer technology (SSL). While we strive to protect your personal information, you acknowledge that: (a) there are security and privacy limitations inherent to the Internet which are beyond our control; and (b) security, integrity, and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between you and us through this Site cannot be guaranteed.

Children Under Thirteen

If you are under the age of thirteen, you must ask your parent or guardian for permission to use this website. If you are a parent and you have questions regarding our data collection practices, please contact us using the information provided at the end of this Privacy Policy.

Email Communications

From time to time, SEA may contact you via email for the purpose of providing newsletters, announcements, promotional offers, alerts, confirmations, surveys, and/or other general communication. In order to improve our Services, we may receive a notification when you open an email from SEA or click on a link therein.

If you would like to stop receiving communications via email from SEA, you may opt out of such communications by following the instructions on the email..

External Data Storage Sites

We may store your data on servers provided by third party hosting vendors with whom we have contracted.

Changes to this Statement

SEA reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you about significant changes in the way we treat personal information by sending a notice to the primary email address specified in your account, by placing a prominent notice on our site, and/or by updating any privacy information on this page. Your continued use of the Site and/or Services available through this Site after such modifications will constitute your: (a) acknowledgment of the modified Privacy Policy; and (b) agreement to abide and be bound by that Policy.

Contact Information

SEA welcomes your questions or comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that SEA has not adhered to this Statement, please contact SEA at:

Switch Energy Alliance
3500 Oakmont Blvd., Suite 100
Austin, Texas 78731

Email Address:
info@switchenergyalliance.org

 

Effective as of January 1, 2020