May 18

The Renewable Energy Symposium

Event Description


Energy Transition: The path to a renewable-powered future

The half-day symposium will feature leaders and experts across the public and private sectors who are committed to the energy transition. The program will cover topics like, among others, the state of the U.S. renewable energy market after the approval of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, the pathways to decarbonization, and even how waste to energy contributes to the circular economy.

Special addresses by Pedro Azagra, CEO of Avangrid and Carol Haddock, Director for Public Works of the City of Houston. Opening remarks by Xiana Mendez, Secretary of State for Trade of Spain.

Program of the Event

8:00 a.m Registration
8:20 a.m Welcome Remarks

Carla Arimont. Vice President, Spain-U.S. Chamber of Commerce

08:25 a.m. Opening Remarks

Elisa Carbonell. Director General for Business Internationalization, Trade and Investment Agency of
Spain (ICEX)

08:35 a.m. Fireside Chats

Jose Antonio Miranda. President and CEO of Avangrid Renewables
Moderator: Brian Murrell. Advisory Partner, Deloitte & Touche

09:00 a.m. Building on the Inflation Reduction Act (The State of the U.S. Renewable Energy Market after the IRA Approval)

Gabriel Alonso. President and CEO, 547 Energy
Enrique Castillo. Head of Corporate and Investment Banking America, Banco Sabadell
Joaquin Castillo. CEO North America, Acciona Energía
Moderator: George Gonzalez. Partner, Haynes & Boone

10:00 a.m. Keynote Address

Carol Haddock. Director for Public Works, City of Houston

10:15 a.m. Coffee Break
10:45 a.m. Pathways to Decarbonization: CCUS and Hydrogen

Ian Lindsay. CNE Hydrogen Product Owner, Chevron
Brett Perlman. CEO, Center for Houston’s Future
Martha Ramos-Gomez. Director CCUS and Hydrogen, CEMEX USA
Jacob Susman. CEO, Ambient Fuels
Moderator: Ahmad Atwan. Founder and CEO, Clean Energy Services

11:45 a.m. Circular Economy: Waste to Resource

Brandy Johnson. Chief Strategy and Technology Officer, Babcock & Wilcox
Emilio Lopez. President, PLW Waterworks
Iñigo Sanz. CEO, FCC Environmental Services
Moderator: Carla Arimont. Managing Partner, Lincoln Leadership Advisors

12:40 p.m. Special Address: Earthshots

Ramamoorthy Ramesh. Vice President for Research, Professor of Materials Science and
Nanoengineering, Professor of Physics and Astronomy, RICE University

12:55 a.m. Closing Remarks

Santiago Cabanas Ansorena. Ambassador of Spain to the United States

01:00 p.m. End of Conference


Elisa Carbonell Director General for Business Internationalization, Trade and Investment Agency of Spain ICEX
Jose Antonio Miranda President and CEO Avangrid Renewables
Gabriel Alonso President and CEO 547 Energy
Joaquin Castillo CEO North America Acciona Energía
Ian Lindsay CNE Hydrogen Product Owner Chevron
Brett Perlman CEO Center for Houston’s Future
Martha Ramos-Gomez Director CCUS and Hydrogen CEMEX USA
Jacob Susman CEO Ambient Fuels
Brandy Johnson Chief Strategy and Technology Officer Babcock & Wilcox
Emilio Lopez President PLW Waterworks
Iñigo Sanz CEO FCC Environmental Services
Ramamoorthy Ramesh Vice President for Research RICE University
Santiago Cabanas Ansorena Ambassador of Spain to the United States

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