Due to all of the concerns regarding the Coronavirus and travel, the Yale Alumni in Energy Conference will be postponed to November 6, 2020. We hope to see you all then! 



Yale Alumni in Energy (YAE) is a group of alumni from Yale College and the various graduate and professional schools at Yale who share an interest—professional or personal—in energy.

YAE membership is open to Yale students, faculty, and alumni around the world. An annual conference, active blog, and other member-driven events will provide avenues for a regular and robust exchange of ideas. Whether your interests are in research, economics, policy, management, or the environment, we welcome your input.


Twelfth Annual Conference 

Friday, November 6, 2020

New Haven Lawn Club

Plan to join us for our informal dinner in New Haven on Thursday night. 

Join us for an all-day conference to share ideas and experiences with energy industry leaders, key policy makers, renowned economists, management experts, and top researchers from throughout the country. 

Register for the 2020 Conference 

Overnight Accommodations

A discounted rate has been setup at the Omni New Haven Hotel for conference attendees. To reserve a room, please use the link below and be sure to book your accommodations prior to October 26, 2020.


Registration closes end of day October 25! 
12th Yale Alumni in Energy Conference Agenda
November 5
6:30 PM Dinner at Elm City Social
266 College Street
November 6
New Haven Lawn Club
7:30 AM Continental Breakfast
8:30 AM Welcome & Introduction
Ed Hirs ‘79, ‘79 MA, ‘81 MBA - Energy to 2070
9:00 AM Nuclear Power for 2020 and 2040
Peter Bradford ‘64, ‘68 LLB - Former Commissioner of Nuclear Regulatory Commission (during Three Mile Island)
9:45 AM Break
10:15 AM Harnessing Coastal Plants to Counter Climate Change
Prof Joseph Noel, Salk Institute
Bob Stokes ‘90, Galveston Bay Foundation
Howard Newman ‘69 BA ‘69 MA, Pine Brook Partners
11:15 AM Water Infrastructure Renewal
Greg Quist ‘78, Hadronex
12:00 Noon Lunch
1:00 PM Oil & Gas - Investing a Changing World
James Levy ‘99, Warburg Pincus
Marceau Schlumberger ‘94, Coral Reef Capital
1:45 PM Renewable Energy - Investing & Operating
Hap Ellis ‘79 MBA, Rockport Capital
John Bodt ‘01 MBA, Pattern Energy
2:45 PM Break
3:00 PM Policy Initiatives for 2020
Robert Mork ‘88
Nicole Sitaraman ‘00, Runsun
3:45 PM Automobiles for 2020 and 2030
Dwayne Edwards ‘19 MBA, IDEO (formerly Volvo)
4:15 PM Bringing Climate Solutions to Developing Nations
Amb. Richard N. Swett ‘79, FAIA (ret)
5:00 PM Closing Remarks and Reception