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2019 BECC Conference: Scaling Up

BECC Conference 2019: Scaling Up



Join CITRIS/CIEE, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), and the Stanford Environmental and Energy Policy Analysis Center for three days of education, networking, and coming together to help push back against the climate problems facing the globe.

The Behavior, Energy & Climate Change (BECC) Conference brings together researchers, policymakers, utilities, and businesses focused on energy and behavior to advance knowledge and actionable climate solutions. This year’s conference will be held from November 17th-20th, at the Hyatt Regency in Sacramento, California.

The theme this year is “Scaling Up”. With many ecosystems at the brink of collapse, the need to mitigate climate change is more urgent than ever. BECC has been at the forefront of supporting behavioral research to address climate and energy issues for more than a decade. Now is the time to take these established principles and practices and scale them up. Scaling up means looking at the big picture, adapting small interventions for broad application, working with others, addressing policy, and generally taking climate action to the next level. In 2019, through regular and special sessions, we plan to showcase research, programs, organizations and people that help move toward a sustainable energy and climate future.

This year’s keynote speaker is Phil Sharp, a fellow with the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. Dr. Sharp,  who served as President of Resources for the Future from 2005 until 2016, has a distinguished record across energy and environmental research and policy. During a 20-year congressional tenure as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Indiana, Dr. Sharp took key leadership roles in the development of landmark energy legislation including the Energy Policy Act of 1992 and the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990. After leaving Congress, Dr. Sharp was a member of the National Research Council’s Committee on Effectiveness and Impact of Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) Standards and he chaired the Secretary of Energy’s Electric Systems Reliability Task Force.