Haas Newsroom

Media Contact:
Ute S. Frey
Haas School of Business
University of California, Berkeley


Launch Event of UC Berkeley’s Energy Institute at Haas


WHAT: Launch event of the new Energy Institute at Haas at the University of California, Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. Learn more about the Energy Institute’s programs and meet its leadership, including faculty co-directors Catherine Wolfram and Severin Borenstein. The event is free and open to the public.


WHO: Matt Rogers, senior advisor to US Secretary of Energy Steven Chu will give the keynote address. Rogers, who directs the disbursement of energy-related stimulus money, will discuss the US Department of Energy’s strategies for addressing the country’s energy and climate change challenges, and the barriers they face.


Before joining DOE, Rogers was a senior partner in McKinsey & Company’s San Francisco Office. During his time with McKinsey he led their American Petroleum practice and their North American Electric Power and Natural Gas practice, and helped establish their Clean Technology practice. Rogers spent more than 20 years consulting with leading oil companies and utilities globally.


WHEN: October 30, 11:30 to 12:30 pm, followed by a networking reception


WHERE: Haas School of Business, Andersen Auditorium, UC Berkeley campus (http://www.haas.berkeley.edu/haas/maps.html)


More about the Energy Institute at Haas at http://ei.haas.berkeley.edu/. Read the news release at http://www.haas.berkeley.edu/news/20091019_sustainable.html.


Representatives from the media are welcome to attend. To RSVP, please contact Ute S. Frey at 510-642-0342 or frey@haas.berkeley.edu