Dean Garfield, Information Technology Industry Council
Paul Scheihing, Department of Energy
Andrew Fanara, Environmental Protection Agency
Alexandra Sullivan, Environmental Protection Agency ENERGY STAR
Zahl Limbuwala, European Union Commission
During this session, representatives from the United States Department of Energy, the United States Environmental Protection Agency, and the European Union Commission will discuss not only the current status of regulatory and legislative initiatives focusing on data center efficiency, but potential near-term future implications as well. A lively dialogue around energy reporting, cap and trade and other carbon to energy connections will be moderated by Dean Garfield, President and Chairman of ITIC leading into an interactive discussion with the audience about global regulatory and legislative interests in these areas and the implications they can have on IT. Key topics will include end goals for the industry, barriers to more rapid adoption of energy efficiency technology and practices, what programs and actions would help address these barriers, and others.