Energy Symposium at AJC New York City

Event Wrap-up

Energy Symposium

Event Wrap-up, Photos and Video from the Green Committee of the American Jewish Committee's Symposium on US Energy Independence

March 19, 2008

The Sallan Foundation's Nancy Anderson, James Woolsey, former director of the CIA and Carol Murphy, Director of the Alliance for Clean Energy, New York were united in calling for an energy policy powerful enough to produce significant cuts in carbon emissions while reducing the vulnerability of the nation's electric power grid.

Anderson highlighted the impacts of civc and individual engagement while the other speakers focused on strategic, legislative, and technology leadership. Woolsey urged industry, government and citizens alike to move away from a dependence on oil while Murphy pinpointed the value of attaining New York State's 25% renewable energy goal.

The AJC's goal of transforming its national headquarters in midtown Manhattan into an ultra-energy efficient LEED-EB building shows the power of civic vision. Hats off!

Introduction: Denise Schreiber, Chair, AJC Energy Task Force and Project Manager, Goldman Sachs


  • Steve Zelkowitz, National Grid Executive Vice President of Business Development
  • Martin Rogowsky, Majority Leader of the Westchester Board of Legislators
  • Ari Wallach, VP of Corporate Development for Seed Media

AJC Event (2008) Video Clips

Former CIA Director James Woolsey on the Shiite nuclear weapons program in Iran so all six Sunni States have decided they need nuclear electricty...

Executive Director of the Sallan Foundation Nancy Anderson urges citizen engagement and oversight — measure and verify.

March 19, 2008

Cooper Union
Event Host: The American Jewish Committee (AJC)