A Public Forum, October 7, 2019, New Orleans, Louisiana

Business leaders, public officials and energy experts came together to discuss how to build a sustainable and reliable clean energy future for New Orleans, La. during an Oct. 7 public forum. The forum featured remarks by Dr. Ernest Moniz, former energy secretary during the Obama administration; Mayor LaToya Cantrell, City of New Orleans; Entergy Corporation Chairman and CEO Leo Denault and additional energy thought leaders. In his remarks, Denault emphasized that Entergy intends to be part of the solution by safely delivering energy to our customers and the communities we serve while balancing the critical factors of reliability, affordability and sustainability. The event was sponsored by Entergy and the Tulane Energy Institute. Watch the replay broadcast of the event and view the program agenda below.



Welcome of Audience & Introduction
Masters of Ceremonies
Quentin L. Messer, Jr., CECD, President and CEO, New Orleans Business Alliance
and Michael Hecht, President and CEO, Greater New Orleans, Inc.

Safety Message
Jamie Rottmann, Manager, Program Development and Training, Entergy Corporation

Mayor LaToya Cantrell
City of New Orleans

Mr. Leo Denault
Chairman and CEO, Entergy Corp.

Dr. Ernest Moniz
former U.S. Secretary of Energy (2013-2017)

Panel 1:
Achieving Deep-Decarbonization: An Economy-Wide Challenge
Featuring Dr. Ernest Moniz, Leo Denault &
Pierre E. Conner, III, Executive Director, Tulane Energy Institute

Panel 2:
Roadmap to Decarbonizing the Economy
Featuring Dr. Anjali Sheffrin, Lecturer, Tulane Energy Institute;
The Honorable Jay H. Banks, New Orleans City Councilmember, District B;
Mr. Michael Schnitzer, Director, The NorthBridge Group;
& Eric Smith, Associate Director, Tulane Energy Institute

Closing Remarks
Michael Hecht

View the forum program and speaker biographies here.