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- James Slutz Acting Assistant Secretary, Office of Fossil Energy U.S. Department of Energy
- Jeff Goodell a contributing editor at "Rolling Stone" and a frequent contributor to the "New York Times Magazine" as well as author of "Big Coal", " "Sunnyvale," and "The Cyberthief and the Samurai."
- Ed Rubin Professor, Engineering and Public Policy (EPP) and Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon
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