• CERAWeek
  • March 18 - 22, 2024

Jigar Shah

United States Department of Energy

Director, Loan Programs Office

Jigar Shah was most recently co-founder and President at Generate Capital, where he focused on helping entrepreneurs accelerate decarbonization solutions through the use of low-cost infrastructure-as-a service financing. Prior to Generate Capital, Shah founded SunEdison, a company that pioneered “pay as you save” solar financing. After SunEdison, Shah served as the founding CEO of the Carbon War Room, a global non-profit founded by Sir Richard Branson and Virgin Unite to help entrepreneurs address climate change. Originally from Illinois, Shah holds a B.S. from the University of Illinois-UC and an MBA from the University of Maryland College Park.

Sessions With Jigar Shah

Monday, 18 March

  • 11:00am - 11:40am (CST) / 18/mar/2024 04:00 pm - 18/mar/2024 04:40 pm

    The “Capital Transition” Funding the Energy Transition

    Finance & Investment/Trading & Risk Management

    Energy has reemerged as a great driving force in finance, unlocking capital for the sector and underpinning rising investment. Energy remains the lifeblood of national economies, and in a newly competitive era, both legacy fossil fuel and new cleantech assets are being funded despite higher interest rates. How this new energy era plays out will be determined by how the “capital transition” unfolds, and the availability of private and public capital for existing and emerging technologies. How does the renewed focus on energy attract capital and shareholders' interest?  How do capital markets, companies and governments manage a “capital transition”?   

  • 04:30pm - 05:10pm (CST) / 18/mar/2024 09:30 pm - 18/mar/2024 10:10 pm

    IRA at One and a Half Years: What is the impact?

    Strategy and Business Models

    Billions of dollars have poured into the energy sector to spur investment and production of technology to fight climate change through the passing of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) 18 months ago. Experts weigh in on the successes so far and any challenges and obstacles that have arisen.  

Wednesday, 20 March

  • 08:30am - 09:00am (CST) / 20/mar/2024 01:30 pm - 20/mar/2024 02:00 pm

    Business Unearthed: The trillion-dollar frontier in solving climate challenges

    Climate & Sustainability

    This session ventures into the trillion-dollar frontier of addressing climate challenges through innovative business solutions. As climate change continues to escalate, the urgency to develop sustainable strategies has never been more pressing. In this session, we will delve into the dynamic intersection of business, innovation, and climate action, exploring groundbreaking approaches to tackle climate challenges while unlocking unprecedented economic opportunities.