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Solar 2013 Speakers, Page 2

David Wedepohl, Head of Markets & Communications, German Solar Industry Association

He will be speaking on Friday, April 19th from 10:15-11:45. David Wedepohl is a radio journalist by training who studied on both sides of the atlantic. He holds a masters degree in Journalism and Public Affairs which he achieved as a Fulbright scholar. His professional experience included working for the German embassy in Washington, DC as a press officer. He first came in touch with the solar industry while working for an American consulting company and now heads the department for market and communication at the German Solar Industry Association.

Kevin Knobloch, President, Union of Concerned Scientists

He will be speaking on Wednesday, April 17th from 10:15-11:45. Kevin Knobloch brings 32 years of experience in public policy, government, advocacy, and media to his job as president of the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS). He is knowledgeable about a range of environmental and national security issues including global warming, natural resource and clean energy economics, renewable and efficient vehicle technologies, nuclear weapons, forest management, and corporate responsibility, as well as legislative strategy and procedure.

Bill McKibben, President and Co-Founder,

He will be speaking on Thursday, April 18th from 10:15-11:45.

Bill McKibben, a well known environmental author and activist, is the founder of, an international climate change campaign. is named for the safe level of Carbon Dioxide in the atmosphere, 350 parts per million.