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Invenergy CEO Michael Polsky on the Global Energy Transition

Michael Polsky joins the Council to discuss the global energy landscape and the importance of security, reliability, and affordability.
Michael Polsky
Ivo H. Daalder
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The global energy system has changed a remarkable amount over the past decade, and this pace of change looks likely to continue. A wide range of domestic and geopolitical dynamics are shaped by the reliability, availability, and climate impacts of energy. Invenergy Founder and CEO Michael Polsky joins Ivo Daalder to discuss this changing energy landscape and its effects on the globe. 

About the Speakers
CEO and Founder, Invenergy
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With more than 35 years of experience in the energy industry, Michael Polsky is widely recognized as a pioneer and industry leader in the cogeneration and independent power industry in North America. Polsky founded Invenergy in 2001. Previously, in 1991, Polsky founded SkyGen Energy – a developer, owner, and operator of natural gas-fueled generating plants – which was purchased by Calpine Corporation in 2001. Before forming SkyGen, Polsky co-founded and was president of Indeck Energy Services Inc.
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CEO, Chicago Council on Global Affairs
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Ivo H. Daalder served as the US ambassador to NATO from 2009 to 2013. He joined the Council as president in 2013 and took on the new role of CEO in 2023. Previously, he was a senior fellow in foreign policy studies at the Brookings Institution and served as director for European affairs on President Bill Clinton’s National Security Council. He is the author or editor of 10 books.
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