Edison Electric Institute
Gerry Anderson is Chairman of the Edison Electric Institute. Mike Boots is Executive Vice President of Breakthrough Energy.
EEI met early June with its Road to Net Zero and took an in-depth look at the major technology and policy milestones on the pathway to decarbonization.
The closing general session at conference end featured two high-powered conversations on the clean energy transition. First, EEI Chairman Gerry Anderson talked with Mike Boots, Executive Vice President of Breakthrough Energy, about the innovation urgently needed in how electricity is produced, stored, and used, as well as the role electric utilities can play on the road to net zero.
Moderator, Chair EEI and Executive Chair DTE Energy, Gerry Anderson: Give some background and context on Breakthrough Energy, its mission and focus.
EVP, Breakthrough Energy, Mike Boots: Breakthrough Energy was founded by Bill Gates in 2015. It's a network of philanthropic programs, investment vehicles, and policy efforts that really offer an end-to-end approach to one goal, which is accelerating the deployment of clean energy technologies at scale.
Our goal is to help the world get to net zero emissions by 2050, and we are tackling that through an innovation lens of everything from research and development to demonstration, to the large-scale deployment of clean energy technologies.