Episode 207: PSEGs Chairman & CEO Ralph Izzo: An Energy Boss Combatting Climate Change
Inside the ICE House
A remote work force has challenged the utility sector’s ability to provide efficient and reliable service. Ralph Izzo, Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated’s (NYSE:PEG) Chairman, President, & CEO, has helmed his company through turbulent times, price fluctuations, and the growing need for sustainable energy. He joins the podcast to share how PSEG has learned to thrive where others failed, and how the company is poised to win again in the era of global climate change.
Dr. Ralph Izzo PSE&G CEO on renewables, career, and more
Zpryme On The Grid
On this next episode of Zpryme on the Grid — this past February 2020 — Zpryme's Chris Moyer interviewed Dr. Ralph Izzo PSE&G chairman of the board, president and CEO on renewables, consumer engagement, and his career. PSE&G services 1.8 million gas customers and 2.2 million electric customers in more than 300 urban, suburban and rural communities.
Ep. 173 - Ralph Izzo, Public Service Enterprise Group
Titans Of Nuclear | Interviewing World Experts on Nuclear Energy
In this episode, we discuss... How Ralph became interested in fusion The ways climate change goals shape Public Service Enterprise Group's energy strategy The importance of tackling climate change through nuclear energy and energy efficiency
Climate Change as the Foremost Challenge of Our Generation with Dr. Ralph Izzo, Chairman, President and CEO of PSEG
Leadership Lyceum: A CEO's Virtual Mentor
The Earth Day Episode - A CEO’s Virtual Mentor Episode 21 Climate Change as the Foremost Challenge of Our Generation with Dr. Ralph Izzo, Chairman, President and CEO of PSEG Happy Earth Day Weekend. Monday, April 22nd is Earth Day. In celebration and recognition, we welcome you to our special Earth Day 2019 episode. I am joined by Dr. Ralph Izzo, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) in Newark, New Jersey. This Episode 21 covers a number of topics relevant to our Mother Earth including the subject of climate change which Dr. Izzo considers to be the foremost challenge of our generation. Our sweeping climate-oriented discussion ranges from the utility industry’s role in combatting climate change, PSEG’s actions and service orientation, cognitive biases in political decisioning, the insurance industry’s role, and nuclear energy’s opportunities in the war on climate change, among other items. Newark, New Jersey-based PSEG has a $30 billion market capitalization as a public utility holding company that provides regulated electric and gas service through its subsidiaries, as well as investing in solar generation projects and energy efficiency programs. Dr. Ralph Izzo has served as President and CEO since 2007. His educational foundation is in mechanical engineering and physics. He holds a PhD in Applied Physics from Columbia University. We express our special thanks to the clients of Lyceum Leadership Consulting that enable us to bring you this podcast. Thanks for listening. We can’t improve without your feedback – write us through our website www.LeadershipLyceum.com and subscribe wherever you listen to your podcasts. Informative and Helpful Links: Illustration of the omission bias through the trolley problem - 1 min 37 sec Program Guide Earth Day Episode Climate Change as the Foremost Challenge of Our Generation with Dr. Ralph Izzo, Chairman, President and CEO of PSEG 0:00 Introduction to Episode 21 and Dr. Ralph Izzo, Chairman, President and CEO of PSEG 2:33 Introduction of Climate Change as the foremost challenge of our generation 7:08 A board of directors’ role and interaction with society beyond the boundaries of the corporation 10:44 Break 1 11:06 A utility company’s natural position of responsibility and influence in society. 13:16 PSEG’s actionable steps for society: Step 1 - Energy efficiency and reference to Lyceum’s Earth Day 2018 Episode 15 on Energy Efficiency 15:17 PSEG’s actionable steps for society: Step 2 – Clean energy production and supply 15:52 PSEG’s actionable steps for society: Step 3 – Reliability of energy supply 16:39 Break 2 16:54 What’s in a name? “Public Service” Enterprise Group 21:10 The human affinity to socialize and associate with reference to Lyceum’s Episode 18 on Associations and Alexis de Tocqueville 22:55 Break 3 23:14 Cognitive Bias in group decisions on climate change and the role of policy 29:24 Break 4 29:42 The role of nuclear energy in combatting climate change 29:54 What is working against the expansion of nuclear energy in the US? 34:04 The insurance industry’s role in combatting climate change. Reference to Lyceum’s article: Risk & Reward: The Insurance Sector on the Climate Frontlines 35:54 Concluding statements - optimism in the face of climate change. Biographies of Guests Dr. Ralph Izzo Ralph Izzo was elected chairman and chief executive officer of Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated (PSEG) in April 2007. He was named the company’s president and chief operating officer and a member of the board of directors of PSEG in October 2006. Previously, Dr. Izzo was president and chief operating officer of Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G). Since joining PSE&G in 1992, Dr. Izzo was elected to several executive positions within PSEG’s family of companies, including PSE&G senior vice president – utility operations; PSE&G vice president – appliance service; PSEG vice president - corporate planning; and PSE&G vice president - electric ventures. In these capacities, he broadened his experience in the areas of general management, strategic planning and finance. Dr. Izzo is a well-known leader within the utility industry, as well as the public policy arena. He is frequently asked to testify before Congress and speak to organizations on matters pertaining to national energy policy. Dr. Izzo’s career began as a research scientist at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, performing numerical simulations of fusion energy experiments. He has published or presented more than 35 papers on magnetohydrodynamic modeling. Dr. Izzo received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in mechanical engineering and his Doctor of Philosophy degree in applied physics from Columbia University. He also received a Master of Business Administration degree, with a concentration in finance, from the Rutgers Graduate School of Management. He is listed in numerous editions of Who’s Who and has been the recipient of national fellowships and awards. Dr. Izzo has received honorary degrees from the New Jersey Institute of Technology (Doctor of Science), Thomas Edison State University (Doctor of Humane Letters), Bloomfield College (Doctor of Humane Letters), Rutgers University (Doctor of Humane Letters) and Raritan Valley Community College (Associate of Science). Dr. Izzo is the chair of the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI). In addition, he is on the board of directors for the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce, the Edison Electric Institute (EEI), the Nuclear Electric Insurance Limited (NEIL) and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. He also is on the advisory board for the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics Department, a member of the Board of Trustees of the Peddie School and Princeton University’s Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment Advisory Council, as well as a member of the Visiting Committee for the Department of Nuclear Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion. Dr. Izzo is a former member of the Columbia University School of Engineering Board of Visitors. In addition, he is a former chair of the Rutgers University Board of Governors and the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce. Your host Thomas B. Linquist is the Founder and Managing Partner of Lyceum Leadership Consulting and Lyceum Leadership Productions. Over his 14 years in management and leadership consulting he has served a wide array of industrial clients. This includes leadership assessment and search for chief executive officers, chief financial officers, chief operating officers and boards of directors. He holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and over his 28-year career has served in a variety of roles: as an engineer with Shell Oil Company, a banker with ABN AMRO Bank, and as treasurer was the youngest corporate officer in the 150+ year history at Peoples Energy Company in Chicago. He is an expert on hiring and promotion decisions and leadership development. Over the course of his search career, he has interviewed thousands of leaders. Thanks for listening. We can’t improve without your feedback – write us through our website www.LeadershipLyceum.com and subscribe wherever you listen to your podcasts. Please rate us and spread the word among your fellow executives and board colleagues. Program Disclaimer The only purpose of the podcast is to educate, inform and entertain. The information shared is based on the collection of experiences of each of the guests interviewed and should not be considered or substituted for professional advice. Guests who speak in this podcast express their own opinions, experience and conclusions, and neither The Leadership Lyceum LLC nor any company providing financial support endorses or opposes any particular content, recommendation or methodology discussed in this podcast. Follow Leadership Lyceum on: Our website: www.LeadershipLyceum.com LinkedIn: The Leadership Lyceum LLC Twitter: @LeaderLyceum https://twitter.com/LeaderLyceum Email us: info@LeadershipLyceum.com Thanks for listening. We can’t improve without your feedback – write us through our website www.LeadershipLyceum.com and subscribe wherever you listen to your podcasts. Please rate us and spread the word among your fellow executives and board colleagues. This podcast Leadership Lyceum: A CEO’s Virtual Mentor has been a production of The Leadership Lyceum LLC. 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LNJ2007-6: Forum on the Future of New Jersey, Concluding Remarks by Ralph Izzo, Chairman of PSEG
The Lubetkin Media Companies
Leadership New Jersey, a public policy training program for executives is pleased to present these podcasts from this year's "Forum on the Future of New Jersey. These podcasts were recorded at the studios of New Jersey Network in Trenton on October 25, 2007.