2022 Policy Makers Symposium Schedule

NCEW Policy Makers Symposium is proud to have weeklong programming. You’ll hear directly from the “who’s who” in clean energy decision making – including Republican and Democratic policymakers and top influencers in clean energy investment, innovation, and policy. You’ll also have an opportunity to participate in networking events and collaboration opportunities, building strong relationships across the country as easily as next door – from wherever you are.


NCEW 2022 Policy Makers Symposium, September 27-29, 2022

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Critical minerals and supply chain security

  • A global clean energy transition utilizing existing technologies like EVs and renewable electricity is an extraordinarily minerals-intensive proposition. It is expected that the extraordinary demand for minerals will put upward pressure on prices, exacerbating the costs of an energy transition that is already expected to be very expensive. This panel will explore major issues facing the domestic mining, inventing substitutes, recycling and reprocessing. These will include national security and the role of innovation in addressing our critical minerals challenges.

Cutting red tape: Removing obstacles to clean energy and emissions reductions.

  • The transition to a low-carbon economy will depend fundamentally on the expansion of clean energy infrastructure, such as transmission and energy storage capabilities and environmentally-efficient transportation. Yet far too often, projects that are desperately needed to ensure grid resilience and modernization are delayed for years because of cumbersome and duplicative permitting requirements. This discussion will explore regulatory barriers that project developers face in breaking ground, as well as efforts that policymakers can do about it.

Show Me the Money: Tax and Finance Issues Facing the Energy Industry

  • This will explore issues facing the finance community, including ESG, climate financial regulations, and challenges to funding advanced demonstration projects and export finance. Tax incentives and the end-of-year tax package.

The American Advantage: Strengthening U.S. Competitiveness

  • American resources play a major role in reducing global emissions. This discussion will explore how the U.S. can leverage its trade policy to strengthen the competitiveness of U.S. industries while reducing global GHG emissions. It will feature insights from industries that have a lower emissions profile than their foreign counterparts, as well as insights from bipartisan experts from the research and policymaking communities.