Media Advisory: NCEW 2019 Policy Makers Symposium
September 25, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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***MEDIA ADVISORY***

NCEW 2019 Policy Makers Symposium

 

FERC Chairman Neil Chatterjee, Senator Mitt Romney, Senator Tammy Duckworth, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Senator Mike Braun, Rep. Matt Gaetz, Rep. Garret Graves, Rep. Paul Tonko, Rep. Scott Peters, and Senior Advisor in the Office of Nuclear Energy Suzie Jaworowski to Take Part in 2019 National Clean Energy Week Policy Makers Symposium

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Thursday, September 26, National Clean Energy Week (NCEW) will host the third annual Policy Makers Symposium. The event, which will be held at the National Press Club, will bring together high-profile elected leaders, senior Trump Administration officials, industry associations, businesses, non-profits, and advocates for a discussion around commonsense solutions that directly address America’s need for abundant, reliable forms of energy. Media is encouraged to attend the event and can RSVP for a press credential here.

NCEW’s Policy Makers Symposium serves as the centerpiece of week-long activity in Washington, D.C. The program will include lawmakers, leaders in government and clean energy advocates, including Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Chairman Neil Chatterjee, Senator Mitt Romney, Senator Tammy Duckworth, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Senator Mike Braun, Rep. Matt Gaetz, Rep. Garret Graves, Rep. Paul Tonko, Rep. Scott Peters and Senior Advisor in the Office of Nuclear Energy Suzie Jaworowski.

The symposium will also include panel discussions with participants representing NCEW Sponsors and Steering Committee members that will expand on how to advance support of our nation’s energy sector through new methods of market development, policy change, and technological innovation. A program schedule that remains subject to change is listed below.

 

WHERE: National Press Club, 529 14th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20045

A media check-in table will be located in the atrium.

 

WHEN:  Thursday, September 26, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM ET

 

MEDIA RSVP: To RSVP for an event credential, click here. Upon arrival, please proceed to registration where a credential will be held in your name.

 

NCEW Policy Makers Symposium Schedule*

*Subject to change

 

9:00 AM: Heather Reams, executive director of Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions and chair of NCEW

Welcome Remarks

9:05 AM: Rep. Paul Tonko

Remarks

9:15 AM: Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse

Remarks

9:30 AM: Rep. Matt Gaetz

Remarks 

9:45 AM: Panel 1: Clean Energy in the Mainstream

Bernadette Woods Placky, Chief Meteorologist and Climate Matters Program Director, ClimateCentral.org

Angie Slaughter, VP, Sustainability, Logistics, SVC & Capabilities Procurement / Anheuser-Busch

Ben LaRocco, Senior Manager of Policy / Lime

Vanessa Tutos, Director, Government Affairs, EDP Renewables

Moderator: Charles Hernick, Director of Advocacy and Policy, CRES Forum

10:20 AM: Sen. Mike Braun

Remarks

10:35 AM: Panel 2: Technology Leadership: American-Made Solutions for the World

Michael A. Caldarera, P.E., Sr. Vice President, Advocacy & Technical Services / National Propane Gas Association

Michael Cohen, Chief U.S. Economist and Head of Oil Analysis, BP America

Malcolm Woolf, National Hydropower Association

Hayes Framme, Orsted

Moderator: Lisa Jacobson, Business Council for Sustainable Energy

11:15 AM: U.S. Senator Mitt Romney and CRES Senior Advisor & Former U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte

Fireside Chat 

12:35 PM: Panel 3: Clean Energy at Giga-Scale: Achieving Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reductions

Steve Skarda, Procter & Gamble’s Global Climate and Energy Leader

Rob Mosher, National Grid

Ryan Martel, CERES

Ryan Opsal, Maryland Energy Administration

Moderator: David Gardiner, David Gardiner and Associates

1:05 PM: FERC Chairman Neil Chatterjee

Remarks

1:35 PM: Federal-State Innovation Nexus Spotlight

Dr. Laura Nelson, Executive Director, Office of Energy Development, State of Utah

Connor Prochaska, Chief Commercialization Officer, Director of the Office of Technology Transitions (OTT), U.S. Department of Energy

2:00 PM: Panel 4: Ideas to Action In Innovation: What Comes Next in Clean Energy?

Jeremy Harrell, ClearPath

Harlan Bowers, X-Energy

Gay Wyn Quance, Solid Carbon Products

Steve Driskill, Sila Nanotechnologies, Inc.

Moderator: Taite McDonald, Holland & Knight

2:40 PM: Empowering Women through Clean Energy

Suzie Jaworowski, Senior Advisor in the Office of Nuclear Energy and Vice Chair of a Global Program for Clean Energy

3:00 PM: Rep. Scott Peters

Remarks

3:35 PM: Rep. Garret Graves

Remarks

3:50 PM: U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth and Julia Pyper, Greentech Media

Moderated Discussion

4:15 PM: Panel 5: Global Clean Energy Finance

Alex Kragie, American Green Bank Consortium

Jeff Eckel, Hannon Armstrong

Moderator: Carla Tully – Earthrise Energy LLC

4:55 PM: Heather Reams, executive director of Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions and chair of NCEW