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
9:05 AM: Rep. Paul Tonko (D-NY)
9:15 AM: Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)
9:30 AM: Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL)
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 (R-IN)
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
Malcolm Woolf, National Hydropower Association
Joy Weber, Orstead
Moderator: Lisa Jacobson, Business Council for Sustainable Energy
11:15 AM: U.S. Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) and CRES Senior Advisor & Former U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH)
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 and Q & A
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 (D-CA)
3:35 PM: Rep. Garret Graves (R-LA)
3:50 PM: U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Julia Pyper, Greentech Media
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