NCEW Symposium Media Advisory 2018
September 18, 2018

***MEDIA ADVISORY***

Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke, Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler, Utah Governor Gary Herbert, Under Secretary of Energy Mark Menezes, Commissioner Neil Chatterjee, Senator Lisa Murkowski, Senator Martin Heinrich, Senator Steve Daines, Rep. Ted Deutch, and Rep. Tom Reed to Take Part in 2018 National Clean Energy Week Policy Makers Symposium

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Wednesday, September 26, National Clean Energy Week (NCEW) will host the second 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, and national clean energy organizations for a discussion around commonsense solutions that directly address America’s need for abundant, reliable forms of energy. Media attendance at the Symposium requires RSVP (link below).

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 Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke, Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler, Under Secretary of Energy Mark Menezes, Governor Gary Herbert, FERC Commissioner Neil Chatterjee, Senator Lisa Murkowski, Senator Martin Heinrich, Senator Steve Daines, Representative Ted Deutch and Representative Tom Reed.

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: Wednesday, September 26, 7:00 AM – 5:30 PM EDT; Program begins at 8:00 AM

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

8:00 AM – 8:05 AM: Welcome Remarks

Heather Reams, Managing Director, Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions

8:05 AM – 8:10 AM: Remarks

Former U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte

8:10 –  9:00 AM: Panel 1: Clean Energy Jobs: Growth and Projections

Robert Keefe, Executive Director, Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2)

Maggie Lemmerman, Senior Director, American Wind Energy Association

Emily Duncan, Director of Federal Affairs, National Grid

Bryan Just, Senior Economist, American Petroleum Institute

Moderator: Lisa Jacobson, President, Business Council for Sustainable Energy

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM: Remarks

FERC Commissioner Neil Chatterjee

9:30 AM – 9:50 AM: Remarks

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke

9:50 AM – 10:10 AM: Remarks

U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski

10:10 AM – 11:00 AM: Morning Panel 2: Overcoming Regulatory Barriers to Advance the Clean Energy Sector

Dr. Laura Nelson, Executive Director, Utah Office for Energy Development

Malcolm Woolf, Senior Vice President, Policy, Advanced Energy Economy

Michelle Patron, Director of Sustainability Policy, Microsoft

Steve Caminati, Senior Manager Strategic Engagement, APEX Clean Energy

Moderator: William Murray, Federal Energy Manager, Energy Policy, R Street

11:00 AM – 11:15 AMRemarks

Gary Herbert, Governor of Utah

11:15 AM – 11:30 AM: Remarks

Arvin Ganesan, Energy & Environmental Policy, Apple Corp.

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM: Lunch/Transition

Heather Reams, Managing Director, Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions

12:00 PM – 12:20 PM: Remarks

Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler

12:20 PM – 12:35 PM: Lunch/Transition

Heather Reams, Managing Director, Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions

12:35 PM – 12:55 PM: Remarks

U.S. Under Secretary for Energy Mark Menezes

12:55 PM – 1:00 PM: Transition

Heather Reams, Managing Director, Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions

1:00 PM – 1:15 PM: Remarks

U.S. Representative Ted Deutch (FL-22)

1:15 PM – 1:30 PM: Clean Tax Cuts & Barrier-Free Clean Capitalism

Charles Hernick, Director of Policy and Advocacy, Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) Forum  

Rod Richardson, President, Grace Richardson Fund

1:30 PM – 2:15 PM: Panel 3: Can Laissez-Faire Capitalism Deliver Better Environmental Results?

Jeff Kupfer, Earth & Water Law Group

Wayne Winegarden, Ph.D., Pacific Research Institute

Jeremy Harrell, Managing Director, ClearPath Foundation

Drew Bond, Senior Fellow & Director of Energy Innovation Programs American Council for Capital Formation Center for Policy Research

Moderator: Rod Richardson, President, Grace Richardson Fund

2:15 PM – 2:30 PM: Sponsor/Steering Committee Video Features

2:30 PM – 2:45 PM: Remarks

U.S. Representative Tom Reed (NY-23)

2:45 PM – 3:30 PM: Panel 4: Spurring Innovation and Reducing Emissions

Steve Capanna, Director of Strategic Priorities and Impact Analysis, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Angelos Kokkinos, Director of Advanced Fossil Technology, Office of Fossil Energy

Brad Williams, Senior Technical Advisor, Office of Nuclear Energy

Doug Schultz, Director of Origination, Loan Programs Office

Moderator: Charles Hernick, Director of Policy and Advocacy, Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) Forum

3:30 PM – 3:45 PM: Remarks

U.S. Senator Steve Daines

3:45 PM – 4:30 PM: Panel 5: The Importance of Strategic Investments in Energy Innovation

Rich Powell, Executive Director, ClearPath Foundation

Emily Reichert, Chief Executive Officer, Greentown Labs

Connor Prochaska, Assistant Director for External Coordination Advanced Research Projects Agency- Energy

Jason Hartke, President, Alliance to Save Energy

Moderator: Michael Boots, Senior Director, Advocacy & Government Relations, bgc3

4:30 PM – 4:45 PM: Remarks

U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich

4:45 PM – 5:30 PM: Panel 6: Moving to a Cleaner Energy Future: How Do We Get There?

Jeffrey Stein, Policy Advisor, American Petroleum Institute

Hannah Hunt, Deputy Director, Electricity Policy & Demand, American Wind Energy Association

Alex Herrgott, Council for Environmental Quality

Kelly Speakes-Backman, CEO, Energy Storage Association

Moderator: Charles Hernick, Director of Policy and Advocacy, Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) Forum

5:30 PM – 5:35 PM: Closing Remarks

Heather Reams, Managing Director, Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions

 

ABOUT NCEW:

NCEW brings together industry associations, businesses, nonprofits, and advocates in the clean energy space for activities in Washington, D.C. and across America to showcase how they are helping to make the industry stronger, and influence the discussion around common sense clean energy solutions that directly address America’s need for abundant, reliable forms of energy. In addition to more than 100 Participating Organizations, NCEW’s 2018 Steering Committee includes Advanced Energy Economy (AEE), the Alliance to Save Energy (ASE), the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE), the American Gas Association (AGA), the American Petroleum Institute (API), the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), the Biomass Power Association (BPA), the Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE), the Center for Liquefied Natural Gas (CLNG), Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) Forum, Clean Energy Business Network (CEBN), the Energy Storage Association (ESA), the National Hydropower Association (NHA), the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI), and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA).

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