#NCEW20 Announces Expanded Congressional and Federal Agency Speakers for Virtual Policy Makers Symposium
September 15, 2020

Trump Administration Officials, U.S. Senators and Reps. Confirmed to Discuss Clean Energy During Week-Long Event

WASHINGTON – With less than a week to go until the fourth-annual National Clean Energy Week (NCEW) officially commences, organizers today announced the latest round of congressional and federal agency leadership speakers participating in the week-long 2020 Policy Makers Symposium. Joining this year’s virtual conference, held Sept. 21-25, 2020, are U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Joe Manchin (D-WV), U.S. Reps. Garret Graves (R-LA), Darin LaHood (R-IN) and David McKinley (R-WV), U.S. Department of Agriculture Chief Scientist Dr. Chavonda Jacobs-Young and U.S. Department of Energy Deputy Secretary Mark Menezes, Department of Energy Chief Commercialization Officer and Director, Office of Technology, Conner Prochaska, and former U.S. Senators Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Mary Landrieu (D-LA), and Rick Santorum (R-PA).

Press is encouraged to attend the week’s virtual events and can register by contacting NCEW Registration Manager, Krissy Canales at [email protected].

Today’s announced speakers join an already impressive list of congressional participants: U.S. Senators Mike Braun (R-IN) and Chris Coons (D-DE) and Congressmen Sean Casten (D-IL), John Curtis (R-UT) and Paul Tonko (D-NY) will also be delivering remarks during NCEW.

This year’s NCEW will highlight how clean energy technologies and clean energy jobs bring tremendous opportunity to a nation battered by unprecedented economic disruption. “Clean Energy Solutions for a Stronger America” reflects the critical need for clean energy to help return America to the prosperity it enjoyed just a year ago, in a way that supports sustainable industries, accelerates job growth, and fosters a cleaner environment.

“National Clean Energy Week is delighted to continue its bipartisan tradition of convening top congressional leaders and administration officials to discuss policies that will advance clean energy technologies,” said NCEW Chair and Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) Executive Director Heather Reams. “Attendees of the multi-day Symposium will benefit from the wealth of expertise that this year’s slate of federal speakers and panelists bring to the conversation. We encourage Americans from all four corners of the country and political stripes to join NCEW in finding solutions to lift the clean energy sector and help return America to the prosperity it enjoyed prior to the pandemic.”

Information about Policy Makers Symposium registration is available at https://nationalcleanenergyweek.org/.

The current lineup of policy makers speaking at the Symposium are as follows:

  • U.S. Department of Energy Deputy Secretary Mark Menezes
  • U.S. Sen. Mike Braun (R-IN)
  • U.S. Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE)
  • U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO)
  • U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV)
  • U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)
  • U.S. Rep. Sean Casten (D-IL)
  • U.S. Rep. John Curtis (R-UT)
  • U.S. Rep. Garret Graves (R-LA)
  • U.S. Rep. Darin LaHood (R-IN)
  • U.S. Rep. David McKinley (R-WV)
  • U.S. Rep. Paul Tonko (D-NY)
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture Chief Scientist Dr. Chavonda Jacobs-Young
  • U.S. Department of Energy Chief Commercialization Officer and Office of Technology Transitions Director Conner Prochaska
  • CRES Senior Advisor and former U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH)
  • Former U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA)
  • Former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA)

NCEW’s 2020 Steering Committee includes: American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE), Advanced Energy Economy (AEE), Alliance to Save Energy (ASE), American Petroleum Institute (API), American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), Biomass Power Association (BPA), Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE), Center for Liquefied Natural Gas (CLNG), Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) Forum, Clean Energy Business Network (CEBN), Energy Storage Association (ESA), Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI), National Hydropower Association (NHA), National Propane Gas Association (NPGA) and Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA).

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National Clean Energy Week (NCEW), described by POLITICO as “a veritable who’s who of the Clean Energy World,” is an annual awareness week to recognize the value of clean energy including abundant job opportunities, economic growth, energy independence, consumer choice, lower energy prices, and a cleaner environment. Follow NCEW on Twitter (@NCEWConf) and Facebook (NationalCleanEnergyWeek) for event updates. www.nationalcleanenergyweek.org