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Symposium Agenda and Bipartisan List of Congressional, Administration Speakers Announced Ahead of NCEW

WASHINGTONNational Clean Energy Week (NCEW) today announced the agenda for the 2023 Policymakers Symposium and the bipartisan list of congressional and administration speakers, including Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif), Senate Natural Resources Chairman Joe Manchin (D- W.Va.), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Deputy Secretary David Turk, and more.  

“We are excited to unveil the full agenda for the 2023 NCEW Policymakers Symposium along with an impressive list of leaders from Congress and the U.S. Department of Energy who represent both sides of the aisle,” said Heather Reams, NCEW Chair and President of CRES Forum. “Without bipartisanship, substantial policy that addresses America’s needs, from energy security to emissions reduction in the long term, is not possible. I am proud to welcome this broad coalition of policymakers as we work together to push clean energy initiatives to centerstage.” 

The three-day Policymakers Symposium convenes elected officials, business leaders, advocates, policymakers, investors, and trade associations from all perspectives who are dedicated to advancing clean energy. The Symposium, happening virtually September 26-28, will also offer a day of in-person programming on September 28 for the first time since 2019. 

The NCEW Policymakers Symposium will feature remarks from the following congressional speakers: 

  • Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif)  
  • Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) 
  • Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) 
  • Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore) 
  • Rep. Buddy Carter (R-Ga.)  
  • Rep. Sean Casten (D-Ill.)  
  • Rep. John Curtis (R-Utah)  
  • Rep. Garret Graves (R-La.)  
  • Rep. Jen Kiggans (R-Va.) 
  • Rep. Debbie Lesko (R-Ariz.)  
  • Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-Wash.) 
  • Rep. Pete Stauber (R-Minn.) 

Additionally, the following current and former administration officials will participate in the Symposium:  

  • David Turk, United States Deputy Secretary of Energy, U.S. Department of Energy 
  • Mark Menenzes, Former United States Deputy Secretary of Energy, U.S. Department of Energy 
  • Jigar Shah, Director of the Loan Programs Office, U.S. Department of Energy  
  • Jeff Marootian, Senior Advisor for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Office of the Secretary 
  • Maria Robinson, Director of Grid Deployment Office, U.S. Department of Energy 
  • Dr. Vanessa Chang, Chief Commercialization Officer & Director, Office of Technology Transitions, U.S. Department of Energy 

 NCEW Policymakers Symposium Agenda: 

Tuesday, September 26, 2023 

2:00 PM – Increasing U.S. Competitiveness and Energy Security Through Trade   

3:00 PM – Modeling Pathways to Net Zero: A Case Study on Energy Security as the U.S. Decarbonizes  

4:00 PM – Power Sector Resiliency: Keeping the Lights on While Reducing Emissions   

Wednesday, September 27, 2023 

2:00 PM – Driving Forward Emissions Reduction in the Transportation Sector   

3:00 PM – Industry Perspective: How Permitting Reform Will Advance American Clean Energy Production 

4:00 PM – American Energy Independence: How the U.S Can Better Source Critical Minerals and Strengthen its Supply Chain Security  

Thursday, September 28, 2023 

1:30 PM – Leveraging America’s Carbon Advantage: How the Industrial Sector Can Provide Solutions for Decarbonization  

2:15 PM – Powering the Adoption of Innovative Clean Energy Technologies   

3:30 PM – The Government’s Role? Incentivizing the Clean Energy Transition  

4:25 PM – Accelerating Decarbonization: How Businesses are Leading the Charge  

5:10 PM – American Innovation: How the Private Sector and Government Can Work Together to Advance Innovative Clean Energy Technologies   

To see the full agenda and list of speakers, visit the NCEW website here:   

National Clean Energy Week is sponsored by:  

Platinum Sponsors: Amazon, Breakthrough Energy, Conservation International, Constellation, CRES Forum, Edison Electric Institute, and Solar Energy Industries Association 

Gold Sponsors: American Chemistry Council, American Conservation Coalition, American Exploration & Production Council, BP, Chevron, ClearPath, ESS, Inc., ExxonMobil, Leeward Renewable Energy, National Hydropower Association, Schneider Electric, UL Standards & Engagement, The Business Council for Sustainable Energy, Tennessee Valley Authority, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and View Inc. 

Silver Sponsors: American Clean Power, Association of American Railroads, Battery Council International, Bipartisan Policy Center, Conservative Climate Foundation, Combined Heat & Power Alliance, Connector Labs, Conservative Energy Network, Climate Leadership Council, EDP Renewables, EOS, Electric Power Supply Association, Hydrostor, Large Public Power Council, Modern Hydrogen, Nuclear Energy Institute, Nexans, PG&E, Quebec, and The Washington Times 



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