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US Clean Energy: The Next Four Years

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US Clean Energy: The Next Four Years

On-Demand Webinar | Free

This webinar was recorded on January 28, 2021.

Learning Objectives:
Gain market insights on the federal and state policies and government programs for solar and energy storage over the next four years.

  1. Discuss the Biden Plan for a Clean Energy Future
  2. Explore the rollout and impact of the Biden administration plan at federal agencies such as FERC, the DOE and EPA, and more
  3. Learn about which US states are taking leadership roles—and where clean energy companies should pay attention.

Speakers

Audrey Lee, Co-Chair, Clean Energy for Biden

Dr. Audrey Lee serves on the Boards of Arclight Clean Transition (NASDAQ: ACTC), a special purpose acquisition company focused on sustainable energy; Gridworks,  a non-profit that convenes and empowers stakeholders to decarbonize electricity grids; and Pinnacle Engines, developing technology to reduce petroleum usage. She co-founded and is Co-Chair of Clean Energy for Biden, a network of business leaders and advocates organized to elect Biden as President.

At Sunrun as VP of Energy Services, Audrey deployed and aggregated solar, batteries, and energy services to serve residential customers, utilities, and grid operators, earning recognition by Utility Dive as “Disruptor of the Year.”   She built the virtual power plant platform at Advanced Microgrid Solutions for commercial and industrial customers. Prior to that, Audrey led policymaking at the CA Public Utilities Commission President’s office, Harvard University, U.S. Department of Energy, and International Energy Agency. She holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Princeton University.

 

Jeff Genzer, VP, Duncan, Weinberg, Genzer & Pembroke

Jeff Genzer is an attorney in Washington, D.C., and serves as Vice-President of the law firm of Duncan, Weinberg, Genzer & Pembroke, P.C., where he practices energy, utility and environmental law.  Jeff has been with the firm since 1985.  He has an active energy and environmental regulatory practice and also has an advocacy practice.  He has served as counsel to the National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO), since the organization began in 1986.  That work involves support for federal appropriations, legislation and policy.  Jeff also serves as counsel to the National Energy Assistance Directors Association, supporting funding for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program.  Prior to joining the law firm, Jeff served as staff counsel and energy lobbyist for the National Governors Association.  He began his work in energy and the environment as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Micronesia in the 1970s.  He is a honors graduate of Haverford College and received his law degree from the Washington College of Law of the American University.

 

Matt McDonnell, Sr. Director, Strategen

Matthew McDonnell is Managing Director of US Consulting at Strategen. Matthew is an experienced regulatory attorney who leverages his background as Commission Counsel at the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission to deliver valuable insights to clients. Matthew is a champion of new utility business models and innovative regulatory frameworks to responsibly accelerate the clean energy transition. Matthew has experience in a variety of energy issues, including energy storage, power system planning, rate design, grid modernization, and distributed energy resources (DER).

Moderator

Steve Schiller, Cleantech Party

Steve Schiller is a professional engineer with over thirty-five years of experience in the energy industry with a focus on demand-side efficiency and flexible resources, renewables and independent power generation. As a senior manager or CEO of three energy engineering and project management firms, he has overseen the development and administration of energy programs in over a dozen states, and in other countries, for utilities, local, state and federal government agencies and organizations such as the U.S. DOE, U.S. EPA and the World Bank. In addition, Steve is a founder of clean energy trade  associations, a political appointee to Climate boards for the state of California and the United Nations, and an active leader in state and federal electioneering through groups such as The Cleantech Party, Clean Energy for Biden, and CleanTech for Obama.

Semi-retired, he is currently providing independent consulting services and is a senior advisor/affiliate with the Electricity Markets and Policy Department of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.  For the private sector, Steve is an investor and advisor to private energy companies.  He is also an experienced arbitrator and mediator as a Member of the Neutrals Panel of the American Arbitration Association.

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