Summary

The 2018 Congressional Clean Energy Expo and Policy Forum brought together 35 businesses, trade associations, and government agencies to showcase renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. In every state across the country, these technologies are having a significant impact in business development and job creation in the manufacturing, transmission, power, transportation, and building sectors. The bipartisan House Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Caucus was the Expo's honorary co-host.

A Policy Forum ran concurrently to the EXPO, and included a number of groups drawn from the exhibitors.

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SPEAKERS - MEMBERS OF CONGRESS

 

Sen. Dean Heller (NV)

 

Rep. Paul Tonko (NY)

 

Sen. Chris Van Hollen (MD)

 

Sen. Jack Reed (RI)

 

Rep. Matt Cartwright (PA)

 

Rep. Peter Welch (VT)

 

 

 

POLICY FORUM

 

9:30 AM – 10:10 AM

Group 1—Public Policy and Sustainable Energy

Carnegie Mellon University Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation

Ecologic Institute

Low Impact Hydropower Institute (LIHI)

National Governors Association (NGA)

Joe Hezir, Professor of the Practice, Carnegie Mellon University Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation

R. Andreas Kraemer, Founder, Ecologic Institute; Mercator Senior Fellow, Mercator Foundation

Maryalice Fischer, Certification Program Director, Low Impact Hydropower Institute (LIHI)

Sue Gander, Director, Environment, Energy & Transportation Division, National Governors Association (NGA)

10:15 AM – 10:55 AM

Group 2—Energy Efficient Building Systems

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)

Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance (SPFA)

ThermaCote, Inc.

Zehnder America

Dunstan Laurence Macauley, Member of the Board of Directors, American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)

Dr. Richard Duncan, Technical Director, Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance (SPFA)

Thomas Sharp, Jr., President, ThermaCote, Inc.

John Rockwell, Northeast Technical Sales Engineer, Zehnder America

11:00 AM – 11:40 AM

Group 3—Biosolutions: Bio-Based Energy and Materials

Biomass Power Association (BPA)

National Biodiesel Board (NBB)

Novozymes

Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA)

Carrie Annand, Executive Director, Biomass Power Association

Kurt Kovarik, Vice-President of Federal Affairs, National Biodiesel Board

Arlan Peters, Head of Sustainability, NA, Novozymes

David Biderman, CEO & Executive Director, Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA)

11:45 AM – 12:25 PM

Group 4—Grid Resilience and Energy Infrastructure

ABB, Inc.

Copper Development Association, Inc. (CDA)

National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)

WIRES

Asaf Nagler, Senior Director, ABB, Inc.

Zolaikha Strong, Director of Sustainable Electrical Energy, Copper Development Association Inc.

Joseph Eaves, Director of Government Relations, National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)

Kevin Huyler, Director, Federal Regulatory Affairs, National Grid (representing WIRES)

12:30 PM – 1:20 PM

Group 5—Renewable Energy Trends and Prospects

American Wind Energy Association (AWEA)

Canadian Hydropower Association (CHA)

National Hydropower Association (NHA)

Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA)

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

Bree Raum, Vice President, Federal Affairs, American Wind Energy Association (AWEA)

Bill Hamlin, CHA Energy Policy Advisor, Canadian Hydropower Association (CHA)

Jeff Leahey, Deputy Executive Director, National Hydropower Association (NHA)

Christopher Mansour, VP Federal Affairs, Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA)

Mona Khalil, Energy and Wildlife Specialist, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

1:25 PM – 2:35 PM

Group 6—Renewables and Efficiency: Driving Growth and Jobs

BlueGreen Alliance

Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE)

Clean Energy Business Network (CEBN)

Energy Efficiency for All (EEFA)

GRID Alternatives Mid-Atlantic

OurEnergyPolicy.org (OEP)

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Silvia Lucero, Senior Program Associate, Building Clean, BlueGreen Alliance

Ruth McCormick, Director, Federal and State Affairs, Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE)

Lynn Abramson, President, Clean Energy Business Network (CEBN)

Khalil Shahyd, Senior Policy Advocate, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) [representing Energy Efficiency for All].

Nicole Steele, Executive Director, GRID Alternatives Mid-Atlantic

Elias Hinckley, OEP Topic Director, OurEnergyPolicy.org; Partner, K&L Gates

Eileen M. O’Brien, Lead, Buildings Surveys Statistics Team, U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

2:40 PM – 3:10 PM

Group 7—Where Is Technology Headed?

Alfred University

Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF)

U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (DOE EERE)

Xingwu Wang, Prof. Electrical Engineering, Alfred University

David Hart, Senior Fellow, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

Alex Fitzsimmons, Senior Advisor to the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (DOE EERE)

 

EXHIBITORS

 

ABB

Alfred University

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)

American Wind Energy Association (AWEA)

Biomass Power Association (BPA)

BlueGreen Alliance

Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE)

Canadian Hydropower Association (CHA)

Carnegie Mellon University Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation

Clean Energy Business Network (CEBN)

Copper Development Association Inc (CDA)

Ecologic Institute

Energy Efficiency for All (EEFA)

Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI)

GRID Alternatives Mid-Atlantic

Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF)

Low Impact Hydropower Institute (LIHI)

National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO)

National Biodiesel Board (NBB)

National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)

National Governors Association (NGA)

National Hydropower Association (NHA)

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

Novozymes

OurEnergyPolicy.org (OEP)

Signify

Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA)

Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA)

Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance (SPFA)

ThermaCote, Inc.

U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE)

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

WIRES

Zehnder America

 

HOSTS

 

Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI)

The Environmental and Energy Study Institute is a non-profit organization founded in 1984 by a bipartisan Congressional caucus that advances innovative policy solutions to set us on a clean, secure and sustainable energy path.
 

Sustainable Energy Coalition


Founded in 1992, the Sustainable Energy Coalition, of which EESI is a member, is a coalition of 12 national business, environmental, and energy policy organizations supporting aggressive development of renewable energy and energy efficient technologies.

 

HONORARY CO-HOST


House Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Caucus

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION

 


If you have any questions about the EXPO, please contact:

Rebecca Blood, expo@eesi.org

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