Washington, D.C. – The Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE) – a trade association with over 50 members – announced Monday that Allison Hull, Director of Federal Government Affairs, Sempra has been elected Chair of BCSE’s Board of Directors.
Hull succeeds National Grid US Vice President of Government Relations Emily Duncan, who departs the BCSE Board after three years as Chair. The new leadership bolsters BCSE’s mission to educate decision-makers and advocate for policies that support a diverse portfolio of energy options in the U.S. and ensure access to affordable, reliable, and clean energy solutions.
“At Sempra, we believe that investments in modern energy networks can enable a lower-carbon future where everyone can thrive, and I know the Business Council for Sustainable Energy shares this view,” said Hull. “BCSE is unmatched in its ability to bring together business leaders and policymakers around a shared vision of cleaner energy, and I look forward to helping drive the organization’s continued success.”
Hull has served as Vice Chair of the Business Council since 2016 and has over 20 years of experience in the energy industry as a government relations professional and attorney. She joined Sempra in 2015 and is the primary liaison to policymakers, advocating on behalf of Sempra before the U.S. Congress, the Administration, and federal agencies, including the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Departments of Energy, Defense, and Interior.
“BCSE is committed to enacting policies that will accelerate the transition to a clean energy economy,” said BCSE President Lisa Jacobson. “It offers business perspectives to ensure that policies are aligned with what consumers are demanding in terms of sustainable energy solutions and what the scientific community says we need to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. Under the leadership of Ms. Hull, we will continue to work across party lines toward a diversified and sustainable energy system.”
“It has been an honor to work with BCSE’s staff, members, and supporters as we celebrated not only BCSE’s 30th anniversary, but also passage of federal legislation providing once-in-a-generation investments in clean energy,” said outgoing BCSE Board Chair Emily Duncan. “But the work is not over yet. With Ms. Hull’s leadership and the ambition of the BCSE membership, I am excited to see BCSE chart the course of implementation and continue to lead the way toward a clean energy economy.”
Replacing Duncan on the Board is National Grid US Director of Federal Government Relations Natalie Joubert. The Board also welcomes Schneider Electric Vice President of Government Relations Jeannie Salo as a new Vice Chair.
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