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Translating Climate Ambition Into Clean Energy Jobs
April 20, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Join the Business Council for Sustainable Energy, Clean Energy Business Network, E2, Alliance to Save Energy, American Clean Power Association, American Gas Association, North American Insulation Manufacturers Association, Solar Energy Industries Association, U.S. Green Building Council at this U.S. Climate Action Week event on April 20, 3:00 – 4:30 pm ET. REGISTER HERE
The job creation potential of the clean energy transition is strong and enduring. The market signals generated by a new U.S. national climate goal can help the economy rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic, create employment opportunities to underrepresented and out-of-work communities, and incentivize the development of tomorrow’s workforce. These benefits can expanded with the right policy support and by forging new partnerships with the business community.
Advancing the deployment of the portfolio of existing clean energy technologies will make our economy stronger and healthier. It will increase our energy productivity and security and enhance our resilience against extreme weather events.
This panel of private sector executives will talk about what policy tools and public investments are needed to translate U.S. climate ambition into jobs and economic benefits, while delivering health and environmental improvements to communities across the country.
Opening Remarks – Lisa Jacobson, BCSE and Sandra Purohit, E2
A conversation with Badar Khan, President, National Grid USA and Lisa Jacobson, BCSE
Panel: Today’s Clean Energy Workforce and the Role of Federal Policy
Paula Glover, President and CEO, Alliance to Save Energy
Abigail Ross Hopper, President and CEO, Solar Energy Industries Association
Curt Rich, President, North American Insulation Manufacturers Association
Moderator: Lynn Abramson, President, Clean Energy Business Network
Panel: Workforce Programs in Practice: How to Maintain, Expand and Modernize
John Steele, Senior Director, Government Relations, Johnson Controls
E’Lois Thomas, Ph.D, Chief Administrative Officer, SEEL, LLC
Janice Tran, CEO & Co-Founder, Kanin Energy
Moderator: Sandra Purohit, Director, Federal Advocacy, E2