The OEP Energy Leaders Webinar Series features well-known speakers from the private, public, academic, and nonprofit sectors offering their view on key energy issues in a format designed to foster participation and increase discussion. These events help to advance OEP’s non-partisan mission of enhancing the policymaking process by facilitating substantive, civil discourse on key topics.

If you would like to be added to our invite list or have any questions about the webinar series, contact Kevin Mehren, Program Director at kmehren@ourenergypolicy.org.


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Past Events


DECARBONIZATION & RELIABLE POWER
A conversation about whether or not coalition-building can unlock a clean and stable power system.

Moderator: Melanie Kenderdine, Principal, The Energy Futures Initiative

September 30, 2020

PAULA GOLD-WILLIAMS
President and CEO,
CPS Energy
GIL QUINIONES
President and CEO,
New York Power Authority
CLIMATE PERSPECTIVES
& THE FUTURE OF ENERGY

Shellenberger discusses his book, Apocalypse Never, and his views on how the energy sector can best meet modern challenges.
FREE MARKET CLEAN ENERGY
PROPOSALS FOR THE
STIMULUS & BEYOND

A conversation with Jigar Shah and Rod Richardson about policy innovation.

Moderator: Bill Squadron, President, OurEnergyPolicy

September 2, 2020

Moderator: Abby Smith, Energy and Environmental Reporter, The Washington Examiner

August 5, 2020

MICHAEL SHELLENBERGER
Founder and President,
Environmental Progress
ROD RICHARDSON
Co-Founder,
Clean Capitalist Leadership Council
President, The Grace Richardson Fund
JIGAR SHAH
Co-Founder and President,
Generate Capital
BUILDING ELECTRIFICATION:
The Politics, Economics, and Infrastructure Around Converting America’s Building Stock
ARE WE ENERGY INDEPENDENT?
Hollander will discuss how we power the transportation sector, oil markets, and America’s goal of energy independence. 
 

Moderator: Adam Zurofsky,
Former Director of State and Agency Management,
The State of New York

July 15, 2020

Moderator: Karen Wayland,
CEO, kW Energy Strategies,
Former Deputy Director for State and Local Cooperation,
US Department of Energy

June 24, 2020

MARILYN BROWN
Professor,
Georgia Institute of Technology
KYLE KIMBALL
VP of Government Relations,
Con Edison
MIKE FISHMAN
Principal Officer,
Climate Jobs New York
ALEX LASKEY
Founder,
Rewiring America
 

YOSSIE HOLLANDER
Co-Founder and Chairman,
The Fuel Freedom Foundation

POLICY AND THE FUTURE OF TRANSPORTATION FUELS
Government officials address changes in powering transportation, energy policy choices, and the Northeast’s Transportation Climate initiative. 
THE STATE OF THE NATURAL GAS AND OIL INDUSTRY
Sommers discusses the industry’s turbulent economics, its response to the pandemic, and climate position.

Moderator: Bob Stout Jr.,
Vice President & Head of U.S. Policy,
BP America

June 10, 2020

Moderator: Melanie Kenderdine
Principal,
The Energy Futures Initiative

May 27, 2020

KATHLEEN A. THEOHARIDES
Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs,
Commonwealth of Massachsetts
RICHARD KAUFFMAN
Board Chair, NYSERDA
Adjunct Research Scholar, Columbia CIPA|CGEP
  MIKE SOMMERS
President and CEO,
The American Petroleum Institute
ENERGY, THE GRID,
& SECURITY ISSUES

General Clark discusses vulnerabilities in our energy infrastructure, how best to address critical threats, and what can be done to shore up the security of the energy sector. 
AN ENERGY
JOBS COALITION

Former Secretary Moniz discusses his proposed energy stimulus program and its goals of supporting infrastructure modernization and helping the economy rebound from COVID-19.

Moderator: Mark F. Sundback,
Partner, Shepphard Mullin

May 6, 2020

Moderator: Ed Morse
Managing Director, Global Head of Commodity Research
Citi Group

April 22, 2020

General Wesley K. Clark
Former Supreme Allied Commander, NATO
Founder, Renew America Together
Ernest J. Moniz
President and CEO, Energy Futures Initiative
Former U.S. Secretary of Energy
CLEAN ENERGY IN THE AGE OF COVID-19
Dan Kammen provides his insights on clean energy policy and economic impacts in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

April 8, 2020

DAN KAMMEN
Distinguished Professor of Energy,
UC Berkeley