The American Council on Renewable Energy, Solar Energy Industries Association, and think tank Energy Innovation will host a lunchtime panel discussion on the outlook for clean energy in the White House, Congress, and state capitals following the 2018 midterm elections. With control of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, as well as 36 governors’ offices and dozens of state legislatures up for grabs, clean energy policy could dramatically shift leading into the 2020 presidential election.
Experts with decades of experience in clean energy technology and policy development at the federal and state levels will address prospects for a range of relevant policies in the next Congress. They will also discuss which states could emerge as clean energy leaders with a shift in governorships, and which promising, pro-renewables policies might be in play in rural states.
The program will begin at 12:00 p.m. Light lunch will be available
Welcome Remarks – Elias Hinckley, Partner, K&L Gates
Highlight Presentation of Key 2018 Election Results – Gregory Wetstone, President and CEO, American Council on Renewable Energy
Tim Puko, Energy Policy Reporter, The Wall Street Journal
Abigail Ross Hopper, President and CEO, Solar Energy Industries Association
Hal Harvey, CEO, Energy Innovation and author of Designing Climate Policy
Gregory Wetstone, President and CEO, American Council on Renewable Energ