As 2020 comes to a close, the energy sector is readying itself for the possibilities, challenges, and uncertainties of the coming year. In 2021, the United States will see the start of a new presidential administration, newly elected members of Congress, and the continuing deployment of the new COVID-19 vaccines. New federal policy goals and our adaptation to the evolving pandemic may continue to affect how we work, live, and use energy in 2021.
On December 16, OurEnergyPolicy hosted a webinar to consider what we might expect for energy in 2021. The featured speakers—Melanie Kenderdine (Energy Futures Initiative) and Jeffrey Tannenbaum (Titan Grove)—discussed potential priorities for the new Administration, including workforce training, modernizing electricity market structures, and fostering innovation for emerging technologies such as carbon capture, hydrogen, and long-term energy storage. Tannenbaum, who is also an advisor for the CLEEN Project (Clean Economy Employment Now), explained how his team has been compiling a list of actionable clean economy job creation ideas that may be provided to federal leaders. All of these priorities may be important for the energy sector as we move into 2021.
December 16, 2020
Moderated by: Kate Frucher (The Clean Fight and New Energy Nexus NY)