OurEnergyPolicy’s Energy Leaders Luncheon Series brings together energy leaders from across the sector to engage in substantive, civil dialogue on U.S. energy policy.



The OEP Energy Leaders Luncheon Series, now in its sixth year, features well-known speakers from the private, public, academic, and nonprofit sectors who lead thoughtful discussions on key energy topics. Lunch attendees representing different viewpoints and sectors, including finance, corporate, government, academia, and advocacy, engage in serious, spirited dialogue. The impact of these discussions is amplified through our online community of more than 1,500 energy professionals.

These events—bringing together a diverse group of energy leaders from throughout the area—help to advance OEP’s non-partisan mission of enhancing the policymaking process by facilitating substantive, civil discourse on key issues. Increasingly, federal and state officials and journalists use our platform and content to support their work on energy legislation and regulation. Our goal is to drive sound energy policies on local, regional, and national levels.



Past Events



New York’s Emerging Offshore Wind Market


December 2, 2019

Alicia Barton
President and CEO, NYSERDA

Kevin Knobloch
President, New York OceanGrid LLC at Anbaric

Clint Plummer
Head of Market Strategies and New Projects, US at Ørsted

Rudolph Wynter
President and COO, Wholesale Networks and US Capital Delivery National Grid

Moderated by: Robert Catell, Chair, National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium


Government and Industry Leaders Discuss Policy and Business Challenges in This Evolving Sector.



New York’s Ambitious Climate and Energy Goals, and How to Get There


September 23, 2019


Dale Bryk
Deputy Secretary for Energy and Environment,
Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

Moderated by: Robert B. Semple Jr., Associate Editor, The New York Times Editorial Page


Dale Bryk discusses recently enacted state legislation, the state’s energy mix, and the road map for meeting the law’s objectives.



Commercial Building Emissions and NYC’s Recent Retrofit Bill


July 18, 2019


Robyn Beavers
CEO and Co-founder of Blueprint Power

Costa Constantinides
NYC Councilmember – District 22 Chairperson,
Environmental Protection Committee

John Gilbert
COO, Executive Vice President, and Chief Technical Officer, Rudin Management Company

Moderated by: Keiko Morris, Commercial Real Estate Reporter, The Wall Street Journal


The bill’s sponsor, a real estate industry leader, and a technology innovator discuss the new law and how best to address energy usage by property owners.



Powering Progress


May 13, 2019


Ralph Izzo
Chairman, President, and CEO,



Ralph Izzo, Chairman, President, and CEO of PSEG, discusses utilities’ role in meeting the challenge of climate change with clean energy.



City Energy Priorities, Policies,
and Programs


                                        March 13, 2019

Susanne DesRoches
Deputy Director, New York City Mayor’s Offices of Resiliency and Sustainability

Bradford Swing
Director of Energy Policy and Programs,
Boston Mayor’s Office of Environment

Tommy Wells
Director, Washington D.C. District Department of Energy and Environment

Moderated by: Richard Kauffman, Board Chair, NYSERDA


Government leaders from New York, Boston, and Washington, D.C. address economic and sustainability issues surrounding local energy goals.



Innovation and Clean Energy


December 17, 2018


Ernest J. Moniz
President and CEO, Energy Futures Initiative
and 13th U.S. Secretary of Energy



Innovation and Clean Energy:
How 2018’s developments have driven
clean energy technology and climate policy.




The State of the New York Rev


September 21, 2018



Richard Kauffman
Chair of Energy & Finance for New York



New Yorks Energy Czar addresses REVs progress, challenges, and the impact of Federal policies on REV  in New York and other states.



Implications of U.S. Energy Abundance


April 25, 2018



Karen Harbert
President and CEO,
U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s
Global Energy Institute


Karen Harbert addresses America’s ascendance to energy superpower status. What opportunities and challenges does this pose? What policies are needed to optimize America’s energy advantage?



A Year of Energy Policy Changes: Taking Stock and Looking Ahead


January 24, 2018



Philip Sharp
Former United States Representative,
Indiana’s 2nd Congressional District


Philip Sharp analyzes significant energy and climate policy changes enacted during President Trump’s first year and discusses energy markets and policy going forward.



Past Speakers in 2017:

Emily Castor-Warren

Stephan Dolezalek

Kate Gordon

Jeffrey Tannenbaum

Ken Daly

Past Speakers in 2016:

Melanie Kenderdine

Andrew Revkin

Dan Kammen





















If you are interested in attending an event or have any questions, please contact:


Kevin Mehren
Program Manager
(202) 662-8715







For media inquires: 


Alicia Moulton
Communications Manager
(202) 805-4166