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.

 

If you are interested in attending an event or have any questions about the event series, contact Kevin Mehren, Program Manager at kmehren@ourenergypolicy.org or (202) 662-8715.

 

For media inquires, contact Alicia Moulton, Communications Manager at amoulton@ourenergypolicy.org or (202) 805-4166.

 

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Past Events


 

 

ACCOUNTING FOR THE COST OF CARBON

   February 26, 2020

  ROBERT L. STOUT, JR.  
    Vice President and Head of US Policy, BP America, Keynote Speaker

  GAVIN DONOHUE  
    President and CEO, Independent Power Producers of New York

  MARC HAFSTEAD 
    Fellow and Director, Carbon Pricing Initiative, Resources for the Future

  ROBERT LITTERMAN 
    Founding Partner, Kepos Capital, LP

   Moderated by: Amy Davidsen, The Climate Group

 

Experts discuss the federal/state question, policy options, economics, and business challenges.

 


 

 

THE FATE OF NUCLEAR POWER

  December 10, 2019

  JACKIE KEMPFER  
   Climate and Energy Program, Third Way

  JEFFERY S. MERRIFIELD  
   Pillsbury, Winthrop, Shaw, Pittman, LLP

  DEVIN HARTMAN 
   Electricity Consumers Resource Council

  EDWIN LYMAN
   Union of Concerned Scientists

   Moderated by: Jessica Lovering, The Energy for Growth Hub

 

Do existing nuclear plants need economic policy support if they are to be part of our carbon-free future?

 


 

 

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. 

 


 

 

COMMERICAL 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, PSEG

 

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 Former 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 York’s 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

   

    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