Global energy systems need to undergo major transformations over the next 30 to 50 years to keep up with economic growth and reduce carbon emissions. A key challenge is reforming federal permitting policies. The same system that is delaying today’s energy infrastructure siting will present challenges for the rapid build-out of new low-carbon projects that must be deployed to achieve our environmental goals. A recent energy infrastructure study by the National Petroleum Council, co-chaired by Williams Companies, called on Congress to address this problem by clarifying the National Environmental Protection Act permit process and, in a first for the NPC, developing a national climate change policy. BPC and over 300 disparate organizations participated in and endorsed the study.
Join us as we convene an expert panel to discuss the report and the important relationship between climate policy and the NEPA process.
Keynote remarks by:
Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-OR)
Panel discussion with:
CEO, Williams Companies
President, Global Energy Institute, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
National Energy and Climate Reporter, Axios
Read the bios here.