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Managing the Energy Transition: Exploring the Pathways to "Deep Decarbonization"

Marriott Marquis
901 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20005
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Our nation’s energy sector is in the midst of a dramatic transition. However, as efforts to address climate change grow, many advocates are looking to new policies and strategies to accelerate this transition. The viability of pathways for “deep decarbonization”—generally defined as reaching at least an 80 percent reduction in U.S. greenhouse gas emissions from current levels by 2050—are increasingly coming into focus as the key to managing this transition.

But from the “keep it in the ground” movement to the “embrace energy abundance” viewpoint, energy and climate policy stakeholders across the spectrum have very different ideas on the policies, strategies, and tactics that will best chart the country on a course to reduce greenhouse gas emissions over the next several decades while also ensuring continued supplies of reliable and affordable energy.

BPC brought together a broad range of stakeholders on this topic for a discussion on shared objectives and the best way to achieve our goals to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

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Panel discussion with: 

Matthew Felling
Vice President, Hill + Knowlton Strategies

David Hart
Professor and Director for the Center of Science and Technology Policy, George Mason University

Elgie Holstein
Senior Director for Strategic Planning, Environmental Defense Fund

Shea Loper
Manager, Government Relations, Encana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc.

Susan Tierney
Senior Advisor, Analysis Group

Jonathan Weisgall
Vice President, Government Relations, Berkshire Hathaway Energy


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