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Expert Stakeholder Workshop – Power Sector Trends in the Eastern Interconnect: Implications for Environmental Policies and Investments


WHEN: Tuesday, September 13, 2016 9:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. ET

WHERE: Hyatt Regency Atlanta, 265 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA, 30303

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Event Recap: Energy Forum Focuses on Emerging Trends in Power Sector

Experts, state officials, and stakeholders from across the Eastern Interconnect came together for a one-day workshop exploring recent modeling analyses that provide new insights into trends in the electricity sector. The event explored what these trends mean for state energy and environmental policy choices. Experts presented their findings and stakeholders had an opportunity to reflect on those insights.

The workshop was organized and hosted by the Great Plains Institute, the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, and the Bipartisan Policy Center.

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Join the conversation on Twitter: #PowerTrends16 @BPC_Bipartisan @GreatPlainsInst @NichInstitute


Morning Keynote and Panel I 

Lunch Keynote and Panel II

Panel II, Continued

Keynote remarks by:

Howard Gruenspecht
Deputy Administrator, Energy Information Administration
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Janet McCabe
Acting Assistant Administrator for the Office of Air and Radiation, Environmental Protection Agency

Panel discussions with:

Mike Bull
Director, Policy and Communications, Center for Energy and Environment

Dallas Burtraw
Darius Gaskins Senior Fellow, Resources for the Future

Brad Crabtree
Vice President, Fossil Energy, Great Plains Institute

Michael Dowd
Director of Air Division, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality

Katie Dykes
Deputy Commissioner for Energy, Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
Chair, RGGI, Inc. Board of Directors

Chris MacCracken
Principal, ICF International
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Jennifer Macedonia
Fellow, BPC
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Julie McNamara
Energy Analyst, Union of Concerned Scientists

Brian Murray
Director, Environmental Economics Program, Nicholas Institute

John Myers
Director, Environmental Policy and Regulatory Affairs, Tennessee Valley Authority

Martin Ross
Senior Research Economist, Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions
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Doug Scott
Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, Great Plains Institute

Tracy Terry
Director of Energy, BPC

Ted Thomas
Chairman, Arkansas Public Service Commission

Susan Tierney
Senior Advisor, Analysis Group

Brian Toth
Manager of Environmental Assessment, Southern Company

Cathy Woollums
Senior Vice President, Environmental Services and Chief Environmental Counsel, Berkshire Hathaway Energy

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Our Partners for This Event

Logo: Great Plains Institute
Logo: Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions