Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions

Power Sector Trends in the Eastern Interconnect: Implications for Environmental Policies and Investments

Date and Time
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Atlanta, 265 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA, 30303


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Join experts, state officials and stakeholders from across the Eastern Interconnect for a one-day workshop exploring recent modeling analyses that provide new insights into trends in the electricity sector. The event will explore what these trends mean for state energy and environmental policy choices. Experts will present their findings and stakeholders will have an opportunity to reflect on those findings. Janet McCabe, Acting Assistant Administrator for the Office of Air and Radiation at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and Howard Gruenspecht, Deputy Administrator, U.S. Energy Information Administration, will serve as keynotes.

Download the agenda for the full list of speakers.

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



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

Dallas Burtraw
Darius Gaskins Senior Fellow, Resources for the Future

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

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

Jennifer Macedonia
Fellow, BPC

Brian Murray
Director, Environmental Economics Program, Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions

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

Martin Ross
Senior Research Economist, Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions

Doug Scott
Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, Great Plains Institute

Tracy Terry
Director of Energy, BPC

Susan Tierney
Senior Advisor, Analysis Group

Brian Toth
Manager of Environmental Assessment, Southern Company

Janet McCabe
Acting Assistant Administrator for the Office of Air and Radiation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

This gathering is in compliance with our understanding of the requirements and restrictions of the North Carolina Ethics Act and Lobbying Law, NCGS ยง138A-32(e).