The Monitor's Abe McLaughlin leads a panel of industry experts in a roundtable discussion on energy policy after the 2012 election.
Richard Caperton is the Director of Clean Energy Investment at the Center for American Progress.
Joshua Freed directs the Clean Energy Program at Third Way. He focuses on the policies and strategies needed to bring about clean energy reform and to address climate change. Prior to joining Third Way, Mr. Freed served for more than a decade as a political strategist for national, federal and local campaigns and was a senior staffer on Capitol Hill. Most recently, he was a Vice President at GMMB, where he was part of the media team for Obama for America and advised the senior leadership of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Mr. Freed also was the communications director for the Obama Colorado caucus campaign and advised the Obama for Colorado campaign in the general election.
Alec Hoppes is the Director of Congressional Affairs at AREVA.
Abraham McLaughlin is the Manager for Content Products and Sponsorship Sales at The Christian Science Monitor.
Daniel Simmons is the Director of Regulatory and State Affairs for the Institute for Energy Research.
Daphne Wysham is a fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) and is the founder and co-director of the Sustainable Energy and Economy Network (SEEN).
What's holding back widespread adoption of renewable energy technologies? Cost-effectiveness, for one, notes Daniel Simmons of the Institute for Energy Research. Third Way's Joshua Freed, meanwhile, argues that targeted government funding may help to spark the development of more economically efficient energy technologies.