Senior Vice President, Federal Affairs and Policy, American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity
Helen A. Burt
Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E)
Director of Government Affairs, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
Vice President, Regulatory and Economic Policy, American Petroleum Institute
President and Chief Executive Officer, Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA)
Moderator: Ben Geman
Energy and Environment Correspondent, National Journal
Paul is ACCCE’s senior vice president for federal affairs and policy, overseeing government relations at the federal level as well as policy analysis.
An acknowledged expert in the utility industry, Burt is responsible for leading, aligning and integrating the full spectrum of PG&E's initiatives within federal affairs, state and local government relations, community relations, brand management, advertising, media relations, customer communications and internal communications.
Ben Geman is a National Journal Energy and Environment Correspondent, and has nearly a decade of experience on the beat.
Kyle Isakower serves as vice president for Regulatory and Economic Policy at the American Petroleum Institute. In this role, Mr. Isakower manages API’s review of U.S. tax policies and the development of economic analyses pertaining to public policies affecting the oil and natural gas industry. He also oversees API programs that review proposed environmental rules and energy regulations, the development of industry standards for use domestically and abroad, and the creation of statistical products covering the industry and markets.
Rhone Resch is the President and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the national trade organization for America’s solar energy industry. During his nine-year tenure at SEIA, solar has experienced record-breaking growth, becoming one of the fastest-growing industries in the United States with more than 6,100 companies and more than 143,000 employees.