Powering the 21st Century

November 20, 2014
8:30 - 10:30 am EST


Andrew Steer: Is US-China Climate Deal a Game Changer?

Dr. Andrew Steer, President of the World Resources Institute, looks at how the new U.S.-China climate pledge will increase the price on carbon and beat smog pollution in China with renewable energy.

Grid Innovation Caucus Wants to Save Costs and Watts

Representatives Renee Ellmers and Jerry McNerney explain why they launched the bipartisan Grid Innovation Caucus to put the focus on new, efficient, and cyber-secure energy technologies.

The Fate of Climate Action with Republican Majorities

David Goldston, Director of Government Affairs for Natural Resources Defense Council, suspects that conflict between the Republican-led Congress and the President will draw attention to the issue of climate change.

About this conference

There is an 'energy renaissance' underway in the U.S., thanks in part to a variety of innovative technologies. These advances mean the U.S. will be able to meet all its own energy needs by 2035, if not sooner.

These innovations are taking place while the Obama administration attempts to regulate emissions and lower greenhouse gasses by 17% by 2020. What does the new energy boom mean for sustainability and energy efficiency initiatives? How will consistency in power distribution be guaranteed as the grid shifts from fossil fuels to renewables? And what role will Washington play in encouraging innovations and technology to drive both the boom as well as sustainability efforts?

Join National Journal for a policy summit on Powering the 21st Century: what the next decade will mean for industry, consumers, tech-driven innovations, and action in Washington.

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