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ADVISORY: Future of Energy Reform Conference on November 16
Press Advisory

ADVISORY: Future of Energy Reform Conference on November 16

Coalition for Green Capital Co-Hosting Event with Center for American Progress, and The American Council on Renewable Energy

Washington, D.C.—The Coalition for Green Capital, or CGC, is teaming up with the Center for American Progress and the American Council on Renewable Energy, or ACORE to host “The Future of Energy Reform,” a conference on November 16 on the “art of the possible” for energy legislation in the 112th Congress.

“The Future of Energy Reform” will be held November 16 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Washington, D.C. office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher, and Flom. At the conference, CGC will unveil its Project 2011 recommendation, which will provide a baseline for the conference discussions.

In addition, the program will feature a cross-section of policy and business leaders, including an analysis of the impact of the 2010 midterm elections on energy reform prospects in 2011 and a senior-level congressional staff discussion on the prospects for energy reform legislation next year. Session topics include a panel discussion on “Clean Energy Investment: The Current Environment and Parallels to the Telecommunications Revolution.”


Confirmed speakers include CGC President and former FCC Chairman Reed Hundt; Mike Eckhart, president, ACORE; Tom Casey, CEO, Current Group, LLC; Dan Esty, CGC policy advisor and director, Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy; Bracken Hendricks, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress and CGC board member; Gerry Waldron, counsel, CGC and partner, Covington and Burling; Ken Berlin, general counsel, CGC; Dan Reicher, director of climate change and energy initiatives, Google; Richard Kauffman, former CEO, Good Energies and CFO of COFRA Holdings; Kellie Donnelly, Republican deputy chief counsel for the Senate Environment and Natural Resources Committee; Bill Parsons, legislative director, Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD.); Darren Springer, legislative assistant, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Mark Brunner, national security advisor, Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA.).


"The Future of Energy Reform" Conference on possible legislation in the 112th Congress

The conference is open to the press and lunch will be served. (A final agenda will be circulated shortly.) Media interested in attending, please contact Sarah Davidson, CGC, at [email protected], 202-577-1605, or Mary Greczyn at [email protected], 202-725-2495. 


Tuesday, November 16, 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.


Skadden, Arps

700 14th Street, NW, Main Conference Room, 11th floor

Washington, D.C. 20005

About CAP

The Center for American Progress is dedicated to improving the lives of Americans through progressive ideas and action. Building on the achievements of progressive pioneers such as Teddy Roosevelt and Martin Luther King, our work addresses 21st-century challenges such as energy, national security, economic growth and opportunity, immigration, education, and health care. We develop new policy ideas, critique the policy that stems from conservative values, and challenge the media to cover the issues that truly matter and shape the national debate. Founded in 2003 to provide long-term leadership and support to the progressive movement, CAP is headed by John D. Podesta and based in Washington, D.C. CAP opened a Los Angeles office in 2007.

About CGC

The CGC is a nonprofit dedicated to developing and advocating tax and finance policies that help convert the U.S. and global economies from carbon emissions-intensive practices to methods that are clean, renewable, and affordable. For more information on the coalition, please visit www.coalitionforgreencapital.com.

About ACORE:

ACORE, a 501(c)(3) membership nonprofit organization headquartered in Washington, D.C., is dedicated to bringing renewable energy into the mainstream of the U.S. economy and lifestyle through research and communications programs and membership committees. ACORE’S membership works in all sectors of the renewable energy industries including wind power, solar energy, geothermal energy, hydropower, ocean energy, biomass, biofuels, and waste energy. ACORE provides a common platform for the wide range of interests in the renewable energy community including end users, technology companies, manufacturers, utilities, professional service firms, financial institutions, colleges and universities, associations, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies. ACORE serves as a thought leadership forum through which these parties work together on common interests. ACORE co-organizes the REFF-Wall Street and REFF-West Finance Conferences, the RETECH All-Renewables Energy Conference and Exhibition, the Phase II National Policy Forum in Washington, D.C., and hosts both domestic and global policy events furthering the mission of renewable energy. Additional information is available at http://www.acore.org.