2022 ENERGY POLICY SUMMIT
December 6th, 2022
SUMMIT | 9:00 AM ET – 6:00 PM ET
RECEPTION | 7:00 PM ET – 9:00 PM ET
American Association of Blacks in Energy
2022 Energy Policy Summit: Promoting and Advancing Communities of Color through
Innovative Energy Policy Solutions
December 6th, 2022
9:00 AM – 9:10 AM
Welcome and Introductions
Ralph Cleveland, President and CEO, AABE
9:10 AM - 9:25 AM
Welcome to Edison Electric Institute (EEI)
Tom Kuhn, President and CEO, EEI
9:25 AM - 10:55 AM
Strengthening the GRID through Energy Storage
Energy storage is paramount to deep decarbonization in the electricity sector and net-zero electricity by 2050. Battery energy storage is just one example of the innovative energy storage solutions strengthening the reliability of the grid nationwide. As advanced energy storage technology options come online, how are communities of color being considered? This panel will explore the actions being taken to strengthen the grid through energy storage with a focus on communities that are historically underserved and often forgotten when new technology is developed.
10:55 AM – 11:10 AM
11:10 AM – 12:30 PM
Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG): Conversation with Senior Energy Leaders
Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investment can be a polarizing subject amongst political, business, and financial leaders. The mixture of financial and non-financial performance indicators requires energy companies to assess efficacy of all activities for stakeholders and customers. This panel will explore the best-in-class ESG policy frameworks being implemented today.
Luncheon with Keynote Speakers
12:30 PM – 1:45PM
1:45 PM – 2:35 PM
Fireside Chat with Ralph Cleveland, AABE President & CEO and FERC Commissioner Allison Clements
2:35 PM – 2:45 PM
IIJA and IRA Refresher with Keturah Brown, Managing Associate, Sidley Austin LLP & AABE DC President
2:45 PM – 4:15 PM
Achieving Climate Resiliency through the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) and the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA)
Climate resiliency is the ability to prepare, adapt and recover from extreme weather events. Unfortunately, the Black community is overrepresented amongst under-resourced and marginalized groups. The passage of the IIJA and IRA represent hundreds of billions of dollars for resiliency and environmental remediation in historically underserved and underfunded communities. This panel will explore how each of these historic investments plan to serve the Black community.
4:15 PM – 4:30 PM
Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI)
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
We cannot solve climate change without people of color. JEDI has increased importance in federal and corporate policymaking but must penetrate all levels of an organization. Diverse senior leadership is just as important as diverse recruiting, representation, and retention. How do government-wide and company-wide initiatives compare? How is the Administration’s Justice40 (J40) initiative diversifying hiring practices and contracting opportunities? This panel will explore the solutions and the issues that remain in hiring and maintain energy workforce that looks like America.
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HOSTED BY EDISON
2022 will be remembered as a pivotal year in energy policy and we are grateful to EEI for their commitment to AABE and meaningful policy discussions.