Date: August 20, 2020

Time: 1 - 3PM ET

Location: Virtual

Overview

Please join Gov. Roy Cooper, E2’s new Southeast Chapter, fellow business leaders and our partners for a first-of-its-kind virtual NC Clean Economy Summit to discuss how together we can build back a better, cleaner, more equitable and more resilient economy.

You’ll be among the first to learn about Clean Jobs North Carolina 2020 – the latest, most comprehensive analysis of N.C’s clean energy workforce, produced by E2 and the North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association (NCSEA).

You’ll also join a coordinated group of stakeholders in interactive breakout sessions to inform policymakers and learn about how clean energyelectrifying transportation and advancing resilience in built infrastructure and NC’s outdoor industry can transition our economy in ways that are just, equitable and inclusive.

Governor Cooper will provide opening remarks leading to the Summit’s breakout sessions, which will be designed to move this coordinated group of stakeholders towards actionable, long-term, smart economic and equitable environmental policy.

The breakout sessions are:

1. Energy Planning for NC’s Clean Energy Future

An interactive discussion on how the NC Clean Energy Plan, which details how the state will reduce electric power sector greenhouse gas emissions by 70% below 2005 levels by 2030 and attain carbon neutrality by 2050, can also generate economic growth and jobs.

Moderator: Miriam Makhyoun – CEO, EQ Research
Panelists:

  • Claire Williamson, Energy Policy Advocate, NC Justice Center
  • Maggie Clark, Southeast State Affairs Senior Manager, Solar Energy Industries Association
  • Locke Raper, Director of Strategic Verticals, GridBridge

2. Electrifying Transportation

An interactive discussion to understand how NC can continue electrifying our transportation system, meet and exceed the state’s goal of at least 80,000 ZEVs in NC by 2025, fulfill its commitment to the multi-state Medium- and Heavy-Duty ZEV MOU, and drive innovation, growth and jobs.

Moderator: Stan Cross – Electric Transportation Policy Director, SACE and Co-Founder, Brightfield
Panelists:

  • Terry Travis, Managing Partner, EVNoire
  • Marilynn Marsh-Robinson, Managing Partner & Outreach, Environmental Defense Fund
  • Chris Nevers, Director of Environmental Engineering & Policy, Rivian
  • Brita Formato, Managing Director of Transportation Electrification, Duke Energy

3. Building a Resilient NC and Growing our Outdoor Industry

An interactive discussion on the importance of building a resilient economy as we address the impacts of climate change – and how a cleaner, more resilient environment can help our state’s burgeoning outdoor industry continue to grow.

Moderator: Dave Petri – Founder/Principal, Cynosura
Panelists:

  • Sherri White-Williamson, Environmental Justice Policy Director, NC Conservation Network
  • Amy Allison, Director Outdoor Recreation Industry Office, Economic Development Partnership of NC
  • William Barber III, Manager Strategic Partnerships, The Climate Reality Project
  • Reid Wilson, Chief Deputy Secretary, NC Department of Natural & Cultural Resources (NC DNCR)

To see full bios for panelists and moderators click here.


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