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August 20, 2020 North Carolina Clean Economy Summit

Updated: May 1, 2022

he 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)

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