This year's Clean and Affordable Energy Conference takes place at the Seattle Hilton. The main conference and gala will occur on November 2nd, 2017 and are open to all who register. Register!
The NW Energy Coalition’s full membership meeting will occur on the morning of November 3rd from 8:30-10:30 a.m. All members should plan to attend this meeting.
Below are the preliminary conference panels, speakers to be announced soon!
9:15-10:30 Panel 1: Just Transition to a Clean and Affordable Energy Future
Public policies to promote clean energy and energy efficiency may not benefit all segments of society equally. How can we make sure that the transition to a clean and affordable energy future does not leave behind workers and families that rely on the fossil fuel industry, people with low incomes, communities of color and communities most impacted by climate change?
10:45-12:00 Panel 2: Aligning Utility Earnings for Clean Energy Investments
For private utilities to deliver a broad portfolio of energy services to their customers, how can revenue recovery and earnings opportunities for investor-owned utilities be modified to assure sufficient revenue to cover costs while also providing necessary incentives for the adoption of a portfolio of demand-side resources, renewable generation, and equitable access to electricity?
1:30-2:15 Interactive session
3:30-4:45 Panel 3: Natural Gas in the Northwest
Natural gas utilities and direct users of natural gas see an uncertain future as the region strives to meet our climate goals and minimize new fossil fuel infrastructure. What does the low carbon path for direct use of natural gas look like? What are the key policies and strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the well-head to pipelines to end-use? Biogas and hydrogen – how much potential is available?
5:00-6:30 Reception at the BEAUTIFUL Top of Hilton
6:30-9:00 Clean Energy Awards Gala
8:30-10:30 Member meeting