Washington, D.C.

November 7 & 8, 2019

EBI Politics & Policy Summit IV

Hunton Andrews Kurth Conference Center

2200 Pennsylvania Ave., 9th Floor

Designed for government relations, strategic planning, federal markets and business development executives in the energy and environmental industries, EBI’s Politics & Policy Summit provides an outlook on current policy drivers, market drivers, business trends, economic and political issues, and introduces up-to-the-minute newsmakers and key agency decisionmakers to an interactive audience of senior executives, association leaders and DC insiders.

Presented by Environmental Business International and co-hosted by Hunton Andrews Kurth, EBI’s D.C. Summit will deliver an insider’s perspective on agencies, policy directives, programs, bills on the Hill and the upcoming budget for 2019-2020.

Attendees of D.C. Politics & Policy Summit IV will benefit from:

  • Insights for strategy and business planning in markets impacted by policy and agency leadership
  • Unique perspective from one of Washington’s insider law firms and the regulated community
  • Networking with key agency decision makers, trade associations and industry peers
  • Impacts of 2018 election and likely 2019 initiatives
  • Scenarios for 2019 budgets, legislation and funding priorities

2018 Agenda

(An updated agenda for 2019 will be available soon)

THURSDAY, NOV. 15 (1pm – 8pm): Newsmakers & Policy Landscape
Noon: Registration (boxed lunch provided; Hunton Andrews Kurth, 2200 Penn Ave, Ninth Floor)
Capital Update – Political & Policy Landscape Points for Energy & Environment

1:00pm: Welcome & Introduction – Fred Eames, H A K
Election 2018 Highlights and Implications for 2019-2020
Summit Co-Chairs: Andrew Paterson, EBI & Verdigris Capital; Fred Eames, H A K

1:30pm: National Policy Outlook – Policy priorities for “Energy Dominance” and Environmental Impact
Leadership Dialog on National Environmental & Energy Policy Outlook

Decision-maker Viewpoint – Introduction by Fred Eames, H A K
“Energy Dominance Update”: Mark Menezes, Under-Secretary – U.S. Dept. of Energy HQ [INVITED]

2:15pm-3:15pm  Federal Agency Shifts – Infrastructure & Revisiting Priorities for 2019-2020
Cultivating Sustainability and Environmental Security:
— Maureen Sullivan, DAS at Dept. of Defense – Environmental Division / ATL
Update on DOD Environmental Programs
— Outlook from ACE:   Karen Baker, SES/Chief – Environmental Division WDC, Corp of Engineers
Rising Vulnerabilities in the Energy Sector

3:30 – 5:00pm: Industry Association Panel: Outlook for 2019-20 – Utilities & Manufacturers
Moderators: Andrew Paterson, EBI and Lynn Schloesser, ACEC
Impact of the Election and any policy shifts on Environmental Regulation and Energy Investment
A) National Assoc of Manufacturers: Rachel Jones, Senior Director of Energy & Natural Resource Policy
B) Int’l Liquid Terminals Assn.:  “Update on the emerging landscape”:   Dr. Kathryn Clay, President [INVITED]
C) American Chemistry Council: Martha Moore, Senior Economist
D) Edison Electric Institute: Bill Pfister, Director – Financial Analysis
Comments: Outlook on Energy Storage and Grid Upgrades: ICF
EBI Executive Discussants for Q&A


5:30pm – 6:00pm: In-Room Refreshments & Special Presentations
Special Guest:  Michael Moore, East-West Strategic Advisors
Disruptions as Business Drivers:  Polar Vortex, Hurricanes, Oil spills, Pipeline ruptures – Strategy points

6:00pm – 8:00pm: Executive Reception – H A K outdoor terrace and atrium

FRIDAY, NOV 16 (8am – 4pm): Environmental & Energy Trends and Emerging Markets
8:00am: Buffet Breakfast & Networking; H A K, 2200 Penn Ave, Ninth Floor

8:30am-10:00am: Opening panel on Policy Impact – Where are we after the November election?
Moderator: Fred Eames, H A K & Andrew Paterson, EBI
A) Congress and the Executive Branch: The impact for House & Senate, Key Committees, Federal Agencies
— Fred Eames, Joe Stanko, Sean McLaughlin – H A K
B) The Roberts Supreme Court – Energy and Clean Air Act, ACEP, State suits on EPA Methane Rule, GHGs
— Judicial Expert: Allison Wood, H A K
EBI Executive Discussants for Q&A


10:30am-11:30  State Perspectives on Policy Priorities after the Nov 2018 election
Moderators:  Andrew Paterson, EBI and Walter Howes, Verdigris Capital
Shifts in State Legislatures – Ben Husch, NCSL-Natural Resources and Infrastructure Director [INVITED]
State Actions in a Growth Landscape – Kirk Johnson, NRECA [INVITED]

11:30am: DOE Loan Program:  Public-Private Finance for Innovative Energy Technologies – Doug Schultz

LUNCH: Hot Buffet, H A K atrium
SPECIAL PRESENTATION on Communicating Impact of Climate Change
Dr. Ed Maibach, George Mason University – Climate Change Policy Program
“Climate Change Communication… recent Public Perceptions: Where are we?”

1:15pm – 2:45pm: Water Stress, Infrastructure & Disaster Recovery
Panel with ACEC: Moderator Lynn Schloesser, ACEC and Grant Ferrier, EBI
Disruptions in Water: Colorado River Drought & Resiliency and Hurricane Disaster Recovery
— Lynn Schloesser, Director – ACEC Environmental Committee
HUD Disaster & Recover Programs – current program overview – TBD**
Water Stress and Environmental Mega Trends
— Lori Michelin, President – World Environment Center
EPRI Program Results: Energy -Water Nexus and the “Water Tournament” series
— David Hunter, Senior VP – Government Relations, EPRI
Sponsor Perspective on Design for Resilience & Energy Storage: Mark Lee or Anne Choate, ICF International

3:00pm – 4:00pm: Executive Roundtable Group Discussion with Key Policy Makers
Moderator: Fred Eames, H A K
— Senate EPW or ENR
— House Energy & Commerce
CLOSING: Challenges outbrief for Environmental Industry Summit in San Diego (March 21-21, 2019)

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