2015 Energy and Environmental Management Conference

September 17, 2015




Gold Sponsors:

AGL_Resources_R_3c   DOM HORZ 2C SPOT     Duke Energy Logo for presenting sponsor

API - NCPC logo        PNG_color copy

Silver Sponsor:

Bank of America

Bronze Sponsors:

ECS Carolinas, LLC


Heritage – Crystal Clean Inc.

What: As the state’s demographics continue to evolve, our environment and energy issues have an increasingly important role in our economy and the daily activities of those living and working in North Carolina. The growing population amplifies our energy needs and necessitates a comprehensive, all-inclusive energy supply strategy while protecting our environment and creating jobs. The 2015 Energy & Environmental Management Conference is designed to provide attendees with the opportunity to hear from leading experts and thought leaders on our environment as well as energy efficiencies and the variety of energy sources from across the state including nuclear and solar energy, natural gas and clean coal.

When: Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015 | 8:30 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Where: Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Conference Center | 4700 Emperor Blvd, Durham, NC 27703 | (919) 941-5050

Audience: Presidents and CEOs, COOs, supply chain managers, environmentalists/environmental reps, scientists, manufacturers, engineers, plant managers and facility managers

Price: Cornerstone Members – $149 | Members – $179 | Non-Members – $259
For group pricing and multiple attendees, check out the sponsorship opportunities and email Sandy Harrell or call (919) 836-1421 for more information.


Draft Agenda

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Registration/Networking/Exhibits Open

8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
Welcome Remarks
Lew Ebert, President NC Chamber

8:45 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
vanderVaartphoto300Update from the NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources
Secretary Donald van der Vaart
See topic and panel description


9:15 a.m. – 10:05 a.m.

Renewables Discussion Panel
Betsy McCorkle, Director of Government Affairs, NC Sustainable Energy Association
Kendal Bowman, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs and Policy, Duke Energy
Ralph McDonald, Partner, Bailey & Dixon, LLP
Frank Tart, Senior VP, Bank of America
Gene Upchurch, Consultant (Moderator)
See topic and panel description

10:05 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.
Break and Exhibits

10:20 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.
sullivan_sean_webState Legislative and Regulatory Update
Sean Sullivan
Troutman Sanders
See topic and speaker description

10:50 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Parascandola, SteveFederal Legislative and Regulatory Update
Steve Parascandola
Smith Anderson
See topic and speaker description

11:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Energy Exploration: Challenges and Opportunities for NC
Andy Radford
Senior Policy Advisor for Offshore
American Petroleum Institute
See topic and speaker description

11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Economic Impact of the Pipeline
Bruce McKay
Managing Director Federal Affairs
See topic and speaker description

12:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
knakmuhs_heathLunch & Keynote
The EPA’s Revised Redesign of Our Electricity System
Heath Knakmuhs
Senior Policy Director, Institute for 21st Energy Policy
US Chamber
See topic and speaker description

1:45 p.m.
Closing Remarks
Lew Ebert

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