2017 Energy & Environmental Management Conference

October 24, 2017

The 2017 Energy & Environmental Management Conference is designed to provide attendees with the opportunity to hear from leading experts and thought leaders on energy and environmental issues that impact your business.

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Gold Sponsors


What: 2017 Energy and Environmental Management Conference
When: Tuesday, October 24 | 7:45 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Where: Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center, Durham, NC | 4700 Emperor Blvd, Durham, NC 27703

Registration and Sponsorships


Check out the sponsorship opportunities or contact Beth Shore for more information!

Ticket Pricing:

Cornerstone Members: Early-Bird $175 | Regular $200 | Late $225
Members: Early-Bird $200 | Regular $225 | Late $250
Non-Members: Early-Bird $300 | Regular $325 | Late $350

The deadline for early-bird pricing is Tuesday, September 26. Late registration pricing starts on Thursday, October 19.  Registration closes at 5:00 pm on Friday, October 20.

Draft Agenda

7:45 – 8:30 a.m.

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

8:45 – 9:15 a.m.
Legislative Update: North Carolina Energy Reform
Representative John Szoka

House Bill 589 is a major step forward in energy policy to ensure North Carolina remains competitive in the global economy. Hear from bill sponsor, Representative John Szoka, on this important step in reforming energy policy in North Carolina.

9:15 – 9:45 a.m.
Atlantic Coast Pipeline Update
Bruce McKay, Atlantic Coast Pipeline

The Atlantic Coast Pipeline will be an energy provider, job creator and economic game changer for eastern North Carolina. Bruce McKay will provide an update on this vital project and how it will help the region lower emissions, improve air quality, grow local economies and create new jobs in manufacturing and other industries.

9:45 – 10:15 a.m.
Key Strategies for Corporate Sustainability

Experts from North Carolina’s business community will share how their organizations are improving their bottom line through long-term sustainability strategies.

10:15 – 10:45 a.m.

10:45 – 11:15 a.m.
Quick Hits

  • Energy Exploration: David McGowan, Executive Director, North Carolina Petroleum Council
  • Current State of Air Quality in NC: Cynthia Winston, Permitting and Compliance Group Leader, Duke Energy

11:15 – 11:45 a.m.
Regulatory Update: North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality
Mary Penny Kelley, Senior Advisor for Policy and Innovation, North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality

11:45 a.m.
Closing Remarks
Lew Ebert, NC Chamber

Continuing Education Credit

The North Carolina Chamber is committed to providing high-quality, experience-based education programs to our attendees. The number of continuing education credits attendees earn are determined by the number and length of the sessions they attend, based on a 50-minute hour. Attendees who complete a sign-in form onsite will be provided with a certificate indicating the number of credit hours to be awarded.


Live Group Study



Silver Sponsor

Duke Energy

Bronze Sponsor

North Carolina’s Electric Cooperatives


Heritage-Crystal Clean

Supporting Organization

The Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster

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