2015 Energy and Environmental Management Conference Agenda Description:

Update from the NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources


Secretary Donald van der Vaart



Renewable Energies Discussion Panel

  • Betsy McCorkle, Director of Government Affairs, NC Sustainable Energy Association
  • Kendal Bowman, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs and Policy, Duke Energy
  • Ralph McDonald, Bailey & Dixon, LLP
  • Frank Tart, Senior VP, Bank of America
  • Moderator: Gene Upchurch, Consultant

Solar power and other renewable energy sources are rapidly growing options for businesses and consumers who want environmentally friendly electricity, but renewable energy has cost and reliability challenges. Hear from leading experts and thought leaders on the growth of renewable energy, the cost-benefit debate, barriers affecting future growth, the impact of renewable energy on rates and the importance of public policies. Walk away with the information you need to make sure your company invests in the correct balance of reliable, affordable and clean energy.

State Legislative and Regulatory Update

sullivan_sean_webSean Sullivan
Troutman Sanders


Federal Legislative and Regulatory Update

Parascandola, SteveSteve Parascandola
Smith Anderson


Energy Exploration: Challenges and Opportunities for NC

Andy Radford
Senior Policy Advisor for Offshore
American Petroleum Institute


Economic Impact of the Pipeline

Bruce McKay
Managing Director Federal Affairs



knakmuhs_heathHeath Knakmuhs
Senior Policy Director
Institute for 21st Energy Policy
US Chamber