SOURCE: Energy Central

Energy Central

February 22, 2010 07:33 ET

House Voice on Energy Independence and Global Warming to Make Case for 2010 Action on Energy and Climate Change

Rep. Ed Markey Part of Full Court Press on Critical Energy Legislation

DENVER, CO--(Marketwire - February 22, 2010) - Energy Central, the leading resource in the global power industry for news, events, databases, insight and analysis, announced today that legislative heavyweight on energy issues, Representative Ed Markey, D-Mass., will meet with industry leaders at the EnergyBiz Leadership Forum in Washington, D.C., February 28 - March 2, 2010 ( Rep. Markey is expected to outline how House Democrats and the Obama administration will move forward on issues such as climate change, cap and trade, and energy development.

Rep. Ed Markey is a national leader on energy and the environment. In 2007, he was named by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to be chairman of the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming, which is responsible for tackling our nation's dependence on imported oil and the threat posed by global climate change. Last June, the House of Representatives approved the Waxman-Markey American Clean Energy and Security Act, which Rep. Markey co-authored.

In addition, in 2009 Rep. Markey took over as Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee's Subcommittee on Energy and the Environment, which has jurisdiction over energy, climate change, and other environmental legislation in the House of Representatives. He also serves on the House Natural Resources Committee, which has jurisdiction over energy development on public lands.

The 2010 Forum will examine the fallout of the economic downturn, look at stimulus funds and early returns on the Obama administration's American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) investment, and discuss the country's progress in developing a new energy economy. Speakers include representatives from utilities, government, consumer advocacy groups, research laboratories, energy associations, businesses, regulators, and the energy vendor community.

The Forum will be held in Washington, D.C. at the Mandarin Oriental. The event will kick off with a reception on Sunday, 2/28, with the sessions being held on Monday and Tuesday.

A complete list of speakers, moderators and panelists includes:

  • Sharon Allan, Senior Executive, Accenture
  • Jon Arnold, Managing Director, Worldwide Power and Utilities, Microsoft
  • Denise Bode, Chief Executive Officer, American Wind Energy Association (AWEA)
  • John Carey, Senior Correspondent, Washington Bureau, BusinessWeek
  • David Coen, Board Member, Vermont Public Service Board; Chairman of the Board & President, National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC)
  • David Crane, President & Chief Executive Officer, NRG Energy
  • Rich Creegan, Vice President Product Marketing and Strategy, Itron
  • Mark Crisson, President & Chief Executive Officer, American Public Power Association (APPA)
  • Moray Dewhurst, Vice Chairman & Chief of Staff, FPL Group
  • Eric Dresselhuys, Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer, Silver Spring Networks
  • Anthony Earley, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, DTE Energy
  • Glenn English, Chief Executive Officer, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA)
  • James Fallows, National Correspondent, The Atlantic
  • Marvin S. Fertel, President & Chief Executive Officer, Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI)
  • S. Julio Friedmann, Carbon Management Program Leader, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Clark Gellings, Vice President of Technology, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
  • John Gilleland, Nuclear Program Manager, TerraPower
  • Rep. Bart Gordon, Chair, House Committee on Science and Technology
  • Charles Gray, Executive Director, National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC)
  • David W. Green, Executive Vice President Customers & Markets -- North America, Elster Solutions
  • Greg Guthridge, Managing Director, Global Retail Utilities Practice, Accenture
  • Mary Healey, Consumer Counsel, State of Connecticut; President, National Association of State Utility Advocates (NASUCA)
  • Ralph Izzo, Chairman of the Board, President & Chief Executive Officer, Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated (PSEG)
  • Linda Jackman, Group Vice President, Oracle Utilities Product & Industry Strategy
  • Dr. Greg Jaczko, Chairman, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
  • Betty Ann Kane, Chairman, District of Columbia Public Service Commission
  • Rep. Edward Markey, Chair, Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming; Chair, Subcommittee on Energy and the Environment
  • Sen. Harris McDowell III, Senator, State of Delaware
  • David M. Ratcliffe, Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer, Southern Company
  • Marc Reed, Director of Communications Engineering, Sensus
  • Joseph Rigby, Chairman of the Board, President & Chief Executive Officer, Pepco Holdings
  • Stephan Scholl, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Tax & Utilities Global Business Unit, Oracle Corporation
  • Ted Strickland, Governor, State of Ohio
  • Edward Tirello, Jr., Managing Director and Senior Power Strategist, Berenson & Company
  • Malcolm Unsworth, President & Chief Executive Officer, Itron
  • Matthew L. Wald, Reporter, New York Times
  • Guerry Waters, Vice President, Industry Strategy, Oracle Utilities
  • Barry Worthington, Executive Director, United States Energy Association
  • Stephen Wright, Administrator, Bonneville Power Administration
  • Will Wynn, Principal, LPB Energy Management; former Chairman, Austin Energy; former Mayor, City of Austin, TX

EnergyBiz magazine's parent company, Energy Central produces the Leadership Forum. Through interactive presentations, Q&A sessions, and roundtables, the conference discusses and analyzes energy production, consumption, and policy in the United States. See the EnergyBiz Leadership Forum Web site for details, including a full schedule and agenda for the event.

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