Will Obama’s second term see progress on energy issues?
By Summit Voice
SUMMIT COUNTY — After a presidential campaign that featured contentious debates on energy issues, the time has come to translate some of those campaign soundbites into policy.
Exactly how that will come to pass in divided Washington has yet to be seen, but a Politico panel discussion may offer a few clues, and Sen. Mark Udall, a long-time advocate for renewable energy, will help shape that discussion in a session that will be streamed live on the web at http://www.POLITICO.com/livestream.
Udall will appear as a guest panelist on Politico’s panel presentation called Energy & the Presidency: The Shift from Campaigning to Policymaking. Udall will be joined by Sens. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and John Hoeven (R-N.D.) and Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-Ky.).
Politico Pro’s Darren Samuelsohn will moderate two panels, starting with Frances Beinecke, President, Natural Resources Defense Council; Jack Gerard, CEO of American Petroleum Institute; Karen Harbert, President and CEO, Institute for 21st Century Energy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce; and Jeff Holmstead, former assistant administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The congressional panel will follow.
Udall has been a longtime and steadfast advocate for extending the wind Production Tax Credit, and a vocal proponent for a balanced, all-of-the-above energy policy that will create jobs, treat energy security as national security and keep the United States as a leader in energy innovation.