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Thursday, September 22 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
What Will It Take for Energy Communities to Successfully Transition?

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As the world reduces its reliance on fossil-fuel based energy sources, there will be opportunities and challenges for communities where those sources are sited. In the United States, implementation of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and passage of the upcoming Inflation Reduction Act is presenting energy communities with an opportunity to invest in new and existing infrastructure to meet their needs. Globally, even more countries are recognizing that nuclear energy technologies can help enable a just and efficient clean energy transition by generating high-paying jobs and community tax revenues that could supplant those lost from retiring fossil fuel plants. However, building new assets and scaling the energy resources of a community is not without challenge. This panel will dig into how nuclear energy technology can benefit communities in transition while also looking realistically at the near and mid-term challenges to deployment including the policies, investments, and technical breakthroughs necessary for success.

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Dr. Kathryn Huff

Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy, Office of Nuclear Energy, U.S. Department of Energy
Dr. Kathryn Huff leads the Office of Nuclear Energy as the Assistant Secretary. Prior to her current role, she served as a Senior Advisor in the Office of the Secretary. Dr. Huff also led the office as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy. Before joining the... Read More →
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Sean Lawrie

Partner, ScottMadden, Inc.
Practical. It’s not a word you often hear to describe consultants, but it’s what Sean Lawrie strives to be when providing solutions to his clients. With over 20 years of energy experience, Sean has advised his clients across the energy sector, including nuclear generation, fossil... Read More →
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Sergio A. Espinosa

International Representative, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW)
Sergio Espinosa currently serves as an International Representative for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Department of Government Affairs, focusing on energy, environment, trade, manufacturing and telecommunications policy. Before joining the IBEW, Sergio... Read More →

Thursday September 22, 2022 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
DLCC Room 301