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American Gas Association CEO Karen Harbert, featured speaker
NCAC Annual Dinner, February 26, 2020
January 17, 2020 lunch
Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, Growth Energy
Out of increased safety concerns regarding COVID-19, the March 20 event at the Inter-American Dialogue has been switched to a webinar.
If you registered for the original lunch you must RSVP again to receive the free webinar link here:
The webinar will cover developments in Guyana, Suriname, Bolivia, Ecuador and Peru. Registration is not through the NCAC. You must pre-register here: https://www.thedialogue.org/events/petroleum-politics-lunch-south-americas-smaller-and-emerging-oil-gas-producers/
Thanks to NCAC board member Lisa Viscidi for arranging this. Lisa is director of the Energy, Climate Change & Extractive Industries Program at The Dialogue.
The annual policy conference is postponed until further notice because of COVID-19. We are considering alternatives to bring you the latest energy policy trends. Please continue to check this site.
2019 Annual Conference
Heather Greenley, Analyst, Energy Policy, Congressional Research Service
Affiliation and years of experience in the energy/environmental field:
I am currently an Analyst in Energy Policy with the Congressional Research Service. At CRS, my work focuses primarily on international energy and Department of Defense energy use. Prior to joining CRS, I worked as a Program Coordinator with the U.S. Energy Association, working on various contracts with the Department of Energy and the U.S. Agency for International Development. Prior to USEA, I was the Senior Research Assistant with the Brookings Institution's Energy Security and Climate Initiative in the Foreign Policy Department. I have an M.S. in Global Affairs from New York University where she served as president of the Energy Policy International Club.
Any particular achievement/interest in energy/environment you would like to mention?
I was awarded the 2014 AFCEA Intelligence Graduate Scholarship for my work on cybersecurity and the North American electricity grid.
In your opinion, what are the important issues facing the energy industry nowadays?
I’m not sure this is the most important issue, but to me it is certainly a fascinating aspect to watch. I am particularly interested in following big data and blockchain issues and how the energy sector may evolve if these technologies get adopted broadly. Some people may consider these technologies transformative, some consider them as disruptive, and others don’t think they have a place in the energy sector. Still, I am curious to see how it all unfolds.
How long have you been a member of NCAC? Any particular NCAC memory you would like to share with us?
I’ve only been a member for less than a year and am interested in creating new memories with NCAC.