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US-China Tariffs and Energy Exports
November 15, 2019
NCAC-USAEE Lunch / Carmine's
January 17, 2020 lunch
Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, Growth Energy
Mark your calendars: 2 events are planned for January 2020 by the NCAC-USAEE
It was a pleasure for me to host a half-dozen past presidents of the NCAC two Fridays ago at Chinatown Garden to hear their views on how the business has changed. I want to tell you about two events we have planned next month.
Our monthly lunch will be an affordable brown bag event on Friday, January 17, at 918 F Street NW, 4th Floor North, in the history National Union Building
Chris Bliley, vice president of regulatory affairs at trade association Growth Energy, will tell us about the evolution of the Renewable Fuels Standard, always a key motor fuels issue.
Chris will update us on Renewable Volume Obligations, Renewable Identification Numbers and the small refinery exemption. He will also talk about E15 blending, E10 in Mexico and other ethanol production drivers. Registration is open.
The evolution and development of the carbon cycle has become critical to an understanding of energy. Dr. Scott Wing, Research Geologist and Curator of Paleobotany at the Smithsonian Institute, will lead NCAC members on a private, guided tour of the David H. Koch Hall of Fossils. During the tour, special attention will be given to energy science related aspects of the Hall, particularly the formation of fossil fuels and how they fit into the carbon cycle.
Attendance is capped at 30 members and their guests. Registration will open shortly and you will be notified. -- David Givens, president
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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.