Michelle Wyman, Executive Director of the National Council for Science and the Environment, spoke at the UA on March 22 on "U.S. Energy Policy in Transition." A video of her talk is available here.
Energy policy in the U.S. is both managed and influenced by a huge array of government and decision-making bodies. The aging U.S. energy system, coupled with a dynamic energy outlook, presents a range of opportunities and challenges. Wyman's presentation focused on the status of energy policy today at the state and Federal level with a look forward to the future, using the recently announced Governors' Accord for a New Energy Future as an example of the opportunities for leadership.
Michelle Wyman has worked on energy and environmental policy with states and local governments for over 15 years. In close consultation with regional and local governments and their constituencies, she developed strategic and tactical solutions to their energy planning, climate mitigation, and adaptation challenges. She previously served as the Director of Intergovernmental Affairs at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). In that role, Wyman led the Department’s engagement activities with state, regional, and local governments on issues across the DOE complex, including renewable energy, science, fossil energy, and environmental clean up.
Wyman's talk was co-hosted by the UA's Center for Climate Adaptation Science and Solutions (CCASS) and Renewable Energy Network (REN).
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