Connecting the Dots
Moderator David Owens is President of Da’Vision and Strategies. Leslie Shockley Beyer is the CEO of the Energy Workforce & Technology Council. Greg Gershuny is Executive Director of the Aspen Institute Energy and Environment Program. Kevin Parker is Chair of N.Y. State Senate's Energy and Telecommunication Committee.
The American Association of Blacks in Energy held its 44th National Conference streaming live at the end of May. During the three-day conference, the Association hosted more than five hundred energy industry and community leaders.
Energy infrastructure is a huge topic to take on, so who better to manage it than David Owens, previously with the Edison Electric Institute. Transmission, pipelines, and next generation power plants are all involved in Connecting Community and Economic Development. As new projects are proposed, numerous business and employment opportunities are created. This panel examined those economic development opportunities in energy. Enjoy these excerpts.
Moderator and President, Da'Vision and Strategies, David Owens: I'm going to pivot around the infrastructure plan that President Biden has. You may recall a two trillion-dollar plan to build a modern, sustainable, infrastructure, and to move increasingly toward clean energy.
We're going to talk about clean power supply, clean transportation, and the grid. The grid is critically important for integrating renewable technologies.
I'm from the electric industry. I spent many years at the Edison Electric Institute, and among my responsibilities were the environmental issues. In addition, I had responsibility of infrastructure development, rebuild, integrate, and so forth.