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New Discussion
As 2020 comes to a close, the energy sector is readying itself for the possibilities, challenges, and uncertainties of the coming year. In 2021, the United States will see the start of a new presidential administration, newly elected members of Congress, and the continuing deployment of the new COVID-19 vaccines. New federal policy goals and our adaptation to the evolving pandemic may continue to affect how we work, live, and use energy in 2021.

On December 16, OurEnergyPolicy hosted a webinar to consider what we might expect for energy in 2021. The featured speakers—Melanie Kenderdine (Energy Futures Initiative) and Jeffrey Tannenbaum (Titan Grove)—discussed potential priorities for the new Administration and other potential opportunities for energy in 2021. Read more.
Watch the webinar recording:
Question 1: What energy sector actions should the new administration prioritize? Reply

Question 2: What are opportunities for bipartisan energy legislation in the new Congress? Reply

Question 3: How do you think that changes in the COVID-19 pandemic in 2021 will affect the energy sector and energy demand compared to 2020? Reply
Publications in the OurEnergyLibrary
Columbia Center on Global Energy Policy; NYU School of Law's Institute for Policy Integrity
December 14, 2020
The Brattle Group
December 8, 2020
Find these publications and others in the OurEnergyLibrary.
Update from Congress

New Legislation

  • Thurs, Dec 17 - Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL-16) introduced the Preserving Existing Nuclear Energy Generation Act (H.R.9015) to help preserve existing nuclear plants by financial credits through an emissions avoidance program. It is the House companion bill to a bipartisan effort in the Senate (S.4897).

Join our partner, Energy Dialogues LLC, for a webinar on January 26, 2020, on energy transitions and decarbonization in the Americas, European Union, and developing countries. See the registration page for the registration fee & details.
Facts & Figures
Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), EIA Today, December 7, 2020, data from State Electricity Profiles.
Featured Podcast
In this episode of CleanCapital's Experts Only podcast, as part of the Navigate Webinar Series in collaboration with the Northeast Clean Energy Council, host Jon Powers speaks with Devin Hampton, CEO of Utility API about building an equitable energy future and hiring a diverse workforce as we continue the transition to a clean energy economy.

They discussed not only the topic of diversity, but also what action listeners can take to drive change within their companies. Though this chat was previously recorded and participants who listened live were able to submit questions, we hope you come away with a better understanding of diversity in the cleantech sector. If you have any questions after listening to the chat, please tweet @NECEC and @CleanCapital_ to keep the conversation going.
Featured Energy Events
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Visit the OurEnergyPolicy Events Calendar to see more events from energy organizations across the country.
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