FP Virtual Dialogue: Clean Energy Innovation

November 18, 2020

A Path to Strengthen U.S. Competitiveness & Drive Global Development

Foreign Policy magazine and ClearPath held a frank and balanced discussion amongst private and public sector thought leaders about driving innovation and exports in the U.S. clean energy market to bolster domestic economic growth and combat climate change. 

Despite prevailing rhetoric regarding trade-offs between boosting economic activity and reducing carbon emissions, the reality is that global clean energy growth and America’s economic rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic may go hand in hand. The U.S.’ burgeoning global leadership in advanced clean energy technologies –if given appropriate support by Congress as well as U.S. and global government agencies–could spur a major growth industry and create jobs domestically while reducing carbon emissions worldwide. Nowhere are these clean energy exports more critical than in the developing world, a vast and untapped export market where billions of people still lack reliable energy access and where low-cost, high-carbon alternatives, notably coal, pose a health and environmental detriment. 

Watch to hear from leading voices from government, industry, and finance about how we can most effectively tailor support for U.S. clean energy innovation and exports, including strategies to reduce the cost of these technologies for developing markets worldwide.

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Event Details
November 18, 2020
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM EST
Brendan Bechtel
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Bechtel
Brendan Bechtel is chairman and chief executive officer of Bechtel Group, Inc. Prior to being elected chairman in April 2017, Brendan was named Bechtel’s chief executive offic...
RESTON, VIRGINIA- DECEMBER 3: Brendan Bechtel, Mary McLaughlin at Bechtel corporate headquarters. (Photo by Robert Severi/Getty Images for Bechtel)
Allison Carlson
Allison oversees all global research and analysis. She counsels clients on current and prospective market, policy, and security developments with a focus on emerging trends, sce...
Senator Kevin Cramer
Kevin Cramer was elected to the United States Senate on November 6, 2018 after serving three terms as North Dakota’s At-Large Member of the United States House of Representati...
Senator Kevin Cramer
Piotr Naimski
Minister of Energy and Secretary of State for Strategic Energy Infrastructure, Poland
Minister Naimski holds a doctorate in natural science. He is active in anti-communist opposition movement, has been an academic professor, editor and commentator. Throughout his...
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Rich Powell
Executive Director, Clear Path
Rich Powell is the Executive Director at ClearPath, the DC-based organization developing and advancing conservative policies that accelerate clean energy innovation. He e...
Kimberly Reed
President and Chairman, Export-Import Bank of the United States
Kimberly A. Reed was sworn in as President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Export-Import Bank of the United States on May 9, 2019. She is the first woma...
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For more information, contact Susan Sadigova, Director of Strategic Development.