The Conference For Those Building The Clean Energy Economy

November 12, 2020

A Virtual Event

The Energy Leadership Summit is the region’s must-attend clean energy event. Presented jointly by the CleanTech Alliance and the Northwest Environmental Business Council, this unique event connects policy with practice and addresses the industry’s current challenges and future opportunities.

Join us in exploring the nexus of energy, climate change, and the region’s economy with more than 400 industry leaders and policymakers from across the Northwest. The Energy Leadership Summit will provide an unmatched forum for learning, networking, and business development in the Northwest.

Keynote Speakers

Paula R. Glover

President & CEO
American Association of Blacks in Energy

Paula R. Glover is President and CEO for the American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE), a national energy trade association that represents all sectors of the energy industry. Mrs. Glover leads a 2000-member association with 40 chapters nationwide. The association’s focus is to represent the voice for African Americans and other minorities on energy policy, regulations, and environmental issues.

Mrs. Glover directs the association’s strategic plan, business development and policy positions. She represents the organization before energy industry executives and national and state policy makers. She is an industry thought leader for issues around diversity and inclusion. Her work on international energy issues underscores the importance of energy to improve the quality of life for people throughout the African Continent. The association under Mrs. Glover’s leadership has partnered with the US Department of Energy on its Minorities in Energy initiative as well as business development programming for minority entrepreneurs. She has also testified before Congress about the impact of policies on underserved communities. Ms. Glover’s has more than 25 years of experience in the energy industry, including 15 years in both electric and natural gas distribution companies where she has worked in government affairs, regulatory affairs and economic development.

In March 2014 Ms. Glover was appointed to the National Petroleum Council by U.S. Secretary of Energy, Dr. Ernest Moniz. She continues to serve on the Council having been reappointed by Secretary Perry in 2016 and Secretary Brouillette in 2020. She serves on the board of the Alliance to Save Energy and Groundswell, a community solar development organization. She is also a Trustee for Cardigan Mountain School, a junior boarding school in Canaan, NH. She received her B.S. in Marketing Management from the University of Delaware. She is the recipient of the Bring It Home to Hartford Award; the Clarke Watson Chairman’s Cup and the Platinum Achievement Award from the Cooperative Developmental Energy Program at Fort Valley State University. In February 2019, she was named a Champion in Energy by the Florida Women’s Energy Leadership Forum. She is a 2003 graduate of Leadership New Haven and has contributed to article on work life balance in Take Pride magazine.

Featured Plenary Session

Debate: Re-Envisioning  the Grid for Deep Decarbonization

Additional details coming very soon.

Buck Endemann
K&L Gates LLP

Curt Kirkeby
Fellow Electrical Engineer
Avista Utilities

Dawn Weisz
Marin Clean Energy

2020 Energy Leadership Achievement Award Finalists

The Energy Leadership Achievement Awards spotlights individuals and organizations that are making significant contributions to the fields of energy policy, innovation and business.


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