How to Make the U.S a Leader in the Clean Energy Economy

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Can the US be more than just a giant market for clean energy? Can it also lead in clean-energy manufacturing?

Those questions are at the heart of a panel discussion today hosted by the Apollo Alliance and the Center for American Progress.The event is being Webcast live from 9AM to 5PM (EST). It’s afascinating discussion with some of the top people in the fields ofclean energy and green jobs. Here’s the agenda:

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.: Opening Remarks:

Phil Angelides, Chairman, Apollo Alliance

John Podesta, President and Chief Executive Officer, Center for American Progress

10:00 – 11:15 a.m.: The American Clean Energy Economy in 2020: What Should It Look Like and How Can We Get There?

Rob Atkinson, President, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

Bob Borosage, President, Institute for America’s Future

Peter Brehm, Vice President of Business Development and Government Relations, Infinia Corporation

Kathleen McGinty, Former Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection


Moderated by:

Susan McGinnis, Managing Editor and Anchor, Clean Skies News


11:30 – 12:15 p.m.: Keynote Speeches: Perspectives from House and Senate Champions on How to Grow a Thriving and Globally Competitive Clean Energy Economy

Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI)

Congressman Jay Inslee (D-WA)


Introduced by:

Cathy Calfo, Executive Director, Apollo Alliance


1:00 – 2:30 p.m.: The U.S. and the World: What Are Other Countries Doing and What Could the U.S. Do?

Thea Lee, Deputy Chief of Staff, AFL-CIO

Leo Hindery, Chair of the U.S. Economy/Smart Globalization Initiative, New America Foundation

Julian Wong, Senior Policy Analyst, Center for American Progress

Joan Fitzgerald, author of Emerald Cities: Urban Sustainability and Economic Development


Moderated by:

Bracken Hendricks, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress


2:45 – 4:15 p.m.: Educating the Clean Energy Workforce of the Future

Andy Levin, Chief Workforce Officer, State of Michigan

Louis Soares, Director of the Postsecondary Education Program, Center for American Progress

Van Jones, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress; Founder, Green For All

Joel Rogers, Director, Center on Wisconsin Strategy


Moderated by:

Kate Gordon, Vice President for Energy Policy, Center for American Progress


4:15 – 5:00 p.m.: Making America A Winner in the Clean Energy Economy

Jared Bernstein, Chief Economist and Economic Policy Advisor to Vice President Joseph Biden

Phil Angelides, Chairman, Apollo Alliance

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