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Green Finance for Clean & Sustainability Technology

January 21 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm UTC-5
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Green Finance for Climate, Clean Energy & Sustainability Technology

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Date

Thursday, January 21, 2021
3:30 – 5:30 pm EST (Held virtually)

On January 21, 2021 Leaders in Energy/Potential Energy DC will co-host their annual green financing program.

More than ever, innovative financing solutions are needed for “climate tech” companies and projects. This year’s program explores the federal government’s and investors’ approach to accelerating innovative finance in the targeted sectors of climate change, clean energy, and sustainability. The discussion will also show how companies can take advantage of these offerings. It will focus on how climate tech solutions can achieve commercial viability and growth through a combination of grant/equity finance and project finance. The program will consist of two panels of experts that will explore financing arrangements that companies are pursuing.

Our Keynote Speaker is Lynn Abramson, President, Clean Energy Business Network. 

Lynn Abramson, Ph.D.

Lynn Abramson is President of the Clean Energy Business Network – the small business voice for the clean energy economy. CEBN enhances opportunities for clean energy providers through policy support, business development, and market and technology education.

CEBN’s 5,000+ members span all 50 U.S. states and more than 350 Congressional districts. These business leaders work across a diverse suite of technologies and services in energy efficiency, renewable energy, natural gas, and other advanced energy and transportation sectors. Lynn leads the CEBN’s efforts to mobilize business voices in support of policy change, leverage case studies and narratives to illustrate the benefits of clean energy to the public and policymakers, and promote industry collaboration and networking.

Lynn previously managed the CEBN at its former home in The Pew Charitable Trusts from July 2013 until its transition to become an independent initiative of the Business Council for Sustainable Energy in May 2017. Before that, she worked in the U.S. Senate as a Senior Legislative Assistant on energy, natural resources, and transportation policy. She earned a B.A. in Biology from Boston University and a Ph.D. in Marine and Atmospheric Sciences from Stony Brook University, where her research on carbon cycle processes spurred her interest in advancing low-carbon energy solutions.

Panel 1 – Grant and Equity Financing

Moderator: Dave McCarthy, Executive Director, PEDC

Panelists:

Claire Broido Johnson

Managing Director, Maryland Momentum Fund

Madhav Acharya

PhD, Technology to Market Advisor, Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), U.S. Department of Energy

Panel 2 – Renewable Energy Project Financing

Moderator: Martin Silber, Chair, Green Finance Working Group, Leaders in Energy, Leaders in Energy

Panelists:

Jamie Martin

Executive Director in Morgan Stanley’s Global Sustainable Finance group

John McKenna

CEO, Hamilton Clark

Please contact Agustín Cruz (augie@potentialenergydc.org), PEDC’s Director of Programming if you have any questions.

Details

Date: January 21
Time: 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm