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Stoel Rives - Business & the Environment Conference & Expo

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BUSINESS & THE ENVIRONMENT
CONFERENCE • EXPO

The Northwest’s Largest Environmental Conference & Expo

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December 1-2, 2021

An NEBC Virtual Event

Keynote Speaker

The Role of Energy Policy in the Northwest: Balancing Climate Change, Public Safety, Energy Equity, and the Environment

 

The Northwest has a huge head start in its decarbonization efforts thanks to hydropower. Still, over one-third of our energy comes from fossil-fueled resources at a time when the UN has issued a Code Red for humanity alert, citing our moral and economic imperative to protect those on the frontlines of the climate crisis. How do we get to a decarbonized grid and electrified economy in a way that honors the different needs of our communities?

Kurt Miller

Executive Director
Northwest RiverPartners

Kurt Miller is a clean energy and community advocate supporting hydropower for a better Northwest. Kurt joined Northwest RiverPartners in March 2019 and has made it a priority to engage with a broad range of stakeholder groups. He also works closely with a team of salmon biologists to better understand the challenges facing anadromous fish populations along the Pacific Coast. Kurt has spent most of his 30-year career in leadership positions for electric utilities, bringing expertise in power supply, demand response, and smart grid initiatives. While at Portland General Electric, Kurt spearheaded the development of the largest smart grid project in the region and led the successful completion of Oregon’s Electric Highway for EVs.  Kurt loves talking with people about how all of the pieces fit together as we work to reverse climate change and lift up our local communities.

Meet the Regulators

Moderator

Laura Kerr

Associate

Stoel Rives LLP

Panelist

Jess Byrne

Director

Idaho Department of Environmental Quality

Panelist

Laura Watson

Director

Washington Department of Ecology

Panelist

Leah Feldon

Deputy Director

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality and Washington State Department of Ecology will kick off Business & The Environment with the opening keynote panel on Day 1. Come hear the latest information in a lively discussion, moderated by Laura Kerr, Stoel Rives LLP.

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