An Electrifying Year: A 2023 Retrospective

2023 was an action-packed year for the clean energy transition and electrification. From the implementation of the Inflation Reduction Act and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to myriad actions on EVs, buildings, hydrogen, and renewable energy, 2023 was no sleeper! What were the top electrification headlines of the year?  And what policy developments will have the biggest impact on the year ahead? Tune in to hear this all-star line-up of guests analyze the trends and discuss leading insights of the year!

Guest Bios 

Stephen Lacey is the Co-Founder and Executive Editor of Latitude Media, an integrated news, research, and events company focused on the new frontiers of clean energy and climate technology.  He hosts The Carbon Copy, a narrative-news show about the business trends shaping the energy transition. He is a veteran business journalist, editor and audio producer who has been covering the energy transition for nearly two decades, serving as the editor-in-chief of Greentech Media, and was the founding producer and host of The Energy Gang podcast.

Julia Pyper is the VP of Public Affairs at GoodLeap, a leading financial technology company focused on accelerating the deployment of sustainable home solutions, where she oversees government relations and policy-related communications. She’s a nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council and the host and creator of Political Climate. She has spent a decade working as in journalism, serving as a senior editor for Greentech Media and a climate policy reporter for E&E News. She holds degrees from McGill University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She was named a “30 Under 30” awardee by GreenBiz (2017) and is a recipient of the National Press Club Vivian Award.

Dr. Henry McKoy, Jr. is the Director of the U.S. DOE’s Office of State and Community Energy Programs. He served on the faculty at North Carolina Central University School of Business where he led the entrepreneurship program, with additional appointments at Duke, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Harvard.  He is a former banking executive, entrepreneur, and former Assistant Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Commerce.  He holds degrees from UNC-Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School (B.S.), Duke’s Nicholas School of the Environment (M.S.), and UNC-Chapel Hill’s Department of City and Regional Planning (PhD).  

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