Powering Forward Ep. 3 | State of play: A clean energy powered recovery

July 29 | 2020

1:45 pm ET


July 29 | 2020

3:00 pm ET


The third episode of the Powering Forward series is produced in partnership with The Pew Charitable Trusts and National Governors Association. The webinar will examine the state and local response to COVID-19. Panelists will explore how state governments are responding to COVID-19, identify what energy resilience solutions are needed by communities in the wake of this crisis, and will discuss federal infrastructure legislation currently pending in Congress that could assist communities in building stronger, more resilient energy systems.

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Powering Forward is a webinar series from BCSE & CEBN that examines developments across the clean energy economy in the U.S. This series will explore the unique impacts facing clean energy industries during the COVID-19 pandemic and the vital role our sectors will play in the economy’s recovery. Each episode is produced collaboratively with partners working to advance clean energy, demonstrating that together, we can power forward through this crisis to emerge as a stronger, more resilient America.


Panel: State and Local Responses to COVID, and Energy Infrastructure & Resilience Needs

  • Laura Lightbody, Project Director, Flood Prepared Communities Program Initiative at The Pew Charitable Trusts, Moderator
  • Mike Harryman, State Resilience Officer, Office of Oregon Governor Kate Brown
  • Dr. Rebecca French, Director, Office of Climate Planning, Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

Industry Respondents 

​​​​​​​Powering Forward is made possible with support from Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) Forum, in the lead up to National Clean Energy Week, September 21-25, 2020. The series is also supported by Natixis Investment Managers, pioneer of the first ESG-driven 401(k) target date mutual funds.