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Keynote Speaker Katherine Hamilton Expounds the State of Renewable Energy

Special thanks to The Community Ideas Stations and WVCE PBS!

“The IPCC [U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change] Report really put the fear of God in everyone, because it said we have twelve years, until 2030, to get our acts together…the only two countries who are meeting their goals are Morocco and Gambia.”


Katherine Hamilton, chair and co-founder of 38 North Solutions, a DC-based public policy firm focused on clean energy innovation, and host of the industry-leading Energy Gang podcast, discussed the current state of renewable energy at a keynote conversation with moderator Dr. John Heil at the Jefferson Theater on April 10, 2019. Heil is the Energy Manager at Emory & Henry College in Emory, Virginia, and host of a brand-new podcast called Good Energy; he also happens to be Hamilton’s brother. The Virginia-raised energy experts hit on current trends in the sector from a variety of perspectives; and most importantly for Virginians, the complex relationship between utilities and state governments.

Hamilton on how different strategies of regulating utilities can encourage energy innovation and affordability.

Hamilton on how innovation is coming from third parties outside of the traditional utility structure, especially in Virginia.

Hamilton on how utilities providing user data direct to its customers can help ensure that everybody wins.



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