8:00 am - 9:15 am
Citizens for Affordable Energy is a nonprofit organization that educates people to make informed decisions regarding the production and use of all forms of energy. This presentation will first provide a short history of how society has utilized various sources of energy, such as wood, coal, oil, and renewable; and will then examine the disconnect between policies created to promote the business of energy and how Americans actually utilize it. We will also discuss why an organization such as Citizens for Affordable Energy is necessary as well as provide a simple, straightforward plan for 21st century energy production.
Katy Ward, Attorney, Environmental Section and Energy & Clean Technology Practice Group, Mintz Levin
Lara Crawford, Ambassador, Citizens for Affordable Energy
Lara’s academic and professional journey has taken her to Massachusetts, Miami, and Texas. In Boston, Lara managed economic development recruitment and attraction projects for the Boston Redevelopment Authority. She has provided similar services in Miami, Austin, and Houston, in addition to developing effective marketing strategies to attract new clean-tech and renewable energy businesses to each of those regions. More recently Lara made a shift into environmental sustainability. Serving as Regional Manager of the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic region at ICLEI USA, she oversaw the effective delivery of greenhouse gas emissions reductions activities and sustainability efforts. Today she is owner of Green Habitats, an organization dedicated to promoting sustainable building, and speaks at engagements across the country as an ambassador for Citizens for Affordable Energy.
A Presentation by Citizens for Affordable Energy