Skip to main content

The US Clean Energy Landscape Under the Biden Administration


Date: June 30, 2021

Time: 8:00PM - 9:30PM (EST)

Location: Webinar

President Biden’s renewed commitment to the Paris Agreement and the leading US role in the recent Leaders Summit on Climate usher in a new era for US policy focused on addressing climate change. Additionally, President Biden’s $2.2 trillion American Jobs Plan aims to reshape the American economy through unprecedented investments in upgrading aging transportation infrastructure, building resilient electric transmission systems, and developing new renewable energy technologies. These significant developments could create extraordinary opportunities for Japanese businesses active in the energy, infrastructure, and transportation industries.

Please join the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation, Mintz, ML Strategies, the Japan-U.S. Business Council, BowerGroupAsia, and a panel of distinguished speakers for a 90-minute webinar that will unpack the many elements of these developments and their impact on US-Japanese businesses. 

The program will include: 

  • Former Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda (invited): Welcome Remarks
  • Melanie Nakagawa, Special Assistant to the President and National Security Council Senior Director for Climate and Energy, The White House: An Overview of the administration’s plans to pursue green energy and address climate change as an essential element of US foreign policy 
  • Helaina Matza, Director of Climate Diplomacy and Energy Transformation, National Security Council, The White House: Fireside chat on US-Japan foreign policy implications of the new administration’s policies
  • A moderated interactive session on the administration’s stated goals and their interplay with legislative realities on Capitol Hill, led by ML Strategies
  • An expert roundtable discussion on emerging energy, infrastructure, and transportation sectors, and related market trends, led by Mintz


Tom Burton has helped to shape the clean energy industry by drawing on his passion for innovation. As a Mintz attorney, Tom counsels investors, entrepreneurs, and Fortune 100 companies. He also guides start-up organizations and accelerators to foster the next generation of energy leaders.
Paul H. Dickerson is a Mintz Member and a leader in the energy sector. He's served as Chief Operating Officer for the US Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). He also served as Chief of Staff for the US and Foreign Commercial Service at the US Department of Commerce.



Professional Cropped Martin Neal Mintz

R. Neal Martin


R. Neal Martin is a Senior Director of Government Relations at ML Strategies. He focuses on transportation, infrastructure, clean energy, trade, and federal appropriations, leveraging his many years of experience in government and government relations.
Ayaz Shaikh Professional Headshot

Ayaz R. Shaikh


Ayaz R. Shaikh is the Chair of Mintz’s Projects & Infrastructure Practice. He has more than 25 years of experience advising on the structuring, development, financing, construction, acquisition, and sale of energy and infrastructure projects in the United States and around the world.
Professional Cropped Surmeli Sahir Mintz

Sahir Surmeli


Sahir Surmeli is a Mintz business counselor who advises companies, boards, entrepreneurs, investment banks, and venture and private equity investors as they build and grow companies. He handles public offerings, 144A and private financings, acquisitions, joint ventures, and strategic partnerships.

Melanie Nakagawa


Special Assistant to the President and NSC Senior Director for Climate and Energy, The White House

Helaina Matza


Director of Climate Diplomacy and Energy Transformation, National Security Council, The White House

Frank Jannuzi


President and CEO, The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation