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Powering the 21st Century: Welcome Remarks

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There is an 'energy renaissance' underway in the U.S., thanks in part to a variety of innovative technologies. These advances mean the U.S. will be able to meet all its own energy needs by 2035, if not sooner. These innovations are taking place while the Obama administration attempts to regulate emissions and lower greenhouse gasses by 17% by 2020. What does the new energy boom mean for sustainability and energy efficiency initiatives? How will consistency in power distribution be guaranteed as the grid shifts from fossil fuels to renewables? And what role will Washington play in encouraging innovations and technology to drive both the boom as well as sustainability efforts? Join National Journal for a policy summit on Powering the 21st Century: what the next decade will mean for industry, consumers, tech-driven innovations, and action in Washington.