National Conservative Energy Summit 2024

Keynote Speakers

William J. (John) Berger
William J. (John) Berger
Sunnova Energy International, Inc. | Chief Executive Officer
Josh Brooks
Josh Brooks
WayBright, LLC | Partner
Jason Ethier
Jason Ethier
Energy Tech Nexus | Founding Partner
Jimmy Glotfelty
Jimmy Glotfelty
Public Utility Commission of Texas | Commissioner
Amory Lovins
Amory Lovins
RMI | Cofounder & Chairman Emeritus
Jason Ryan
Jason Ryan
CenterPoint Energy | Executive Vice President, Regulatory Services and Government Affairs
Michael Skelly
Michael Skelly
Grid United | Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
John Szoka
John Szoka
Chief Executive Officer
Dub Taylor
Dub Taylor
Texas PACE Authority | Chief Operating Officer
Pat Wood III 
Pat Wood III 
Hunt Energy Network | Chief Executive Officer

PANEL | The Next Generation of Nuclear Energy

Jimmy Glotfelty
Jimmy Glotfelty
Public Utility Commission of Texas | Commissioner
Maria Korsnick
Maria Korsnick
Nuclear Energy Institute | President & Chief Executive Officer
Douglass Robison
Douglass Robison
Natura Resources | Founder & President
Dr. Rusty Towell
Dr. Rusty Towell
ACU’s Nuclear Energy eXperimental Testing Lab | Founding Director

PANEL | Unlocking the Full Potential of Transmission Reform

Michael Skelly
Michael Skelly
Grid United | Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Christina Hayes
Christina Hayes
Americans for a Clean Energy Grid | Executive Director

PANEL | The Heat Beneath our Feet: “Geothermal Anywhere”

Sarah Jewett
Sarah Jewett
Fervo | Vice President of Strategy
Terra Rogers
Terra Rogers
Superhot Rock Energy at Clean Air Task Force | Program Director
Barry Smitherman
Barry Smitherman
CenterPoint Energy | Director
Cindy Taff
Cindy Taff
Sage Geosystems | CEO

PANEL | Spotlighting The Conservative Climate Caucus

Heather Reams
Heather Reams
Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions | President
Congressman Randy Weber
Congressman Randy Weber
U.S. House of Representatives | 14th District of Texas

PANEL | Clean Energy Permitting Reform in the State of Minnesota

Sarah Spence
Sarah Spence
Midwest Regional Director
Kayla Christensen
Kayla Christensen
Minnesota Conservative Energy Forum Executive Director
Rachel Stuckey
Rachel Stuckey
Minnesota Conservative Energy Forum Director of Programs & Operations

PANEL | Embracing Circularity: Breakthroughs in Clean Energy Recycling Technologies

PANEL | Incentivizing Innovation: The Role of Tax Credits in Sustainable Aviation Fuels

PANEL | Building Bridges: A Roadmap for Conservatives and Environmentalists to Collaborate on Clean Energy Solutions

Doug Lewin
Doug Lewin
Author & Podcast Host
Colin Leyden
Colin Leyden
Environmental Defense Fund | State Director, Texas
Marilu Hastings
Marilu Hastings
Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation | Executive Vice President

PANEL | Innovating for Energy Independence: Virtual Power Plants in Action

Matthew Boms
Matthew Boms
Texas Advanced Energy Business Alliance | Executive Director
Arushi Sharma Frank
Arushi Sharma Frank
Luminary Strategies, LLC | Founder
Amy Heart
Amy Heart
Sunrun | Vice President of Public Policy
Drew Higgins
Drew Higgins
KPMG | Senior Advisor
Jason Ryan
Jason Ryan
CenterPoint Energy | Executive Vice President, Regulatory Services and Government Affairs

PANEL | Wind, Solar, and Battery Storage: Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities

Drew Christensen
Drew Christensen
Apex Clean Energy | Senior Director, Public Engagement

PANEL | Direct Air Capture / CCUS

PANEL | Hydrogen Tomorrow: Fueling the Future

PANEL | Pundits, Prognostications and Predictions: The Impact of 2024 Elections at the State and Federal Levels

David M. Carney
David M. Carney
Norway Hill Associates | Principal
Mark P. Jones
Mark P. Jones
James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy | Political Science Fellow
Chris Wilson
Chris Wilson
WPA Intelligence | Founder & Chief Executive Officer