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Capital Power: Sustainability Strategies and Political Uncertainty

March 3 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Payne Institute Spring Seminar Series presents Jonathan Sohn, Director, U.S. Government Relations, Capital Power

Capital Power: Sustainability Strategies and Political Uncertainty
11:00am-noon | Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Marquez Hall 104

Jon Sohn, the head of US government relations for Capital Power, a North American independent power producer, will discuss the policy landscape that influences the future of sustainability in the power sector.  Jon will talk about how Capital Power, an Edmonton-based company with a growing portfolio of renewables and natural gas in both Canada and the United States, also has invested in a cutting edge CCUS technology that has become a finalist for the Carbon XPRIZE.  He will give perspective as a veteran of environmental policy debates from the Climate Change meetings in Paris, to domestic climate change policy debates at EPA and Congress in Washington, D.C. to  current state legislative efforts for 100%  clean energy about how to balance economic growth with a sustainable future.

Jon Sohn is the director of U.S. government relations for Capital Power, an independent power producer based in Edmonton, Canada. In this role, Sohn is responsible for maintaining awareness of local, state, and federal legislative and policy initiatives that stand to impact Capital Power’s existing or prospective commercial interests in the U.S., and developing and executing advocacy strategies with elected officials that mitigate any potential risks to Capital Power and maximize opportunities to support continued growth in the U.S.

Sohn is an experienced energy and natural resources public policy and government relations leader, and has first-hand experience formulating and advancing U.S. domestic and international environmental policy and regulations through legislative advocacy and testimony at hearings in Congress and the Executive Branch.

Venue

Marquez Hall
1600 Arapahoe St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
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