As we call upon Waterpower Week participants to play a role in raising the industry’s voice before Congress, we will offer everyone an opportunity to join an advocacy training webinar. In the time allotted, we will have policy and Capitol Hill professionals provide an overview of the new Congress, discuss the role of key committees and the power of leadership positions. Importantly, we will hear from former Hill staffers on the “Do’s and Don’ts” of Hill meetings and calls. All of this is to encourage industry representatives to reach out to their congressional offices and deliver effective messages to:
- Secure major tax incentives as part of the infrastructure package
- Reform the hydropower licensing process
- Ensure parity with other renewables in a climate package, and
- Obtain record RD&D funding for hydropower and marine energy technologies.
2:00 pm – Welcome/Overview
Rebecca Blood, RKB Strategies, LLC
- What We Expect from Industry Participants
- Today’s Congress
2:10 pm – National Hydropower Association Key Policies
Zolaikha Strong, NHA VP Government Affairs
Jeffrey Leahey, Esq. Vice President, SMI
- Licensing Reform
- Tax Incentives
2:30 pm – Capitol Hill Priorities/Outlook for Action/Lobbying Tips
- Kellie Donnelly, Executive Vice President & General Counsel, Lot Sixteen (former Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Staff)
- Jack Lincoln, Fed. Govt. Affairs & Member Programs Manager, Northern California Power Agency
2:50 pm – Q&A
3:00 pm – Conclude
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