Sept. 2022 – The Inflation Reduction Act’s Impact on the Clean Energy Industry

Tune in to watch the video recording of our past September 14th’s Perkins Coie Lunch Series event on “The Inflation Reduction Act’s Impact on the Clean Energy Industry.”

Learn more about the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), the most aggressive climate investment taken by Congress, which invests $369 billion into measures to fight climate change, boost energy security, and lower electricity costs for consumers.

Sponsor Remarks Speaker:

Andrew C. Hanson, Partner, Perkins Coie

Andrew Hanson is a partner in the firm’s Environmental & Natural Resources practice, where he has been involved in negotiating contracts and seeking regulatory approvals for hundreds of millions of dollars of investments in renewable energy projects, energy efficiency and demand response programs, electric vehicle infrastructure, advance metering infrastructure, grid modernization and other emerging technologies in the energy sector.

In addition, Andrew has held several positions in public service, including seven years as a trial attorney with the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., and prior to that, with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in its Office of Civil Enforcement and in EPA’s Office of Groundwater and Drinking Water.

Read Andrew’s recent publication on: “The Inflation Reduction Act and the Rise of Clean Hydrogen”

Keynote Speaker:

Josh Cohen, Director of Policy, Shell Recharge Solutions (Americas)

Josh serves as Shell Recharge Solutions’ focal point for policy and regulatory engagement federally and in a number of states in the Eastern United States. His priorities include growing the market for transportation electrification; enhancing the value proposition of electrification through software-based managed charging, interoperability and open protocols; and promoting equitable access to EV charging.

Before joining Shell Recharge Solutions (formerly Greenlots), Josh served in policy and communications roles at SemaConnect and the Business Network for Offshore Wind. In addition, he hosted the clean-energy podcasts “More Power to You” and “Offshore Wind Insider.” He served in public-sector leadership positions including as mayor of Annapolis, MD, and as deputy administrator of the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) during the Obama Administration.