Energy Independence Summit 2022 will bring together leaders of the nation’s Clean Cities Coalitions, the clean transportation industry, the Biden Administration and Congress to discuss new strategies for advancing markets for clean fuels and vehicles.

LEARN the latest information about the tens of billions of dollars the federal government will invest in clean transportation technologies over the next five years.

HEAR from the leaders of the EPA Clean School Bus Program, the DOT Fueling Infrastructure Program, and the DOE Clean Hydrogen Program about how they plan to roll out funding later this spring.

MEET with your House and Senate offices to make sure they know how important it is to continue to invest in clean transportation programs and technologies that benefit all communities.

Registration gives you access to:

Virtual Roundtables with Administration and Congressional Leaders

February 23 – 25

Participate in roundtable discussions with leaders of the Biden Administration’s clean transportation team, key Congressional committees, federal agencies, and the electric vehicle, natural gas, propane, biofuels, and hydrogen industries. Learn the latest about new tax incentives, new federal infrastructure investments and new federal funding opportunities.

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Capitol Hill Week Virtual Meetings with Congressional Offices

February 28 – March 4

Participate in Capitol Hill Week, where we will hold more than 300 virtual meetings with House and Senate offices. This will be a great opportunity to showcase how your fuels, technologies, and projects are reducing emissions and creating thousands of clean energy jobs in communities across America.

The 2022 Energy Independence Summit will provide an important opportunity to build on our recent successes. The new Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act has renewed focus on practical solutions to climate change that will create thousands of new clean energy jobs.

Energy Independence Summit 2022 will provide an important opportunity to build on our recent successes. The new Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will invest hundreds of billions in new practical clean energy solutions that will create thousands of new clean energy jobs.

Schedule of Events

All times listed are Eastern Time

Day 1 - Wednesday, February 23, 2022

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2:00 pm – 2:15 pm EST

Welcome and Opening Remarks

  • Alleyn Harned, President, Transportation Energy Partners (Virginia Clean Cities)
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2:15 pm – 3:15 pm EST

2022 Outlook for Federal Clean Transportation Funding and Incentives
  • Genevieve Cullen, President, Electric Drive Transportation Association
  • Allison Cunningham, Director, Federal Government Affairs, NGVAmerica
  • David Cobb, Director of Federal Affairs, Clean Fuels Alliance America
  • Michael Baker, Director, Legislative Affairs, National Propane Gas Association
  • Connor Dolan, Director of External Affairs, Fuel Cell & Hydrogen Energy Association
  • Moderator: Ken Brown, Executive Director, Transportation Energy Partners
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3:15 pm – 4:00 pm EST

Roundtable with U.S. Department of Energy Leadership
  • Michael Berube, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Sustainable Transportation, US Department of Energy
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4:00 pm – 4:30 pm EST

Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH), Chair, House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development

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4:30 pm – 5:00 pm EST

New Study: Health Benefits of Biodiesel for Disadvantaged Communities
  • Floyd Vergara, Esq., P.E., Director of State Governmental Affairs, Clean Fuels Alliance America

Day 2 - Thursday, February 24, 2022

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2:00 pm – 2:30 pm EST

Congressman A. Donald McEachin (VA), Co-Chair, Congressional Black Caucus Energy, Environment, and Agriculture Task Force
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2:30 pm – 3:05 pm EST

Getting Ready for the New EPA Clean School Bus Program
  • Natalia Swalnick, Director of Government Affairs, ROUSH CleanTech
  • Claire Alford, Associate, Market Development, Highland Electric Fleets
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3:05 pm – 3:15 pm EST

How Fleets & Infrastructure Projects Roll with U.S. Soy for Sustainability & Performance
  • Karen Coble Edwards, Consultant, United Soybean Board
  • Robert A. Woloszynek, Ph.D., Chief Engineer, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
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3:15 pm – 3:45 pm EST

Roundtable with US Department of Agriculture Leadership
  • Justin Maxson, Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development, US Department of Agriculture
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3:45 pm – 4:15 pm EST

Roundtable with House Energy and Commerce Committee Staff
  • Adam Fischer, Professional Staff Member, US House Energy and Commerce Committee
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4:15 pm – 5:00 pm EST

Preparing for Capitol Hill Week Congressional Meetings

  • Tammie Bostick, Executive Director, Utah Clean Cities Coalition
  • Ken Brown, Executive Director, Transportation Energy Partners
  • Jake Schwemlein, Hill Week Coordinator, Transportation Energy Partners

Day 3 - Friday, February 25, 2022

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2:00 pm – 2:30 pm EST

Roundtable with U.S. Department of Transportation Leadership
  • Andrew Wishnia, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Climate Policy, DOT
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2:30 pm – 3:15 pm EST

Biden Administration’s Justice 40 Initiative: Clean Transportation Investment in Underserved Communities
  • Margaret P. Smith, PMP, Technology Manager, Vehicle Technologies Office, Department of Energy
  • Torrey Lyons, Transition Team, Joint Office of Energy and Transportation
  • Miriam Bouallegue, Transportation Program Manager, Metropolitan Energy Center (Kansas City Regional Clean Cities)
  • Moderator: Antoine Thompson, Executive Director, Greater Washington Region Clean Cities Coalition
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3:15 pm – 4:00 pm EST

Breaking Down Clean Transportation Barriers for Small and Rural Communities
  • Tucker Perkins, President and CEO, Propane Education and Research Council
  • Lorrie Lisek, Executive Director, Wisconsin Clean Cities
  • Jacob Burman, Drive Clean Rural USA Project Manager, Transportation Energy Partners
  • Jill Drury, Director of Public Transit, Charlevoix County Transit, Michigan
  • Robert Hyman, ROUTES Program Manager, U.S. Department of Transportation
  • Moderator: Ken Brown, Executive Director, Transportation Energy Partners
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4:00 pm – 4:30 pm EST

Q&A: More from DOT on Funding for Charging & Fueling Infrastructure
  • Diane Turchetta, Transportation Specialist at USDOT-FHWA
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4:30 pm – 5:00 pm EST

Senator Ron Wyden, (OR), Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee

Capitol Hill Week - February 28 to March 4, 2022

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Meetings with Congressional Offices

There will be more than 30 teams comprising Summit participants meeting with 300 House and Senate offices from over 35 states.

For more information on how you can participate in Capitol Week, please contact Jacob Schwemlein at Jacob.schwemlein@gmail.com or 513-370-9512.

Final Day - Monday, March 7, 2022

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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST

Debrief Capitol Hill Week Meetings with Congressional Offices

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