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This is a Lunch & Learn (i.e. brown bag) event. Please bring your own lunch; drinks and dessert will be served.

When: Wed, Apr 5, 2017
From 12:00 noon to 1:30 pm
Where: Dentons US LLP
1900 K Street NW
Washington, District of Columbia  20006
United States

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WCEE’s Lunch & Learn Series presents

Hot Topics in the Energy Sector Today

WCEE is pleased to host a panel of energy journalists from E&E News, S&P Global Platts and Politico to discuss the trends in the energy sector today and for the next four years. Some of the trends that will be discussed are:

  • NAFTA and oil and gas pipelines in North America
  • FERC enforcement and the changing political outlook for CFTC
  • The fate of the Clean Power Plan
  • Rollback of regulatory efforts by the Trump Administration in the energy sector
  • Future of renewables
  • Energy industry and Department of Interior’s public land use management debate

Date: Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Time: 12:00 noon to 1:30 pm
Venue: Dentons US LLP, Chesapeake Conference Room, 1900 K St. NW, WDC 20006
Closest Metro: Farragut North or Farragut West
Cost: $0 (WCEE members); $15 (non-WCEE members)
This is a Lunch & Learn (i.e. brown-bag) event; beverages and dessert will be provided but please bring your own lunch.


About our speakers

Jenny Mandel , E&E News
Jenny has covered a wide range of energy, technology and business beats for all of E&E's publications since joining the company in 2007. Currently writing for EnergyWire, she tracks oil and gas issues including domestic and international markets and technology deployment. Previous work at E&E has focused on renewables, energy efficiency, biofuels, technology policy and the national research laboratories. Before joining the company, she covered the federal bureaucracy for National Journal Group's Government Executive and U.N. environmental negotiations for the Earth Negotiations Bulletin. She got her start in journalism while reporting for The Indian Express newspaper in Mumbai, India, and has also worked as a web programmer. She graduated from Stanford University with a degree in computer and cognitive sciences.


Jasmin Melvin, S&P Global Platts
As a member of S&P Global Platts' DC regulatory team, Jasmin Melvin writes for the Inside FERC and Megawatt Daily publications. She provides in-depth coverage and analysis of regulatory, legislative and judicial actions impacting the power and natural gas sectors. Her focus has been on federal energy policy, particularly concerning the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and market and regulatory actions impacting electric utilities, such as the Clean Power Plan and PURPA enforcement. In her 9 years as a reporter in Washington, she has also covered the nuclear power beat at Platts, as well as technology, telecom and media policy for Reuters. In her spare time, she runs a small book publishing company.


Maya Weber, S&P Global Platts
Maya Weber is a reporter and editor with Inside FERC and Gas Daily, published by S&P Global Platts. She has over a decade of experience covering Washington, including stints reporting on environmental policy for Inside Washington Publishers and on environment and energy for National Journal's Congress Daily. She began at Platts as a stringer based in Southeast Asia and has worked there as a managing editor of electric power publications and as a real-time news desk editor. She also has a Masters of Fine Arts in painting, has exhibited her work and taught, most recently at the Washington Studio School in Dupont Circle.  


Esther Whieldon, Politico
Esther Whieldon is an alternative energy reporter, focusing largely on renewables at both the state and federal level. Prior to joining POLITICO Pro, Whieldon covered politics and energy cybersecurity at SNL Energy and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission at Platts. She lives in Maryland with her fiancé, dog and bird where some of her favorite pastimes include binging on sci-fi shows and books, testing her skills in the culinary arts and taking long walks. 


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