Energy Security and Decarbonization
A Policy Leadership Series Event with US Deputy Secretary of Energy David Turk
On August 11, 2022, Resources for the Future (RFF) hosted a Policy Leadership Series event with David Turk, Deputy Secretary of the US Department of Energy.
Deputy Secretary Turk has placed equity in the forefront of the energy conversation early on in his tenure, stating at his confirmation that it is important to “listen to the voices of workers and families impacted by changing economic conditions so the clean energy future we build creates good-paying jobs in all corners of our country.” RFF President and CEO Richard G. Newell sat down with the deputy secretary to discuss the dual global energy and climate change crises. Their conversation delved into the administration’s ongoing responses to high energy prices, policies and technologies needed to combat climate change while ensuring a just and equitable clean energy transition, and more.
RFF’s Policy Leadership Series is a flagship set of events that serves as a public forum on timely environmental, energy, and natural resources topics. The series brings together some of the world’s most influential decisionmakers and policy thinkers to discuss the challenges of our time. Policy Leadership Series events are also distributed as episodes of the Policy Leadership Series Podcast.
- Deputy Secretary David Turk, US Department of Energy
- Richard G. Newell, Resources for the Future
Richard G. Newell
President and CEO, Resources for the Future
Dr. Richard G. Newell is the President and CEO of Resources for the Future. From 2009 to 2011, he served as the administrator of the US Energy Information Administration, the agency responsible for official US government energy statistics and analysis.
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