Policy Leadership Series with FERC Commissioner Allison Clements

A conversation with the Commissioner on grid resilience and modernization, environmental justice and equity, the Biden administration's clean energy agenda, and more


Jan. 25, 2022


11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. ET

Event Details

Resources for the Future (RFF) hosted a Policy Leadership Series event with Commissioner Allison Clements of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on January 25, 2022. Operating as an independent, bipartisan agency, FERC regulates the interstate transmission of electricity, natural gas, and oil, and it is responsible for ensuring reliable and affordable energy for the American public. As the United States transitions to clean energy, the agency’s commissioners will be faced with numerous decisions shaping the future of the nation’s energy system.

Clements has stated that “the grave threat of climate change” will undergird her decisionmaking at FERC, and she recently testified before Congress on the need to adapt regulations in the face of extreme weather and the changing energy landscape. RFF President and CEO Richard G. Newell sat down with Clements to discuss her decades-long career in energy law, policy, and regulation across the public and private sectors, as well as the priorities she has set for her five-year term as FERC commissioner. Their conversation touched on a variety of topics, including grid resilience and modernization, environmental justice and equity, and the Biden administration’s clean energy agenda.

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 the PLS Podcast series.


  • Commissioner Allison Clements, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
  • Richard G. Newell, Resources for the Future

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