Steve Horton, Missy Neff and Emily O’Brion of McGuireWoods Consulting’s Richmond office played key roles on the planning committee for the event and helped organize panels with national leaders on coal, nuclear and offshore opportunities with oil & natural gas.
Additionally, Jim Kerr
(Raleigh & DC), co-chair of the McGuireWoods Energy & Climate Change team, served as a moderator of a panel on the “Future of Nuclear Energy,” while Charles Brown, III
(Charlottesville) moderated a panel on “Advanced Energy Technology Research.”
In addition to Horton, Neff, O’Brion, Kerr and Brown, a number of other members of the McGuireWoods team participated in the event with clients.
A number of our clients including Consol, CNX Gas, American Petroleum Institute, Virginia Uranium, Virginians for Reliable Energy, Dominion and Johnson Controls also participated in the conference, many with prominent roles on panels.
Major speakers at the event included Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, Louisiana Lieutenant Governor Scott Angelle, Virginia Secretary of Commerce and Trade Jim Cheng, Virginia Secretary of Natural Resources Doug Domenech and entrepreneur T. Boone Pickens. Additionally, Ken Nemeth, director of the Southern States Energy Board, and Dr. James Mason of LSU spoke on a panel related to offshore oil exploration off the coast of Virginia.
The event was done in conjunction with the Virginia Governor’s Office and the Virginia Sustainable Building Network.