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A Clean Energy Economy:
What It Means For Arizona

What does the infrastructure bill mean for Arizona? Will it drive climate action and a clean energy economy in Arizona? Can we learn from Minnesota's efforts to implement a statewide plan for a clean energy economy?

Join us for a robust panel discussion hosted by Arizona Forward, a nonprofit that brings together business and civic leaders to improve the environmental sustainability and the economic vitality of our state and local regions. Moderated by Jon Ford (Vitalyst Health Foundation), Chair, Arizona Forward.


US Congressman Greg Stanton (Keynote Speaker) -- In his first term in Congress, Stanton has focused upon on increasing trade opportunities in Arizona, planning for our water future, and investing in public transportation and infrastructure. He serves on the House Transportation & Infrastructure and Judiciary committees.

J. Drake Hamilton -- Senior Director of Science Policy at Fresh Energy. An expert in climate and energy policy at the state and national levels, her responsibilities include scientific analysis and developing clean energy solutions that maximize economic opportunities.

Elgie Holstein -- Senior Director for Strategic Planning, Environmental Defense Fund. Holstein coordinates strategy and policy work and represents programs to policymakers, supporters, and the media. He brings experience on energy, natural resources, and environmental policy.

Todd Brady -- Director of Global Public Affairs and Sustainability, Intel Corporation. Brady leads state and local government affairs, media and community relations, corporate volunteerism and sustainability at the company's major manufacturing and office locations around the globe.

Ryan Evans -- Executive Director, Chambers for Innovation and Clean Energy. Evans directs day-to-day operations, strategic growth initiatives, and policy development. He is a recognized leader and a regular speaker on renewable energy policy, economic impacts of air quality, and community engagement.

This event is co-sponsored by ASU's Sustainable Cities Network.

Tuesday, October 5, 2021
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.