The US has one of the highest carbon footprints in the world and is heavily reliant on fossil-fuel energy. While coal usage has decreased, dropping to historic lows in recent years, that has been largely offset by natural gas which is, and is expected to remain the dominant energy source for the near future. However, renewables have also experienced unprecedented levels of growth and there have been increased levels of adoption on both the utility and prosumer level.
The Biden administration campaigned on an aggressive sustainability agenda and has a plan to invest heavily in renewable energy and create a greener future for the US, aiming to accelerate the country’s carbon reduction efforts and put the US into a global leading position. The Federal-level push combined with state level initiatives are creating business opportunities for Swedish companies. These opportunities are within offshore wind, grid, energy storage and electromobility, as well as energy efficiency and carbon reduction efforts in general.
To support this agenda and leverage Swedish competencies, Business Sweden in the US has, together with Team Sweden, developed a Green Energy Alliance to promote Swedish companies and their solutions to stakeholders and decision makers of key carbon reduction projects. Members of the alliance will include multinationals driving the sustainability agenda to niche start-ups with leading innovations in their field. Alliance members will participate in thematic roundtable meetings with key stakeholders, conduct site visits and engage with decision makers.
Join this webinar
- To understand the expectations for the US government’s energy policies including renewables, distribution, and grids
- Get an overview of leading states, their sustainability agendas and key projects aimed at reducing carbon emissions, and
- Hear about New York State’s renewable energy agenda with a focus on off-shore wind generation
Vice President and Policy Counsel for Global Energy
US Chamber of Commerce
Date: Thursday 8th April 2021
Time: 9:00-10:30 EST / 15:00-16:30 CEST
Registration closes on 7th April