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With the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act and additional historic legislation there is a generational opportunity to act on climate, scale new industries, and reinvent energy communities.


The Jackson Hole Summit will be a unique gathering that accelerates action - bringing together leading entrepreneurs, CEOs, investors, policy makers, foundations, and energy-producing communities. Held the day before the Federal Reserve meets in Jackson Hole, the Summit will strengthen processes to scale clean energy, leverage the incentives of the IRA, address bottlenecks, and invest in energy communities.  


The Summit will be the beginning.  Relationships built in Jackson will become the foundation for ongoing Jackson Hole Working Groups that attract capital, build partnerships, shape policy, and launch clean energy opportunities. 

The Summit's Goals


Who's Involved?

Jackson Hole Summit Welcome​

9 - 9:10 am MT


9:10 - 9:30 am MT

The Goal: Climate Action and Communities Thriving through the Energy Transformation

Moderator - Kate Gordon, Senior Advisor, Department of Energy (to be invited)

  • National - Ali Zaidi, Assistant to the President, Climate Policy Office, the White House (to be invited)

  • Wyoming - Anja Richmond, Director, Wyoming Energy Authority (to be invited)

  • West Virginia - Brian Dennison, President, Coalfield Development Corporation (to be invited)

9:30 - 10:30 am MT

Coffee/Networking Break

10:30 - 11 am MT

A Critical Bottleneck: Transmission

Moderator - Radha Adhar, Special Assistant to the President, the White House 

  • Kara Choquette, Power Company of Wyoming (to be invited)

  • Berkshire Hathaway Energy leader (to be invited)

  • White House Council on Environmental Quality rep (to be invited)

  • Julien Dumoulin-Smith, Clean Energy Equity Analyst, Bank of America (to be invited)

11: -12 pm MT


12: -1 pm MT

Investor Keynote from Ramez Naam, Founder, Planetary.VC
Theme: Accelerating Mega-trends in Clean Energy

1 - 1:30 pm MT

Investing in the Clean Energy Revolution: Financing and Investment Strategies
Moderator - Rowan Post, Associate, FullCycle (to be invited)

  • Vinny Smith, Founder, Toba Capital (to be invited)

  • Nili Gilbert, Vice Chairwoman, Carbon Direct (to be invited)

  • Sarah Fitzgerald, Chief Strategy Officer, Wyoming Business Council (to be invited)

  • Breakthrough Energy Ventures (to be invited)

1:30 - 2:30 pm MT

Coffee Break/Networking

2:30 - 3 pm MT

Climate Tech in Energy Communities

Moderator - 

  • Nuclear: 

  • Carbon Capture: 

  • Waste: 

  • Energy Storage: 

3 - 4 pm MT

Thriving Clean Energy Communities
Moderator - Mark Newcomb, Teton County Commissioner

  • Southwest Wyoming: Dru Palmer, DRU Consulting (to be invited)

  • Southern West Virginia: Phil Smith, Chief of Staff, United Mine Workers of America (to be invited)

  • Northeastern Wyoming: Rusty Bell, Director, Office of Economic Transformation, Gillette, WY (to be invited)

  • Northern West Virginia: Evan Hansen, West Virginia State Delegate (to be invited)

4 - 5 pm MT

Closing Fireside Chat with Yvon Chouinard, Founder, Patagonia (anticipated)
Theme: "Climate Change and Consumerism"

5 - 6 pm MT

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