Donovan Participates in Energy Security Policy Conference in Norway
Staten Island, NY—August 9, 2017….Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) today announced his participation in “Energy for America: Opportunities, Challenges and Solutions,” a policy conference exploring issues related to U.S. energy security, including alternative energy, industry research and development, global market demands, energy defense policies, and anti-terror preparedness. The week-long event, which is being held in Oslo, Norway, is focused on bringing together a bi-partisan group of congressional representatives, as well as international political members and energy industry experts, to put forth policy ideas that strengthen U.S. energy security and competiveness.
Congressman Donovan said, “To meet the energy needs of the future, Congress must support affordable, reliable, and secure energy solutions. Our energy infrastructure must be able to withstand terror threats and high demand, while also benefiting consumers and creating a more robust energy market. I’m pleased to join my colleagues and leading experts to help develop solutions to meet these challenges, as well as discuss innovative policies that will ensure U.S. energy security for the 21st century.”
Participants will engage in multiple roundtable discussions that focus on the opportunities, challenges, and potential solutions regarding energy policy. Topics of discussion include security of the U.S. energy grid, changes in the oil industry, trends in energy technology, opportunities in renewable energy, effects of geopolitics on energy security, and energy policy lessons from domestic and international case studies. Insights from the event will be used to identify opportunities for legislative reforms and proposals.
Donovan, Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications, which has jurisdiction over anti-terror and emergency preparedness policies, will use his knowledge in these issue areas to discuss the importance of safeguarding U.S. energy infrastructure from terror, cyber, and storm threats. A recent report from the U.S. Energy Department stated that cyber and extreme weather threats to the electricity system are increasing in sophistication, magnitude, and frequency.
The conference is sponsored by the Aspen Institute Congressional Program, a nonpartisan educational program that gives Representatives and Senators the opportunity to delve into complex and critical public policy issues with internationally recognized experts.