POLITICO to host first-ever energy summit

It’s going to be challenging to make this quick transition while countering China’s dominance of the supplies and technologies behind clean energy. Beijing’s control of the minerals and gear behind batteries and solar panels is complicating Washington’s efforts to make a swift transition from fossil fuels.

Meanwhile, the effort to birth a clean-energy economy in the U.S. means creating infrastructure such as carbon storage sites, power lines and lithium mines across the U.S., a push that is already encountering opposition from some communities.

Panelists may also talk about clean energy technologies and innovation, including wind energy, solar power, nuclear and battery technologies, as well as the use of so-called environmental, social and governance standards by businesses to combat climate change.

The other panelists on Thursday include Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.); New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, a Democrat; Heather Boushey of the White House Council of Economic Advisers; Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Jayme White; and Jigar Shah, head of the Energy Department’s loan programs office.

A full schedule for the event, as well as a form for registering, can be found here.