Energy Independence Summit 2014 (EIS 2014)
March 30 – April 2, 2014 Washington, DC
More than 140 leaders from the nation’s Clean Cities coalitions and the clean transportation industry convened in Washington, D.C. for the Energy Independence Summit 2014 (EIS2014), to educate federal policymakers about the need to expand America’s use of alternative fuels, including biofuels, electricity, natural gas, and propane autogas.
Organized by Transportation Energy Partners (TEP), EIS2014 featured keynote speeches from EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard, and the Department of Energy’s new Deputy Assistant Secretary of Transportation, Reuben Sarkar. Our roundtables, speed-dating, panels, and keynote speaker sessions included prominent clean transportation leaders from the multiple federal agencies, Clean Cities Coalitions, and the alternative fuels industry.
On Capitol Hill Day, Summit participants educated more than 165 congressional offices about the need for ongoing federal support for alternatives to petroleum-based fuels. Capitol Hill Day was kicked off with a Congressional briefing on “Converting Fleets to Alternative Fuels,” which was co-hosted by NAFA Fleet Management Association and the Environmental and Energy Study Institute. The day culminated with our annual Energy Independence Capitol Hill reception sponsored by UPS. Congressional clean transportation champions Representative John Larson (CT) and Representative Chaka Fattah (PA) both spoke at the UPS reception.
The Mission Continues
With the support of clean transportation leaders, we are continuing to build the grassroots voice for policies and programs that support clean vehicles, fuels and infrastructure. We look forward to seeing you next year in Washington, D.C. for the Energy Independence Summit 2015!