COP26: Building Block or Stumbling Block for U.S. Utilities?

What does COP26 mean for U.S. electric utilities?

The high-stakes U.N. global climate change summit in Glasgow, Scotland, is over and its impact is being assessed by utilities. Does it give utilities the framework they need to continue their decarbonization efforts, and assist them in facing up to naysayers in their communities? Or has COP26 emboldened the opponents of utilities moving to renewables and other green power sources?

Has COP26 demonized utilities in the public’s eye, ignoring all the other sources of greenhouse gases?

These questions and more will be addressed during this USEA Virtual Press Briefing. USEA Acting Executive Director Sheila Hollis will give opening remarks, and Llewellyn King, who organized this briefing, will moderate.

The general audience can submit questions using the Zoom Q&A function, but members of the media will be given preference. A recording will be made available after the briefing.

Jeff Lyash, President & CEO, Tennessee Valley Authority
Duane Highley, CEO, Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association
Eric Holdsworth, Managing Director, Clean Energy and Environmental Policy, Edison Electric Institute
Katie Jereza, Vice President, Corporate Affairs, EPRI

Rod Kuckro, Freelance
Jeff Beattie, The Energy Daily
Ken Silverstein, Forbes
Robert Walton, Utility Dive


Sheila Hollis

Former Acting Executive Director, U.S. Energy Association
Of Counsel and Chair, Duane Morris

Llewellyn King

Creator, Executive Producer & Host
White House Chronicle

Katie Jereza

Vice President, Corporate Affairs
Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)

Duane Highley

Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc.

Ken Silverstein

Senior Contributor

Jeff Beattie

Assistant Editor/Reporter
The Energy Daily

Robert Walton

Utility Dive

Jeff Lyash

President & CEO
Tennessee Valley Authority

Eric Holdsworth

Managing Director, Clean Energy and Environmental Policy
Edison Electric Institute

Rod Kuckro