Tony Earley, the CEO, chairman and president of PG&E Corporation, will be talking about America’s future energy policy and how big companies are supporting military veterans returning to the workforce at events during the two upcoming political conventions.
The Republican National Convention starts on Monday, Aug. 27, in Tampa.
On that day, Earley will be on a Washington Post panel discussing the “Future Energy Economy.” David Holt, president of the Consumer Energy Alliance, and Karen Harbert, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for 21st Century Energy, are also scheduled to participate.
The session will include a second panel discussing how the 2012 elections will affect U.S. energy policy. Representatives from the Energy Department, the Heritage Foundation and the Alliance to Save Energy are scheduled to participate.
The event runs from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Eastern time and is scheduled to be webcast on washingtonpost.com. It will be held at the University of Tampa.
The Democratic National Conventionstarts on Tuesday, Sept. 4, in Charlotte, N.C.
On Sept. 5, Earley will join a panel discussion with two other CEOs and Rebecca Blank, the acting Secretary of Commerce. It will be moderated by Al Hunt, political editor of Bloomberg News.
The panel is part of a forum hosted by Business Forward, an organization whose primary focus is bringing together business leaders to advise policymakers on ways to create jobs and accelerate the economic recovery. PG&E is one of the founding corporate members.
Business Forward connects business leaders with policy makers in briefings on specific topics such as clean energy, cyber security, immigration reform, and IP protection.
Earley’s panel will focus on education and job training at the national level. He will speak on PG&E’s PowerPathway job-training program and the company’s partnership with Troops to Energy, which connects military veterans with utility industry jobs.