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2023 Policy Impact: Introducing Keynote Speaker Dr. Sally Benson, Deputy Director for Energy at OSTP

2023 Policy Impact: Introducing Keynote Speaker Dr. Sally Benson, Deputy Director for Energy at OSTP

ASME is pleased to announce that Dr. Sally Benson will serve as the keynote speaker of the upcoming 2023 Policy Impact virtual conference, ASME’s premier public policy event of the year. She will headline the morning plenary session beginning at 11am EDT on Wednesday, May 10.

Benson, who serves as Deputy Director for Energy and Chief Strategist for the Energy Transition at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), will provide an inside view of the clean energy and climate sustainability priorities and objectives driven by the White House and the Administration.

An internationally-recognized energy expert, Benson trained as an earth scientist and engineer and has researched a wide variety of topics related to energy and the environment. For the past 25 years, she has focused on deep decarbonization of the global energy system. She joined OSTP from Stanford University where she served as the Precourt Family Professor of Energy Resources Engineering in the School of Earth, Energy, and Environmental Sciences. During her time at Stanford, she was also the Director of the Global Climate and Energy Project, a research program focused on discovering and developing new technologies for reducing carbon dioxide emissions from the energy system. 

Prior to joining Stanford University, she was at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, where she held many positions, including Earth Sciences Division Director, Associate Laboratory Director for Energy Sciences, and Deputy Director for Operations. She has been a coordinating lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and a member of several National Academies of Sciences studies related to energy and the environment, most recently the study on Negative Emissions Technologies and Reliable Sequestration.
 
Benson’s voice is an important one as the Administration seeks to advance new solutions to drive clean energy and climate action priorities.

For more details about Policy Impact or to register, click here. 
 

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