25x'25 Summit

  25x'25: Mission Achievable                      Program  
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This year's summit was a huge success! We send a special thank you to our sponsors and supporters who made the event possible.

The 6th National 25x'25 Summit drew a diverse collection of key national policy makers; farm, ranch, livestock and forestry leaders; state alliance leaders; congressional staff and federal agency representatives to hear some of the nation's foremost experts address the role renewable energy development is playing in our transition to a clean energy future. Together the participants examined the contributions that America's farms, ranches and forestlands are making, and will continue to make, to build and sustain the momentum needed to reach a new, secure energy future, one which will help diminish the threat to national security, bolster our international leverage, strengthen our foreign policy objectives, and disentangle America's relationships with unstable or hostile regimes.

An Evening Under the Stars at the U.S. National Arboretum

Summit Reception at National Arboretum Shined Spotlight on Bioenergy                    Photo Gallery

Bioenergy took a starring role at a special evening reception on June 30 on the grounds of the U.S. National Arboretum, shining a light on how America’s farms, forests and ranches can offer solutions from the land through the sustainable production of biofuels and biopower, and meet our nation’s growing food, feed, fiber and energy needs. Participants toured the National Arboretum’s “Power Plants” garden, saw exhibits that tell the story of bioenergy production, and mixed and mingled in the gardens while enjoying the “food and fuel” on hand. 

The stars aligned for a great national summit program!

View the presentations of speakers that shined a light on the path to achieving a new energy future for our nation:

* Hon. Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture

pdf Dr. James A. Edmonds, Chief Scientist, Joint Global Change Research Institute, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

pdf Jackalyne Pfannenstiel, Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Installations and Environment

* R. James Woolsey, President, Woolsey Partners; former Director, U.S. Central Intelligence Agency

pdf Vice Admiral Dennis V. McGinn, U.S. Navy, Retired

pdf Gina McCarthy, Assistant Administrator for the Office of Air and Radiation, U.S. EPA

* Jack Gerard, President, American Petroleum Institute

pdf Read Smith, Co-Chair, 25x'25 Steering Committee

pdf William F. Hagy, Special Assistant--Director for Alternative Energy Policy, U.S. Department of Agriculture

pdf Chris Tindal, Deputy Director for Operational Energy, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Energy)., U.S. Department of the Navy

pdf Tom Buis, CEO, Growth Energy

pdf Bob Cleaves, President, Biomass Power Association

pdf Robert Gramlich, Senior Vice President for Policy, American Wind Energy Association 

pdf Bradley D. Collins, Executive Director, American Solar Energy Society

pdf Linda Church Ciocci, Executive Director, National Hydropower Association

pdf Karl Gawell, Executive Director, Geothermal Energy Association

* Glenn Prickett, Chief External Affairs Officer, The Nature Conservancy

pdf Barton H. “Buzz” Thompson, Perry L. McCarty Director, Woods Institute for the Environment at Stanford University, Robert E. Paradise Professor of Natural Resources Law, Stanford Law School

pdf Matt Bruns, Vice President, Corn Processing, Archer Daniels Midland Company 

pdf Mary Beth Stanek, Director of Environment and Energy, General Motors 

pdf Jim Marston, Director of the Energy Program, Environmental Defense Fund

pdf Don McCabe, President, Soil Conservation Council of Canada

pdf Jim Gulliford, President, Soil and Water Conservation Society

* Glenn English, CEO, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association

* Sonya Baskerville, National Relations Manager, Bonneville Power Administration

* Reid Detchon, Executive Director, Energy Future Coalition

pdf Roger Johnson, President, National Farmers Union 

* David P. Tenny, National Alliance of Forest Owners

* Howard Learner, President, Environmental Law and Policy Center 

pdf Jeremy Martin, Senior Scientist, Union of Concerned Scientists  

* Honorable C. Boyden Gray, Former European Union Ambassador, Gray & Schmitz LLP

pdf Doug Berven, Director of Corporate Affairs, POET

pdf Manning Feraci, Director of Federal Affairs, National Biodiesel Board

pdf Bill Carlson, 25x'25 Steering Committee

pdf Bob Emory, Environmental Manager, Southern Timberlands Operations, Weyerhaeuser

pdf Jimmie Powell, Senior Policy Advisor for Energy, The Nature Conservancy

pdf Michael Goergen, Executive Vice President and CEO, Society of American Foresters

* Charles Niebling, Chairman, Biomass Thermal Energy Council

* Burton English, Professor of Agricultural Economics, University of Tennessee

* Erik Younggren, Second Vice President, National Association of Wheat Growers

* Jeremy Symons, Senior Vice President, Conservation and Education, National Wildlife Federation

* Robert Bonnie, Senior Advisor to the Secretary for Environment and Climate, U.S. Department of Agriculture

pdf Alison Eagle, Research Scientist, Duke University

* Fred Yoder, Farmer, Past President, National Corn Growers Association 

pdf John Hardin, Hardin Farms

pdf Ann Pesiri Swanson, Executive Director, Chesapeake Bay Commission

* Alan Tank, Owner, Revolution Energy Solutions, LLC

pdf Christopher Voell, Program Manager, EPA AgSTAR

pdf Nora Goldstein, Executive Steering Committee, American Biogas Council

pdf Robert E. Monley, Sr., General Manager, Farm Pilot Project Coordination, Inc.

pdf Joel Levin, Vice President of Business Development, Climate Action Reserve


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