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Biden Administration Climate Leader, Mark Chambers, to keynote the 2022 Brooklyn Energy Summit hosted by the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce

Julie Tighe of the New York League of Conservation Voters to close out the summit being held at Dock 72 in the Brooklyn Navy Yard

June 13, 2022 Special from Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce
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Registration is open for the Brooklyn Chamber’s 2022 Brooklyn Energy Summit & Expo and organizers are pleased to announce two key speakers at this year’s program.

Mark Chambers will be the keynote speaker at the opening general session event to be held June 21, 2022, at Dock 72 in the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

Chambers leads the Biden-Harris Administration’s climate policy development for the built environment as part of a whole of government approach to the climate crisis. He previously served as the director of the New York City Mayor’s Office of Sustainability, where he led efforts to align social and environmental policy across the built environment, waste, transportation, health and energy sectors in America’s largest city.

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“With the work he did in New York City for the mayor’s office, having Mark as our keynote speaker made perfect sense for this year’s program,” said Brooklyn Chamber President & CEO Randy Peers. “His leadership role in the White House will bring great perspective and insight into how Brooklyn, and NYC in general, can take a lead in promoting awareness around all issues intersecting environmental policies and practices.”

Chambers speaks frequently on the intersection of climate change, adaptive design and environmental justice; and he has been featured at forums like Creative Mornings, Living Future, Better Buildings, and Climate Week. He is also a recipient of the Director’s Award from the Smithsonian National Design Awards.

Julie Tighe, president of the New York League of Conservation Voters (NYLCV) and the NYLCV Education Fund will provide the closing keynote. Tighe’s priorities for NYLCV include expanding the use and production of renewable energy, greening the transportation sector and reducing waste.

“Clean energy is critical for communities in Brooklyn and all across New York State to achieve our clean energy goals and cut down on greenhouse gas emissions,” said Julie Tighe, President of the New York League of Conservation Voters. “As we reduce our reliance on fossil fuels and electrify our infrastructure, we need new sources of clean energy to support our city and supercharge the innovative green economy of the future.”

Prior to joining NYLCV, Tighe served for more than a decade at the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, most recently as Chief of Staff. As NYLCV President, Tighe oversees the organizations’ policy, political, and programmatic work. Due in part to the League’s and her advocacy in 2019, the State Legislature passed the Climate Leadership & Community Protection Act, along with congestion pricing and several other pieces of legislation to reduce emissions from the transportation and buildings sectors.

“We couldn’t be more excited to have Julie Tighe as our closing session speaker,” said Brooklyn Chamber President & CEO Randy Peers. “Her community-focused advocacy and leadership around climate and clean energy emphasizes the value and need of acting locally.”

Her priorities for NYLCV include expanding the use and production of renewable energy, greening the transportation sector and reducing waste.

The summit agenda will begin with a networking breakfast, followed with the opening general session. In addition to Mark Chambers, a speaker panel will discuss “Innovations in Renewable Energy Generation” during the plenary session. Twenty energy focused companies will participate in the expo and four breakout session topics include: Clean Tech Generation Startups in Brooklyn, Maximizing Energy Efficiency and Savings, Compliance, Local Law 97 and Retrofitting Essentials, and Community Engagement and Workforce Development.

Local and state government officials are also encouraged to attend the summit and receive a special discounted rate.

For more information, visit www.brooklynchamber.com/events or contact vice president of events Claudine Waite at 718-875-1000 x 111. Follow event updates on Brooklyn Chamber’s LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts.

The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce is among the largest and most influential business advocacy organizations in New York, having spent more than one hundred years developing and promoting policies that drive economic development and advance its members interests. The Chamber is the voice of Brooklyn’s business community, offering the resources, programs, tools and direct support businesses need to continue creating jobs and opportunities in their communities.


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