Andrew Palmateer | Program Director
U.S. Energy Association

Andrew Palmateer, Program Director, U.S. Energy Association

Andrew W. Palmateer serves as Program Director for the U.S. Energy Association (USEA).  In this capacity, he manages the U.S. – East Africa Geothermal Partnership (EAGP) and the U.S. - China Oil and Gas Industry Forum (OGIF).  EAGP is a public-private partnership between the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Geothermal Energy Association (GEA), and the implementing partner, USEA.  EAGP  seeks to promote the development of geothermal energy resources and projects in East Africa, while facilitating the involvement of the U.S. geothermal industry in the region.  OGIF is a public-private partnership comprising government and industry representatives from the United States and China to enable the two countries to meet common goals, including the development of secure, reliable and economic sources of oil and natural gas while facilitating investment in the energy industry.  Andrew has a track record of implementing successful international energy partnerships throughout Africa, Asia and the Middle East with a focus on sustainable resource development, utility sector privatization, and integrating clean energy projects into the electric grid.  In his roles with EAGP and OGIF, Andrew collaborates with U.S. Government agencies, the international donor community, public sector stakeholders, and private sector stakeholders to promote the sustainable development and use of global energy resources.  Andrew holds a degree in International Economic Relations from American University.


VIP Conference Day 2 @ 14:20

Renewable energy – political will versus economic viability

  •     Myths about renewable energy, busted!
  •     Reframing climate change mitigation as a jobs issue and an issue that is central to economic development and growth
  •     Improving the industry’s reaction to political resistance
  •     How do you get the political commitment 
  •     Which policies and subsidy regimes are working? Which ones aren’t?
  •     Which governments have had the most stable attitude to and relationship with renewables investors? 

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