The EC Hosts EV Room at Global Clean Energy Action Forum

EC Executive Director Ben Prochazka greets keynote speaker Dr. Kathleen Hogan

The Electrification Coalition (EC) was honored to host the Electric Vehicles, Batteries, and Charging Infrastructure Business Forum Room at the Global Clean Energy Action Forum (GCEAF) on September 22. Directly following the UN General Assembly and hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy, the GCEAF convened energy ministers from governments representing 90% of public investment in clean energy, industry leaders, tech innovators, investors, and international organizations.

The conversation continued that evening at a reception hosted by the EC in partnership with the Battery Materials & Technology Coalition with speakers and panelists from the EV and Critical Minerals Rooms. Special thanks to the City of Pittsburgh for bringing a Ford F-150 Lightning to the event.

View the agenda below, along with photos and short video clips from the event:

  • Opening Remarks
    • Ben Prochazka, Executive Director, Electrification Coalition 
  • Keynote Speaker 
    • Dr. Kathleen Hogan, Principal Deputy Under Secretary for Infrastructure, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Panel: EV Supply Chains: Challenges, Financing and Policy Opportunity 
    • John Barnwell, Natural Resources Officer, Environment and Energy Section, Embassy of Canada 
    • Ellen Carey, Vice President, Global Policy and Public Affairs, Circulor 
    • Tina Jeffress, Senior Manager, Energy & Sustainability, Panasonic North America 
    • Kushla Munro, Head of Division, International Climate and Technology, Australian Department of Climate Change, Energy, Environment and Water 
    • Moderator: Abigail Wulf, Vice President and Director, Critical Minerals Strategy, SAFE 
  • Panel: Charging Infrastructure: Technology, Equity, and the Grid   
    • Alexa Diaz, Senior Policy Manager, Forth 
    • Carine Dumit, Director of Market Development and Public Policy, EVgo 
    • Dr. Holmes Hummel, Founder and Executive Director, Clean Energy Works 
    • Andre Welch, Director of Government Relations, Ford Motor Company 
    • Moderator: Chelsea Sexton, Senior Consultant, Transportation, DOE Loan Programs Office  
  • Announcement: Launching the Electric Freight Consortium 
    • Steve King, Senior Director E-freight and Special Projects, Electrification Coalition 
  • Panel: Meeting the Ambition of Transportation Electrification at Scale: Industry, Finance, and Policy Insights 
    • Michael Ableson, Chief Executive Officer, Arrival Automotive North America 
    • Nate Baguio, Senior Vice President of Commercial Development, Lion Electric  
    • Blair Anderson, Director, Public Policy, Amazon 
    • Binyam “Ben” Reja, Global Practice Manager, Transport Global Unit, World Bank 
    • Moderator: Andrew Mayock, Federal Chief Sustainability Officer, Council on Environmental Quality 
  • Closing Remarks and Networking
    • Ben Prochazka, Executive Director, Electrification Coalition
    • Karen Skelton, Senior Advisor to Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm

Amy Malaki

Amy Malaki is the Director of Partnerships and Policy at SkyNRG and SkyNRG Americas, pioneering global leaders in sustainable aviation fuel production and supply. Prior to SkyNRG, Amy was the Associate Director for the transportation portfolio at the ClimateWorks Foundation where she developed philanthropic investment strategies to advance a sustainable, equitable and low-carbon mobility system. She also pioneered the organization’s international aviation decarbonization strategy. Prior to that she focused on Asia business development at Better Place, a Silicon Valley electric vehicle network startup. She has a B.A. in Chinese and China studies from the University of Washington and an M.A. in international policy studies (energy and environment) from Stanford University.