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Integrating an “All of the Above Energy” policy into rural economic development

2017 Ag Chairs Summit
January 7, 2017

Rural communities are in the driver’s seat for all energy, regardless of source.  How do we maximize the return to the community and what issues are we facing?


Larry Sherwood

Interstate Renewable Energy Council

Larry Sherwood is the president and CEO of the Interstate Renewable Energy Council. He previously served as the council’s  Vice President/COO. Mr. Sherwood also was the author of IREC’s U.S. Solar Market Trends report and editor of IREC’s Small Wind Newsletter. [node:read-more:link]

Rich Walsh

Corporate Vice President

Rich Walsh is corporate vice president and deputy general counsel for commercial law, litigation and regulatory law for Valero. Much of the work involves interfacing with key regulatory agencies such as the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Transportation, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, U.S. [node:read-more:link]