Energy Workforce & Technology Council led a tour of Member Company booths for Deputy Assistant Secretary for Manufacturing Industry & Analysis Monica Gorman, U.S. Department of Commerce, and Senior Climate Trade Policy Specialist Victoria Yue, Office of Energy and Environmental Industries, Industry & Analysis, at the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston.
Energy Workforce’s government affairs team including SVP Tim Tarpley, and Directors Deidre Kohlrus and Maria Suarez, led Gorman on a tour of the expo floor, including stops to hear from Energy Workforce Members Baker Hughes and Caterpillar.
At Baker Hughes, they were shown new technologies for clean energy production, how Baker Hughes is lowering its corporate carbon footprint, domestic research and development in new clean energy technologies, and their offshore operations.
At Caterpillar, they discussed carbon capture technologies, domestic manufacturing, methane leak detection technology and the importance of training, retain and recruiting to the energy industry workforce.
“We thank Deputy Assistant Secretary Gorman for taking the time to meet with our Member Companies and hear first-hand the incredible innovative technologies they are implementing to provide cleaner, safer domestic production of energy. It is imperative to our industry that we continue to engage and educate our lawmakers and regulators, as they make decisions that greatly impact the future of domestic energy resources and American energy security.”Tim Tarpley, SVP Government Affairs
This year is the first OTC since the start of the COVID pandemic where visitors from around the world have been able to travel easily to the conference. It is the world’s largest offshore technology conference that attracts people from all over the world.
Corry Schiermeyer, Senior Director Communications, writes about governmental policies for the Energy Workforce & Technology Council. Click here to subscribe to the Energy Workforce newsletter, which highlights sector-specific issues, best practices, activities and more.