Energy, Tariffs & the New NAFTA: What It Means for Idaho


Tuesday, January 29, 2019 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM MST
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The Riverside Hotel, North Star Room 
2900 West Chinden Boulevard
Boise, ID 83714

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Tom Ranken 
CleanTech Alliance 

The Idaho Clean Energy Association, Consulate General of Canada-Seattle, and CleanTech Alliance are presenting a luncheon opportunity to engage in a conversation with notable industry and government representatives to discuss energy in Idaho, tariffs, and the newly created United States Mexico Canada (USMCA) trade agreement.

  • Chanel Tewalt is Chief Operating Officer/Communications at the Idaho Department of Agriculture.
  • Rick Naerebout is CEO of the Idaho Dairymen’s Association.  Rick has been with the Idaho Dairymen’s Association for over 15 years, assisting with the Association’s environmental, legal, economic, legislative and stewardship efforts. The IDA is a progressive association that represents all of Idaho’s nearly 500 dairy farms.
  • Daniel Kiselbach is National Trade Advisory Leader and a Tax Partner with Deloitte Tax Law LLP practicing in the areas of international trade, customs and commodity tax. His work includes providing legal counsel before all levels of Canadian courts, as well as international courts and tribunals. Daniel has also completed Parts I and II of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants In-Depth Tax Course.
  • Leif Elgethun is CEO of Retrolux, an energy efficiency software company with customers across the US and in Canada in addition to 10 years experience in solar PV development and installation. As Founding President of the Idaho Clean Energy Associationhe will share case studies from ICEA members on challenges and opportunities for industry with Trump's new trade policies.
  • Moderator:  Dr. Jen Schneider is a Professor in the School of Public Service at Boise State University, where she is also the Director of the PhD in Public Policy and Administration.  Her research addresses challenges in the public communication of scientific and environmental controversies, with a particular focus on industry rhetoric and discourses of technical expertise.

Luncheon Cost:  $20 for members for members of the Idaho Clean Energy Association or the CleanTech Alliance.  $25 for non-members.  $10 for students.

Sponsors:  Consulate General of Canada - SeattleCleanTech Alliance, and Sprout Energy

Partners: Idaho Technology CouncilIdaho Department of AgricultureIdaho Dairymen's AssociationBoise Metro Chamber of Commerce, U.S. Export Assistance Center at the U.S. Department of Commerce

All are welcome to come!  Meet ICEA and CleanTech Alliance members and Consulate representatives.