Annual Meeting 2014

Southern States Energy Board 54th Anniversary

Date: Sunday, September 28 – Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Location: The Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel  |  26 North Royal Street  |  Mobile, Alabama  36602

Meeting Program


2014 Adopted Resolutions Packet



(Click image for video presentation. PDF, if available, is included in title link.)


Welcome and Introductory Remarks

Mr. Ken Nemeth, Secretary and Executive Director Southern States Energy Board




Chairman’s Message: Regional Leadership, Global Influence

Honorable Robert Bentley, Governor, Alabama, Chairman, Southern States Energy Board




Global Energy Partnerships

Honorable Gary Doer, Canada’s Ambassador to the United States





The Value of U.S. Power Supply Diversity

Mr. Chris Guith, Senior Vice President, Institute for 21st Century Energy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce




Drawing on Our Energy Strengths

Honorable Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor, West Virginia, Chairman-Elect, Southern States Energy Board



_DSC2377Coal: Abundant and Reliable Energy Resource

Mr. George Barber, President, Alabama Coal Association, and presented by Mr. Patrick Cagle, JobKeeper Alliance




Alabama Power: Ensuring a Clean and Affordable Energy Future

Mr. Mark Crosswhite, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer, Alabama Power




Keynote Address

Mr. Jonathan Levy, Deputy Chief of Staff to the Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy




New Energy Advances in the South: Oil Sands of Alabama and Mississippi

Dr. Berry “Nick” Tew, Jr., Alabama State Geologist, Oil and Gas Supervisor
Secretary, Oil and Gas Board



State Legislative Perspectives in 2014

Delegate Will Morefield, Virginia
Senator Robert Adley, Louisiana
Representative Lynn Smith, Georgia
Senator Cam Ward, Alabama



The Strategic Impact of Unconventional Energy Resources in the American South

Mr. Mike Moore, Vice President of FearnOil Inc. and Executive Director of the North American Carbon Capture & Storage Association




International Partnerships/American Resources

Dr. Julio Friedmann, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Clean Coal and Carbon Management, Office of Fossil Energy, U.S. Department of Energy




The Role of Nuclear Energy in America’s Future

Honorable William C. Ostendorff, Commissioner, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission




Outlook from the Tennessee Valley Authority

Mr. Bill Johnson, President and Chief Executive Officer, Tennessee Valley Authority




Federalism Impacts on Southern States

Senator Mark Norris, Majority Leader, Tennessee, and Chairman, The Council of State Governments




A Senator’s Perspective: Congressional Leadership on Energy and Environmental Issues

Honorable Jeff Sessions, United States Senator, Alabama




Photos from this year’s meeting can be viewed on our Flickr account here.