To bring equity to the energy and infrastructure sectors by championing sound policies, promoting sustainable development, and empowering communities.
As the energy and infrastructure sectors embark on an unprecedented shift in transformation, the National Alliance for Equity in Energy & Infrastructure (NAEEI) stands at the forefront, committed to guiding and powering the path for communities everywhere. In partnership with industry stalwarts, we embark on a mission not just to inform, but to empower.
NAEEI’s role is pivotal. We bridge the knowledge gap, offering communities education and awareness on emerging energy trends, and providing pathways for industry to inform and engage – whether through career advancement or entrepreneurial ventures.
To be clear, we are not observers of change; we are the torchbearers, enlightening communities about the evolving energy landscape. Our commitment is to ensure that communities are not just spectators, but active participants equipped with the knowledge and training to thrive in this new era.
Windmill farms emerge as a pivotal player, harnessing the power of wind to provide clean and sustainable electricity.
Amidst a transitioning energy landscape, natural gas stands as a bridge fuel, offering a cleaner alternative to coal while complementing renewable sources, thus aligning with governmental carbon reduction targets.
Utilities are at the forefront of the transition to a low-carbon future, adapting to government mandates by integrating a mix of renewable sources into their grids and promoting energy efficiency to consumers.
The oil and gas industry is innovating, exploring carbon capture technologies, and diversifying into cleaner energy ventures.
Tapping into the kinetic energy of water, hydroelectric power provides a reliable and renewable energy source.
Electronic vehicles (EVs) have surged in demand, driving a transformative shift in transportation and significantly reducing carbon emissions.
Kristal Quaker Hartfeld is an award-winning strategist, a seasoned policy expert, and a highly sought-after leader with over 20 years of experience working across corporate, nonprofit, federal, state, and local government environments.
In the political arena, Kristal has developed and implemented winning strategies for national campaigns, demonstrating her profound understanding of electoral dynamics. Her decade-long tenure on Capitol Hill focusing on energy, environment, banking, and foreign policy has seen her in several significant roles, including serving as House Policy Committee Director and Senior Professional Staff on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
Internationally, she represented the United States to over 30 nations and lectured at renowned institutions such as the United Nations and universities across the globe. Locally, her community commitment includes board memberships at Global Citizens Public Charter School in Washington, DC and Inova Fairfax Hospital, in Fairfax, VA.
She has received numerous accolades, being featured in The National Journal as a “Top Influential Woman in Washington”, being named a “Rising Star” by Campaigns & Elections Magazine and one of Capitol Hill’s “Top 40 under 40, Most Influential People”, by Politico.
Kristal earned her bachelors in political science from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, her master’s in management from Troy University and an MBA in finance from the University of Maryland, College Park.
Currently residing in Washington, DC with her husband, children, and English Bulldog; Kristal’s blend of professional mastery, her unique combination of leadership, dedication, and innovation continues to inspire and drive change.
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