AAPA Launches POWERS Program

AAPA officially launched its Port Opportunities with Energy, Resilience and Sustainability (POWERS) Program. The POWERS Program sets forth a robust policy platform for the federal government to bolster energy security and coastal resiliency in addition to implementing environmentally sustainable technologies. Read the full POWERS policy platform on AAPA’s official POWERS Program launch page. The launch event included statements of support from federal policymakers, such as Rep. Randy Weber (R-Texas, 14th District), Rep. Alan Lowenthal’s (D-Calif., 47th District) Legislative Director Andrew Bower, as well as presentations from AAPA members, including Guy Warner, chairman and CEO of Pareto Energy LTD; Jason Scherr, manager of environmental sustainability at Prince Rupert Port Authority; Jonathan Atwood, chief of staff and external affairs at South Jersey Port Corporation; and Ed Washburn, senior vice president of fleet operations at The Pasha Group. Watch a recording of the POWERS Program launch event here. AAPA will keep the POWERS conversation going at the AAPA Annual Convention in Orlando on Oct. 16-19 and the inaugural POWERS Summit in Tampa Bay on Jan. 24-26, 2023. These events will feature sessions, workshops and roundtables hosted by experts on the topics of energy, sustainability and resiliency. To discuss the POWERS Program, connect with AAPA’s Ian Gansler, manager of energy, resilience and sustainability policy.