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ACCA Hosts Daniel Simmons Assistant Secretary of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy

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The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) announces Daniel Simmons, Assistant Secretary of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, will offer a keynote address at the ACCA Annual Conference on March 5 in San Antonio, Texas. Assistant Secretary Simmons will then tour the trade show to meet with contractors and manufacturers to discuss federal energy efficiency programs.

In his role as Assistant Secretary in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Daniel Simmons leads EERE to promote affordable and reliable energy to enhance America’s economic growth and energy security. He oversees technology development in the energy efficiency, renewable power and sustainable transportation sectors.

Before joining the U.S. Department of Energy, Daniel served as the Institute for Energy Research’s Vice President for Policy, overseeing its energy and climate policy work at the state and federal level. He previously served as the director of the Natural Resources Task Force of the American Legislative Exchange Council, was a research fellow at the Mercatus Center and worked as professional staff on the Committee on Resources of the U.S. House of Representatives. He is a graduate of Utah State University and George Mason University School of Law.

Barton James, ACCA president and CEO, said “ACCA is proud to host Assistant Secretary Simmons for a keynote address and is excited that he will meet with contractors and industry professionals to hear first-hand their concerns with the decades-long focus on equipment-focused efficiency programs. ACCA supported President Trump’s nomination of Mr. Simmons and his eventual confirmation by the Senate because he has proven to be a thoughtful leader who understands the need emphasize the role contractors play in our nation’s efficiency portfolio. We look forward to continuing the great relationship we have with Mr. Simmons.”

This will be the second time Assistant Secretary Simmons has met with ACCA members. In 2017, he spoke with ACCA’s Board of Directors during their congressional fly-in and spoke about regulatory reforms taking place at the Department of Energy.

For more information please contact Todd Washam, ACCA director of industry and external relations, at or 703-824-8864.

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