SUSTAINABLE ENERGY COALITION
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15th Annual Congressional Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency EXPO + Forum
Efficiency + Renewables = Economic & National Security!
WHERE -Cannon House Office Building Caucus Room & Veterans Affairs Committee Room (#340)
WHEN -Thursday – June 21, 2012
WHAT TO EXPECT
On June 21, the Sustainable Energy Coalition – in cooperation with Members of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Caucuses and in partnership with the House Algae Energy Caucus, House Peak Oil Caucus, and House Sustainable Energy & Environment Coalition – will host the 15th annual Congressional Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency EXPO + Forum.
This year’s EXPO will bring together over forty businesses, sustainable energy industry trade associations, government agencies, and energy policy research organizations (see list to-date below) to showcase the status and near-term potential of the cross-section of renewable energy (biofuels/biomass, geothermal, solar, water, wind) and energy efficiency technologies. The late morning program will feature Members of the U.S. Congress while speakers throughout the day will discuss the role sustainable energy technologies can play in meeting America’s energy needs.
As Congress, the Administration, the business community, environmental advocates, and American voters search for options to stimulate the economy and “green jobs,” as well as address issues of national security, higher energy costs, increased reliance on energy imports, and the environmental threats associated with energy consumption, the EXPO will help address the role that sustainable energy technologies might play. This will include not only the technical aspects of renewable energy and energy-efficient technologies but also related issues such as economics, jobs potential, environmental benefits, current and near-term market potential, model programs in the public and private sectors, and institutional, financial and legal barriers.
Thursday, June 21, 2012
9:30 am – 4:30 pm (exhibits open for viewing)
11:30 am – presentations by Members of Congress (to be announced)
9:30 – 4:30 pm – Administration, exhibitor speakers (to be announced)
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE AN EXHIBITOR
Businesses, trade associations, organizations, and government agencies interested in being exhibitors should request a Registration Form. Booth spaces (10’ x 4’) are $750; table spaces (8’ x 4’) are $600; “side-room” booth spaces (10′ x 4′) are $350 – but available spaces are dwindling fast.
EXHIBITORS CONFIRMED TO DATE
Advanced Biofuels Association
Advanced Biofuels USA
Army’s Energy Initiatives Task Force
Breakthrough Technologies Institute
Business Council for Sustainable Energy
Building Performance Institute
Diesel Technology Forum
Electricity Storage Association
Environmental & Energy Study Institute
Frostburg State University-Renewable Energy Center
Fuel Cell & Hydrogen Energy Association
Geothermal Energy Association
Industrial Energy Efficiency Coalition (IEEC)
Intertribal Council on Utility Policy
Lite Line Companies, Inc.
Natel Energy, Inc.
National Biodiesel Board
National Association of Energy Service Companies
National Green Energy Council
National Hydropower Association
National Insulation Association
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Ocean Power Technologies, Inc.
Ocean Renewable Energy Coalition
Solar Energy Industries Association
The Stella Group Ltd.
Sustainable Energy Fund
U.S. EPA’s ENERGY STAR Program
U.S. High Speed Rail Association
Water Management, Inc.
SPEAKERS CONFIRMED TO DATE
Rhone Resch, President & CEO, Solar Energy Industries Association
Tony Clifford, CEO, Standard Solar
Ryan Skukowski, Policy Analyst, BTI/Fuel Cells 2000
James Warner, Director of Policy & External Affairs, Fuel Cell & Hydrogen Energy Association
Ruth McCormick, Senior Policy Associate, Business Council for Sustainable Energy
Joanne M. Ivancic, Executive Director, Advanced Biofuels USA
Anne Steckel, Vice President of Governmental Affairs, National Biodiesel Board
Leslie McDowell, Marketing & Communications Director, Building Performance Institute, Inc.
Scott Sklar, President, The Stella Group Ltd.
Andy Kunz, President & CEO, US High Speed Rail Association
Gia Schneider, CEO, Natel Energy
Les Scott, Director of Business Development, GreenHeatLP
Allen Schaeffer, Executive Director, Diesel Technology Forum
Eric Huffman, Director-Daylighting Sales, Acuity Brands
Linda Church Ciocci, Executive Director, National Hydropower Association
Beth Craig, Director, Climate Protection Partnership Division, U.S. EPA
Katherine Hamilton, Policy Director, Electricity Storage Association
Ralph Avallone, Secretary General, International Green Energy Council
Bruce Salkin, Owner, Enervation, Inc.
Did You Know? America’s economy has tripled in size since 1970 and three-quarters of the energy needed to fuel that growth came from energy efficiency advances – yet, much more can still be done. The economies of Japan and several European countries are about 50% more energy-efficient than the U.S.
Did You Know? According to the Energy Information Administration, in 2011 renewable energy sources provided 11.7% of domestic U.S. energy production and 12.7% of net U.S. electrical generation.
Did You Know? The U.S. wind industry now totals 48,611 MW of cumulative wind capacity. There are over 8,900 MW currently under construction involving nearly 100 separate projects spanning 31 states plus Puerto Rico. The U.S. wind industry has added over 35% of all new generating capacity over the past 5 years, second only to natural gas, and more than nuclear and coal combined.
Did You Know? The U.S. is the world leader in utility-scale geothermal energy with 3,187 MW of installed capacity, including ~91 MW of new capacity brought online between 2011 and early 2012. Currently, geothermal electric power generation is occurring in AK, CA, HI, ID, NV, OR, UT and WY while AZ, CO, LA, NM, ND, TX and WA have geothermal capacity in development.
Did You Know? Solar power in the U.S. grew 140% in the third quarter of 2011, making it one of the fastest growing sectors in the economy. Solar now exceeds 3,650 MW, enough to power 730,000 homes. More than 100,000 Americans work in the solar industry, double the number in 2009. They work at more than 5,600 companies, the vast majority being small businesses, in every state.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE ON THE E-MAIL LIST
FOR REGULAR UPDATES
Contact Ken Bossong, Sustainable Energy Coalition*
301-270-6477 x.11; firstname.lastname@example.org
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*Founded in 1992, the Sustainable Energy Coalition is a coalition of 23 national business, environmental, and energy policy organizations supporting aggressive development of renewable energy and energy efficient technologies.