14th Annual Congressional Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency EXPO + Policy Forum



14th Annual Congressional Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency EXPO + Policy Forum

Thursday, June 16, 2011
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
345 Cannon House Office Building (Cannon Caucus Room)



On June 16, 2011, the Sustainable Energy Coalition and U.S. House and Senate Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Caucuses, in partnership with the House Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition, House Algae Energy Caucus, House Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Caucus, House High Performance Building Caucus, Green Jobs Caucus and Congressional Peak Oil Caucus, hosted the 14th annual Congressional Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency EXPO + Policy Forum. The EXPO brought together more than 50 businesses, sustainable energy industry trade associations, government agencies, and energy policy research organizations (see list below) to showcase the status and near-term potential of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. Members of the U.S. Congress, Obama administration, and exhibiting organizations gave presentations on the role sustainable energy technologies can play in stimulating the economy, strengthening national security, protecting the environment, and saving consumers money.


Agenda


Featured Speakers

  • Rep. Roscoe Bartlett (R-MD)
    Video
  • Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO)
    Video
  • VADM Dennis McGinn (USN, Retired), President, American Council on Renewable Energy
    Video
  • Jackalyne Pfannenstiel, Assistant Secretary for Energy, Installations and Environment, U.S. Navy
    Video
  • Philip D. Moeller, Commissioner, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
    Video
  • Heather Zichal, Deputy Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change
    Video
  • John R. Norris, Commissioner, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
    Video
  • Henry Kelly, Acting Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy
    Video
  • Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT)
    Video
  • Rep. Rush Holt (D-NJ)
    Video
  • Sharon E. Burke, Assistant Secretary for Operational Energy Plans and Programs, U.S. Department of Defense
    Video
  • Marc Spitzer, Commissioner, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
    Video


Morning Speakers (located in Room 340, next to the EXPO)

Policy Issues – Part I (9:30 - 9:48 a.m.)

  • Scott Sklar, President, The Stella Group, Ltd.
  • Karl Gawell, Executive Director, Geothermal Energy Association
  • Susan Wickwire, Acting Director, Climate Protection Partnerships Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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Smart Grid (9:51 - 10:03 a.m.)

  • Dan Delurey, Executive Director, Demand Response & Smart Grid Coalition
  • Laurie Actman, Director of Strategic Partnerships & Public, Viridity Energy

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Biofuels (10:06 - 10:36 a.m.)

  • Michael J. McAdams, President, Advanced Biofuels Association
  • Tom Buis, CEO, Growth Energy
  • Joanne Ivancic, Executive Director, Advanced Biofuels USA
  • Greg Dolan, Executive Director, Methanol Institute
  • Dawn Fenton, Directory-Policy, Diesel Technology Forum

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Energy Efficiency (10:39 - 11:03 a.m.)

  • Bruce Salkin, Owner, Enervation, Inc.
  • Don Moore, CEO, Harmonics Limited, Inc.
  • Thomas Horner, VP Engineering, Water Management, Inc.
  • Eric Huffman, Business Development Manager, SUNOPTICS

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Community Strategies (11:06 - 11:18 a.m.)

  • Mike Kennedy, President, Maryland Energy & Sustainability Co-op
  • David Sklar, CEO and Founder, STAR Island Bahamas

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Afternoon Speakers (located in Room 340, next to the EXPO)

Policy Issues – Part II (2:20 - 2:32 p.m.)

  • Ruth McCormick, Senior Policy Associate, Business Council for Sustainable Energy
  • Manning Feraci, Vice President of Legislative Affairs, Solar Energy Industries Association

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Solar (2:35 - 2:47 p.m.)

  • Christopher O’Brien, Head of Market Development, Oerlikon Solar

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Combined Heat and Power / District Energy (2:50 - 3:08 p.m.)

  • Jessica Bridges, Executive Director, U.S. Clean Heat & Power Association
  • Rob Thornton, President, International District Energy Association
  • Ken Smith, President and CEO, District Energy St. Paul

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Hydropower / Ocean Power (3:11 - 3:30 p.m.)

  • Linda Church Ciocci, Executive Director, National Hydropower Association
  • Gia Schneider, Chairman and CEO, Natel Energy, Inc.
  • Sean O’Neill, President, Ocean Renewable Energy Coalition

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Fuel Cells (3:33 - 3:45 p.m.)

  • Ruth Cox, Executive Director, Fuel Cell & Hydrogen Energy Association
  • Robert Rose, Executive Director, Breakthrough Technologies Institute

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Passive Solar / Intelligent Design (3:48 - 4:00 p.m.)

  • Michael Hindle, Chair, Mid-Atlantic Passive House Alliance
  • Asit Parikh, Partner, Zenesis Design/Build

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Biogas / Biomass (4:03 - 4:20 p.m.)

  • Daniel S. Henry, VP Chief Technical Officer, Hearth & Home Technologies
  • Melissa VanOrnum, Marketing Manager, GHD, Inc.
  • Nora Goldstein, Board Member, American Biogas Council

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Exhibitors

Abengoa Solar
Advanced Biofuels Association
Advanced Biofuels USA
AFC First Financial Corporation
American Biogas Council
American Council On Renewable Energy
American Wind Energy Association
Beacon Power
Bob Lawrence & Associates
Biotechnology Industry Organization
Business Council for Sustainable Energy
Continuum Energy Solutions
Demand Response & Smart-Grid Coalition
Dialight Corporation
Diesel Technology Forum
District Energy St. Paul
Enervation Lighting
Environmental and Energy Study Institute
Fuel Cell & Hydrogen Energy Association
Fuel Cells 2000
Geostellar
Geothermal Energy Association
Geothermal Exchange Organization
GHD Inc.
Growth Energy
Hales Global LLC
Harmonics Limited, Inc.
Hearth & Home Technologies
Institute for Electric Efficiency
International District Energy Association
Maryland Energy & Sustainability Cooperative
Methanol Institute
Mid-Atlantic Passive House Alliance
Natel Energy, Inc.
National Biodiesel Board
National Hydropower Association
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Ocean Power Technologies, Inc.
Ocean Renewable Energy Coalition
Oerlikon Solar
Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force - Energy
Prodex
Solar Energy Industries Association
Solar Energy World
Solar Solution LLC
Solar Tech, Inc.
Standard Solar
Star Island Bahamas
Sunoptics High Performance Prismatic Skylights
The Stella Group Ltd.
Sustainable Energy Systems
U.S. Clean Heat & Power Association
U.S. Department of Energy - Clean Cities
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR Program
Viridity Energy, Inc.
Water Management
Zenesis Design/Build


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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. EESI is on the steering committee of the Sustainable Energy Coalition and chaired the morning and afternoon panel discussions.


For more information, contact Ken Bossong at kbossong614 [at] yahoo.com or (301) 270-6477 x11.


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