Summary

Fifty exhibitors and 32 speakers, including Rep. Roscoe Bartlett (R-MD), Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Rep. John Garamendi (D-CA), attended the 15th Annual Congressional Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency EXPO and Policy Forum on June 21, 2012. Videos of the speeches, panels and interviews with exhibitors can be viewed on EESI's channel, www.youtube.com/eesionline.

On June 21, 2012, the Sustainable Energy Coalition - in cooperation with the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Caucuses and in partnership with the Sustainable Energy & Environment Coalition, House Algae Energy Caucus, Congressional Peak Oil Caucus, House Green Schools Caucus, High Performance Building Caucus, Defense Energy Security Caucus, Oil and National Security Caucus, and the Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Caucus - hosted the 15th Annual Congressional Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency EXPO + Forum. This year’s EXPO brought together 50 businesses, sustainable energy industry trade associations, government agencies, and energy policy research organizations 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 (see list of exhibitors below). The late morning program featured members of the U.S. Congress. Other speakers, including administration officials (see below), discussed the role sustainable energy technologies can play in meeting America's energy needs. Congress, the Administration, the business community, environmental advocates, and American voters continue to search for options to stimulate the economy and create "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 helped address the role that sustainable energy technologies can play in addressing these issues.

CONGRESSIONAL AND EXECUTIVE BRANCH SPEAKERS
 
Congressional Speakers Defense and Energy Policy Executive Branch Speakers

Defense and Energy Policy Video




Executive Branch Video
 
EXHIBITION SPEAKERS Moderator: Carol Werner, Executive Director, Environmental & Energy Study Institute

POLICY - SOLAR - STORAGE


ENERGY EFFICIENCY PART 1


ENERGY EFFICIENCY PART 2

WATER POWER TECHNOLOGIES


BIOFUELS


FUEL CELLS

EXHIBITORS

ABBVideo

Acuity BrandsVideo

Advanced Biofuels Association

Advanced Biofuels USAVideo

American Wind Energy AssociationVideo

BETTER, Inc

Breakthrough Technologies Institute

Building Performance InstituteVideo

Business Council for Sustainable Energy

Canadian Hydropower AssociationVideo

Diesel Technology ForumVideo

Efficiency First

Electricity Storage AssociationVideo

EnervationVideo

Environmental and Energy Study Institute

Federal Performance Contracting CoalitionVideo

Frostburg State University-Renewable Energy Center

Fuel Cell & Hydrogen Energy AssociationVideo

Geothermal Energy AssociationVideo

GreenHeat LPVideo

Growth EnergyVideo

Heat is Power AssociationVideo

Industrial Energy Efficiency CoalitionVideo

International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers

Intertribal Council on Utility Policy

Lite Line Companies, Inc.Video

Natel Energy, Inc.Video

National Association of Energy Service Companies

National Biodiesel Board

National Green Energy Council

National Hydropower AssociationVideo

National Insulation AssociationVideo

National Renewable Energy LaboratoryVideo

Ocean Power Technologies, Inc.

Ocean Renewable Energy CoalitionVideo

The Pew Charitable TrustsVideo

Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels Services Foundation

Solar Energy Industries Association

Standard Solar

The Stella Group Ltd.Video

Sustainable Energy FundVideo

Urban GridVideo

U.S. Army Energy Initiatives Task ForceVideo

U.S. Clean Heat & Power Association

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR Program

U.S. EPA RE-Powering America’s Land InitiativeVideo

U.S. Geological Survey U.S. High Speed Rail AssociationVideo

Water Management, Inc.

Zero Net Energy Technologies Corporation Video

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 Sustainable Energy Coalition's steering committee.

 

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

 

 

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