15th Annual Congressional Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency EXPO + Policy Forum

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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