13th Annual Congressional Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency EXPO + Forum

Thursday, May 27, 2010 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 345 Cannon House Office Building (Cannon Caucus Room)


On May 27, 2010, the Sustainable Energy Coalition, in cooperation with Members of the U.S. House and Senate Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Caucuses and in partnership with the House High Performance Building Caucus, House Algae Energy Caucus, House Hydropower Caucus, and House Sustainable Energy & Environment Coalition, hosted the 13th annual Congressional Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency EXPO + Forum. The 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 (biomass, geothermal, solar, water, wind), fuel cells, hydrogen, energy storage, smart-grid, and energy efficiency technologies (e.g., lighting, appliances, vehicles, buildings, combined heat and power). A late-morning news conference featured Members of the U.S. Congress and Executive Branch spokespersons while morning and afternoon speakers discussed the role sustainable energy technologies can play in stimulating economic growth and creating clean energy jobs, as well as addressing the challenges of higher energy costs, increased reliance on energy imports, and the potential threat posed by rising levels of greenhouse gas emissions.



Morning Speakers

  • Barry Carr, East Coast Representative, THINK
  • John Cooper, Skyline Solar Presentation (pdf format)
  • Dan Delurey, Executive Director, Demand Response & Smart Grid Coalition Presentation (pdf format)
  • Todd Foley, Senior VP, American Council on Renewable Energy
  • Adam Halsband, Legislative and Regulatory Affairs, American Biogas Council
  • Debbie Montagna, VP and General Manager, Ocean Power Technologies, Inc.
  • Don Moore, CEO, Harmonics Limited, Inc. Presentation (pdf format)
  • Jackie Prince Roberts, Director, Environmental Defense Fund
  • Jack Rogers, Biofuels Market Mgr, Novozymes Presentation (pdf format)
  • Bob Rose, Executive Director, Breakthrough Technologies Institute
  • Gia Schneider, CEO, Natel Energy
  • Bill Shank, Founder, Energy Transitions Presentation (pdf format)
  • Scott Sklar, President, The Stella Group, Ltd.
  • Melissa VanOrnum, Marketing Manager, GHD, Inc.
  • Chris Voell, Program Manager-AgSTAR, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Maria Vargas, ENERGY STAR, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Congressional Speakers

  • Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD)
  • Rep. Vern Ehlers (R-MI)
  • Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY)
  • Rep. James Langevin (D-RI)
  • Rep. Paul Tonko (D-NY)
  • Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT)
  • Rep. Jay Inslee (D-WA)
  • Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA)
  • Rep. Bob Inglis (R-SC)
  • Rep. Ben Lujan (D-NM)

Executive Branch Speakers

  • Jane Oates, Assistant Secretary for the Employment & Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor
  • Philip D. Moeller, Commissioner, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
  • Matt Rogers, Senior Advisor to the Secretary for Recovery Act Implementation, U.S. Department of Energy

Afternoon Panel Discussions


Panel on Green Jobs + Sustainable Energy

  • Karl Gawell, Executive Director, Geothermal Energy Association
  • Linda Church Ciocci, Executive Director, National Hydropower Association
  • Ruth McCormick, Senior Policy Associate, Business Council for Sustainable Energy


Panel on Living Sustainably

  • Ryan Colker, Director, National Institute of Building Sciences
  • Chelsea Jenkins, Executive Director, Virginia Clean Cities Presentation (pdf format)
  • Karen Florini, Director of Strategic Alliances, Environmental Defense Fund


Panel on Solar Technologies


Panel on New Storage, Transmission & Electric Technologies


3M, Renewable Energy Division
Abengoa Solar
American Council on Renewable Energy
AFC First
American Biogas Council
Beacon Power
Biomass Coordinating Council
Business Council for Sustainable Energy
California Fuel Cell Partnership
Demand Response & Smart Grid Coalition
Diesel 2 Gas, Inc.
Dow Kokam
Dow Solar Solutions
Ecobuild America
Energy Transitions
Enervation Lighting
Environmental & Energy Study Institute
Environmental Defense Fund
Frostburg State Univerisity, Renewable Energy Center
Fuel Cells 2000
Geothermal Energy Association
GHD, Inc.
GridWise Alliance
Growth Energy
Harmonics Limited
Ice Energy
International District Energy Association
Microcell Corporation
Natel Energy
National Biodiesel Board
National Hydrogen Association
National Hydropower Association
National Institute of Building Sciences
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
NewTek Energy Solutions
Novozymes North America, Inc.
Ocean Power Technologies, Inc.
Ocean Renewable Energy Coalition
Renewable Fuels Association
SAGE Electrochromics, Inc.
Shadowstone, Inc.
Skyline Solar
Solar Energy Industries Association
Standard Solar
SunOptics Prismatic Skylights
Sunpeak USA Inc.
Sustainable Energy Fund
The Stella Group, Ltd.
THINK North America
U.S. Clean Heat & Power Association
U.S. Department of Energy, Clean Cities
U.S. Department of Energy, Efficiency & Renewables
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, AGSTAR
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Center for Program Analysis
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, ENERGY STAR Program
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Pollution Prevention Division
U.S. Fuel Cell Council
U.S. Green Energy Corporation
Water Management, Inc



This event is free and open to the public. No RSVP required. For more information, contact Ken Bossong at (301) 270-6477 x.11 or kbossong614 [at]




Founded in 1992, the Sustainable Energy Coalition is a coalition of more than two dozen national business, environmental, and energy policy organizations supporting aggressive development of renewable energy and energy efficient technologies. EESI is a member of the Sustainable Energy Coalition.

Speaker Slides