10th Annual Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Expo and Forum
The 10th Annual
Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency
Expo and Forum
Presented by the House and Senate Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Caucuses in cooperation with the Sustainable Energy Coalition
Thursday, June 14, 2007
9:15 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
345 Cannon House Office Building (Caucus Room)
Exhibits will be open from 9:15 AM until 7:00 PM, except during speaker/panel presentations.
Closest Metro Stop: Capitol South Station (orange or blue lines)
Leading business representatives and scientists will present renewable and energy efficient technologies available NOW and their potential impact on Climate Change over the next 10 years. Interactive forums will also address how the United States can better prepare a workforce and market place to match the escalating demand for renewable and energy efficient technologies.
Over 30+ renewable and energy efficient technology companies will exhibit at the 2007 Expo. These exhibitors represent a diverse sampling of cutting-edge renewable energy and energy efficient technologies from Wind, Hydropower, Solar, Biofuels, Geothermal, Combined Heat and Power, and Distributed Energy Systems.
*Exhibits will be open from 9:15 AM until 7:00 PM except during speaker/panel presentations.
The Expo will include:
Energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies (exhibitors from 9+ sectors)
Interactive panel discussions by leading energy experts
Cocktail reception and award presentation by the Sustainable Energy Coalition
9:15 – 10:00 a.m.
Morning Coffee/Snack – Sponsored by WorldWater & Solar Technologies Corp.
10:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Opening Speaker: Dr. John Holdren, Theresa and John Heinz Professor of Environmental Policy, Harvard University; Director, Woods Hole Research Center; President, AAAS (2006-2007)
“The Time for Action is Now”: Opportunities to Address Climate Change Through Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency
10:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Panel Discussion—An Energy Revolution: Solutions Now and Within the Next 10 Years. Sponsored by Enel North America, Inc.
Panel Summary: Overviews of the recent groundbreaking studies Energy [R]evolution – A Blueprint for Global Warming by Greenpeace/DLR (German Aerospace Center), and Tackling Climate Change in the U.S.: Potential U.S. Carbon Emissions Reductions from Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency by 2030 by the American Solar Energy Society (ASES), will set the stage for this discussion and underscore the urgency and ability of addressing climate change through energy efficiency and renewable technologies. The second portion of this panel examines technologies in use now and how their impact over the next 10 years can be further leveraged with responsive climate change legislation. The panel will close with audience Q & A.
Chair: Scott Sklar, Chair, Sustainable Energy Coalition Steering Committee; President, Stella Group, Ltd.
• Dr. Wolfram Krewitt, DLR German Aerospace Center, Stuttgart, Germany
• David Hamilton, Director of Global Warming and Energy Programs, Sierra Club
Q&A with audience members
• Mark Wagner, Vice President Government Relations, Renewable Energy Solutions, Johnson Controls Inc.
• Brandon Seitz, Biotown, USA, Manager of Energy Division, Indiana Office of Energy and Defense Development
• Carol Werner, Executive Director, Environmental and Energy Study Institute
Q&A with audience members
12:15 – 1:15 p.m.
EXHIBITS OPEN (lunch on your own)
1:15 – 2:30 p.m.
Panel Discussion—Global Competition: Where We Are, Why Other Countries are Ahead of the Game, and How the United States Can Catch Up.
Panel Summary: Although the U.S. is a leader in EE/RE technology research and business development, some companies are leaving the U.S and countries such as those in the European Union and Japan have jumped far ahead in market share. What role does U.S. policy play in the domestic and global marketplace for EE/RE industries? How can we create a better climate for these businesses to grow and flourish in the U.S. and the broader international market? To answer these questions, the following EE/RE industry leaders will provide brief overviews of their technology sector and its viability, a synopsis of the economics involved (size of scale, return on investment, readiness of the market, etc.), and note specific ways in which policy can foster productivity and innovation. The panel will close with audience Q & A.
Chair and Moderator: R. James Woolsey, Former Director of Central Intelligence; Vice President, Global Strategic Security Division, Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc.
• Kevin Rackstraw, Development Leader, Eastern North America, Clipper Windpower Development Company, Inc.
• Lisa Krueger, Vice President, Sustainable Development, First Solar Inc.
• Jonathan Weisgall, Vice President, MidAmerican Energy Holdings Corp, CalEnergy (Geothermal)
• Julie Smith Galvin, Director, Corporate Affairs, Enel North America, Inc. (Hydropower)
• Dick Munson, Vice President for Government Affairs, Recycled Energy Development (Energy Efficiency)
Q&A with audience members
2:30 – 3:15 p.m.
3:15 – 3:45 p.m.
Closing Speaker: Mayor John Hieftje, Ann Arbor, Michigan, issued Green Energy Challenge (2005) to bring 30% renewable energy to Ann Arbor by 2010.
Moving Forward: How a Mid-Size City is aggressively addressing the Climate Change Challenge
3:45 – 5:00 p.m.
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Closing Remarks and Reception (Caucus Chairs and invited guests)
VIP Tours of all exhibits
A special thanks to our Expo Sponsors:
WorldWater & Solar Technologies Corp.
Enel North America, Inc.
Previous EXPOs have attracted more than 2,500 visitors including Members of Congress and their staff, Executive Branch officials, members of the media, and interested members of the public.
Do not miss this unique opportunity to hear leading experts in the field of renewable and energy efficiency AND visit with industry leaders at this Expo. There is no cost or registration required to attend.
For additional information about the 2007 Expo, please contact Jennifer Judd Hinrichs at 202-347-2774.