Click here to view a complete list of KEEA Members.
Congressional Sustainable Energy EXPO + Forum
15th Annual Congressional Renewable Energy
& Energy Efficiency EXPO + Forum
Efficiency+ Renewables = Economic & National Security!
Cannon House Office Building
Caucus Room (#345) & Veterans Affairs Committee Room (#340)
U.S. House of Representatives
Independence Avenue and New Jersey Avenue SE;Washington, DC
Thursday – June 21, 2012
**If You Will Not Be in Washington DC, Please...
- Contact your U.S. Senators and Representatives and urge them to attend and/or address the EXPO
- Forward this announcement to businesses, activists, government officials, media, and others in the Washington DC area.
On June 21, the House and Senate Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Caucuses,in partnership Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition, the House Algae Energy Caucus, Congressional Peak Oil Caucus, House Green Schools Caucus, Congressional High Performance Building Caucus, and Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Caucus, and with theSustainable Energy Coalition* - will host the 15thannual Congressional Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency EXPO + Forum.
This year’s EXPO will bring together over forty businesses, sustainable energy industry trade associations, government agencies, and energy policy research organizations (see list to-date below) 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. The late morning program will feature Members of the U.S. Congress while speakers throughout the day will discuss the role sustainable energy technologies can play in meeting America’s energy needs.
As Congress, the Administration, the business community, environmental advocates, and American voters search for options to stimulate the economy and “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 will help address the role that sustainable energy technologies might play. This will include not only the technical aspects of renewable energy and energy-efficient technologies but also related issues such as economics, jobs potential, environmental benefits, current and near-term market potential, model programs in the public and private sectors, and institutional, financial and legal barriers.
The EXPO is free, open to the public, and no RSVPs are required.
Thursday, June 21, 2012
9:30 am - 4:30 pm (exhibits open for viewing)
11:30 am – presentations by Members of Congress (starting list below)
9:30 - 4:30 pm – Administration, exhibitor speakers (partial list below)
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE AN EXHIBITOR
Businesses, trade associations, organizations, and government agencies interested in being exhibitors should request a Registration Form. Booth spaces (10’ x 4’) are $750; table spaces (8’ x 4’) are $600; "side-room" booth spaces (10' x 4') are $350 – but available spaces are dwindling fast.
40+ EXHIBITORS CONFIRMED TO DATE
Advanced Biofuels Association
Advanced Biofuels USA
Army's Energy Initiatives Task Force
Breakthrough Technologies Institute
Business Council for Sustainable Energy
Building Performance Institute
Diesel Technology Forum
Electricity Storage Association
Environmental & Energy Study Institute
Federal Performance Contracting Coalition
Frostburg State University-Renewable Energy Center
Fuel Cell & Hydrogen Energy Association
Geothermal Energy Association
Industrial Energy Efficiency Coalition (IEEC)
Intertribal Council on Utility Policy
Lite Line Companies, Inc.
Natel Energy, Inc.
National Biodiesel Board
National Association of Energy Service Companies
National Green Energy Council
National Hydropower Association
National Insulation Association
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Ocean Power Technologies, Inc.
Ocean Renewable Energy Coalition
Solar Energy Industries Association
The Pew Charitable Trusts
The Stella Group Ltd.
Sustainable Energy Fund
U.S. Clean Heat & Power Association
U.S. EPA’s ENERGY STAR Program
U.S. EPA's RE-Powering America Program
U.S. Geological Survey
U.S. High Speed Rail Association
Water Management, Inc.
TWO DOZEN SPEAKERS CONFIRMED TO DATE
U.S. Representative Roscoe Bartlett (R-MD)
U.S. Representative Chris Van Hollen (D-MD)
Dr. Dorothy Robyn, Deputy Undersecretary of Defense-Installations & Environment
Karen Atkinson, Director - DOI/BIA Indian Energy & Economic Development Office
Beth Craig, Director, Climate Protection Partnership Division, U.S. EPA
Rhone Resch, President & CEO, Solar Energy Industries Association
John Finnerty, Director of Business Development, Standard Solar
Ryan Skukowski, Policy Analyst, BTI/Fuel Cells 2000
James Warner, Director of Policy & External Affairs, Fuel Cell & Hydrogen Energy Association
Ruth McCormick, Senior Policy Associate, Business Council for Sustainable Energy
Joanne M. Ivancic, Executive Director, Advanced Biofuels USA
Anne Steckel, Vice President of Governmental Affairs, National Biodiesel Board
Leslie McDowell, Marketing & Communications Director, Building Performance Institute, Inc.
Scott Sklar, President, The Stella Group Ltd.
Andy Kunz, President & CEO, US High Speed Rail Association
Gia Schneider, CEO, Natel Energy
Les Scott, Director of Business Development, GreenHeatLP
Allen Schaeffer, Executive Director, Diesel Technology Forum
Eric Huffman, Director-Daylighting Sales, Acuity Brands
Linda Church Ciocci, Executive Director, National Hydropower Association
Katherine Hamilton, Policy Director, Electricity Storage Association
Ralph Avallone, Secretary General, International Green Energy Council
Bruce Salkin, Owner, Enervation, Inc.
Jennifer Schafer, Executive Director, Federal Performance Contracting Coalition
Did You Know? America’s economy has tripled in size since 1970 and three-quarters of the energy needed to fuel that growth came from energy efficiency advances – yet, much more can still be done. The economies of Japan and several European countries are about 50% more energy-efficient than the U.S.
Did You Know? According to the Energy Information Administration, in 2011 renewable energy sources provided 11.7% of domestic U.S. energy production and 12.7% of net U.S. electrical generation.
Did You Know? The U.S. wind industry now totals 48,611 MW of cumulative wind capacity. There are over 8,900 MW currently under construction involving nearly 100 separate projects spanning 31 states plus Puerto Rico. The U.S. wind industry has added over 35% of all new generating capacity over the past 5 years, second only to natural gas, and more than nuclear and coal combined.
Did You Know? The U.S. is the world leader in utility-scale geothermal energy with 3,187 MW of installed capacity, including ~91 MW of new capacity brought online between 2011 and early 2012. Currently, geothermal electric power generation is occurring in AK, CA, HI, ID, NV, OR, UT and WY while AZ, CO, LA, NM, ND, TX and WA have geothermal capacity in development.
Did You Know? Solar power in the U.S. grew 140% in the third quarter of 2011, making it one of the fastest growing sectors in the economy. Solar now exceeds 3,650 MW, enough to power 730,000 homes. More than 100,000 Americans work in the solar industry, double the number in 2009. They work at more than 5,600 companies, the vast majority being small businesses, in every state.
Did You Know? Hydropower currently accounts for 7% of U.S. electrical generation yet only 3 percent of the nation’s 80,000 dams currently generate electricity. Nearly 9,000-MW of new capacity could be added by modernizing existing hydropower facilities. America’s hydropower industry has the potential to create 1.4+ million cumulative jobs by 2025.
Did You Know?Due to environmental benefits, ease of use, and available subsidies, biodiesel use in the U.S. grew from about 10 million gallons in 2001 to 772 million gallons in 2011. Biodiesel at blend levels of 5% by volume (B5) or lower can be used in any diesel engine.
Did You Know?Size, flexibility, and their corresponding electrical output make fuel cells ideal for a wide variety of applications, from a few kilowatts to power a laptop computer to several megawatts at a central power generation facility. The fuel cell industry continues to expand and the total size of the global market is estimated to hit $785 million in 2012.
Did You Know?Better federal energy management over the last two decades to reduce energy use in federal buildings and other facilities has resulted in significant energy and cost savings. Federal energy use decreased by 16% from 1985 to 2007. Energy-saving efforts helped federal building carbon emissions decrease by 9.4% from 2003 to 2007.
Did You Know?More than 80% of builders say energy-efficient features are now pervasive in new homes. Two-thirds of builders and remodelers say customers request green homes to lower their utility bill. The green-homes share of the construction market -- 17% in 2011 -- will increase to between 29% and 38% by 2016.
Did You Know?With 13.9 billion gallons of domestic ethanol production, the U.S. required 485 million fewer barrels of imported oil in 2011. That is a total greater than all the oil the U.S. imports from Saudi Arabia. The total percentage of ethanol in the country's fuel supply is projected to reach 13.2% by 2021.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE ON THE E-MAIL LIST
FOR REGULAR UPDATES
Contact Ken Bossong, Sustainable Energy Coalition*
301-270-6477 x.11; email@example.com
# # # # #
*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.