Clean Energy Conference Roundup: September 2015

Source-National-Retail-Federation-Flickr-300x2001Each month, the Energy Exchange rounds up a list of top clean energy conferences around the country. Our list includes conferences at which experts from the EDF Clean Energy Program will be speaking, plus additional events that we think our readers may benefit from marking on their calendars.

Top clean energy conferences featuring EDF experts in September:

September 20-22: ACEEE National Conference on Energy Efficiency as a Resource (Little Rock, AR)
Speaker: John Finnigan, Lead Attorney

  • The ACEEE National Conference on Energy Efficiency as a Resource is a biennial event first held in 2001. The conference is widely recognized as the premiere event for examining energy efficiency as a strategic and critical utility system resource. The program content will be specifically designed to focus on the issues related to utility-sector energy efficiency policies and programs. Industry leaders will gather to discuss the latest developments in the use of energy efficiency as a key resource for meeting customer and utility system needs and for addressing other critical economic and environmental objectives.

September 27-30: Groundwater Protection Council Annual Forum (Oklahoma City, OK)
Speaker: Kate Zerrenner, Project Manager

  • The GWPC annual forum, organized by the Ground Water Protection Council, will take place in Oklahoma City from September 27-30.  The forum will cover topics in ecosystem protection, agriculturally-based water loading, state water usage, and energy and agricultural planning.

September 28-29: Fortune Brainstorm E: Where Energy, Technology, and Sustainability Meet (Austin, TX)
Speaker: Diane Regas, Executive Director

  • This Brainstorm will bring together the smartest people we know who are operating at the forefront of this revolution, including CEOs and senior executives, investors, policy makers, environmentalists, and thought leaders. We’ll challenge one another to explore the disruptive technologies and the new business models that will be needed to thrive in this age of rapid change. In two action-packed days, we’ll showcase the people, companies, ideas, and strategies that will bring about the transformational change the business world needs.

Other top clean energy conferences across the U.S. in September:

September 10-11: 5th Annual Energy Policy Research Conference (Denver, CO)

  • The Energy Policy Institute’s Energy Policy Research Conference is an opportunity for researchers and practitioners in diverse aspects of the energy and climate system to truly “get down to brass tacks” to examine critical issues for our shared energy and environmental future. In the past four years, EPRC has brought together hundreds of representatives from universities, think-tanks and research institutes, NGOs, national laboratories, industry, and government.

September 21-23: Meeting of the Border 2020 Program (El Paso, TX)

  • The Mexican Environment and Natural Resources Ministry (SEMARNAT) and the U.S-Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Border 2020 National Coordinators are pleased to announce their biennial National Coordinators meeting under the Border 2020 U.S.-Mexico Environmental Program to be held in El Paso, Texas, September 21-23, 2015. This will be the first National Coordinators meeting for the new Border 2020 Program and will provide an opportunity for the National Coordinators to showcase accomplishments from the Border 2020 and reexamine the goals and objectives and operations of the program.

September 29-30: California France Forum on Energy Efficiency Technologies 5th Annual Conference (San Francisco, CA)

  • The California France Forum on Energy Efficiency Technologies (CaFFEET) is an annual conference organized by EDF, the Office for Science and Technology at the Embassy of France in the United States, PRIME and French Tech Hub. Its aim is to promote the exchange of technical and scientific knowledge in the field of renewable energy and energy efficiency between two major low-carbon economies: France and California. Each year, CaFFEET gathers numerous international experts and leaders from utilities, corporations, start-ups, research centers and academic institutes.

September 29-30: Group NIRE Energy Resource Management Conference (Overton, TX)

  • Group NIRE was formed by Texas Tech University and privatized in order to provide real-world testing and development for alternative energy solutions, notably wind and solar. The Energy Resource Management Conference will feature thought leaders in the industry discussing energy defense, storage, and solutions. Speakers will include decision makers from Duke Energy, the Department of Homeland Security, ERCOT, Southwest Power Pool, and more. Forbes contributors Peter Kelly-Detwiler and Roger Kay will be the official moderators for the event. Expect high-level dialogue with thought leaders in the industry.

September 29-October 1: Gulf Coast Power Association Annual Fall Conference (Austin, TX)

  • This fall’s conference is a “must attend” power industry event, including nine dynamic sessions, four featured keynote speakers, compelling discussion & debate, and exceptional networking with over 750 power professionals.

September 30-October 1: World Energy Engineering Congress (Orlando, FL)

  • The World Energy Engineering Congress is the one truly comprehensive event to see how economic and market forces, new technologies, regulatory developments and industry trends all merge to shape critical energy decisions, as well as what specific steps are needed to achieve large scale energy efficiencies within your organization. Held annually, the WEEC features a large, multi-track conference agenda, a full line-up of seminars on a variety of current topics, and a comprehensive exposition of the market's most promising new technologies.

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