Speakers Announced for the ACORE Transportation and Renewable Energy Industry ForumSpeakers Announced for the ACORE Transportation and Renewable Energy Industry Forum

kristy Resource Efficiency, Greentech

Navigating Today?s Challenges to Reach Tomorrow?s Opportunities: Expanding the Market for Renewable Transportation

July 17, 2012 | Washington, DC

At the 1st Transportation and Renewable Energy Industry Forum, the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) will convene business and industry leaders from across the energy spectrum and modes of transportation to discuss the challenges and opportunities to expanding the renewable transportation market. This is the first in a series of forums that will highlight the opportunities and challenges the country faces as it moves toward a 21st century transportation system sourced by renewable energy. View the agenda and confirmed speakers.

Arun Banskota, President, Electric Vehicle Services, NRG Energy
Warren Brown, Columnist, The Washington Post
William Chernicoff, Manager, Energy & Environmental Research, Toyota Motors North America Inc.
Catherine Dunwoody, Executive Director, California Fuel Cell
Doug Durante, Executive Director, Clean Fuels Development Coalition
Erin Geegen, CEO, Zam Energy
David Vander Griend, President & CEO, ICM Inc.
Andy Jack, Partner, Covington & Burling LLP
Keith Johnson, Staff Writer, The Wall Street Journal
Mark Riedy, Partner, Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo, P.C.
John Siciliano, Managing Editor, Clean Energy Report
Cindy Thyfault, President & CEO, Westar Trade Resources
Brian Wynne, Executive Director, Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA)
Michael Zimmer, Counsel, Thompson Hines LLP

The Forum’s Panelists Will:

Discuss the state of the market for vehicles across the renewable technology spectrum, seeking to find common successes and identifying roadblocks to expanding the market share

Provide insight into the challenges that companies face in servicing the market and providing scalable solutions which enable the new, renewable technologies

Explore the diverse universe and discuss how collaboration between companies of varying size and different industries will be both required and beneficial

Detail lender expectations for financing renewable transportation projects and explore common pitfalls and barriers to financing these deals

Share understandings about how to manage public perception, consumer education, and media relations to successfully expand the market share for market-ready products

For questions regarding the forum, please contact Pete Metz at 202-777-7587 or [email protected]