Secretary of Commerce Locke, FERC Chairman Wellinghoff To Address Energy Efficiency Forum
Jun 2, 2010
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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Chairman Jon Wellinghoff will join other policymakers and business executives to address the role of energy efficiency in light of pending climate and energy legislation at the 21st Annual Energy Efficiency Forum.

The forum is co-sponsored by Johnson Controls and the U.S. Energy Association (USEA) and will be held June 15-16 in Washington, D.C.

Additional speakers include: Influence author and OPOWER Chief Scientist Robert Cialdini, Ph.D.; Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.); and Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm.

The Energy Efficiency Forum takes place each year at the National Press Club. The theme for this year’s event is “Energy Efficiency: Innovative Approaches, Proven Solutions.” Two panels will offer the latest perspectives on business and energy efficiency.

Stephen Stokes, vice president of research at AMR Research, will moderate a panel discussion on the “Innovative Solutions at the Intersection of Technology and Efficiency.” Panelists include:
• Richard Lechner, vice president energy and efficiency, IBM Corporation
• Rob Bernard, chief environmental strategist, Microsoft
• Neil McPhail, senior vice president and general manager, New Business Solutions Group, Best Buy Company, Inc.

A second panel, “Taking Charge of the Clean Transportation Industry,” will be moderated by Mary Ann Wright, vice president global technology and innovation accelerator for Johnson Controls Power Solutions. Panelists include:
• Scott Harrison, chief executive officer, Azure Dynamics
• Robbie Diamond, founder and president, Securing America's Future Energy
• Thomas Reddoch, manager of the Energy Utilization Research area of the Power Delivery & Markets Sector, Electric Power Research Institute
• Richard Lowenthal, founder and CEO, Coulomb Technologies, Inc.

Additional speakers and more information on the forum can be found at:

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