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Day One, Thursday, September 13, 2012:
9:00 Optional Tour of DOE Energy Efficient Buildings Hub at the Philadelphia Navy Yard with continental breakfast
11:30 Registration and Lunch
12:15 Welcoming Remarks
  • Michael A. Nutter, mayor of Philadelphia
12:30 Overview of Regional Clean Energy Hub
  • Christina Simeone, director, PennFuture Energy Center
  • Maggie Molina, state policy program senior manager, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)
  • Christy Omohundro, regional representative, eastern region, American Wind Energy Association (AWEA)
  • Katie Bolcar, director of Mid-Atlantic states, Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA)
1:30 Presentations by Regional Decision Makers Discussing Their Vision for a Clean Energy Future
  • Richard Kauffman, senior advisor to the U.S. Secretary of Energy
  • Bob Inglis, executive director of the Energy and Enterprise Initiative and former U.S. House representative (R-South Carolina)
  • Mark Fulton, managing director and global head of climate change investment research, Deutsche Bank
3:00 Break (15 minutes)
3:15 Clean Energy Opportunities through EPA's Regulations
  • Christopher Van Atten, senior vice president, M.J. Bradley & Associates, LLC
  • Paul M. Sotkiewicz, Ph.D., chief economist, PJM Interconnection
  • Emily Davis, attorney, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
4:15 Clean Energy Manufacturing Policy, Technology and Finance
  • Todd Foley, vice president of policy, American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE)
  • Kathleen McGinty, senior vice president and managing director of strategic growth, Weston Solutions
  • Dr. Cheryl Martin, deputy director for commercialization, Advanced Research Projects Agency — Energy (ARPA-E)
  • Michael Parr, senior manager for government affairs, DuPont
5:30 Open Bar Networking Session and Exhibitor Showcase (hearty fare provided)
Day Two, Friday, September 14, 2012:
8:00 Registration and Breakfast
8:30 Jack Markell, governor, state of Delaware
9:00 Lee Davis, senior vice president and northeast regional president, NRG Energy
9:30 Regional Wind Market: Strategies to Reach Full Potential
Moderator and introduction: Bruce Burcat, executive director, Mid-Atlantic Renewable Energy Coalition
  • Tim Daniels, senior vice president for market development, Deepwater Wind, LLC
  • Hans Detweiler, director of development, Clean Line Energy
  • Eric Thumma, director, institutional relations, Iberdrola Renewables Inc.
  • Katie Bellezza, marketing manager, EverPower Wind Holdings Inc.
10:45 Break (15 minutes)
11:00 Making Efficiency Work for Utilities
12:00 Luncheon Speech from the Honorary Conference Chair, Edward G. Rendell, Former Governor of Pennsylvania
1:00 Continuing to Develop a Strong Solar Industry
Moderator and introduction: Katie Bolcar, director of Mid-Atlantic states, Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA)
  • Minh Le, chief engineer and deputy program manager, Solar Energy Technologies Program, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Michel Di Capua, head of research, North America, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
  • Evan Dube, director of government affairs, SunRun
2:15 Break (15 minutes)
2:30 Natural Gas and Clean Energy
3:45 Developing Regional Alternative Transportation Fuel Options
  • Luke Tonachel, senior vehicles analyst, Energy and Transportation Program at the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
  • Stephen Marlin, manager, Advanced Technology Demonstration Programs at General Motors
  • Brett Barry, public policy and regulatory advisor, Clean Energy
5:00 Conference Ends
Creating America's Clean Energy Hub

September 13-14, 2012
DoubleTree Hotel
Broad and Locust Streets

Presented by:
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In partnership with:
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Sponsor The Hankin Group Sponsor Iberdrola Renewables
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