Members of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Caucuses will join forces tomorrow with the Sustainable Energy Coalition to host the 12th annual Congressional Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency EXPO + Forum in Washington D.C.
This year’s EXPO will bring together more than fifty businesses, sustainable energy industry trade associations, government agencies, and energy policy research organizations 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 (see examples below).
Members of the U.S. Congress will offer welcoming remarks in the morning while afternoon speakers 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 address ways to stimulate the economy, “green jobs,” higher energy costs, increased reliance on energy imports, and the potential threat posed by rising levels of greenhouse gas emissions, 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 Sustainable Energy Coalition brings together more than 60 national and state-level business, environmental, consumer, and energy policy organizations.