Winter 2008 Meeting

2008 Energy Outlook Conference

February 3-6, 2008
Omni Shoreham Hotel - Washington, DC

ASERTTI Clean Energy Outlook Meeting This year's winter meeting – The ASERTTI Clean Energy Outlook – will be held February 3 - 6, 2008, in Washington, DC. The event offers important opportunities for attendees to learn about new initiatives from the U.S. Department of Energy and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, an overview from Congressional staff on climate policy and energy appropriations, as well as updates on ASERTTI member collaborative projects.

The timing of this year’s meeting is coincident with the release of the President’s FY’09 budget on February 4th, which includes funding proposals for important energy and environmental programs. This means that attendees will have an early look at funding opportunities for the coming year. Some of the conferences confirmed presenters include:

  • James Bradbury, Legislative Assistant, Congressman Jay Inslee – The status of climate legislation and the outlook for Congressional action.
  • Kathleen Hogan, Director, Climate Protection Partnerships Division, U.S. EPA – A discussion on EPA’s emerging climate technology initiative.
  • Jeffrey Harris, Vice President Alliance to Save Energy – A discussion on the new Commercial Buildings Initiative to achieve zero-energy commercial buildings by 2030.
  • Sue Gander, National Governors Association – An update on the governors’ call for increased state energy research and technology transfer.
  • Ed Wall, Vehicle Technologies Program Manager, U.S. DOE – The outlook for plug-in hybrid technology transfer and funding opportunities.
  • Tom Frankiewicz, U.S. EPA, Combined Heat and Power Partnership – An update on CHP activities and the launch of the new EPA-ASERTTI CHP initiative.
  • Jacques Beaudry-Losique, Biomass Program Manager, U.S. DOE –Opportunities and priorities following the passage of the 2007 energy bill and record appropriations.
  • Jerry Dion, Building Technologies Program Manager, U.S. DOE – RDD&D Priorities for 2008 and 2009.
  • Douglas Kaempf, Industrial Technologies Program Manager, U.S. DOE – Industry Program Priorities and Outlook for 2009.

ASERTTI and NASEO are again conducting our winter meetings at the same time and location to facilitate several joint presentation sessions. We have made arrangements so that registration at the ASERTTI meeting allows complete access to the NASEO meeting sessions and Congressional reception for those interested in attending portions of both events. If you have any questions, please contact Sherry Benzmiller at SBenzmiller@ecw.org.

Meeting location: The meeting will be held at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert Street, NW, Washington, DC.

Hotel arrangements: Reservations must be made using the online form available at the ASERTTI meeting registration site. Sleeping room rates are $201/night single or $221/night double. The cut-off for obtaining the special ASERTTI sleeping room rate at the Hotel is Tuesday, January 15, 2008.

For more information contact Sherry Benzmiller at SBenzmiller@ecw.org.