Winter 2008 Meeting


February 12-13, 2008
The Madison - Washington, DC

Day 1

8:30 am – 8:45 am
Welcome and Introduction
-Susan Stratton, Chair, ASERTTI (Wisconsin)

8:45 am – 9:15 am
National Governors’ Association – Securing a Clean Energy Future
-Sue Gander, Division Director, National Governors’ Association

9:15 am – 10:00 am
Update on USDA’s Expanded Energy RD&D Role
-Jetta Wong, Environmental and Energy Study Institute

10:00 am – 10:30 am – Networking Break

10:30 am – 11:15 am
Biotech’s Revolutionizing Impact on Domestic Energy Production
-Hans Blaschek, University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign, Assistant Dean and Director,
Center for Advanced BioEnergy Research

11:15 am – 12:00 pm
ASHRAE Ventilation and EPA Air Quality Standards – Ozone Air Cleaning for Buildings
-Douglas Kosar, Principal Research Engineer, Energy Resources Center, University of
Illinois at Chicago

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
ASERTTI – NASEO Keynote Luncheon
The 2007 Farm Bill Energy Title – Outlook for Funding and Key Provisions
-Dr. Eldon Boes, Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry

1:15 pm – 2:00 pm
California Energy Update and New Trends Outlook
-Ken Koyama, California Energy Commission

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
ENERGY STAR – New Standards to Reach Greater Levels of Efficiency
-Richard Karney, ENERGY STAR, U.S. Department of Energy

2:30 pm – 2:45 pm – Break

2:45 pm – 3:30 pm
Strategic CHP Deployment Assistance and Regional Partnerships
-John Cuttica, Energy Resources Center, University of Illinois
-Tom Frankiewicz, Program Manager, Combined Heat and Power Partnership, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
State and Local Collaboration
-Dan Beckley, Energy Technology Program Specialist, Office of Weatherization and Intergovernmental Programs, U.S. Department of Energy
-Johanna Zetterberg, Office of Weatherization and Intergovernmental Programs, U.S. Department of Energy

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
State and Local Energy Roundtable
This informal discussion is a great opportunity to learn about new clean energy activities of attendees. Each participant provides concise, informal remarks on their latest programs ranging from green power to industrial efficiency to zero energy homes.

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
NASEO Congressional Reception (Open to all registered ASERTTI attendees)

Day 2

8:45 am – 9:30 am
Climate Change Legislative Outlook – Cap and Trade and Low Carbon Fuel Standard
(Joint ASERTTI – NASEO Session)
- Moderator: Susan Stratton, Chair, ASERTTI
- James Bradbury, Legislative Assistant, Congressman Jay Inslee’s Office

9:45 am – 10:30 am
EPA’s Climate Technology Initiative
Kathleen Hogan, Director, Climate Protection Partnerships Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

10:30 am – 11:00 am – Break

11:00 am – 11:30 am
Research and Demonstration Opportunities with DOE’s Biomass Program
-Jacques Beaudry-Losique, Program Manger, Biomass Program, U.S. Department of Energy

11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Building Efficiency and Performance Priorities
-Jerry Dion, Program Manager, Buildings Technologies Program, U.S. Department of Energy

12:30 pm – 1:45 pm – Networking Lunch

1:45 pm – 2:45 pm
Zero Energy Commercial Buildings Initiative – From Innovation to Deployment
-Jeffrey Harris, Vice President for Programs, Alliance to Save Energy

2:45 pm – 3:15 pm – Networking Break

3:15 pm – 4:00 pm
LED City: Local Governments Leading the Way With Solid State Lighting
Greg Merritt, Director Corporate Marketing, CREE

4:00 pm – 4:45 pm
The Potential of the Newly Created Advanced Research Projects Agency for Energy
(ARPA-E): Understanding the DARPA Model and Collaborative Process
Lois Hollan, Senior Analyst, Independent Consultant

Day 3

8:30 am – 9:15 am
Opportunities and Challenges for an Ammonia Fueled Economy
-Norm Olson, Iowa Energy Center

9:15 am – 10:15 am
Vehicle Technology Program’s Focus on Efficiency and Alternatives
-Ed Wall, Program Manager, Vehicle Technologies Program, U.S. Department of Energy

10:15 am – 11:00 am
Industrial Program RD&D Priorities Outlook
-James Quinn, Office of Industrial Technologies, U.S. Department of Energy

11:00 am – 11:30 am
Federal Energy Appropriations Outlook – Review of the Administration’s FY’09 Budget Request
-David Terry, Executive Director, ASERTTI

11:30 am
Wrap up and Adjourn
-Susan Stratton, Chair, ASERTTI