one of the western world's most influential energy thinkers.
Needham, MA (PRWEB) April 30, 2009
The Virtual Energy Forum (http://www.VirtualEnergyForum.com), the world's largest online conference dedicated to renewable energy, sustainability and energy-efficient practices in business, today announced speakers for its upcoming free event scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday June 24-25. Speakers will include Amory Lovins, founder, chairman and chief scientist of the Rocky Mountain Institute, as well as Fred Krupp, President of the Environmental Defense Fund.
Newsweek has described Lovins as "one of the western world's most influential energy thinkers." Lovins has led the redesign of over $30 billion of facilities in 29 sectors for energy and resource efficiency. Krupp is widely recognized as the foremost champion of harnessing market forces for environmental ends, such as the market-based acid rain reduction plan in the 1990 Clean Air Act that The Economist hailed as "the greatest green success story of the past decade." Senior officials from the US Department of Energy and energy leaders from Dow Chemicals, Harvard University, Kimberly-Clark, Proctor & Gamble, Raytheon, and Siemens are also slated to speak.
http://www.VirtualEnergyForum.com is also pleased to announce that the US Department of Energy will be participating in the market-leading virtual event for the third time. The US Department of Energy will host a Global Green Cities track which will feature municipal leaders from around the world who will highlight their latest environmental and energy-saving initiatives.
VirtualEnergyForum.com enables operations executives and chief financial officers to better understand how to improve return on investment by implementing sustainable and cost-saving energy-efficient practices in business. The online conference includes live moderated video presentations where attendees can garner answers to their questions from speakers in real-time. VirtualEnergyForum.com meets entirely online, making it time and cost-effective to meet and learn while also providing a greener way to gather™ for stakeholders in the energy sector.
Speakers confirmed for the June 24-25 VirtualEnergyForum.com conference include:
Amory Lovins, Founder, Chairman and Chief Scientist, The Rocky Mountain Institute
Fred Krupp, President, Environmental Defense Fund
Matthew Appelbaum, Mayor, City of Boulder, Colorado ("America's First Smart Grid City")
Rich Wells, VP of Energy and Climate Change, Dow Chemicals
David Chamberlain, Principal Energy Engineer, Raytheon
Rusty Hodapp, VP Energy Asset Management, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport
Dick Marklein, Energy Services Director, Kimberly-Clark
Kristen Pierre, US Environmental Protection Agency
Mark Ginsberg, Senior Executive Director, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), US Department of Energy
Christopher Powell, Director Sustainable Energy and Environmental Initiatives, Brown University
Heather Henriksen, Director of the Office for Sustainability, Harvard University
Dr. Len Sauers, VP Global Sustainability for Procter & Gamble
Stefan Muhle, General Manager, Orchard Garden Hotel, San Francisco
Grant French, Corporate Sustainability Manager, Swinerton Builders
Bob Dixon, SVP Global Efficiency & Sustainability, Siemens Building Technologies
Philip V. Adams, President and Chief Operating Officer, World Energy
Tom Zaban, VP, Sales & Marketing, Reliable Controls Corporation
Sarah Hetznecker, Director of Project Development, Conergy
Phil Williams, VP of Technical Systems and Sustainability, Webcor
For more information or to register to attend for free, visit VirtualEnergyForum.com.
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About Virtual Energy Forum:
The Virtual Energy Forum, http://www.VirtualEnergyForum.com, is an online conference that brings public and private sector executives from around the world together to learn and discuss topics such as sustainable energy management, alternative energy, clean technologies, green buildings and operations. Virtual Energy Forum provides a greener way to gather™, all from the ease of a personal computer with no carbon footprint.
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