Keith McCoy of the National Association of Manufacturers to Speak on Green Manufacturing at Virtual Energy Forum

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Online Conference for Private and Public Sector Energy Leaders Takes Place December 10th & 11th.

Leaders in Green Manufacturing to Speak at Virtual Energy Forum

How Carbon is Greening Manufacturing

Virtual Energy Forum (, the premier online conference for private and public sector executives to learn, meet and interact on topics such as sustainability, alternative energy, clean technologies, green buildings and operations, today announced that Keith McCoy, Vice President, Energy and Resources Policy for the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), will speak on "How Carbon is Greening Manufacturing" on Thursday December 11th at 3:45 PM EST.

Additional speakers within the Manufacturing Track at the prestigious event include Mary Ellen Mika of SteelCase, Inc. (NYSE: SCS) speaking on "Reducing Manufacturing Costs and Embracing Renewables", Doug Kaempf of the US Department of Energy (DOE) speaking on "DOE Save Energy Now", and Roland Risser of Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E, NYSE: PGE) speaking on "Update on the ISO 50001 Energy Management Standard".

More than forty energy leaders are slated to speak at the event, which is free to attendees. The Virtual Energy Forum features live streaming video presentations and an ability to ask experts questions and receive answers in real-time. Each day of the two-day event begins at 9:00 am EST with keynotes or moderated panel sessions featuring senior executives from Fortune 500 companies such as Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK), Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI), McDonalds (NYSE: MCD), National Grid (NYSE: NGG) and Staples (NASDAQ: SPLS), as well as public sector leaders from the US Department of Energy (DOE), the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the US Senate, the US Air Force and energy leaders from the cities of New York, Atlanta and Delhi, India.
Virtual Energy Forum offers networking chat between attendees and the ability to easily exchange contact information and collect reference materials in a virtual briefcase.

Attendees can visit a virtual exhibit hall featuring the latest innovations in energy products and services and participate in "Meet-the-Expert" video chats on topics such as wind and solar energy, greening of the energy supply, carbon footprint reduction, green building strategies, manufacturing, energy's role in education and a special track on Global Green Cities conducted in conjunction with the US Department of Energy.

Speakers include:

  •     Joseph Kelliher, Chairman of the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
  •     Jim Rogers, Chief Executive Officer, Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK)
  •     David Manning, EVP and Chief Environmental Officer, National Grid (NYSE: NGG)
  •     Mike Kearney, Director Energy & Environmental Solutions, Siemens Building Technologies (NYSE: SI)
  •     James (Jim) Gallagher, Senior VP of Energy & Telecommunications, City of New York
  •     Bob Langert, Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility, McDonalds (NYSE: MCD)
  •     Mark Buckley, Vice President, Environmental Affairs, Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS)
  •     Kevin Billings, Assistant Secretary for the Air Force for Installations, Environment and Logistics
  •     Mary Ellen Mika, Manager, Energy and Environment, Supply Chain, SteelCase, Inc. (NYSE: SCS)
  •     US Congressman Ed Markey, Chairman, House Select Committee on Energy Independence
  •     Mark Ginsberg, Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary of Energy, Senior Director, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Board of Directors
  •     Kathleen Hogan, Program Director, Climate Protection Partnerships Division, US EPA
  •     Randy Swisher, Executive Director, American Wind Energy Association (AWEA)
  •     Thomas Downing, Energy Manager, Yale University
  •     Julia Hamm, Executive Director, Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA)
  •     Robert Colucci, Senior Director , Global Energy Planning and Management, Merck (NYSE: MRK)
  •     Philip V. Adams, President and Chief Operating Officer, World Energy
  •     Nick d'Arbeloff, Executive Director, New England Clean Energy Council
  •     Sarah Hetznecker, Director of Project Development, Conergy
  •     Doug Kaempf, Program Manager, Industrial Technologies Program, US Department of Energy
  •     Kevin Kampschroer, Acting Director of High-Performance Green Buildings, US General Services Administration
  •     John Schultz, Vice President of Business Development, Hess Energy (NYSE: HESS)
  •     Don Albinger, Vice President of Renewable Energy Solutions, Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI)
  •     Brian Dutt, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Delta Controls
  •     Brian Palm, Science Department Head, Brooks School
  •     Matthew Moore, Director of Rooms and Environmental Programs, Seaport Hotel
  •     Mark Rodgers, Communications Director, Cape Wind, Inc.
  •     Ali Sahabi, President, SE Corporation
  •     Pat Stanton, Vice President, Conservations Services Group, Inc.
  •     Bill Wong, Assistant Vice President, Renewable Energy and Climate Change Program, SAIC, Inc.
  •     Roland Risser, Director for Customer Energy Efficiency, Pacific Gas and Electric (NYSE: PCG)
  •     Keith McCoy, Vice President, Energy Resources and Policy, National Association of Manufacturers

To learn more or register for this free conference, visit

About Virtual Energy Forum
The Virtual Energy Forum,, is an online conference that provides an unparalleled opportunity for public and private sector executives from around the world to learn, meet and interact on topics such as sustainable energy management, alternative energy, clean technologies, green buildings and operations.

Virtual Energy Forum provides a greener way to gatherâ„¢ with live video presentations by energy experts and an ability to have questions answered in real-time, and an opportunity to browse virtual booths with the latest innovations in energy products and services, all from the ease of a personal computer with no carbon footprint.

Virtual Energy Forum is produced by PlatformQ, whose mission is to connect people, companies, organizations and associations worldwide, who might not otherwise be able to travel to physical events or communicate with leading experts and thought leaders, through proven interactive tools at online events.

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