2011 Business Energy Summit Helps Attendees Navigate Energy, Environmental Landscape

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Summit featured keynote by Dan Esty, Commissioner, CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

Hartford Business Journal recently hosted its 2011 Business Energy Summit to help business leaders identify best practices and next steps for reducing their organization’s energy costs, improving efficiency and navigating the regulatory environment.

The summit kicked off with the panel discussion ‘Highlights of a ROI Small Business Energy Project’ which was followed by breakout sessions highlighting topics such as ‘politics and power’, ‘existing buildings’ and ‘new opportunities.’ Among the topics discussed were the new Energy Bill and proposed steps for businesses to take to reduce their carbon footprints.    

During the summit, Dan Esty, Commissioner of the CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, shared the keynote address ‘Connecticut DEP and the 3 E's: Environment, Energy and Economy’. Esty’s address shared practical tips for business leaders on how to meet the energy and environmental challenges they face today and should anticipate in the future. He also discussed the reorganization of the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection into the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.

“With new opportunities come new challenges that businesses must face when working to reduce their energy consumption and carbon emissions,” said Gail Lebert, publisher of the Hartford Business Journal. “We hope this year’s Business Energy Summit motivated attendees to take steps towards becoming more ‘green’ and energy efficient while demonstrating the ROI that can be generated through innovative energy initiatives.”

The Business Energy Summit was sponsored by CT Energy Efficiency Fund (CEEF) and WDRC. Event partners, included: CT Convention Center, Moe’s Southwestern Grill, Rider Productions, R2 Graphics, Keep in Touch, J. Fiereck Photography, The Perfect Promotion, and Co-Communications, Marketing & Public Relations.

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Hartford Business Journal is the only audited weekly, subscription-based business publication in Connecticut. Whether it’s market trends, the latest merger news or an update on state government, this award-winning weekly is the “must read” for area business leaders. Hartford Business Journal has a total readership of 25,000 affluent and educated business decision makers in the 61 towns that make up Metro Hartford. For more information, please visit http://www.hartfordbusiness.com or call 860.236.9998.


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