New York Academy of Sciences - 7 World Trade Center New York
New Energy New York, the Energy & Environmental Technology
Applications Center (E2TAC) at the College of Nanoscale Science &
Engineering (CNSE), iCLEAN, E2TAC's clean energy incubator at CNSE, and the New
York Academy of Sciences are proud to announce the 7th Annual New Energy
Advanced Energy 2012 returns to New York City this October, recast in
an exciting, new, and expanded format. the Advanced Energy Conference - New York
State's largest advanced energy event - has joined with energy conferences from
across the state to create The New York State Partnership of Energy Conferences.
This groundbreaking initiative provides an unprecedented opportunity to learn,
share and network. Now in its 6th consecutive year, the Advanced Energy
Conference has attracted thousands of participants from industry, government and
academia, and brought them together with innovators and leaders from every area
of energy research. With the addition of partner conferences, Advanced Energy
2012 will easily surpass its successes in the past.
(Poughkeepsie, NY) “Competitive Strategies for Renewable Energy’s Future: A Leadership Forum on Energy Policy” will be conducted March 14, 2012, from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the HancockCenter on the campus of MaristCollege in Poughkeepsie, New York.
The forum, which is sponsored by The Hudson Renewable Energy Institute and hosted by Marist College, is designed to provide an interactive day for senior executives, market participants and both state and federal policy makers to chart a dynamic course for a robust, competitive retail market for renewable energy.
“Independent System Operators, state-based retail access programs, smart grid technologies and developments in information technology have combined to create the possibility for a truly competitive retail electric supply market – one that will create jobs and foster economic development,” said THREI Chief Executive Officer Allan R. Page. “We envision this forum as an opportunity to bring together key market participants for the dynamic dialogue that is necessary in order to propel competitive renewable energy forward to that reality.”
The event’s keynote address will be delivered by David Pacyna, C.E.O. of the North American Transmission & Distribution Divisions of Siemens Energy. Addressing the competitiveness of national and New YorkState electric markets, respectively, will be Joshua Bar-Lev, former Vice President of Regulatory Affairs at Bright Source Energy, and John Schulz, Vice President of Energy Marketing Operations for Hess Corporation.
The forum’s luncheon will feature remarks by Dr. Lee Miringoff, Director of the Marist Institute for Public Opinion, who will discuss “Consumer Interest in Renewable Energy.” The afternoon will be highlighted by a panel discussion led by Dr. Dario Gill, Program Director of Smart Energy for IBM Corporation; panelists include Richard Dewey, Senior Vice President for Information Technology for the New York Independent System Operator; Raymond Wuslich, Partner in Winston & Strawn; and Charles A. Freni, Senior Vice President of Customer Services for Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation.
The all-day summit is made possible through the sponsorship of Central Hudson; MaristCollege; the James J. McCann Charitable Trust; and James Ottaway, Jr., Retired Senior Vice President of Dow Jones Co.
There is no fee to attend the “Competitive Strategies for Renewable Energy’s Future: A Leadership Forum on Energy Policy,” however, space is limited to the first 100 registrants. To register, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org that includes name, title, telephone number and email contact information. Participants will be notified of their admission via return email and will receive reservation confirmation and direction information once accepted.
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About The Hudson Renewable Energy Institute: THREI is a 501(C)3 non-profit corporation established to encourage development and use of renewable energy through the open market and education of consumers regarding smart energy choices. THREI promotes the voluntary purchase of renewable supply by consumers, recognizing that a sustainable competitive marketplace is based upon customer knowledge and simplicity; provides an unbiased source of market information on renewables; encourages the production of renewable energy through competitive market mechanisms; and supports the differentiation of renewable energy as a separate source of supply.
About MaristCollege: MaristCollege, recognized for excellence by U.S. News & World Report, TIME Magazine and the Princeton Review, and by Barron's Best Buys in College Education, is noted for its leadership in the use of technology to enhance the teaching and learning process. In fact, the on-line Marist MBA program was recently recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of just 14 honor roll programs in the United States. Founded in 1929, Marist's 150-acre campus overlooks the Hudson River in the heart of the historic HudsonValley, midway between New York City and Albany, the state capital. What started as a school for the training of future Marist Brothers has developed into one of the leading colleges of the arts and sciences in the Northeast.
Competitive Strategies for Renewable Energy’s Future: A Leadership Forum on Energy Policy
Mr. Charles A. Freni, Jr., Senior Vice President of Customer Services for Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp., has joined the Board of The Hudson Renewable Energy Institute. The Institute is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established to encourage the development and use of renewable energy through competitive market mechanisms.
In making the announcement, Allan R. Page, Chairman of the Board of the Institute, stated that Mr. Freni brings a wealth of experience and customer-focused understanding to the Institute. Mr. Freni not only comprehends the technical aspsects of renewable energy but also can apply the concepts that make renewable energy use and development profitable in the market place. The Institute is indeed fortunate to have Mr. Freni come on board.
The Institute welcomes new membership and interested parties are encouraged to learn more by visiting the Institute’s website at www.THREI.org.
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Re: Comments on the Draft Scope of the 2013 New York State Energy Plan
The Hudson Renewable Energy Institute (THREI) is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 educational corporation established to encourage the development and use of renewable energy through open market mechanisms. Contained herein are comments from the Institute that hopefully will assist Plan developers in their scope of work.
First, under the heading of Renewable Resources the Plan Scope calls for a compendium of continuing actions impacting renewable resources. The compendium fails to mention the original intent in the establishment of the State Renewable Portfolio Standard, to wit: to have centralized procurement replaced by competitive market mechanisms. In appropriating almost $3 billion from state jurisdiction customers from 2006 to 2024 consideration should be given to a sustainable renewable energy program that is supported by the competitive market place.