Energy Solutions for a Bright Future
            2012 Virtual Conference & Clean Energy/Green Jobs Showcase 

Day 3, April 6 ~ 9:00 AM - 3:15 PM

Morning Track –
Creating a Green Economy: Economic Development & Jobs for Florida    9:00 - Noon 

Following are most slides for the April 6 AM track. Additional slides to come; video production to begin shortly. 

9:00 AM – Introductory Session - Marcia Elder, Executive Director, Future Is Now Foundation & Charles Pattison, FAICP, President, 1000 Friends of Florida

9:10 AM - Tom Beck - Director, Division of Community Development
, Florida Department of Economic Opportunity     Click here for presenter slides

... will provide a Departmental overview followed by green economic development & jobs functions and activities of the agency plus highlighting successful rural and urban initiatives in Florida.

9:30 AM – Steve Nadel, Executive Director, American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE)     Click here for presenter slides 

... will focus on how energy efficiency is an energy resource that saves money, creates jobs and can improve energy security, drawing from a study ACEEE did on Florida. He will also discuss why Florida is ranked 27th in ACEEE's State Energy Efficiency Scorecard and what can be done to improve Florida's rank.


10:00 AM – Richard Adams, Manager, Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center, NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratories/DOE)     Click here for presenter slides 

10:30 AM -- Dr. Jim Fenton, Director, Florida Solar Energy Center   
Click here for presenter slides 

... speaking about "Driving at $1.33 per gallon (using Florida Sunshine)"


11:00 AM – Panel # 3


• Liz Thorstensen, Vice President, Knowledge Management & Economic Development Practice, International Economic Development Council    Click here for presenter slides 

• Colleen Kettles, JD, Director, Workforce Florida Banner Center for Clean Energy, Florida Solar Energy Center     Click here for presenter slides 

• Dave Robau, Executive Director, Gulf Coast Energy Network & CEO, National Energy USA   
 Click here for presenter slides 

... will talk about "Energy & the 21st Century Economy" including energy technologies and their connections to the economy and security needs


Video Replays


Please note that: incompatibility between Website and Webinar software results in small video screen and reduced slide clarity, so (while the audio is very clear) speaker slides are provided to supplement the viewing experience.


Tom Beck, DEO:



Steve Nadel, ACEEE:




Richard Adams, NREL:



Dr. Jim Fenton, FSEC:




Clean Energy Organizations:





Panel of Presenters:
Liz Thorstensen, IED:
Colleen Kettles, Banner Center, FSEC
Dave Robau, Gulf Coast Energy Network




  
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