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Tom Weirich
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U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman, Carol Browner, Cathy Zoi, David Sandalow and Jon Wellinghoff to Deliver Keynote Addresses


WHO: Notable speakers and attendees include:
ï,§ United States Senator Jeff Bingaman (D-NM), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
ï,§ Carol Browner, Advisor to the President on Energy and Climate
ï,§ Cathy Zoi, Assistant Secretary, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, United States Department of Energy
ï,§ David Sandalow, Assistant Secretary for Policy and International Affairs, United States Department of Energy
ï,§ Jon Wellinghoff, FERC Chairman
ï,§ Todd Stern, Special Envoy to the President on Climate Change
ï,§ David Crane, President, NRG
ï,§ Leo Gerard, President, United Steelworkers Union
ï,§ Jeff Holzschuh, Vice Chairman, Morgan Stanley
ï,§ Kevin Parker, Managing Director, Deutsche Bank
ï,§ John Graham, CEO, BP Wind
ï,§ Steen Riisgaard, CEO, Novozymes A/S
ï,§ Michael Eckhart, President, American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE)

WHAT: The American Council On Renewable EnergyâEUR(TM)s 2009 Phase II Policy Forum will bring together high-level officials, executives and thought leaders to discuss the energy policy issues concerning renewable energy development, government funding, private investment, pending legislation and the USâEUR(TM)s renewable energy position internationally. Speakers will discuss a range of policy options and make recommendations for the Obama administrationâEUR(TM)s policy framework, focusing on key issues impacting the industry:

ï,§ Framing National Policy âEUR" Market, Industry, Labor and Finance Perspectives
ï,§ Global Issues and US Competitiveness
ï,§ Financing the Scale-up of Renewable Energy
ï,§ Finding Common Ground and the Path to Scale-Up

At the end of the forum, participants will have a better understanding of the state of renewable energy and the policy environment, the key issues facing the industry, and the path forward towards a major scale-up in the use of renewable energy in the U.S. and around the world from a Washington, DC, Wall Street and Silicon Valley perspective.

Speakers will be available for questioning after each panel session.

WHEN: Friday, November 20, 2009
Speaking Program: 8:30 a.m. âEUR" 5:00 p.m.

WHERE: Cannon Caucus Room
Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

For full details and program agenda, please visit:


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