Wednesday, October 04, 2006

2nd biennial Summit on Emerging Technologies in Energy Efficiency

The Emerging Technology Coordinating Council, NYSERDA, and ACEEE are pleased to announce the 2nd biennial Summit on Emerging Technologies in Energy Efficiency, to be held October 26-27, 2006 at the Long Beach Hyatt, Long Beach, California. The Summit will bring together a diverse audience of policymakers, program planners and implementers, researchers, technology developers, financiers, manufacturers and end users to discuss the latest innovations in energy-efficient technologies and practices.

The Summit will highlight key policy considerations at the state and national level, explore the role of various players in advancing markets for emerging technologies, and investigate channels for financing technology development and commercialization. A number of promising technologies and practices will also be introduced.

Sessions will include:

- An opening plenary on each day featuring prominent figures from California and other areas of the country discussing the current trends in the promotion of emerging technologies and practices. Speakers will offer a high-level view of the role of emerging technologies and practices in addressing key energy-related issue, the role of private and public sector players, and the impact of their efforts to date.

- Smaller working sessions allowing participants and presenters to discuss a number of important and timely topics in greater depth. Three program tracks will cover specific technologies and practices in the building sector through 15 individual sessions. A track on policy and process concerns will include sessions on demand response, public-sector funding, and private financing of technology development. The fourth track will address tactics and strategies for promoting emerging technologies in the marketplace.


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