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Hawaii’s Largest Energy Conference Coming Sept 13-15

August 16, 2011, 1:58 PM HST
* Updated August 17, 9:22 AM
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Hawaii Convention Center is the site of the largest clean energy summit in Hawaii in September. Photo courtesy of HCC.

By Sonia Isotov

Leaders and experts at the forefront of the global clean energy movement will come from around the world to attend the 3rd Annual Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit and Expo held at the Hawaii Convention Center next month.

Hosted by the State of Hawaii, an estimated 1,200 industry and government participants will attend the conference on September 13-15 in Honolulu with the aim of exchanging ideas and partnership opportunities with global corporations, start-ups, investors, policy makers, and utilities involved in clean energy transformation.

The conference will be opened by a speech from venture capitalist and energy and security expert R. James Woolsey, former director of the Central Intelligence Agency, and now chair of a Washington DC based private equity fund specializing in energy and security issues. He also serves on the National Commission on Energy Policy.

Panel discussions will focus on accelerating the use of various renewable energy resources such as biomass, wind, solar, hydroelectric, ocean thermal, geothermal, and waste-to-energy; financing and incentivizing energy efficiency; and developing public policies, resources, and workforce training programs to build a clean energy industry.

Maui Now file photo.

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This year’s program is offering a full conference track on the US Department of Defense’s clean energy programs. Representatives from the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines will be presenting key military initiatives, technology priorities, and practical guidance on developing partnerships and contracts. CTSI is also coordinating a new technology identification program focused on bringing innovative military-targeted clean energy solutions.

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For a list of key speakers, program, events, and expo information, go to http://www.ct-si.org/events/APCE2011/.

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