Thursday, December 09, 2010

How is solar power doing in our region and what can we expect going ahead?

A Conversation with Ron Kamen: Accelerating Solar Energy in New York

"December 15, 2010 at 11:30 am Cornell ILR 237 Main Street 12th Floor, Buffalo New York 11:30 to 12:00

Registration and Lunch 12:00 t0 12:15 Welcome and Introduction 12:15 to 1:30 Presentation and Questions SEATING LIMITED : RSVP REQUIRED

Register at A Conversation with Ron Kamen: Accelerating Solar Energy in New York

Ron Kamen, President of the New York Solar Industries Association (NYSEIA,www.nyseia.org) will discuss the state of New York’s solar energy industry and green economy.

Mr. Ron Kamen is also Senior VP of Earthkind Solar (www.earthkindenergy.com), the leading solar thermal energy company in New York. Ron began his career as an energy policy expert in the 1980s when he worked to create Demand Side Management programs that gave the utility industry a financial incentive to invest in energy efficiency, spurring New York’s current multibillion dollar efficiency programs.

In the 1990s, Ron developed energy efficiency projects with Fortune 1000 companies and government entities, and from 2000-2006, he played a key role in creating New York’s wind power market, helping propel growth from 50 MWs to over 1,000 MWs of wind energy today.

Mr. Kamen will speak on the NYS Renewable Energy Portfolio (RPS), and the statewide campaign to accelerate solar energy development by securing a NYS commitment to install 5000 megawatts of solar electric and 2000 megawatts of solar thermal in the near term.

His talk will explain these policy initiatives, compare the Feed-in Tariff approach, and suggest some possible directions for Governor-elect Andrew Cuomo’s energy and green jobs policies. After his remarks there will be ample time for discussion. "

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