Forum to Discuss Energy Policy
May 19, 2008
WASHINGTON - At the 19th annual Energy Efficiency Forum
- What’s Happening Now and What’s Next? - on June 10-11, business and
government experts will explore how new leadership can build on public and private
sector initiatives to develop large-scale energy-efficiency programs that will
have significant economic and environmental impact.
The confirmed keynote speaker is Pulitzer Prize-winning, New
York Times columnist Thomas Friedman, author of The World is Flat. In addition
to providing an overview of his upcoming book Hot, Flat, and Crowded, Friedman
will discuss the global implications of energy policy, the economy and
environment with Robert K. Watson, founder of the U.S. Green Building Council’s
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating
System, and David B. Goldstein, co-director of the Natural Resources Defense
Council’s Energy Program.
Also confirmed is Steven Specker, president of Electric
Power Research Institute (EPRI). Specker will address his organization’s focus
on research and development on technology, operations, and the environment for
the global electric power sector.
The Energy Efficiency Forum annually draws approximately 300
top-level business and energy decision makers. Past speakers include President
George W. Bush, Sen. Hillary Clinton, and every U.S. Secretary of Energy since
“For 19 years, the Energy Efficiency Forum has delivered an
exciting platform for discussion between public and private sector leaders who
are focused on making energy efficiency a priority for our nation and our
world,” noted Barry Worthington, executive director of United States Energy
Association and co-chair of the Forum. “Our list of confirmed and invited
speakers and the excitement of having the presidential election around the
corner will make this one of the liveliest events we’ve ever held.”
According to Worthington, the Energy Efficiency Forum is
still accepting nominations for energy leadership awards.
For more information, visit www.eeforum.net.
Publication date: 05/19/2008