December 05, 2012
Despite the economic downturn today renewable energy is a worldwide industry on a rapid growth path offering new job opportunities and building careers. Tapping our infinite and clean natural resources, the renewable energy industry will continue to grow as an essential part of an increasingly complex and unified energy system. Texas Renewables 2012 offers an indepth twenty-twenty vision of that industry with videos, new technology and Ted Talk style presentations.
The Texas Renewables 2012 conference, coming December 10 – 13 at Lost Pines Resort, will be a unique experience delivering a view of an industry that is growing despite economic down turn, data support for the Texas legislative session and inspiration for the coming year. Tapping our infinite and clean natural resources, the renewable energy industry will continue to grow as an essential part of an increasingly complex and unified energy system. The conference will explore the role of renewables in the energy mix and their bright future.
Texas Renewable Energy Industries Association, TREIA is a non-profit trade organization founded in 1984 that had an early vision of the economic and environmental value of renewable energy. That vision comes into better focus with every passing year. Today renewable energy is a worldwide industry on a rapid growth path offering new job opportunities and building careers.
Peter Fox-Penner, Principal and Chairman, The Brattle Group will provide the opening keynote. As we approach the coming legislative session in Texas Fox-Penner’s insights will be helpful and provide necessary data to add strength and credibility to industry leaders who hope to influence policy.
Kate Galbraith, journalist at Texas Tribune, interviewed S. David Freeman, former General Manager at Lower Colorado River Authority, LCRA and Los Angeles Water & Power. Galbraith wrote about it in an article last December. In the interview Freeman said, “You don't have to take a position on air quality or climate change or any of those controversial issues. You can just look at the practical question of how do you stay out of hot water. And that's with waterproof power.” Both Freeman and Galbraith are speakers at Texas Renewables 2012.
Roger Duncan, former manager, Austin Energy, is recognized globally for his vision on the benefits of electric vehicles. He has received Gridweek’s 2011 Visionary Leadership Award and was selected as a Judge for Platts Global Energy Awards in 2012. Duncan joins Michael Osborne, Austin Energy as presenters and co-chairs of Texas Renewables 2012.
For many years Osborne has hosted Vision 20-20 Dinners at Texas Renewables conferences and is expanding that vision into this year’s conference as a co-chair. "Texas Renewables 2012 delivers a new level of inspiration and insight through entertaining videos, debates, panels and Ted Talk style presentations," said Michael Osborne, conference co-chair. "The conference focuses on a vision of how renewable energy combined with plug in hybrids and smart homes and appliances can work together to create a reliable, affordable energy system."
There will be numerous other outstanding speakers as well as several informative and inspirational video features and special personal video messages including:
Now is the time to register for this conference to take advantage of the window of opportunity the industry has during the next four years and to prepare for the coming Texas legislative session.
Texas Renewable Energy Industries Association (TREIA) brings statewide energy industry leaders together annually at Texas Renewables Conferences. TREIA is the oldest renewable energy non-profit trade organization in Texas whose work promoting development of renewable resources and their wise use has spanned a quarter century. For more conference information on Texas Renewables 2012 go to www.TexasRenewables.org or call 830-997-2350.
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