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News Release: Strategic Energy Analysis Institute to Hold Annual Meeting

March 5, 2012

The Joint Institute for Strategic Energy Analysis (JISEA), a transdisciplinary global research group focused on the nexus of energy, environment, finance and society, headquartered at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), will address transformational trends in the global energy economy at its annual meeting, March 7-8 in Golden, Colo. 

The second annual meeting will bring together key stakeholders from across the financial, legal and industrial sectors as well as academic research teams.

The JISEA annual meeting provides an opportunity to hear from thought leaders in the local and global energy fields. In addition, the meeting will focus on seminal research by the institute, including a study on the benefits of jointly developing nuclear and renewable energy sources, and an ongoing examination of the role natural gas plays in transforming the U.S. electric sector. 

“JISEA leverages the combined expertise of member institutions to fill global information gaps and enable decision making regarding energy futures,” said Douglas Arent, JISEA Executive Director. “This annual meeting celebrates the great progress we have made toward our vision during our first full year in operation and helps to set our future course.

Highlighted keynote sessions and opening poster session, highlighting the institute’s portfolio of technical analysis projects, are open for media participation.  Speakers will be available to answer questions from the media at the conclusion of each highlighted presentation.

WHAT:              Joint Institute for Strategic Energy Analysis (JISEA) Annual Meeting       
WHEN:             Wednesday, March 7 – Thursday, March 8                     
WHERE:            March 7 at Marriott Denver West - 1717 Denver West Blvd, Golden, CO 80401
March 8 at NREL’s Research Support Facility (San Juan Room) - 15301 Denver West Parkway, Golden, CO 80401

Wed., March 7
7:00-8:00 p.m.
Marriott Denver West
Opening Remarks and Poster Session
Opening remarks – “Changing the Dynamics of the Energy Economy: Global, National and State Perspectives: - Bill Ritter, former Colorado Governor and current Director of the Center for the New Energy Economy at Colorado State University. Prior to these remarks media are invited to view the poster session in same location which highlights JISEA’s portfolio of energy analysis work.
Thu., March 8
9:30-10:00 a.m.
Panel Discussion – First Commercial Clean Energy Projects
Keynote address – “Sustainable Energy for All: Opportunities for Energy and Climate” – Reid Detchon, Vice President for Energy and Climate at the United Nations Foundation and Executive Director of the Energy Future Coalition.
Thu., March 8
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Luncheon Panel Discussion – Clean Energy Policy in 2012
Luncheon address – “Aligning Environmental Goals and Business Strategy” – Joel Makower, Chairman and Executive Director of the Greenbiz Group and Author of “Strategies for the Green Economy”
Media wishing to attend should contact NREL Public Affairs at (303) 275-4090 or email .
JISEA is operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC on behalf of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the University of Colorado – Boulder, the Colorado School of Mines, the Colorado State University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Stanford University.
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