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October 26, 2011
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- Partnering with State Officials to Work Towards Common Objectives
-Get to Know Your Fellow Rocky Mountains Member
- How Creative Strategies Are Making Big Things Happen
- Converting Building Efficiency to Competitive Advantage
- The Military and Alternative Fuels Development
- Looks Forward to Clean Fuels Event
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  From left to right: Marc Breslow, Mark Sylvia, Barbara Kates-Garnick, Tedd Saunders, Don Reed, Dianne Callan, Phil Griffith, Berl Hartman, Jay Baldwin, Rick Sullivan, Dan Goldman and Dave Miller.Click to enlarge image.
E2 New England has a strong history of partnering with state officials to work towards common objectives. To further that goal, the entire team of E2 New England Directors met on October 5th with Rick Sullivan, Massachusetts’ Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs, and his entire team of energy and environmental officials.

Regional Issues: RGGI and CFS


The discussion included some regional issues, such as lowering the GHG emission limits in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) and implementing the Northeast/Mid-Atlantic Clean Fuels Standard (CFS). In both cases, Secretary Sullivan agreed that Massachusetts should take a leadership role. The Secretary pointed out that the plan to meet the requirements of the...read more >
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When he’s not spending his free time in Utah on the many mountain biking trails surrounding Moab, Sam Weaver is President and a co-founder of Cool Energy, Inc., a power conversion equipment company located in Boulder, CO. The main applications of Cool Energy's products are waste heat recovery, solar power, and biomass power, and the scale of the equipment is intended for on-site and remote power generation.

Sam first came to E2 in 2009 after hearing about E2 through a friend. “The hardest part of joining was the financial commitment. It’s a pretty big donation to join, but I’ve really seen how worthwhile that donation is."...read more >
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  From left to right: Berl Hartman, Jay Baldwin, Pat Cloney, Wayne Davis, Dianne Callan
We've all heard about the many obstacles facing renewable energy: unreliable government policies; lack of a level playing field with traditional fossil fuels; difficult financing - to name just a few. At the September 28th luncheon in Boston, E2 New England members and guests were encouraged by the presentations of three remarkable innovators who are blazing a trail and succeeding in renewable energy.

Pat Cloney, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, described the Wind Technology Center, a new facility located in nearby Charlestown, as the “most functional and most flexible blade testing center in North America - if not the world”. This facility was a recent recipient of start up funds from the MassCEC, created by the Green Jobs Act in 2008 to invest in clean technology, workforce development and support...read more >
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On Oct 12, New York E2 members and guests attended an EcoSalon entitled, “Technology to Dollars: Converting Building Efficiency to Competitive Advantage.” The event, focused on efforts to accelerate the scale-up of energy efficient retrofits, featured remarks by Suki Paciorek, Vice President of Corporate Sustainability for Vornado Realty Trust; Peter Malik, Director of NRDC’s Center for Market Innovation (CMI); and Susan Leeds, CEO of the New York City Energy Efficiency Corporation (NYCEEC). Over fifty people attended the event, which was held at 330 Madison Avenue, a newly renovated building owned by Vornado and ...read more >
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From left to right: Carl Nettleton, Lee Stein, Elizabeth Dreicer McPhail, Bryce Rhodes  
The E2 San Diego Chapter held an EcoSalon on Thursday, October 20, titled, “Energy Security and the Impact on the Economy.” The event was held at Chapter Co-Director Lee Stein’s home and featured three panelists: Leendert "Len" Hering Sr. RADM, USN (ret.); Stephen Mayfield, UC San Diego Professor of Biology and Director of San Diego Center for Algae Biotechnology; and Marney Cox, Chief Economist for the San Diego Association of Governments. E2 San Diego Chapter Co-Director Carl Nettleton moderated the session. 

San Diego is a hub for both the military and alternative fuels development and the panelists discussed ...read more >
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E2 Pacific Northwest welcomed NRDC President Frances Beinecke to Sazerac at Seattle's Hotel Monaco for a breakfast on September 27.  E2 Pacific Northwest Chapter Directors Mark Liffmann, Scott Elliot, Van Katzman, and Mike Orr were honored to have the opportunity to share Northwest's viewpoints and listen and learn from one of the most effective environmental leaders on the planet.

On Monday, October 17, a half dozen Pacific Northwest E2 members joined NRDC Energy Program Attorney, Noah Long, for an intimate lunch in Seattle. ...read more >
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