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Sponsored by the Alliance for Clean Energy, Council on Intelligent Energy & Conservation Policy, Garrison Institute, Healthy Schools Network, Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, Hudson Valley Area Labor Federation, Hudson Valley Regional Council, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers—Local 363, New York Public Interest Research Group, NY Interfaith Power & Light, NY Planning Federation, NYS Apollo Alliance, Orange Environment, Our Hudson Valley Network, Scenic Hudson, Sustainable Hudson Valley and others.
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60 kW PV system at IBEW Local 363 Training Center courtesy of National Photovotaic Construction Partnership
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Bringing Sustainable Energy Infrastructure into the Hudson Valley
This Roundtable Discussion was held on Thursday, April 12, 2007
at the IBEW Local 363 Regional Training Facility,
67 Commerce Dr. South, Harriman, NY
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1:00pm   Registration
1:15pm   Welcoming Remarks - John Maraia, Business Manager, IBEW Local 363; Timothy Riley, Hudson Valley Area Labor Federation
1:30pm   Current status of energy efficiency and renewable energy infrastructure in the region - Moderated by Jason K. Babbie, New York Public Interest Research Group
  • Government: Ideas for the future; Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative - Steve Mitnick, Assistant Secretary to the Governor on Energy & Telecommunications
  • Government: Renewable Portfolio Standard, System Benefit Charge - Jeff Peterson, NYSERDA
  • Labor: Training initiatives and projects underway to prepare for increased sustainable energy resources - Craig Jacobs, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Local 363
  • Utilities: Current operations and future plans - Patrick Curran, Energy Association of NY State
  • Regional Planning - John Crews, Hudson Valley Regional Council
2:45pm   Break
3:00pm   Greetings from Congressman John Hall
Successful models and strategies: Moderated by Jeff Jones, NY Apollo Alliance
  • Energy Conservation and Clean Energy: Two paths for revitalizing communities and creating jobs - Jeff Jones
  • Local energy conservation models: The Greenburgh case - Nicola Coddington, Energy Conservation Coordinator, Town of Greenburgh
  • Planning for sustainable energy supply and local policy: Initiatives in Montgomery and Orange County - Simon Gruber, Consulting Partner, Hudson Valley Regional Council
  • New models for business and industry development - Melissa Everett, Executive Director, Sustainable Hudson Valley
4:00pm   Next steps: Interactive roundtable discussion with panel of speakers and audience - Moderated by Jean McGrane, City of Newburgh City Manager; Manna Jo Greene, Environmental Director, Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, recorder.


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