Ardour Capital 5th Annual Energy Technology Conference October 18th
New York, NY (PRWEB) October 9, 2007
Ardour Capital Investments, LLC, a leading research and investment bank focused on Energy Technology / Alternative Energy & Power / Clean & Renewable Technologies in conjunction with global law firm Baker & McKenzie LLP, announce the 5th Annual Energy Technology Conference to be held on Thursday October 18th, 2007. Twelve companies in the sector will present to some of the largest investors in the space. A keynote address will be given by Mr. Alexander “Andy” Karsner, Assistant Secretary, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. Participants are also invited to a site visit of FuelCell Energy’s Torrington CT. manufacturing facility the following day.
As leaders in their respective fields, Ardour’s Energy Technology Banking Group and Baker & McKenzie’s energy practice, have created a venue where key players in the alternative energy marketplace converge to discuss trends, explore opportunities, and forge relationships. Expect debate about and insights on topics from the future of hydrocarbon fuel prices and the hydrogen economy, biofuels vs. food crops, to grid stability and next generation solar.
Assistant Secretary Karsner manages the Department of Energy’s (DOE) $ 1.47 billion applied science, research, development, and deployment portfolio, which promotes marketplace integration of renewable and environmentally sound energy technologies. His Office also bears primary responsibility for education, conservation, regulation and efficient use of our nation’s energy resources, including federal energy management, building codes, appliance standards, and the Energy Star program, amongst others. Assistant Secretary Karsner leads Administration efforts to implement several prominent Presidential Initiatives, including “The 20 in 10 Plan” to reduce our dependency on gasoline 20% by 2017; and “The Advanced Energy Initiative” which aims to accelerate breakthroughs in the way we power our cars, homes, and businesses; both announced by President Bush in consecutive State of the Union Addresses. Additionally, on Friday October 19th, investors will be able to participate in a site visit of FuelCell Energy’s Torrington CT. manufacturing facility.
Companies scheduled to attend, speak and be available for one-on-one sessions include:
Ardour Global Indexes
Dynamotive Energy Systems
Heliocentris Fuel Cells AG
Nova Biosource Fuels
Open Energy Corp.
Renegy Holdings, Inc.
Zenergy Power Plc.
Admission is by invitation only so please register soon as space is limited. For more information or to register for the conference please contact Brian Greenstein at (212) 375-2956 or bgreenstein @ ardourcapital.com.
Ardour Capital Investments, LLC is a full service, NASD registered investment bank and securities research firm focused on Energy Technology/Alternative Energy & Power/Clean & Renewable Technologies since 2002. Ardour publishes in-depth company research and extensive technology focused industry research. Ardour provides a wide range of financial services for both public and private companies, including capital raising, advisory & M&A.
Baker & McKenzie’s Alternative Energy & Technology Group advises a broad range of alternative energy industry participants, including private developers (public and private companies, utility subsidiaries, and others), electric utilities, municipalities, natural gas companies, construction and equipment suppliers, lenders, equity investors and power marketers in relation to all phases of activity involved in alternative energy related projects.
This document is for information purposes only and it should not be regarded as an offer to sell or as a solicitation of an offer to buy the securities or other instruments mentioned in it.
Brian J. Greenstein
Ardour Capital Investments, LLC
bgreenstein @ ardourcapital.com
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October Declared National Renewable Energy 401(k) Month
Denver (PRWEB) October 7, 2010
The Renewable Energy Initiative (TREI) is pleased to announce that October is being declared “National Renewable Energy 401(k) Month” at a groundbreaking conference being held in Denver.
“The 3rd Annual International Conference on Energy, Logistics and the Environment” is being sponsored by the Global Commerce Forum. TREI helped organize panel presentations that will include human resources professionals and others who influence the decision to add targeted renewable energy funds to 401(k) plans. One of the goals of the panels is to encourage companies across the country to add existing publicly traded renewable energy funds to the 401(k) choices of more than 50 million Americans. As Ken Beitel, advisory board chair of TREI explained: “We can grow the American economy, lower the cost of energy and create a healthy environment by investing in a clean energy future.”
The Renewable Energy 401(k) panel opens the conference on Friday, October 8, at 9:00AM. Large 401(k) plan providers and renewable energy companies will speak on the ease of adding a renewable fund choice to a plan.
Denise Kay, Esq., a TREI board member and legislative director for the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) sees this opportunity as having a double benefit: “Adding a renewable energy fund to the 401(k) plan is a solid way for companies to increase employee satisfaction and attract new customers.”
In addition to demonstrating the availability and ease-of-use of the funds, showcasing renewable energy firms and the ways they use monies that are invested in them, is also a key focus. Panelists from Akasha Energy and Main Street Power will discuss how renewable energy technologies are cost effective revenue generators and strengthen America’s National Security.
An impressive 89% of Americans support increased wind and other forms of renewable energy production (March 2010, Newhouse, Bennett poll). Yet despite being the primary investment tool of more than 50 million Americans (an estimated $ 7 billion is currently invested in 401(k) and IRA plans), less than 1% of those plans and IRAs currently offer Americans the opportunity to invest in renewable energy.
About $ 20 billion per year is being invested in new U.S. wind and solar production. TREI Board member James Muchmore, a corporate securities attorney with Patton Boggs LLP, notes the potential for swift new growth: “Providing employees with the opportunity to invest in the fast growing clean energy sector can generate a remarkable $ 350 billion in new renewable energy investment over 4 years. This is a win-win for business and the environment.”
The Renewable Energy Initiative (TREI) is an educational non-profit organization that works to strengthen the American economy, create jobs, and build a healthy environment by increasing renewable energy production, use, and investment. Their mission is to empower organizations and individuals to create a Clean Energy Future through education, public outreach and research activities.
For more information, please contact Ken Beitel at (720) 436-2465 or visit http://www.TREI.us.
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