Clean Energy Connections Presents its Climate Week NYC Event, “The Energy Water Nexus”

Solar One and the New York City Accelerator for a Clean and Renewable Economy (NYC ACRE) at Polytechnic Institute of New York University announce The Energy Water Nexus, their event for Climate Week NYC 2011. The fourth event of Solar One’s and NYC ACRE’s discussion series and online forum Clean Energy Connections, The Energy-Water Nexus will bring together policy thinkers, industry leaders and innovators to engage on how to responsibly maintain the relationship of energy and water for generations to come.

A featured event of Climate Week NYC, The Energy Water Nexus will be held on Thursday, September 22, 2011, 7:00-9:00 PM at the Jerome L. Greene Performance Space, 44 Charlton Street (at Varick Street), New York.

“For centuries, water has played a necessary role in the creation, distribution, and consumption of energy", said Rupert Posner, Global Director of Energy for the Climate Group and the event's opening speaker. "As water resources grow scarcer while we simultaneously move into a new clean energy economy, an examination of that relationship is more vital than ever". 

The public is invited to join the discussion on how advanced management practices and technology innovations are ensuring that water resources are used responsibly in this rapidly changing energy age. Questions for the panelists and comments can be submitted via Twitter @CleanECNYC #CleanNRGx. 

Clean Energy Connections brings together professionals, policymakers, investors and academia to explore major topics shaping New York City’s blossoming cleantech industry, and it provides an expert forum to share best practices and new inspirations. Previous panel topics included investment opportunities in wind and solar and energy efficiency in the information age. The next Clean Energy Connections event – “Biomimicry in the Big City: Can Nature Inspire Clean Tech Solutions?” – will be in October 2011. Clean Energy Connections was developed in partnership with the Energy $mart Communities program of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and is sponsored by NYSERDA, Loeb & Loeb LLP and Con Edison’s Commercial & Industrial Energy Efficiency Programs. This event is also supported by the Global Cleantech Cluster Association, the New York Association of Energy Economics and NYC Chapter of the Young Professionals in Energy. Greentech Media is the media sponsor for this series and will host the live web stream of this event at http://www.greentechmedia.com/

Panelists:

- Jeff Fulgham, Chief Scientific Officer, Banyan Water 

- Sheeraz Haji, CEO, Cleantech Group

- Diana Glassman, Board Member, The World Policy Institute 

- Frank Zammataro, President and Founder, Rentricity

Moderator:

- Adam Aston, Senior Writer, Green Biz.com

This event is open to the public. General admission is $25, and student admission is $10. Advanced registration is required at www.cleanecnyc.org.

Solar One is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to increasing energy and environmental awareness, and inspiring action through public education and cultural programming. Solar One is the Manhattan and Staten Island contractor for Energy $mart Communities, a program of NYSERDA.

NYC ACRE at NYU-Poly helps clean technology and renewable energy companies in New York City grow, advancing the city as a role model for a low-carbon future. As a physical destination for cleantech cluster development, NYC ACRE works with professional networks and organizations to promote information exchange and business growth. To promote New York City as a thought leader for a clean energy economy, NYC ACRE produces events and seminars that showcase innovative solutions to the 21st century energy and climate challenge. 

NYC ACRE companies have created more than 100 jobs and raised more than $9 million in capital in the last two years. For more information on tenant companies and to apply, visit www.nycacre.com.

NYSERDA, a public benefit corporation, offers objective information and analysis, innovative programs, technical expertise, and funding to help New Yorkers increase energy efficiency, save money, use renewable energy, and reduce their reliance on fossil fuels. NYSERDA professionals work to protect our environment and create clean-energy jobs. NYSERDA has been developing partnerships to advance innovative energy solutions in New York since 1975.

Greentech Media delivers research and analysis in the business-to-business greentech market. Using an integrated platform, Greentech Media produces high quality products, whether it is industry news, market research, or networking events. GTM Research, the research arm of the company, produces in-depth market reports and is the publisher of PV News, a monthly solar market tracker. Greentech Media is headquartered in Boston, MA, with operations in New York, NY, San Francisco, CA, and Munich.  For more information, visit www.greeentechmedia.com.