Kick-Off Joint Networking Event with Dan Esty, Governor Malloy’s appointed Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, on April 7, 2011
Boston, MA & Hartford, CT (March 24, 2011) – The New England Clean Energy Council (NECEC) and the Renewable Energy and Efficiency Business Association, Inc. (REEBA) today announced plans to formalize the two organizations’ affiliate relationship.
As affiliate organizations, NECEC and REEBA will collaborate on policy efforts; hold joint educational and networking events and more in order to accelerate the development of the clean energy economy throughout New England.
“Regional collaboration on clean energy is more important than ever with federal legislation on hold,” said Peter Rothstein, President of the New England Clean Energy Council. “Our affiliation with REEBA will help us connect Connecticut’s vibrant clean energy community with the rest of New England.”
“As we work to accelerate the clean energy economy in Connecticut and in the New England region, we are excited to work with the New England Clean Energy Council to increase our regional connections and strengthen our advocacy initiatives” said Paul Michaud, Executive Director of REEBA.
To celebrate their affiliation, on April 7th, NECEC and REEBA will host their first joint networking event at the Rocky Hill Marriott in Rocky Hill, Connecticut from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Dan Esty, Governor Malloy’s appointed Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) will be the keynote speaker.
About the Renewable Energy and Efficiency Business Association
REEBA promotes the sustainable deployment of renewable energy, demand-side management and energy efficiency in the region, and provides its members with a unified voice for advocating for the removal of regulatory barriers and the establishment of legislative-based opportunities. REEBA is a non-profit organization recognized as exempt from Federal income tax as an organization described in section 501(c)(6) of the Internal Revenue Code with headquarters in Hartford, Connecticut. Since its formation, REEBA continues to lobby for clean energy business development in the region and organizes a range of educational and networking events. To learn more, visit: www.REEBA.org
About the New England Clean Energy Council
The New England Clean Energy Council’s mission is to accelerate New England’s clean energy economy to global leadership by building an active community of stakeholders and a world-class cluster of clean energy companies. The Clean Energy Council represents close to 200 member organizations, including clean energy companies, venture investors, major financial institutions, universities, industry associations, utilities, labor and large commercial end-users. The Clean Energy Council’s ranks now include clean energy CEOs, representatives from most of the region’s top law firms, and partners from most of the top New England venture capital firms (with a total of over $8 billion under management). Working with its stakeholders, the Clean Energy Council develops and executes a wide array of programs in six key focus areas: Innovation, Growth, Education & Workforce, Adoption, Policy & Advocacy, and Research. 2 The Clean Energy Council believes that our future depends upon a foundation of sound regional, national, and global energy policy that encourages clean energy innovation and technology commercialization. With such a foundation in place, it is the Clean Energy Council’s goal to help the New England region, with its considerable innovation assets, leverage the power of free markets to become a leading provider of clean energy solutions to the global marketplace. The Clean Energy Council firmly believes that this emerging sector can and will become a powerful economic engine for New England, capable of generating tens of thousands of new jobs in the coming decade and beyond. To learn more, visit: www.cleanenergycouncil.org