Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Happy Earth Day!

In the spirit of Earth Day, next week the Chamber will host a a special forum on Clean Tech: Fueling Innovation and Growth in Massachusetts.

The clean technology industry is a driver of innovation and job creation here in Massachusetts, even during this time of economic downturn. Governor Deval Patrick and President Barack Obama have both made ‘green jobs’ an economic priority and the Commonwealth seems particularly well positioned to benefit. Already, clean energy firms in Massachusetts account for more than 14,000 jobs – with an annual job growth rate of 20 percent.

The region’s colleges and universities are increasing their research in renewable energy, and the state could see an infusion of federal stimulus money for wind power and efficiencies.

This unique clean technology panel with focus on the future of this industry in Massachusetts and offer Chamber members the opportunity to hear directly from some of the key players in government, development, and venture capital funding. The panel will be moderated by Ian Bowles, Secretary of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, and will feature:
  • Tim Healy, chairman & CEO of EnerNOC
  • Dr. Christina Lampe-Onnerud, founder & CEO, Boston-Power, Inc.
  • Hemant Taneja, managing director of General Catalyst Partners and chairman of the New England Clean Energy Council
We hope you will join us for this unique event.

To register, please click here.

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