May 9, 2012
BCSE Launches 2012 State of the Industry Series with Congressional Briefing on Clean Energy Markets:
Investment and Policy Trends
On May 9 the Council launched the first installment of its 2012 State of the Industry series titled, Clean Energy Markets: Investment and Policy Trends. The event was sponsored by the United States House of Representatives Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus and was held in the Gold Room of the Rayburn House Office Building. Congressmen Roscoe Bartlett (R-MD-6) & Chris Van Hollen (D-MD-8), House Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus Co-Chairmen, provided opening remarks.
The educational briefing focused on market trends and policy drivers for commercially available clean energy technologies. The event featured two moderated panel discussions that gave attendees an overview of the investment and market trends in clean energy industries. Panelists discussed the commercial dynamics impacting the energy sector, new innovations in the power sector and the benefits to consumers, the opportunities and challenges to more widespread deployment and job creation, and how Congress can support the business community in creating jobs and increasing domestic competitiveness. Please see the links below to access several panelists' presentations.
Panel I: Overview of U.S. and Global Market Trends
Ethan Zindler, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Panel II: Trends and Barriers to Increased Deployment and Investment