The Maryland Clean Energy Summit 2011 will focus on ways the state can leverage its ascending position in the clean energy space to reshape its economic landscape and generate a wealth of good-paying jobs.
This one-of-a-kind event, being held Oct. 27-29 at the Hilton Inner Harbor in Baltimore, will enable business executives, elected officials and academics to spur continued industry growth through complementary legislative policies and educational programs. Hosted by the Maryland Clean Energy Center, the Summit will convene executives of Fortune 500 companies and innovative startup businesses, as well as academic experts and several of the state’s most prominent elected officials.
(Full Summit agenda)
Consistent with the Summit’s theme — “Investing in Energy to Generate Jobs” — sessions will include discussions on how to eliminate barriers to project financing, what specific jobs are most likely to be created through an investment in clean energy, and how increasing market demand is driving technological innovation and advancement. Expert panels will be dedicated to every form of renewable energy — solar, wind, geothermal and biomass — and will define the economic benefits of these alternative energy sources’ increasing adoption.
For the first time, the Summit will include a dedicated consumer show on October 29. The Maryland Clean Energy Consumer Show, also being held at the Hilton Inner Harbor, will feature a wide range of interactive exhibits and educational seminars that are open to the public and free of charge. Among the attractions is the opportunity to test drive a Chevrolet Volt.
Source: Hillman PR