Energy Savings and Green CommunitiesMonday, April 30, 2012
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Brad Copithorne, Energy and Financial Policy Specialist, Environmental Defense Fund
Jim Davis, President, Chevron Energy Solutions
Ann Hand, CEO, Project Frog
Nancy Pfund, Managing Partner, DBL Investors
Darren Van't Hof, Director of Renewable Energy Investments, US Bank
Rising energy costs are putting more stress on consumers, and, in the tail of the Great Recession, beleaguered cities want to catalyze economic growth. Saving energy is a win-win strategy. Investments in energy efficiency and clean technology lower energy bills for residents and small businesses, leading to more spending in the local economy and more jobs in the green construction and local retail sectors. With cities clamoring for tools for economic development, this panel explores strategies for encouraging and expediting energy-saving programs and investments. Panelists will also address how economically challenged areas are achieving this agenda through bank investments via the Community Reinvestment Act.