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Texas Renewables 2013 Looks Inside Texas Energy Market’s Opportunities and Economic Development

Energy Industry Leaders’ Vision of Impacts in The Lone Star State

Austin, TX, October 10, 2013  – Texas Renewables 2013 has invited energy industry leaders to identify market opportunity, clarify new policy, define new financial tools and report on economic development across the Texas energy market. The Texas Renewables 2013 conference and exhibit will provide a solid understanding of the forces at play to further the vision of an “All-of-the-Above” energy world and discuss strategies to sustain continued growth for Texas energy providers as a whole. The conference runs November 11 – 13 in San Antonio, TX at the Omni Colonnade, 9821 Colonnade Blvd, San Antonio, TX.

 Get the big picture on “How Renewable Energy Can Revitalize Rural Communities” from Brent Bailey, State Activities Coordinator, 25X’25 Alliance. “The U.S. and Texas continue to shape its energy future through policy and public discussion.  Despite efforts to counter the growth of renewable energy and marginalize the multiple benefits, it is critical that we reframe the conversation about our energy future,” said Bailey. “We need to drive home the good news about renewable energy and the economic, environmental and national security benefits that these technologies are providing to the nation as well as to our local communities.”

 To expand on the view for impacts in the Lone Star State there will be related reports from additional financial and energy industry leaders including:

 Carlton Schwab, CEO and President Texas Economic Development Council

  • Kelly Sanders, National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, Civil Engineering, University of Texas at Austin
  • Dub Taylor, Director, State Energy Conservation Office, (SECO)
  • Clay Butler, Managing Partner, The Butler Firm

 Texas energy industry leaders report on “Innovative Renewable Energy Policies and Projects Across Texas” beginning with the big picture from Jelynne Burley, Exec V.P. & Chief Delivery Officer, CPS Energy. To expand on the view for impacts in the Lone Star State there will be reports from additional financial and energy industry leaders including:

 Charlene Heydinger, Executive Director, Keeping PACE in Texas

  • Steve Wiese, Founder and Principal, Clean Energy Associates
  • Larry Howe, Plano Solar Advocates, Solarize Plano
  • John Pappas, P.E., Interim Director, Texas A&M Energy Institute, Go Wind Project

 For close to 30 years Texas Renewables Conferences have been organized annually by Texas Renewable Energy Industries Association  (TREIA) which represents hundreds of member companies, organizations, agencies and individuals providing products, services and information within Texas's growing renewable energy sector.  Founded in 1984, TREIA is a key trade and advocacy organization headquartered in Austin, Texas. TREIA http://www.treia.org/ is the oldest renewable energy non-profit trade organization in Texas whose work promoting development of renewable resources and their wise use has spanned a quarter of a century.  For more conference information on Texas Renewables 2013 go to www.TexasRenewables.org or call 830-456-1341.

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Debrah Dubay
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Duel in the Sun: Texas Renewables 2013 Explores the Shifting Texas Energy Market

Renewable Energy in an “All-of-the-Above” World 

Austin, TX, August 7, 2013  – Fundamental shifts in how our communities generate energy are happening globally. The grid and resources that supply energy nationwide are in a state of flux creating uncertainty, room for new development and opportunity for economic expansion. There are few places where this is more relevant and apparent than in San Antonio, Texas the location of Texas Renewables 2013 conference and exhibit.  Texas Renewables 2013 will bring elements of the Texas market together to reveal the moving parts of the system and how the industry is dynamically responding to these changes. The conference will provide a solid understanding of the forces at play to further the vision of an “All-of-the-Above” energy world and discuss strategies to sustain continued growth for Texas energy providers as a whole. 

 “When asked what their position is on meeting our energy needs many policy makers are saying we need ‘all-of-the-above,’ said Russel Smith, TREIA Executive Director. “Texas Renewables 2013 will explore what that really means in political circles and what opportunities the renewable energy industry might find in a marketplace guided by that philosophy. San Antonio is the perfect host city to illuminate these opportunities.”

 Texas Renewables 2013 will take place November 11 – 13 at the Omni Colonnade, 9821 Colonnade Blvd, San Antonio, TX. Expect a fast paced conference designed to actively engage inspire and inform. While building on last year’s successful TED talk style this year’s conference will add more informative panels, keynotes and roundtables on topics including:

 ·       Renewable Energy Opportunities Related to Fossil Fuels

·       How Renewable Energy Can Revitalize Rural Communities

·       Renewable Energy Opportunities with the Defense Community

·       Innovative Renewable Energy Policies and Projects Across the State

 Additionally the conference will cap each day with insights from outstanding CEO panels:

 ·       Utility CEO Panel on Tuesday

·       Energy Industry CEO Panel on Wednesday

 The conference continues to be a catalyst for new strategies while providing a venue for forming valuable business-to-business alliances, networking and discovering the latest business opportunities. Texas Renewables 2013 conference is a must-attend event for renewable energy industry professionals, utility executives, investors, entrepreneurs, engineers, activists, and policymakers.