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NEWS RELEASE: NEW YORK’S CLEAN ENERGY ECONOMY TO BE SHOWCASED AT NEW YORK HILTON Advanced Energy Conference, Nov. 8-9 in NYC, to Spotlight Cutting-Edge Technologies for Clean Energy Jobs and a Growing Economy

Planning editor's note: A media briefing planned on Nov. 8 at 10:30 am in the Hilton New York to highlight breaking developments; details to follow.

STONY BROOK, NY, October 18, 2010 – The continued growth of New York's Clean Energy Economy will be on display November 8-9 at the Advanced Energy Conference at the Hilton New York in New York City.

In one of the largest such events in the country, more than 100 Clean Energy businesses from across New York will participate in the conference, produced by the Advanced Energy Research Technology Center (AERTC) at Stony Brook University.

The conference will feature presentations by national experts in clean energy technologies and present both technologies and business models that demonstrate New York's growing leadership in clean-tech industries.

"The Advanced Energy Conference will showcase the policies, resources and funding that make New York a great place for entrepreneurs to grow clean energy businesses,” said someone from AERTC. "This conference will highlight the success stories that have made New York a leader in the clean energy economy nationwide, as well as companies that promise to transform the clean energy marketplace in the future."

Clean energy technologies have been demonstrated to be a critical sector in fostering economic growth.

Speakers will include representatives of the New York Energy Research and Development Authority, the Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center, General Electric, the New York Power Authority, and others.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Innovation and entrepreneurship;
  • Energy storage options for transportation;
  • Pathways toward a low-carbon society;
  • Climate change impacts and adaptation strategies;
  • Utility scale solar geothermal power;
  • Advanced lighting systems; and,
  • Green building technology systems, among others.

The Advanced Energy Conference, now in its fourth year, is produced by the Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center (AERTC) at Stony Brook University. Conference sponsors include National Grid, IBM, Long Island Power Authority (LIPA), Verizon, New York Power Authority (NYPA), New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), General Electric Corporation, CA Technologies, NYSTAR, Polytechnic Institute of New York University, City College of New York (CCNY), Hydro Quebec, New York State Smart Grid Consortium, Department of Energy, Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Empire State Development Corporation (ESDC) and Con Edison.

About Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center
Headquartered at Stony Brook University, the Advanced Energy Center is a true partnership of Academic institutions, Research institutions, Energy providers and Industrial Corporations. The AERTC works to develop advanced cutting-edge technologies to explore new ways for production of clean energy, enhance production from renewable sources, and find efficient methods for distribution and storage of energy with minimal impact on the local eco systems. Its mission is innovative energy research, education and technology deployment with a focus on efficiency, conservation, renewable energy and nanotechnology applications for new and novel sources of energy and strengthen partnership among the business, government and academic sectors, to help move towards a sustainable energy future that strengthens the economy, the environment, and policy at all levels of government.

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