Clean Energy Trust (CET), the Midwest's premier clean energy
business accelerator, will announce its selection as a chapter of Advanced
Energy Economy (AEE), and present preliminary findings from its
first survey of Illinois' clean energy cluster this afternoon at the
University Club in Chicago.
The two organizations kick off their partnership at 3 p.m. today at the
CET Policy Workshop, featuring Congressmen Michael Quigley (D-IL), AEE
CEO Graham Richard and the perspectives of advanced energy leaders from
across the state.
The policy workshop will feature a presentation of preliminary findings
from the CET Clean Energy Ecosystem Survey, followed by a roundtable
discussion with leading voices in the sector including:
AEE is a national industry association representing the entire advanced
energy industry. AEE's mission is to influence public policy, foster
advanced energy innovation and business growth, and provide a unified
voice for a strong U.S. advanced energy industry that will drive the
global transition to a smarter energy future.
"AEE is a national platform for business leadership but chapters are the
heart of our organization, working at the state level to improve the
business climate for advanced energy businesses," said AEE CEO Graham
Richard. "In a short period of time, CET has shown the kind of rapid
development that can be achieved in advanced energy. We are proud to
have them in our national network."
The Clean Energy Trust was founded by prominent business and civic
leaders to accelerate the pace of clean energy innovation in the
Midwest. The Trust partners with universities, research labs, private
sector enterprises and government to advance its mission. Its annual
Clean Energy Challenge attracts hundreds of entrepreneurs and funders
from throughout the Midwest to showcase exciting new clean tech
companies and technologies.
"AEE aligns perfectly with our mission to bring innovative technologies
to the marketplace. Having their resources and support behind our policy
efforts will help the Midwest clean energy cluster create jobs and
sustainable businesses through the region," said Amy Francetic, Clean
Energy Trust executive director. "AEE is active and successful in
advanced energy clusters around the nation."
The Midwest clean tech cluster is a vibrant and growing part of the
economy and includes more than 730 companies operating in the following
Preliminary survey findings include:
Media are welcome to attend the Policy Workshop on Monday, August 6, at
the University Club of Chicago, 76 East Monroe Street.
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