Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Boucher, McAuliffe and Deeds to Headline Energy Technology Summit Monday the 27th

Wise, VA. – Congressman Rick Boucher (D-Va) and Democratic gubernatorial primary candidates Terry McAuliffe and Creigh Deeds and a number of expert speakers on cutting-edge fusion energy, wind farms, bio-fuels, carbon-based coal and natural gas will be among the speakers at the 2nd Annual Energy Technology Summit to be held Monday, April 27th at The University of Virginia College at Wise Student Union beginning at 8:30 AM.

The one-day summit, sponsored by the Southwestern Virginia Technology Council, will be a gathering of one hundred and fifty thought leaders in business, government, energy and the environment to develop strategies for making southwestern Virginia an international leader in the development of advanced energy technologies in the coming decade. A number of energy technology business announcements are planned.

The luncheon and outdoor picnic on the college campus will feature a display of hybrid electric cars to demonstrate the latest in electric and natural gas conversion technologies lead by the Advanced Vehicle Research Center located at the North Carolina Research Triangle. The summit lunch is expected to draw hundreds from the student and faculty campus population, the local community, and the summit delegates.

An afternoon gubernatorial energy policy forum will include two of the four major candidates for Virginia governor in a discussion exclusively devoted to energy and energy technology policies. Democrats Terry McAuliffe and Creigh Deeds have committed to attend and address the policy issues. Energy has been a major policy issue in the 2009 statewide gubernatorial campaigns.

Prior to the late afternoon adjournment, technology attorney Jeff Mitchell of Blacksburg will conduct a continuing legal education seminar on the federal economic stimulus package energy funding programs. An estimated $9-billion in federal dollars are targeted for small energy firms. Attorneys and accountants will receive professional education credits.

The 2009 Energy Technology Summit is an outgrowth of efforts within the regional technology community to assist in the development and growth of the regional energy technology economy. Contact Esther Bolling at 679-7800 for specific registration details.
General admission tickets are $50 per person.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Dominion Resources Exploring Wind Turbine Projects in SW VA

To follow and get updates on Dominion Resources/BP wind development projects in Wise and Tazewell Counties of Southwestern Virginia, one may check this Twitter page on a regular basis. A presentation will be made about the proposed wind turbine development projects at the 2009 Energy Technology Summit sponsored by the Southwestern Virginia Technology Council. Stay tuned.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Fusion Energy In Your Future?

Fusion Energy In Your Future? Just ask Richard Dell on Monday, April 27th at the Virginia Energy Technology Summit at UVA-Wise.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

White House Seeks New Energy Policy

President Barack Obama's national energy policy is posted on the White House web page. Significant elements of the renewable energy policy, coal carbon sequestration research, and monies for a 'Smart Electric Grid' are expected to be included in a final Congressional Conference Committee version. The White House energy policy will be discussed at the 2009 Energy technology Summit to be held at The University of Virginia's College at Wise on Monday, April 27, 2009 beginning at 8:30 AM.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Gov. Tim Kaine to Push Green Jobs

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Jan. 12, 2009 – Gov. Tim Kaine today proposed several pieces of legislation designed to promote green jobs as part of his Renew Virginia initiative. Gov. Kaine made his announcement from the headquarters of Solar Services Inc., a Virginia Beach company that installs solar panels. [MORE]

The organizers of the 2009 Energy Technology Summit have issued an invitation to the governor to discuss the results of the energy legislation following the adjournment of the 2009 Virginia General Assembly - April 27, 2009.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Energy Technology Summit: April 27th

The 2009 Energy Technology Summit is going to be an excting and innovative event to be held Monday, April 27, 2009 beginning at 8:30 AM on the campus of The University of Virginia's College at Wise with the theme: New Energy Locomotion.

The topics this year will include Climate Change 'Cap and Trade' federal legislation being pursued by President Barack Obama; the future of fusion energy [vid-2]; conversion of coal-fired power plant fly ash-to-manufactured goods; electric and natural gas powered automobile displays [vid 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7]. Also being planned is a high-voltage discussion of state and federal energy policy envisioned over the next four years by candidates for Virginia governor in 2009 to conclude the energy technology summit.

Details are now being developed by the summit organizers with several speakers having confirmed participation. Congressman Rick Boucher and Richard D. Dell, Jr. will lead some of the energy technology discussions. There will also be local energy technology business announcements.

Over 150 energy technology business leaders and federal, state and local government leaders participated in the 2008 Energy Technology Summit. In 2009 organizers hope to involve hundreds of college students. WATCH THIS BLOG for more details.