America’s Clean Energy Leaders Gather in Aspen Colorado by Martha Shaw

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS: America’s clean energy leaders gather in Aspen, Colorado, August 19-22 for AREDAY. Now open to participants.

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Posted: Jul 22, 2010 – 08:47 PM EST

NEW YORK, Jul. 22 /CSRwire/ – Kristina Johnson, Cathy Zoi, Amory Lovins, Sylvia Earle, Ted Turner, T. Boone Pickens, James Cameron, Carl Safina, Jayni Chase, Woody Tasch, Lester Brown, Wesley Clark, Bill Richardson, Bill Ritter, Rhone Resch, and others among the more than 100 participants gathering to discuss nation’s energy future.

It’s an all-star energy line-up at an intimate gathering of the nation’s energy leaders in Aspen, August 19-22, now open to participants. “The timing couldn’t be better for this important dialogue among our country’s most powerful renewable energy leaders from all walks of life, from government, business, science, education, entertainment, think tank institutions, and not for profit organizations,” says AREDAY founder Chip Comins. “There has never been a gathering more important or more timely as our country sits poised to either take global leadership with supportive legislation and public will, or to jeopardize our future. Active participation in this dialogue right now can transition our nation into a safe and healthy future, both economically and environmentally.”

The gathering will address how trillions of dollars per year spent on foreign oil can be invested in America’s emerging new clean energy economy right now with existing talent, technology, and training. On the wake of the Gulf Spill, participants will strategize on how, together, we can harness the renewed momentum in our country to move from dirty and dangerous energy to clean, safe alternatives while creating new jobs.

This historical event is now open to participants, and all are encouraged to attend, join the dialogue, and play a key role in America’s new clean energy economy. Assistance with purchasing tickets and lodging is available at AREDAY or contact AREDAY 970-948-9929, By using CODE: 109 when registering, the Early Registration fee will apply.

Please join the hundreds of professionals who are turning our energy future around, not a moment too soon. See agenda and partial list of attendees and special guests coming to “Creating A New Clean Energy Economy at Speed and Scale” at AREDAY 2010 August 19-22, in Aspen.

AREDAY 2010 Highlights:
Dr. Kristina M. Johnson Under Secretary of Energy U.S. Dept. of Energy
Cathy Zoi Assistant Secretary of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Colorado Governor Bill Ritter
New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson
Michael Eckhart American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE)
George Lakoff UC Berkeley professor of linguistics and cognitive science
Larry Schweiger National Wildlife Federation
Wesley Clark Former U.S. Presidential Candidate
James Cameron Director, Producer
Alec Loorz Solutions from the Next Generation Now, Kids Vs. Global Warming, iMatter Project
Armchair Conversation:
Ted Turner Turner Enterprises, Inc.
T. Boone Pickens Entrepreneur
Armchair Conversation: Oil, Water, Climate and Energy:
Amory Lovins Rocky Mountain Institute
Food Security:
Moderator: Brook Le Van Sustainable Settings
Wes Jackson The Land Institute
Tim LaSalle Northwest Earth Institute
Woody Tasch Slow Money
Putting Carbon in Context:
Wes Jackson The Land Institute
Putting Carbon in Context (Part II):
Moderator: Chip Comins AREDAY
Rick Heede Climate Mitigation Services
Julienne Stroeve National Snow & Ice Data Center
Investing in Energy Independence:
Reed Hundt, Coalition for Green Capital
Political Will and Climate:
Moderator: Larry Schweiger National Wildlife Federation
Gene Karpinksi League of Conservation Voters
Phil Radford Greenpeace
Matt Peterson Global Green USA
Politics of Climate Change, The Road to Cancun:
Gail Schwartz Colorado State Senator
Bracken Hendricks Center for American Progress
Aimee Christensen Christensen Global
Reid Detchon Vice President for Energy and Climate at the United Nations Foundation
Lester Brown Earth Policy Institute
Making the Transition—One Generation at a Time:
Jim Calaway The Aspen Institute
James Calaway Orocobre Limited
John Calaway Superior Wind
Energy Futures – Is Nuclear Renewable?
Moderator: Tom Blees Science Council for Global Initiatives
Yoon Chang Integral Fast Reactor
Eric Loewen GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy
David Orr Oberlin College
Jonathan Parfrey Green LA Institute, LADWP
Bill Becker Presidential Climate Action Project
Ocean Systems at Risk:
Dr. Sylvia Earle National Geographic Explorer in Residence
Phil Radford Greenpeace
Dr. Carl Safina Blue Ocean Institute
Lungs of the Planet: Carbon Sinks & The World’s Forests:
Jan Hartke Clinton Climate Initiative
Warren Evans The World Bank Environment Department
Sally Coxe Bonobo Conservation Initiative
Andrew Mitchell Global Canopy Programme(GCP)
Solutions, Collaboration and Green Bridge to China:
Jigar Shah Carbon War Room
Chip Comins AREDAY
Darrin Magee Hobart William Smith College
Hiu Ng Co-founder Club of Beijing
Dr. Kristina M. Johnson Under Secretary of Energy U.S. Dept. of Energy
Bonobo Conservation Initiative Fundraiser (private residence)
Special guest: Ted Turner
Feed-In-Tarrifs, Transmission and The Grid:
Craig Lewis FIT Coalition
Bob Gough Native Energy
Ron Lehr American Wind Energy Association
Putting Wealth to Work in the New Clean Energy Economy:
Moderator: Christiana Wyly
Ted Turner Turner Enterprises Inc.
James Cameron Director, Producer
Michael Polsky Invenergy
Sam Wyly Green Mountain Energy
Disruptive (Breakthrough) Renewable Energy Technology:
Moderator: David Hiller Colorado Renewable Energy Collaboratory
Monica Ord Viral Genetics
Sunil Paul Gigaton Throwdown
Alex Major Green Flight Foundation
Renewable Energy Innovation and Finance:
Moderator: Rod Eckhardt Round Rock Partners
Joel Serface Colorado Cleantech Industry Association
Tom Soto Craton Equity Partners
Michael Haas Orion Energy
Linking the Oil Spill, Energy Policy and Climate Change-the canary in the coal mine:
Dr. Kristina M. Johnson Under Secretary of Energy, U.S. Dept. of Energy
Larry Schweiger National Wildlife Federation
Carl Safina Blue Ocean Institute
James Cameron Director, Producer
Energy Futures – Solar:
Moderator: Rhone Resch Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA)
Johnny Weiss Solar Energy International
Neville Williams Solar Electric Light Fund
John Woolard BrightSource Energy
Energy Futures – Wind:
Moderator: Larry Flowers Wind Powering America NREL
Ron Lehr AWEA
Jim Walker enXco
Robert Thresher NREL Research Fellow
Women and Solutions
Sally Ranney AREDAY Co-Director, Stillwater Preservation, LLC
Suzy Cameron MUSE Elementary
Jayni Chase Founder of the Center on Environmental Education (CEE)
Osprey Orielle Lake UN Foundation
Christiana Wyly Satori Capital
Media and Messaging
Rick Thompson Greentech Media
Michael Penwarden Matter Network
Richard Greene Home Tree Radio
Martha Shaw Earth Advertising
Climate & Energy Literacy Initiative:
Mark McCaffrey Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES)
Pic Walker Alliance for Climate Education (ACE)
Chip Comins Director AREDAY
Sally Ranney Co-Director AREDAY
Climate Literacy Award
Presented by James Cameron
Competition to Collaboration
Jigar Shah Carbon War Room
Chip Comins Director AREDAY
Sally Ranney Co-Director AREDAY
AREDAY Renewable Energy EXPO Cooper Street Mall
AREDAY Green Leadership Award
James Cameron Presentation and Special Director’s Cut Screening, AVATAR
Film Screening -Climate Refugee:
Michael Nash filmmaker with guest speakers
Film Screening -The Cove:
Louie Psihoyos Director
Charles Hambleton Filmmaker
Closing reception Hotel Jerome