Online registration is now closed. Onsite registration will be available January 24, beginning at 9:00am. Registration will take place at the Clarion Hotel Medical Center (formerly Hilton Little Rock Medical Center), outside Grand Ballroom B/C, located on the 3rd floor of the hotel. We hope to see you on the 24th.
DOE Southeast Industrial Energy Efficiency & Combined Heat and Power Regional Dialogue Meeting
Little Rock, AR
January 24, 2013
The U.S. Department of Energy is convening three upcoming regional dialogue meetings on Industrial Energy Efficiency & Combined Heat and Power: Little Rock, AR, January 24, 2013; Baltimore, MD, March 13, 2013; West, May, 2013.
These Regional Dialogue Meetings will focus on developing and implementing state best practice policies and investment models that address the multiple barriers to greater investment in industrial energy efficiency and combined heat and power (CHP). Building on the August 30, 2012 Executive Order1, the Department of Energy is fostering "a national dialogue through ongoing regional workshops to encourage the adoption of best practice policies and investment models that overcome the numerous barriers to investment, provide public information on the benefits of unlocking investment in industrial energy efficiency, and use existing Federal authorities that can support these investments." On June 21, the Department of Energy held the Midwest Regional Dialogue; to learn more, visit http://www1.eere.energy.gov/seeaction/pastevents.html
The industrial sector accounts for over 30 percent of all energy consumed in the United States, and for many manufacturers, energy costs affect overall competitiveness. While our manufacturing facilities have made progress at becoming more energy efficient over the past several decades, there is an opportunity to accelerate and expand this improvement with investments to reduce energy use through more efficient manufacturing processes and facilities and the expanded use of CHP. Accelerating these investments in our Nation's factories can improve the competitiveness of U.S. manufacturing, lower energy costs, free up future capital for businesses to invest, reduce air pollution, and create jobs.
In coordination with the SEE Action Network and the Industrial Energy Efficiency Network
Limited travel assistance is available for state commissioners. Please contact Julia Downing (Julia_Downing@sra.com) to request assistance.
For questions about this meeting, contact: SEE_Action@sra.com.
Clarion Hotel Medical Center (formerly Hilton Little Rock Medical Center)
925 South University Avenue
Little Rock, AR 72204
A block of rooms at the government per diem rate of $86 per night plus tax is available the nights of January 23 & January 24 for the meeting. Reservations must be made by Friday, January 18, 2013. Reservations cannot be guaranteed after January 18th and are based on availability.
Make your room reservation by contacting Brandy Dixon (501-748-4706; Brandy.Dixon@phg.net) or Marc Franklin (501-748-4753; Marc.Franklin@phg.net) and referencing the "US Department of Energy room block - SEE Action group code UDE".
Transportation to the Hotel from the Airport:
The hotel offers complimentary shuttle service to and from the airport on an availability basis. Upon arrival, call the hotel at(501) 664-5020 to request a pick-up.