2008 Summit Resources


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2008 Summit Plenary Session Presentations

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25x'25 on the Move
The 25x'25 Resolution setting a new renewable energy goal has been adopted by Congress and enacted into law by President Bush. What now?

Read Smith, 25x'25 Co-Chair

Advancing the 25x'25 Vision - State Alliances in Action!
Highlighting the successful efforts of advocating 25x'25 at the state level by offering presentations from state alliance leaders from four key states.

Cam Metcalf, Kentucky Pollution Prevention Center

Rollie Smith, San Joaquin Valley Clean Energy Organization

Overcoming Obstacles to a 25x'25 Energy Future
A look at how to meet the challenges of brining renewable energy resources to market.

Doug Berven, POET

Tom Christensen, Basin Electric Power Cooperative

Howard Learner, Environmental Law and Policy Center

State Government - Leading the Way
Examining the role of state leaders and renewable energy champions in this next phase of the 25x'25 Initiative.

Hon. Dave Heineman, Governor of Nebraska (Text of Prepared Remarks)

Achieving a Sustainable Energy Future
An examination of how 25x'25 can be reached through means that conserve and protect natural resources.

Dr. Steve Chu, Director, Lawrence Berkley National Lab

Agriculture and Forestry's Role in a Reduced Carbon Economy
Addressing the challenges and opportunities presented to farmland, ranchland and forestland owners by anticipated mandates to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Jean-Mari Peltier, National Council of Farmer Cooperatives

The Continuing Evolution of Sustainable Facilities at Wal-Mart
An overview of the exemplary corporate leadership that Wal-Mart is providing in advancing renewables, energy efficiency and sustainability.

Charles Zimmerman, Vice President, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc

Breakout Session Presentations

Addressing Biofuel Pushback
Countering the misconceptions perpetuated by mainstream media and underscoring the agronomic and technological advances that provide for the equitable production of food, feed, fiber AND fuel.

Terry Francl, American Farm Bureau Federation

Melinda Kimble, United Nations Foundation

Solutions to Market Barriers
Overcoming the logistical and political hurdles that impede renewable energy access to existing markets.

Susan Sloan, American Wind Energy Association

Paul Hammes, Union Pacific

Phil Lampert, National Ethanol Vehicle Coalition

Next Generation Biofuels
Addressing the next phase biofuel production and the research and development needed to increase demand for renewable fuels.

Lonnie Ingram, University of Florida

Mike McAdams, Advanced Biofuels Coalition

Market Challenges and Opportunities
Views on how best to work together in developing land-based renewable energy resources.

Jay Wolf, National Cattlemen's Beef Association

Bryce Stokes, U.S. Forest Service

Energy Efficiency - The Option of First Choice
Addressing the policies and research needed to make the most of our energy resources.

Reid Detchon, Energy Future Coalition

R. Neal Elliott, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy

The Charge - Alliance, Advocacy, Administration

Allen Rider, 25x'25 Steering Committee provided his vision for the future of 25x'25 in Closing Remarks (Audio provided by www.DomesticFuel.com)

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