Energy and the American Way of Life; Sen. Durbin on the Green Economic Opportunity

With rapidly rising energy costs changing the way Americans live and work and global warming threatening even greater harm to our future prosperity and well-being, it is clear that a fundamental change in America’s energy policy is needed. Bold new policies and leadership can turn these twin crises into historic opportunities.

To address these critical issues, NDN's Green Project is pleased to announce that it is convening an important day of discussion this Friday, August 1. The day will be kicked off by a policy address from Assistant U.S. Senate Majority Leader Dick Durbin, one of the U.S. Senate's most well-regarded leaders, on the Green Economic Opportunity.

Following Senator Durbin's address, the day will continue with a panel discussion on "Energy and the American Way of Life." During the panel, energy leaders and experts will discuss how the transition from carbon-based energy sources to renewable energy can take place. NDN Green Project Director Michael Moynihan will also be discussing his new paper entitled, Solar Energy: The Case for Action.

Featured Panelists:

Roger Efird, President, Suntech America and Chairman, Solar Energy Industries Association
Jack Hidary, Chairman, Americans for Clean Energy
Greg Kats, Managing Director and head of Good Energies’ Green Buildings and Energy Efficiency investment cluster
Shyam Kannan, LEED AP, Vice President and Director of Research and Development (RCLCO)

Assistant Majority Leader Durbin will speak at 11:15 a.m. on Friday, August 1, in the Ballroom of the Phoenix Park Hotel, 520 N. Capitol St., NW, in Washington, DC. The panel will follow the senator’s remarks. Lunch will be served. Please click here to RSVP.

NDN’s Green Project is a program of the Globalization Initiative that seeks to develop a legislative, regulatory and advocacy framework to address climate change, enhance energy security, and accelerate the development of green technologies to promote economic growth. Through this initiative, NDN serves as a bridge between key stakeholders such as the new clean technology community and public leaders.

For more information on this event, please contact Courtney Markey at or 202-384-1214. We look forward to seeing you Friday, August 1, at 11:15 a.m.