More Fun than Solar: The Sun Shines on ACEEE’s Energy Efficiency Conference in Arizona
ACEEE’s 2017 National Conference on Energy Efficiency as a Resource, held October 30-November 1 near Phoenix, Arizona, explored several emerging areas in the field, such as the health-related benefits of saving energy. This ninth biennial ACEEE “EER” Conference, like prior ones since 2001, featured a packed agenda. ACEEE has posted all the presentations on our web site, available for free public access.
Arizona proved to be a terrific host site. Welcome remarks were provided by a representative of the Arizona Governor’s office as well as by the chairman of the Arizona Corporation Commission. Over 325 attendees heard an opening keynote speech by Pat Vincent-Collawn, president and CEO of PNM Resources and recently elected chairman of the board of Edison Electric Institute, who shared her perspective as a key industry executive and head of the primary electric industry trade association. Attendees also enjoyed the second day luncheon keynote by Chris Benjamin, chief sustainability officer of Pacific Gas & Electric. His topic, “The Utility Sector as a Climate Solutions Provider: Harnessing Energy Efficiency,” seemed particularly timely in a year that saw multiple unprecedented weather disasters in the United States…
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