Friday, November 30, 2007

Green Events

A few events within relatively easy reach of Long Island environmentalists:

Ecobuild Fall
Dec.10-13, Washington, D.C.
Ecobuild Fall and AEC-ST Fall is an annual event that goes beyond green to cover the breadth of green building, sustainable design, renewable energy, environmental planning processes and information collaboration strategies for commercial, industrial, institutional and residential construction.
Attendees include the federal government, design and construction decision-makers from the public sector and private practice, AEC professionals, owners, developers, and facility managers - the entire project team in one place, at one time.

The MIT Clean Energy Entrepreneurship Prize deadline Feb.15.
Competition Will Net $200K for Clean Energy Entrepreneursm

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Nov. 30, 2007 -- The winners of a new competition will take home $200,000 for developing a next-generation clean energy technology.

The MIT Clean Energy Entrepreneurship Prize (CEEP), a joint project between the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the U.S. Department of Energy and utility company NSTAR Electric & Gas, aims to inspire and motivate entrepreneurs to work on meeting the world's energy needs in a sustainable way.

The prize money -- $200,000 for the best overall team, plus three $20,000 prizes to the best student and professional teams -- is provided by the DOE and NSTAR, a Massachusetts-based gas and electric utility company. The competition's organizers said the increased prize money would bring a larger pool of applicants to the challenge, and would help the winning entry reach the market more quickly.

The large purse offered by CEEP makes it the richest cleantech prize out there, far ahead of the $50,000 first prize for the winner of the second annual California Clean Tech Open, which was announced at the end of October.

The MIT prize announcement was made at a time when cleantech companies and their stocks are heating up rapidly. Earlier this month, First Solar made headlines when its stocks climbed from $20 to over $224 in a year, based on its remarkable 300 percent sales growth.

Entries for the MIT Clean Energy Entrepreneurship Prize are due on Feb. 15, 2008. More information, as well as applications and resources, are online.

Wall Street Green Trading Summit
April 2+3, 2008
New York Times Building, New York
The 7th Annual Wall Street Green Trading Summit is the seminal New York City environmental financial market event created by Peter C. Fusaro. Working with Hedge Connection for the third year, this event does it all in 2 days covering carbon emissions trading and finance, renewable energy markets, cleantech VC, green hedge funds and energy efficiency financial markets.

Not so easy but interesting:

Globe 2008, Vancouver, British ColumbiaThousands of corporate executives, government decision makers and leaders of the environmental industry will converge at GLOBE 2008. Plan to join them for three days of exciting and ground-breaking discussions, March 12-14, 2008 in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

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