LOS ANGELES, Dec. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — On Wednesday, December 7th, from 7:00pm – 10:00pm, Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator, the Pew Charitable Trusts, the Southern California Gas Company and the L.A. Area Chamber of Commerce are co-hosting Fostering Cleantech Innovation in Los Angeles, which will feature an entertaining and informative panel discussion exploring the future of energy policy in America, and how Los Angeles can play a pivotal role in our nation’s clean-energy future. The event is open to the public, and will be held at the La Kretz Innovation Campus in downtown Los Angeles – the future home of LACI.
“The Department of Energy is investing in cutting-edge research projects across the country to foster innovation in the private sector,” said Brandon Hurlbut, Chief of Staff to U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu. “The Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator is the ideal venue in which to have this conversation about energy innovation, as LACI has been established to attract and nurture clean technology companies and make Los Angeles a leader in this growing sector of the economy.”
“We are excited to welcome important individuals from the Department of Energy and the Marine Corps who are influential in national energy policy to our panel. We are eager to show what Los Angeles has to offer to grow the clean energy economy,” said Fred Walti, Executive Director of the Los Angeles Clean Tech Incubator.
Additionally, on Thursday, December 8th, from 9:30am – 12pm, The Pew Charitable Trusts, Clean Tech Los Angeles, CALinnovates, SolarReserve, and UCLA SRI will co-host a forum exploring the role of the federal government in spurring innovation in the energy sector. DOE Chief of Staff Brandon Hurlbut will discuss the department’s current initiatives and ambitious plans to stimulate private and public sector energy innovation, and Marine Corps Installations West Deputy Commander Col. Mike Naylor will deliver a presentation describing the Marine Corps’ forward-thinking energy initiatives.
WHAT: Fostering Cleantech Innovation in Los Angeles
WHO: Brandon Hurlbut, DOE Chief of Staff
Fred Walti, Executive Director of LACI
Col Mike Naylor, USMC
Ron Nichols, General Manager of LADWP
WHEN: Wednesday, December 7th
7:00PM – 10:00PM
WHERE: The La Kretz Innovation Campus
523 S Hewitt St
Los Angeles, CA 90013
For more information, please visit: https://laincubator.org
To RSVP: http://lacienergy.eventbrite.com
SOURCE Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator