Power Play in Texas Energy Markets at Texas Renewables 2013

Shoulder to Shoulder in an "All-of-the-Above" Texas Energy Market

Austin, TX, October 2, 2013 – Call it the cost of doing business but the tools that help energy industries develop resources to power communities are real and necessary. In an "All-of-the Above" market, how do tax credits and incentives become equal opportunity? The Texas Renewables 2013 conference and exhibit will provide a solid understanding of the forces at play to further the vision of an "All-of-the-Above" energy world and discuss strategies to sustain continued growth for Texas energy providers as a whole. The conference runs November 11 – 13 in San Antonio, TX at the Omni Colonnade, 9821 Colonnade Blvd, San Antonio, TX.

Tackling tough issues requires leaders who can provide valuable industry insight. San Antonio is uniquely addressing economic leadership in Texas. In San Antonio "All-of-the-Above" energy plays a vital role and Texas Renewables 2013 conference is being co-organized by two of San Antonio's top players, Dr. Les Shephard and Mike Burke.

Dr. Les Shephard is Robert F. McDermott Distinguished Chair in Engineering and Director for the Texas Sustainable Energy Research Institute at the University of Texas, San Antonio. Previously, Shephard served as Vice President of the Energy, Water and Nonproliferation Division at Sandia National Laboratories where he lead programs that contributed to economic prosperity and global stability in regions of high strategic importance to the United States.

"The TREIA Conference in San Antonio, Texas address many of the most important issues and opportunities facing the renewable community today. The program has a great blend of executive leadership and policymakers that set the course for Texas to lead in developing the national agenda and practioners who bring the vision to life. As the host city we hope to show how San Antonio is contributing significantly to a new energy economy and share with our colleagues within TREIA how we are turning promise into practice," said Shephard, Director, Texas Sustainable Energy Research Institute.

Mike Burke, Founder of San Antonio Clean Technology Forum is President of MDB Capital Ventures. He was formerly Director, President and Chief Executive Officer of EOTT Energy, a $12 billion NYSE corporation. Prior to joining EOTT Energy Corp., Mr. Burke served as Director, President and Chief Executive Officer of Tesoro Petroleum Corp. (a Fortune 500 Corporation) from 1992 to 1996.

Shephard and Burke are lining up high profile energy industry leaders to join the Texas Renewables 2013 agenda. High on that list is keynote speaker Dr. Dan Arvizu, Director and Chief Executive of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). NREL is the DOE's primary laboratory for energy efficiency and renewable energy research and development. NREL is operated for DOE by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC (Alliance). Dr. Arvizu is President of Alliance.

Dr. Arvizu has become one of the world's leading experts on renewable energy and sustainable energy. He has briefed the United States Congress numerous times and given state-of-technology presentations and keynote addresses at dozens of national and international conferences. As NREL's laboratory director, he has established and implemented a new institutional strategy to position the lab for higher impact and contributions to national and global energy challenges. During his tenure as laboratory director, he has overseen an R&D budget with a contract value of over $2.5B including over $500M for new infrastructure improvements.

For close to 30 years Texas Renewables Conferences have been organized annually by Texas Renewable Energy Industries Association (TREIA) which represents hundreds of member companies, organizations, agencies and individuals providing products, services and information within Texas's growing renewable energy sector. Founded in 1984, TREIA is a key trade and advocacy organization headquartered in Austin, Texas. TREIA http://www.treia.org/ is the oldest renewable energy non-profit trade organization in Texas whose work promoting development of renewable resources and their wise use has spanned a quarter of a century. For more conference information on Texas Renewables 2013 go to www.TexasRenewables.org or call 830-456-1341

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