Witness the Future of Clean Energy Research and Green Technology at Advanced Energy 2012 Conference

- Thought Leaders Shaping the Future of Energy in the United States and Around the World to Gather in New York City for Landmark Event -

STONY BROOK, N.Y. (February 27, 2012) – Bringing together business leaders, researchers, innovators and policy makers, this year's Advanced Energy Conference promises to be one of the most compelling events in its category. Over the past five years, the conference has gained momentum, attracting thousands of participants dedicated to the advancement of green technologies and clean energy research and development for an unprecedented opportunity to learn, share and network. Advanced Energy 2012 will be held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City from October 30 – 31, with specialized training opportunities on October 29.

Advanced Energy 2012, a joint venture of energy conferences from across New York State, will provide a unique opportunity for participants from industry, government and academia to share ideas about energy and the environment. The conference offers a rare chance to learn from technology innovators, policy makers, energy providers and business leaders first hand and witness the newest technologies and emerging concepts that will revolutionize the production, transmission and storage of tomorrow's energy.

The two-day event will feature keynote addresses and informational sessions focusing on every sector of the energy industry, with special emphasis on several key areas: smart grid, solar, offshore and onshore wind, battery and energy storage and energy cyber-security. Other areas to be highlighted during the event include bioenergy, building efficiency, electric vehicles, geothermal, advanced lighting, energy standards, clean energy workforce training and global energy solutions.

The conference is organized by the Advanced Energy Research & Technology Center (AERTC.org), a partnership of academic institutions, energy providers and industrial corporations dedicated to innovative energy research, education and technology deployment. The organization is committed to promoting the development of cheaper, cleaner energy, with the long-term goal of seeing sustained growth and thousands of new jobs in the energy sector.

"Through our Advanced Energy conferences, participants have the opportunity to interact with top professionals in the energy industry – from thought leaders and innovators to the experts and officials who determine the direction of the country's energy policies," said Robert Catell, chairman of the board of AERTC. "As we've seen growing interest and recognition of the need for clean energy, we are excited to host this event that will facilitate discussion on today's most crucial energy issues and how we can solve these challenges. Due to the size and prime location of the Jacob Javits Center, we expect to attract a larger than ever audience, making Advanced Energy 2012 our biggest conference to date."

For more information about Advanced Energy 2012, including registration, conference schedule, sponsorship opportunities and exhibitor details, visit: http://www.aertc.org/conference2012/.

About The Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center (AERTC.org)

Headquartered at Stony Brook University, the Advanced Energy Research & Technology Center is a true partnership of academic institutions, research institutions, energy providers and industrial corporations. The AERTC works to develop advanced cutting-edge technologies to explore new ways for the production of clean energy, enhancing production from renewable sources, and finding efficient methods for distribution and storage of energy with minimal impact on local ecosystems. Its mission is innovative energy research, education and technology deployment with a focus on efficiency, conservation, renewable energy and nanotechnology applications for new and novel sources of energy and to strengthen partnerships among the business, government and academic sectors, to help move toward a sustainable energy future that strengthens the economy, the environment and policy at all levels of government.

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