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KC Chamber Day of Energy & Environment

Sponsored by the Climate and Energy Project and Chambers for Innovation and Clean Energy
Hosted by the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce
 
Identifying Renewable Energy Success Stories and Policy Opportunities for Business Leaders
Join local chambers of commerce, business leaders and policymakers from across Kansas and Missouri to discuss the true costs and benefits of the regional renewable energy industry, and share how renewable energy continues to create jobs, drive economic development and save money for the heartland. A networking reception will follow the discussion.
 
2:00     Welcome Remarks / Current Energy Trends in the Heartland
Dorothy Barnett, Executive Director, Climate and Energy Project
Jim Heeter, President and CEO, Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce [on behalf of Chambers for Innovation and Clean Energy]
Terry Bassham, CEO, Kansas City Power & Light [or other appropriate KCP&L representative]
 
2:15     Renewable Energy Business Roundtable
David Ozment, Senior Director, Energy, Wal-Mart
Bryan Hansel, Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman, Smith Electric Vehicles
Mark Broadhurst, Director of Public Affairs, Mars, Inc.   
Jeff Risley, Chief Marketing Officer, Brightergy
Moderated by Paul Snider, Senior Manager, Government Affairs, Kansas City Power & Light
               
3:30     Energy Policy Forum
Jon Hummell, Energy Advisor, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback
Missouri Senator Brad Lager, Chairman of the Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection, Energy & Environment Committee
 
5:00     Energy & Environment Officials Appreciation Reception
Honoring key energy and environment officials from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Kansas Department of Health and Environment, and U.S. EPA Region 7
 
6:30     Adjourn



Special thanks to our Gold sponsors:
Bibb Architects, Engineers & Constructors Black & Veatch Burns & McDonnell
CBIZEFL CVR Energy Honeywell
Kansas City Water Services Kansas City Power & Light Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.
Tetra Tech, Inc.    
Silver Level Sponsors
Brightergy Solar
Commercial Lithographing Company, Inc.
Hunt Martin Materials
Kansas City Board of Public Utilities
Metropolitan Energy Center
Mid-America Regional Council (MARC)
Spencer Fane Britt & Browne LLP
 
In-kind Sponsors
Greenability Magazine