EXHIBITS WANTED: Congressional Renewables/Efficiency EXPO - June 21, 2005
- The organizers of this important upcoming "ice cream social" event on
Capitol Hill have asked for my help in seeking some additional wind
exhibitors, especially from small wind companies. Leading members of
Congress and senior Administration staff are expected to participate, and
about 20 spots are still available. EESI is also planning a Hill Briefing
on "Home, Farm & Community Wind" to increase awareness of policies needed
to support customer-sited wind generation during this critical time while
the Senate energy bill is under debate.
The cost is very reasonable, so please consider staffing a table or booth
at the Congressional Expo June 21. If possible EESI requests that you
submit your registration form by this coming Monday, June 6. For more info
>Date: Thu, 2 Jun 2005 03:57:44 -0700 (PDT)
>From: Ken Bossong <kbossong614@...>
>Subject: REGISTRATION FORM: Congressional Renewables/Efficiency EXPO -
>June 21, 2005
>SUSTAINABLE ENERGY COALITION
>1612 "K" Street, N.W.
>Washington, DC 20006
>EXHIBITOR REGISTRATION FORM FOR THE JUNE 21, 2005
>8TH ANNUAL CONGRESSIONAL RENEWABLE ENERGY & ENERGY EFFICIENCY EXPO
>I am writing to formally invite you to be an EXPO exhibitor in the Eighth
>Annual Congressional Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency EXPO to be held
>June 21, 2005 in the Cannon Caucus Room of the U.S. House of
>Representatives in Washington DC. The event is being jointly sponsored by
>the Sustainable Energy Coalition* and the House and Senate Renewable
>Energy & Energy Efficiency Caucuses**.
>We would also like to take this opportunity to invite you to become an
>Associate Member of the Sustainable Energy Coalition, if you are not
>Each year, the EXPO has brought together more than 50 exhibitors to
>showcase cutting-edge energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies
>and has attracted as many as 2,500 visitors including members of Congress,
>congressional staff, members of the Administration, the media, and others.
>Organizers for this year's program hope to bring in exhibitors
>representing most, if not all, 50 states who will be able to display more
>than two dozen different sustainable energy technologies (see list in the
>enclosed REGISTRATION FORM).
>Given the very limited number of exhibit spaces, we are giving priority to
>exhibitors from among profit-making firms, with 25 or more employees, that
>now have commercially-available products and services in the marketplace.
>Several national laboratories and government agencies are also expected to
>The EXPO is presently scheduled to run from 10:30 am through 5:00 pm;
>exhibitors will be able to begin setting up at about 8:00 am. A news
>conference featuring a number of congressional and other speakers will be
>held during the day at a time yet to be determined. All exhibitors will
>be requested to stay through the closing of the program.
>As has become traditional, free ice cream and soft drinks will be
>available to all EXPO visitors.
>The exhibit area has room for 34 booth spaces (10' x 4') and an additional
>17 table spaces (the size of which vary with location). The exhibit area
>includes the Cannon Caucus Room (which can accommodate 43 exhibitors), an
>adjoining "side room" (which can accommodate six exhibitors and will
>include one of the ice cream distribution stations), and the main entrance
>immediately outside the Cannon Caucus Room (which can accomodate two
>The registration fee for a booth space is $400 - $625 (depending on
>location); the registration fee for a table space is $250 - $450
>(depending on location).
>Exhibitors may opt to arrange for delivery and set-up of their exhibits
>through the firm of Robert Yates & Associates (bobyates@...;
>703-904-0902) for an additional fee. [Information on this will be
>Assignment of spaces is being done on a first-come (i.e., registered and
>paid), first-served basis. We will discontinue to accept registrations
>once all available spaces have been filled.
>Inasmuch as a primary goal of this program is to provide a forum for
>discussing the status and potential of energy efficiency and renewable
>energy technologies and the role of federal support in their development,
>exhibitors will be asked to be prepared to address these issues.
>More specifically, exhibitors should feel comfortable with the theme that
>energy efficient and renewable energy technologies are already playing a
>major role in the nation's energy situation and are posed to greatly
>increase their contribution in the years ahead.
>Moreover, these technologies offer solutions to a host of national
>concerns including rising levels of energy imports, higher costs for and
>dwindling supplies of oil and natural gas, emissions of greenhouse gas
>emissions, electric grid reliability, and other related environmental,
>consumer, and security issues.
>However, it remains vital to create a supportive environment through a mix
>of federal budgetary and tax support and other policy initiatives.
>We also will be asking exhibitors to contact their congressional
>delegations to invite them to come to the EXPO.
>If, based on this information, you would like to be an exhibitor, please
>complete the enclosed REGISTRATION FORM and return by mail with your
>exhibitor fee. We can accept payment only via check or money order; we
>cannot accept payment via credit card.
>In addition, if your company would like to become an Associate Member of
>the Sustainable Energy Coalition, please indicate that on the REGISTRATION
>FORM. This strictly optional and will in no way affect the approval of
>your application to be an exhibitor.
>As an Associate Member, you would receive a daily electronic newsletter
>containing 8-12 stories on sustainable energy developments around the
>country. You would also have the opportunity to sign on to policy
>statements and letters to key congressional and Administration
>If you have any questions, please contact Ken Bossong, coordinator -
>Sustainable Energy Coalition at 202-293-2898, ext.201 or
>8th Annual Congressional Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency EXPO
> * The Sustainable Energy Coalition is a coalition of 85 national and
>state business, consumer, environmental, and energy policy organizations
>which collectively represent several thousand companies, community
>organizations, and municipal utilities. (A list of member groups is
>available upon request.) Founded in 1992, the Sustainable Energy
>Coalition works to promote increased use of renewable energy and energy
>** The House and Senate Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Caucuses are
>bi-partisan, non-legislative bodies that presently include 210 and 33
>members respectively in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S.
>Senate. (A list of members is available upon request.) They sponsor a
>series of educational programs to share information among their members
>about sustainable energy developments.
>EXHIBITOR'S REGISTRATION FORM
>EIGHTH ANNUAL CONGRESSIONAL RENEWABLE ENERGY AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY EXPO
>Brief Description of Company:
>Number of Employees:
>States Where Offices, Manufacturing Facilities, Distribution Outlets, etc.
>Which of the following technologies do you propose to exhibit? (please
>check no more than three and number 1, 2, 3 with "1" being highest
>1.) ______Solar Photovoltaics
>2.) ______Solar Heating & Cooling + Hot Water
>3.) ______Concentrating Solar
>4.) ______Small Wind Generators
>5.) ______Large Wind Generators
>6.) ______Mid-Temperature Geothermal
>7.) ______High-Temperature Geothermal
>10.)______Biomass for Power (emphasis on modular systems)
>11.)______Efficient, Fish-Friendly Hydropower
>13.)______Stationary Fuel Cells
>14.)______Fuel Cells for Transportation
>15.)______High Efficiency Electrical Transmission Systems
>16.)______Combined Heat & Power
>17.)______Energy-Efficient Lighting (inc. LED)
>19.)______Energy Service Companies
>22.)______Hybrid and Other Energy-Efficient Automobiles
>23.)______Inverter and Control Technologies
>24.)______Anaerobic Digesters for Farm Operations
>Brief Description of Proposed Exhibit:
>Brief Description of Any Proposed Hand-Outs:
>I plan to be present at the EXPO for the duration from 10:30 a.m. till
> __________YES ___________ NO
>I plan to write to the members of my company's congressional delegation to
>encourage them to participate in the EXPO. (Note, upon request, we can
>provide you with a template for a suggested letter of invitation as well
>as contact information for the members of your congressional delegation.)
> __________YES ___________NO
>What Type of Exhibit Space: _______ Booth ________Table
>I will need:
>___________ Internet Access
>___________ A Table
>___________ Chairs (please specify the number)
>NOTE: Allocation of booth and table spaces will be done on a first-come
>(i.e., receipt of completed registration and payment), first-served basis.
> Booth spaces are limited to those exhibitors who plan to bring a booth
>display to the EXPO.
>ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP IN THE SUSTAINABLE ENERGY COALITION:
>My company would like to become an Associate Member of the Sustainable
>Energy Coalition. My company's program goals and priorities are
>consistent with the Mission Statement of the Sustainable Energy Coalition
>as provided below:
>MISSION STATEMENT: The Sustainable Energy Coalition promotes increased
>federal support for energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies
>and reduced federal support for unsafe or polluting energy resources.
>Coalition members advocate federal energy policies that will lead to a
>cleaner environment, safe reliable energy technologies, and a secure,
>prosperous future for all Americans. Avenues for Coalition activity
>include policy decisions on the federal budget, electric utility
>restructuring, pollution prevention, climate change, and tax policies.
>Member organizations of the Sustainable Energy Coalition do not support
>every item or issue adopted by the Coalition and generally focus on their
>issue area within the Coalition recommendations and policy positions.
>Annual membership dues are $100.00.
>REGISTRATION FEE ENCLOSED:
>NOTE: A booth or table "space" in the main exhibit hall and the side room
>consists of only a designated area of floor space. We are not providing
>physical booths, drapes, poles, or walls. However, we can provide a table
>with a tablecloth as well as 1-3 chairs for each space.
>MAIN EXHIBIT HALL [43 available spaces]
>_________ $625 (10' x 4' booth space w. 6'x2.5' table) 
>_________ $450 (full ~8'x 4' table space w. 6'x 2.5' table) 
>_________ $325 (small ~7.5'x 2.5' table space w. 6'x2.5' table) 
>_________ $300 (podium ~7.0'x 2.0' desktop space)  *
>* an embedded microphone on the table may be a partial obstruction
>SIDE ROOM EXHIBIT HALL [6 available spaces]
>_________ $400 (10' x 4' booth space w. 6'x2.5' table) 
>_________ $325 (full ~8'x4' table space w. 6'x2.5' table) 
>ENTRANCE TO EXHIBIT HALL [2 available spaces]
>_________ $250 (full ~8'x4' table space w. 6'x2.5' table)  - outside
>entrance to main exhibit hall)
>SUSTAINABLE ENERGY COALITION ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIP (optional)
>_________ $100 Associate Membership - Sustainable Energy Coalition
>_________ TOTAL ENCLOSED **
>** Please make check payable to the Sustainable Energy Coalition. We are
>not able to process payments via credit card.
>Please return to:
>Ken Bossong, coordinator
>Sustainable Energy Coalition
>1612 "K" Street, N.W.
>Washington, D.C. 20006