Archive for July, 2008
Resolute presents at the 11th Annual Congressional Renewable Energy + Energy Efficiency Expo on Capitol Hill
Resolute, in conjunction with the UMASS Dartmouth ATMC and Ocean Renewable Power Company, shared a booth at this exposition which provides Senators, Representatives and Senate and House Energy and Environmental Policy Legislative Assistants with direct access to companies and organizations involved in the RE + EE industry. Resolute CEO William Staby said, "Sean O'Neill of the Ocean Renewable Energy Coalition (OREC) felt it important that our industry have a strong presence at this event which, frankly, is an efficient way to gain access to the people responsible for funding the Department of Energy and other federal agencies that provide research and development support for our industry." "I'm pleased that several other marine renewable energy companies were present as well including Verdant Power and Ocean Power Technologies, Inc."
CEO William Staby made a presentation about Resolute to the first NECEC Fellows class and commented, "the NECEC Fellows program is, in my opinion, an incredibly effective way to build renewable energy companies in the United States." "The idea of attracting a group of successful entrepreneurs who come from other industries like software, networking equipment and medical devices and providing them with exposure to the special challenges of starting a 'cleantech' enterprise is incredibly creative and powerful" Staby said. "There are dozens of renewable energy start-ups in New England who can benefit from an infusion of such talented people who know what it takes to manage a successful launch." "As far as I know, there is nothing else like the NECEC Fellows program anywhere."
Environmental Business Council holds 3rd Annual Ocean Management Conference – “Managing Ocean Resources with Innovative Technologies” where the Massachusetts Oceans Act of 2008 was a key topic of discussion
CEO William Staby attended this conference held at the Battelle Memorial Institute in Duxbury, MA and had the following comments: "We applaud the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for passing the Massachusetts Ocean Act of 2008, the nation's first state-level initiative to create a comprehensive ocean management plan." "I think Leon Panetta, co-chairman of the Joint Ocean Commission Initiative (JOCI) had it exactly right when he said today there are hundreds of competing uses for coastal areas, from transportation to energy to fishing to recreation. For the first time, this legislation provides for a comprehensive approach to managing these uses to protect coastal waters for generations to come. It is truly landmark legislation for the nation." At the conference, Deerin Babb-Brott, the Commonwealth's newly appointed Asst. Secretary for Oceans and Coastal Zone Management, outlined the opportunities and challenges the Oceans Act creates and noted that he has a strict deadline, exactly one year to draft a comprehensive ocean management plan. Staby also said, "one positive outcome of this legislation we hope to see is the coordination of many ocean-related policies and activities that had previously been managed separately." "The marine renewable energy sector would benefit greatly if other states and the federal government would follow Massachusetts' lead." For further information see: Joint Ocean Commission Initiative and Commonwealth's nOceans and Coastal Zone Management