Natural Gas ‘Fracking,’ Water Scarcity, Electric Vehicles and China-U.S. Clean Energy Race Top Agenda at Ceres Conference, May 11-12, Oakland

Apr 26, 2011 4:50 PM ET

(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Oakland, CA - April 26, 2011 - Six hundred business leaders, investors, environmentalists and policy-makers will gather at the Ceres annual conference, Igniting Innovation, Scaling Sustainability, May 11-12 at Oakland’s Marriott City Center to accelerate the transition to a sustainable economy while tackling thorny issues, such as natural gas ‘fracking,’ water scarcity and how to finance the huge market for energy efficiency retrofits.

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Plenaries and workshops include:

·      Collaborators or competitors?  Advancing clean energy in the U.S. and China ·      Accelerating pickup of electric vehicles ·      Natural gas: Friend or foe? ·      Cracking the energy efficiency financing challenge ·      Water matters: Case studies in corporate water risk management   Leading conference speakers include: ·      R. James Woolsey, Chairman of Woolsey Partners LLC and a Venture Partner with Lux Capital Management, and Former CIA Director ·      Mary Nichols, Chairman, California Air Resources Board ·      Jon Krahulik, Managing Director, Global Head of Clean Technology Investment, Bank of America Merrill Lynch ·      Dr. Jiang Lin, Senior Vice President and Director, China Sustainable Energy Program, The Energy Foundation ·      Hannah Jones, Vice President, Sustainable Business and Innovation, Nike ·      Mindy Lubber, President, Ceres ·      Thomas Steyer, Founder, Senior Managing Member, Co-Managing Partner, Farallon Capital Management LLC ·      Dr. Zhengrong Shi, Chairman of the Board of Directors, CEO, Suntech ·      Bill Green, Macquarie Capital Funds ·      John Anderson, President, CEO, Levi & Strauss Co.   TO PARTICIPATE: The conference will be held May 11 and 12 at the Marriott City Center in Oakland. Contact Meg Wilcox at or 617-319-6457 (cell) to obtain a press pass.
  CONTACT:  For more information, or to arrange one-on-one interviews with conference speakers, contact Meg Wilcox, Ceres, (617) 319-6457 (cell) or or Peyton Fleming, Ceres, (617) 733-6660 (cell) or

Ceres leads a national coalition of investors, environmental groups and other public interest organizations that works with companies to address sustainability challenges such as global climate change. For more information, visit   CERE13456