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CREATING THE CLIMATE FOR GREEN JOBS: A Connecticut Conversation

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CREATING THE CLIMATE FOR GREEN JOBS:  A Connecticut Conversation

Time: March 16, 2011 from 8:30am to 12:30pm
Location: Kroon Hall, Yale University
Street: 195 Prospect Street
City/Town: New Haven
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Event Type: conversation
Organized By: CT Mirror
Latest Activity: Mar 8, 2011

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Everyone’s talking “green jobs.” But where are they? With the state’s unemployment rate stuck at the 9% range, how can Connecticut get in the green jobs game? Join the Connecticut Mirror at the first in a series of discussions of the major public policy issues facing Connecticut.

Free and open to the public

Speakers:
Dan Esty, Commissioner-Designate, Proposed Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

Elliot Ginsberg, President & CEO, Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology

Elizabeth Karter, Executive Director,Connecticut Venture Group

Michael Meotti, Commissioner of Higher Education

Kevin Walsh, Managing Director, Renewable Energy, GE Energy Financial Services

Moderator: Stewart J. Hudson, President, Tremaine Foundation

Agenda

8:30 am Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:45 am Welcome & Introduction: Jim Cutie, CEO and Publisher, the CT Mirror and the Connecticut News Project

9:00 am Financing Green Jobs “Show me the money” - the ins and outs of financing green, clean energy business ventures in an era of government deficits

10:00 am Educating and Training a Green Workforce
From R&D to engineering to the trades, is Connecticut producing the right workforce for a green, clean energy economy? Are there jobs awaiting those with the right skills?

11:00 am Charting a New Course for Connecticut
The role of a combined Department of Energy & Environmental Protection

11:30 am Roundtable
In an era of deficits and austerity, what’s the best role for
government, financiers, business, and citizens to take to create the climate for green jobs? Moderated discussion among all the panelists with audience Q&A.

12 pm Networking Lunch

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