Capitalizing on Climate-Friendly Technologies

On October 18, 2005, the Pew Center on Global Climate Change, under a grant from the Joyce Foundation, held a workshop in Cleveland, OH called “Capitalizing on Climate-Friendly Technologies.”   The workshop examined how Ohio companies can capitalize on climate-friendly technologies, discussed what the state can do to assist developers, manufacturers and vendors of these technologies, and began to explore strategies to take advantage of these market opportunities.  Presenters and participants at the workshop included state officials discussing incentives and opportunities for economic development through public-private collaboration, corporate executives explaining company strategies, a federal official discussing incentives included in the Energy Policy of 2005, and independent business experts identifying economic development tools that increase competitiveness in climate-friendly technologies. 


Technology Markets and Products
Sherry Tucker
Rentech Inc. (pdf)

Jerry Sullivan
Vice President, Business Development
Cinergy Solutions

Robert Dorsch
Director, Biotechnology Business Development

Lunch Keynote
Randy Overbey
President, Primary Metals Development
Alcoa Corporation

Technology and Economic Development Initiatives
Silvia Mioc
Colorado Photonics Industry Association

Larry Fillmer
Executive Director
I-85 Corridor Alliance, Alabama

Chris Varley
Vice- President
NorTech, Cleveland, Ohio

Federal Incentives for Climate-Friendly Technologies
David Berg
Senior Policy Advisor, Office of National Energy Policy
U.S. Department of Energy

The Role of Public-Private Partnerships
Mark Shanahan
Executive Director
Ohio Air Quality Development Authority

Frank Samuel
Governor’s Science and Technology Advisor
Governor Taft's Office

William Harrison
Senior Advisor, Clean Fuel Initiative of the Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Advanced Systems and Concepts
U.S. Department of Defense