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CCEA March 11th Panel Event

Illinois Renewable Energy at a Crossroads

Chicago Clean Energy Alliance, in partnership with:

Monday, March 11, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (CDT)

Illinois Renewable Energy at a Crossroads

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Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Advance Registration
Advance registration. This option will close on March 7th at 4pm. After this time you will need to register onsite ($25). As a 501c6 this registration is a tax-delectable business expense.
Ended $15.00 $1.82
Power Support Membership
Become a Power Support Membership today! You will get access to this event, all main quarterly events and more. For a full list of benefits please visit http://www.theccea.org/membership/power-support-membership/
Ended $195.00 $11.72
Alliance Donation
Help the CCEA grow as an organization, please make a donation to help us continue to stage top quality panels and networking programs for our community. We are a 501c6 so this would be a tax-delectable business expense.

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Event Details

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.  We are only taking onsite registrations at this point, we will see you tonight.

You may still register onsite ($25.00), please bring a business card and allow for a few extra minutes to check in.  We will look forward to see you on Monday.

Illinois Renewable Energy at a Crossroads: Why 2013 will be a make or break year.

March 11, 2013

The Chicago Clean Energy Alliance, in partnership with the Illinois Coalition to Advance Renewable Energy, Wind on the Wires, the Illinois Solar Energy Association, Clean Energy Trust, Clean Energy Illinois PAC, Environmental Law & Policy Center and hosted by Baker & McKenzie, invite you to attend a critical discussion about why renewable energy development in Illinois is in jeopardy – and how you can help.

As part of its quarterly networking series, CCEA is excited to partner with these important clean energy organizations for a discussion of why critical legislation is needed to “fix” the state Renewable Portfolio Standard and why everyone supportive of clean energy needs to get involved. For a primer on the issue, please consider reading this informative article from David Roberts (Read More).

Look for more details on the event and panelists soon. In the meantime, please save the date and plan to attend this important event.

March 11, 2013

Panel experts:

  • Richard M. Saines, Principal Baker & McKenzie LLP
    Rick Saines heads the North America Climate Change and Environmental Markets Practice for Baker & McKenzie and will serve as event moderator. Rick is a widely published and globally recognized climate change lawyer with over a decade of experience on climate change policy, sustainable development and global corporate greenhouse gas compliance and management. 
  • Eric Thumma, Director, Policy and Regulatory Affairs Iberdrola Renewables
    Eric is an energy and environmental professional with over 15 year of experience. He joined Iberdrola Renewables in 2006 and focuses on renewable energy legislation, project siting, taxation, and competitive energy markets. 
  • Barry Matchett, Co-Legislative Director & Policy Advocate The Environmental Law and Policy Center (ELPC)
    Barry is a clean energy advocate in Springfield working on ELPC's Energy Project, which promotes the development of polices and resources to advance renewable energy, energy efficiency, and global warming solutions. Barry is also Treasurer and co-founder of Clean Energy Illinois PAC. 
  • Mark Pruitt, Principal Illinois Community Choice Aggregation Network
    As the first Director of the Illinois Power Agency, Mark has intimate knowledge of energy policy and the regulatory framework in Illinois. Mark currently advises dozens of communities throughout Illinois, including the City of Chicago, on community choice aggregation.
  • Lisa Albrecht, Solar Service, Inc. 
    Lisa Albrecht previously served on the ISEA Board of Directors from 2007 thru 2010 and has worked for Solar Service for 6.5 years. Lisa’s knowledge of solar along with experience training and speaking has made her a recognized leader in Illinois solar. She organized Illinois Solar Energy Association solar tour for four years and is currently working on permitting and policy issues in Illinois municipalities to pave the way for an easier installation process. She has supervised numerous commercial and residential installations including some of the largest installed solar in the state. From her first science fair project in the 7th grade, to lobbying in the halls of the U.S. Congress and Illinois State Senate, Lisa’s passion for the environment is only superseded by her commitment to providing families, small and large companies with the best the sun has to offer.


  • 5:00 pm: Registration Opens 
  • 5:30 pm: Panel Presentation
  • 6:15 pm: Q&A
  • 6:30 pm: Hosted Cocktail Reception Begins
  • 8:00 pm: Close

Location: 300 East Randolph Street, offices of Baker & McKenzie, LLP.  Please note this is a place of business, please do not arrive before 5pm.

Parking:  Need help parking?  Give SpotHero a try.


Twitter:  Want to Tweet about the event? Please use the hash tag #ILREENERGY. Join the coversation today!

Networking:  Do you want more value from your time at our event? Well we are glad to induce a networking application called Shortlist. Sign on and start to connect with your fellow attendees. See who you know—and who you should know.

Click here to join.

  • Sign in securely via LinkedIn
  • See who’s recommended for you in My Shortlist
  • Invite them to connect at the event
  • Read what others are saying in Activity
  • Introduce yourself to the crowd or post to Twitter

We encourage you to use Shortlist to maximize your time and opportunity before, during and after the event. I look forward to meeting you in person. Until then, happy networking!

Attendance, who is invited? Please note -- this is a business-to-business networking event for those in the energy industry! We define "energy industry" as the totality of all of the industries involved in the production and sale of energy, including fuel extraction, manufacturing, refining, distribution, financing, engineering, legal consultation, and any other related services. The CCEA reserves the right to screen and approve all registrations.

If you are a job seeker or do not work specifically in a company defined above, please contact Darrin Stern at dstern@TheCCEA.org for volunteer opportunities. CCEA reserves the right to refuse entrance to any individual that does not fit our requirements for attendance. We are expecting 300+ Energy Related Professionals so please sign up before space runs out.


About the CCEA: The Chicago Clean Energy Alliance was formed to connect professionals in Chicago who are related to the energy industry. The CCEA provides thought leadership on power generation issues with a particular focus on renewable technologies. We are always thinking about new ways to expand and bring new value to the CCEA and our audience. If you have an idea or would like to be involved, please email Darrin Stern at dstern@TheCCEA.org.

Have questions about Illinois Renewable Energy at a Crossroads? Contact Chicago Clean Energy Alliance, in partnership with:
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When & Where

Baker & McKenzie LLP
300 East Randolph Street
Suite 5000
Chicago, IL 60601

Monday, March 11, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (CDT)

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