MANHASSET A consortium of New York-based energy technology companies will hold a symposium to discuss the nationwide call for greater use of alternative energy technologies.
More than 200 energy industry executives are expected to attend the symposium, sponsored by New Energy New York. It will be held at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) of the University at Albany June 22 and 23.
U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer will present an overview of national energy policy at the inaugural forum speaking on "Opportunities and Challenges in Emerging Energy Technology."
According to the consortium, New York is the third-largest energy consumer among all states, spending almost $43 billion in energy bills in 2003, the last year full figures are available.
"The New Energy Symposium will showcase alternative energy technologies that are critical to reducing U.S. dependence on fossil fuels, as well as New York's leadership in the development and growth of energy-related technologies and companies," said Dr. Pradeep Haldar, executive director of NENY, in a statement.
NENY was formed in 2003 to examine ways the state's high-tech companies could interact to address energy-related technology issues.
The symposium will also include a talk by Daniel Scotto, senior energy analyst of Whitehall Financial Advisors LLC; a discussion of case studies involving new energy technology; a private industry panel on alternative energy innovation and commercialization; and a panel discussion on research capability featuring colleges and universities from across New York State.
The symposium is being organized in partnership with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Nanotechnology Institute of ASME International, who are hosting Energy Nanotechnology International Conference June 26 through 28.