Clean Energy Economy Conference to be Held

April 08, 2010

Panelists to Discuss how Finance and Policy can Create Change, April 10

WHAT: “Green to Gold: Creating the Clean Energy Economy” is a conference hosted by students at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business that will examine the development of a clean energy economy through the eyes of leaders from venture capital, private equity, government, non-profits, and business. The keynote speaker will be clean energy proponent James Woolsey, former director of the CIA and directing partner at Vantage Point Venture Partners.

The event also will feature two panels. The first, “Clean Energy Finance and Investment,” will explore current trends in venture capital and private equity investing in clean tech. It includes Mark Huang, partner, Novus Energy; Joan Midthun Larrea, managing director, Global Environmental Fund; Ricardo Nogueira, Leaf Clean Energy; and Hovey Kemp, partner, Goodwin Proctor.

The second, “Clean Energy Policy Environment,” will discuss the policy environment that is driving the clean tech revolution. It includes Matt Clouse, director of renewable energy programs, Environmental Protection Agency; John Stanton, vice president of regulatory affairs, Solar City; and Jigar Shah, CEO, Carbon War Room.

The event will conclude with a networking lunch and presentation by Michael Moynihan, director of green programs at the think tank NDN, about his recently released research paper, “Electricity 2.0.”

The event is hosted by the Georgetown Energy and Clean Tech Club at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business.

WHEN: Saturday, April 10, 2010
10 a.m. Keynote
11 a.m. Clean Energy Finance and Investment Panel
Noon Clean Energy Policy Environment Panel
1 p.m. Lunch Presentation

WHERE: Georgetown University, McDonough School of Business, 37th & O Streets, NW, Rafik B. Hariri Building, Fisher Colloquium, Washington, D.C.

RSVP: Open to the public. $15 admission fee. RSVP online at

Media who are interested in covering the event should contact Teresa Mannix, director of media relations, at (202) 687-4080 or

About Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business
Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business is a premier business school located at the center of world politics and business in Washington, D.C. Some 1,400 undergraduates, 1,000 MBA students, and 500 participants in executive education programs study business with an intensive focus on leadership and a global perspective. Founded in 1957, the business school today resides in the new Rafik B. Hariri Building, a state-of-the-art facility that blends the tradition of Georgetown University with forward-thinking functionality. For more information about Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, visit