SOURCE: Clean Energy Alliance, Inc.

Clean Energy Alliance, Inc.

August 05, 2011 07:29 ET

Clean Energy Alliance Expands Its West Coast Presence

GOLDEN, CO--(Marketwire - Aug 5, 2011) - Clean Energy Alliance, Inc. (CEA), the national association of clean energy business incubators, announced that PortTechLA, a technology center and business incubator adjacent to the Port of Los Angeles, has become the 24th member of CEA.

"PortTechLA's decision to join the Clean Energy Alliance represents a reinforcement of the value proposition that interaction among clean energy technology and business development entities is an effective and efficient route to maintaining the competitiveness of the country's industrial and transportation infrastructure," said James F. Groelinger, CEA's Executive Director. He continued: "The continuing expansion of CEA, founded in 2000 by the Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), is a gratifying demonstration of the growing seriousness of the quest for commercial clean energy technologies, products, and services."

Mr. Jeff Milanette, Executive Director of PortTechLA, said: "I'm excited to see PortTechLA become part of CEA. The importance of developing clean, cost-effective ways to meet our international transportation energy requirements and to continue to improve the efficiency of major port operations cannot be overstated. We expect CEA membership to provide an effective means of engaging with national activities in the area of clean technology incubation 'best practices' while expanding the market exposure for developments made within PortTechLA."

About the Clean Energy Alliance: The Clean Energy Alliance (CEA), founded by NREL, is the national association of leading business incubators and other entities dedicated to providing technical, business, and financial services tailored to the needs of the clean energy business development community. CEA's mission is to be the preeminent -- and prominent -- national entity focusing on developing practices and resources for clean energy business incubation and acceleration, entrepreneurial mentoring and development, and technology commercialization. See www.cleanenergyalliance.com.

About PortTechLA: PortTechLA is a technology commercialization center and incubator serving entrepreneurs with clean technologies that assist Port of LA customers in the areas of environment, energy, logistics and homeland security. Corporate stakeholders include the City of Los Angeles, Port of Los Angeles, and the San Pedro and Wilmington Chambers of Commerce. In addition to providing for the physical space needs of technology companies, PortTechLA can provide business mentoring services; referrals to sources of finance; and access to training in finance, marketing, intellectual property protection, personnel management, and other business skills as needed. See www.PortTechLA.org.

For more information or to schedule an interview with James Groelinger, please contact him at (609) 516-7669 or email jgroelinger@cleanenergyalliance.com.

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