SOURCE: Winston Baker

Winston Baker

October 25, 2011 11:50 ET

Jared Blumenfeld and Steve Westly to Speak at the New Energy Capital Summit in San Francisco on November 15

President Obama Appointed Blumenfeld as the EPA's Regional Administrator for the Pacific Southwest and Westly Is a Member of the Secretary of Energy's Advisory Board Representing the Venture Capital Industry

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Oct 25, 2011) - Winston Baker, a global producer of finance conferences, announced that Jared Blumenfeld will be the luncheon keynote speaker for the New Energy Capital Summit (NECS) taking place at Parc 55 in San Francisco on November 15, 2011. NECS 2011 will bring together public and private finance representatives in order to identify key resources that will move renewable energy initiatives forward.

Jared Blumenfeld has spent nearly two decades on the front lines of protecting the environment both at home and internationally. He was appointed by President Barack Obama and Administrator Lisa P. Jackson to serve as the Environmental Protection Agency's Regional Administrator for the Pacific Southwest in November 2009. Region 9 is home to more than 48 million people in California, Arizona, Hawaii, Nevada, the Pacific Islands, and 147 tribal nations. His priorities at EPA include strong enforcement; environmental justice; protecting and restoring our air, land and waters; building strong federal, state, local and tribal partnerships; and taking action on climate change.

Steve Westly, managing partner of The Westly Group, will be the morning keynote speaker at the summit. The Westly Group is a clean technology-oriented venture capital firm making investments in all stages of growth. Prior to founding The Westly Group, Mr. Westly served as the Controller and Chief Fiscal Officer of the state of California. As Controller of the world's eighth largest economy, he chaired the State Lands Commission and served on 63 other boards and commissions, including CalPERS and CalSTRS, the nation's two largest public pension funds, which together invest more than $350 billion. During his four-year term, he spearheaded innovative tax programs that helped close the State's budget deficit and also led an effort to commit more than $1 billion to clean technology investments. In the 2008 election cycle Mr. Westly served as a California co-chair and a National Finance Committee member of the Obama for America campaign. He currently serves on the Secretary of Energy's Advisory Board as a representative for the venture capital industry.

In addition to these featured speakers, industry leaders, including seasoned veterans encompassing government, academia, debt and equity financiers, businesses and regulatory agencies will speak to attendees seeking to learn more about new energy financing, strategies to grow businesses, advancing technology, and diversifying investments. The program will include panel discussions and presentations on utilizing federal and state incentives; surviving beyond subsidies by raising private capital; and enhancing company value; among other key factors for new energy financing in today's market.

For additional program and registration details, visit Reduced rates are available for academia and government representatives.

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