Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Denver Law Sponsors the 24th National Renewable Energy Laboratory's Industry Growth Forum, Nov. 8-11, 2011

Denver Law has become affiliated as a sponsor for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's 24th Industry Growth Forum, to be held at the Grand Hyatt Denver in downtown Denver on November 8-11, 2011.

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL) Industry Growth Forum is the United State's premier event for emerging clean energy and energy efficiency technology start ups to gain exposure and feedback from venture capitalists, corporate investors, government agencies, and strategic partners.

Since 2003, presenting start ups have in total raised nearly $4 billion in growth financing.

NREL expects nearly 200 applicants to compete for a small number of slots where clean tech start ups will present their cutting-edge business plans.

Don Smith, Director of the Environmental and Natural Resources Law & Policy Program at Denver Law, said, "Denver Law's sponsorship of this important industry gathering reflects our commitment to a growing participation in the renewable energy sector. Over the past three years, our renewable energy course offerings have grown from one to three. Moreover our faculty is writing and speaking about renewables. Our goal is clear -- to be the premier location among U.S. law schools to study about these important issues. We are well along this path and we are enthusiastically moving ahead."

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