Our future depends upon the innovation of clean energy for sustainability, energy independence and economic growth. New York State has taken a leadership position, encouraging the development of alternative and renewable energy resources.
The Advanced Energy Research & Technology Center (AERTC.org) which is based at New York State University at Stony Brook is a true partnership of academic institutions, research institutions, energy providers and industrial corporations. The AERTC works to develop advanced cutting-edge technologies to explore new ways for the production of clean energy, enhancing production from renewable sources, and finding efficient methods for distribution and storage of energy with minimal impact on local ecosystems. Its mission is innovative energy research, education and technology deployment with a focus on efficiency, conservation, renewable energy and nanotechnology applications for new and novel sources of energy and to strengthen partnerships among the business, government and academic sectors, to help move towards a sustainable energy future that strengthens the economy, the environment and policy at all levels of government. In this segment of The Clean Energy View Radio Show, hosts, June Stoyer and Luis J, Mejia, talk to Robert B. Catell, Chairman of the Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center at New York State University at Stony Brook who will also discuss the upcoming 2012 Advanced Energy Conference in NYC.
Mr. Catell was formerly Chairman and CEO of KeySpan Corporation and KeySpan Energy Delivery, the former Brooklyn Union Gas. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of the NYS Smart Grid Consortium, Cristo Rey Brooklyn High School, Futures in Education Endowment Fund and the NY Energy Policy Institute’s Advisory Council. Mr. Catell serves on the Board of the NYS Energy Research & Developmental Authority and NYS Economic Development Power Allocation Board.