TEES's Verdict to give invited talk at Asian Clean Energy Forum
Malcolm Verdict, associate director of the Texas Engineering Experiment Station's (TEES) Energy Systems Laboratory, will address high-level government, business and financial leaders at the Asia Clean Energy Forum in Manila, Philippines, June 26-28. His presentation, "30 Years of Energy Efficiency Policy in the United States," will review energy policy at the federal and state levels and include an examination of which policies and financial incentives have worked best since the first oil embargo in 1973. Verdict has more than 35 years in the commercial banking and energy efficiency arena and is widely recognized by the Western Governors Association and others as an expert on these matters. In the early `90s, he helped establish the largest state-funded loan program at the time for financing energy efficiency improvements for state and local governments in Texas. With more than 350 people from 30 countries expected to attend, the Asia Clean Energy Forum will provide an opportunity for business, financial and government leaders to share information, exchange best practices in clean energy financing and devise strategies to scale up clean energy investments. Energy demand is being fueled by unprecedented economic growth in the Pacific and Asian region, with demand expected to double by 2030.