Moss to keynote energy conference

DIANE MOSS – Keynote speaker

The Maui News

Diane Moss, founding director of Renewables 100 Policy Institute, will be the keynote speaker at the fifth annual Maui Energy Conference to be held March 14-15 at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center.

She also will participate on a panel titled “International Lessons in Carbon Reduction,” which will discuss the technical, political and social challenges of reducing carbon emissions.

Moss’ resume includes public and private sector positions, including serving as environment deputy to former U.S. Rep. Jane Harman of California.

Currently, she is an independent consultant focused on energy policy, government relations and sustainability-related communications and campaigns. Moss has served as a consultant to such entities as nonprofit, clean-tech and utility sectors. She has published articles on renewable energy issues in the Wall Street Journal, Today’s Facility Manager and Cleantechnica.

“Decarbonization: A Business Opportunity for Innovative Communities” is the topic of this year’s conference, presented by the Maui Economic Development Board with support from the County of Maui through the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development.

The event will explore a wide range of topics related to the state’s goal of clean, reliable and affordable sources of energy. The specific focus will be on the challenges of reducing Hawaii’s carbon footprint through developing and supporting effective policies, technologies and best practices.

For information on how to register and for program details, go to www.mauienergyconference.com.

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