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TitleUSD to Host Charged 2020: The Global Renewable Energy Forum
ContactMelissa Wagoner
Contact E-mailmwagoner, at
Contact Phone(619) 260-4659

Is Japan's nuclear accident a perfect storm for a surge in renewable energy? According to the U.N.'s environmental unit (UNEP), renewable energy investment reached $200 billion in 2010 and is expected to reach $240 billion in 2011. There is no better time than now to collaborate, strategize, and innovate to create a sustainable energy future.

Charged2020, an annual senior executive summit, will bring together key business leaders, researchers, technologists, policy makers, entrepreneurs and investors along the renewable energy generation, storage and smart grid value chains. These leaders will discuss strategic challenges and opportunities for creating a sustainable energy future through developing cutting-edge technologies and innovative leadership practices. 
Apart from interactive panel discussions and best practice cases studies led by key players of the renewable energy industry, this summit will provide a unique and exciting opportunity for delegates to network with their peers across multiple industries along the value-chain.
Experts will address:
-Developing cutting-edge energy generation, storage and smart grid innovations
-Designing high-performance energy storage technologies that are safe, low-cost and reliable
-Establishing successful strategies for the commercialization of renewable energy technologies
-Identifying the next breakthrough technology
-Commercializing cleaner petroleum substitutes
-Modernizing power grids to increase safety , reliability and efficiency
-Developing a successful strategy to attract venture capital financing 

WHO: University of San Diego & DestinHaus LLC
WHAT: Charged2020: The Global Renewable Energy Forum

WHERE: The University of San Diego
School for Leadership and Education Sciences
Mother Rosalie Hill Hall 
WHEN: July 11-12
8 a.m. - 6 p.m. 
COST: $595 (reduced fee of $495 until May 31, 2011)
Faculty and Staff, Non-Profits: $295
Students: $195
University of San Diego Students: $150
For more information, including the speakers scheduled to present, and to register for the conference, please visit our website at: or

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