Chambers of Commerce Alliance to host Energy Summit

The Chambers of Commerce Alliance of Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties are hosting an energy event titled “The Future of Energy and the Environment,” scheduled for October 14,  from 8:00-11:30AM at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Ventura.

“Energy is an important topic, both to the business community and the members of the public. The Alliance wants to provide an opportunity for greater understanding of our energy needs, and our energy reality, their effects on the environment, and to allow the audience to ask questions”, said Scott Eicher, Chair of the Chambers of Commerce Alliance.

Sandra Burkhart, Senior Coordinator, Coastal Region told the Breeze “We are very excited to have an energy event of this caliber here in Ventura. Energy is an important issue and better understanding our energy reality is critical to helping the community understand how we can all work together in achieving our goals for energy independence along with balanced regulations.”

The keynote speaker for the event will be Alex Epstein, a New York Times best-selling author and founder of the Center for Industrial Progress (CIP). Epstein has risen to prominence as the nation’s leading free-market energy debater, promoting a philosophy that is anti-pollution but pro-development. He draws on cutting-edge research and original insights to offer an alternate perspective on the energy debate and shares eye-opening thoughts into how technology will improve the lives of people – safely, cleanly, and effectively – for years to come. He has been called the “most original thinker of the year” by political commentator John McLaughlin.

There will also be a panel discussion featuring representatives from each of the energy sectors, including California Resources Corporation (CRC), Desert Solar, Infinity Wind, and Brightwave Energy. The discussion will focus on the opportunities and challenges each sector faces, along with environmental factors.

For more information or to register for this event, please visit or call Sandra Burkhart at 966-7113.

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