Fluid Power Industry Leaders Invited to Attend 2014 American Energy and Manufacturing Competitiveness Summit

Eric Lanke NFPA CEO

by Eric Lanke, CEO

I’ve been posting some lately about NFPA’s efforts to develop a program within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) that can fund and focus on energy efficiency improvements using fluid power technology, including our involvement with The U.S. Council of Competitiveness and their partnership with the DOE, the American Energy & Manufacturing Competitiveness (AEMC) Partnership. Kim Stelson of the CCEFP and I will be attending the AEMC Summit this September 17 in Washington, DC, and now, they have extended that invitation to any and all interested parties in the fluid power industry. Here’s the text of that invitation, sent to me by President and CEO of the Council, Deborah Wince-Smith:

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On behalf of the Council on Competitiveness (Council) and the Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), you are invited to attend the 2014 American Energy & Manufacturing Competitiveness (AEMC) Summit” on September 17, 2014 at the Ronald Reagan International Trade Center in Washington, D.C. Please see the 2014 AEMC National Summit At-a-Glance for more details.

This second American Energy & Manufacturing Competitiveness Summit will build on the success of our December 2013 inaugural event – gathering preeminent leaders from industry, academia, labor, the national laboratories, government and media to:

  • Discuss the most critical energy and manufacturing challenges and opportunities affecting U.S. prosperity, sustainability, and security;
  • Accelerate a movement to increase U.S. competitiveness in the production of clean energy products, and to increase U.S. manufacturing competitiveness across the board through greater energy productivity;
  • Commit to concrete actions to spark continued innovation and industrial transformation needed for economic growth and job creation; and
  • Deliver opportunities to stand up public-private partnerships designed to cultivate the conditions in this country to promote energy efficiency, the adoption of renewable technologies, and increased clean technology manufacturing investment.

An outstanding lineup of keynote speakers from the highest levels of government and business, C-suite panel discussions, and exciting exhibits will showcase and highlight the strength and innovative capacity of American manufacturing, especially as it pertains to the energy sector.

Registration for the event is complimentary and can be completed through the following website:

Username: aemcsummit           Password: aemcsummit

The Summit continues to leverage work completed in 2013 and early 2014 by the Council and EERE in the AEMC Partnership to explore public-private partnerships to unleash the potential of a U.S. manufacturing renaissance; and, to create the conditions in this country to promote energy efficiency, renewable technologies adoption, and deeper clean technology manufacturing investment. To learn more about the AEMC Partnership, visit: https://www.compete.org/about-us/initiatives/aemcp/. The AEMC Partnership—established in 2012—is a joint effort between with the Council and DOE, and is a key component to the Department’s new Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative (CEMI).

Your participation would be an asset to this national gathering. Please join us at the “American Energy & Manufacturing Competitiveness Summit” on September 17. Should you have any immediate questions, please do not hesitate to contact Council Executive Vice President Chad Evans (cevans@compete.org; 1.202.969.3380).

We look forward to seeing you in September.

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As I have written, we are working to make sure we take advantage of every opportunity to speak publicly and position fluid power as one of the “clean manufacturing technologies” that will enable U.S. manufacturers to increase their competitiveness through energy efficiency. One good way to raise our voice on that issue is to have numerous participants from the fluid power industry at this event. Please let me know at elanke@nfpa.com if you will be able to attend.

Watch the Introduction video for the American Energy and Manufacturing Competitiveness Summit:

American Energy and Manufacturing Competitiveness Summit Introduction

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