Environmental Defense Fund Launches Energy Innovation Series

Series Highlights Cost-Effective, Clean Energy Solutions Available Now

February 16, 2002
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Contact: Mica Odom, (512) 691-3451, modom@edf.org 

(Austin, Texas – Feb. 16, 2012) Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) today introduced the EDF Energy Innovation Series, a year-long campaign that will highlight innovative clean energy technologies and business models that have the potential to revolutionize the way energy is created, transported, managed and used.

Over the next 12 months, EDF will select more than 20 innovations to highlight across a broad range of energy categories, including smart grid and renewable energy technologies, energy efficiency financing, and progressive utilities, to name a few. This series will demonstrate that cost-effective, clean energy solutions are available now and imperative to lowering our dependence on fossil fuels.

“I agree with Bill Gates – we must ‘innovate our way to zero CO2 emissions.’ To do so we need true Innovation, with a capital ‘I.’ Think light bulb, assembly line, personal computer and iPhone. These breakthroughs didn’t slightly improve existing technologies, they revolutionized them,” said Jim Marston, vice president of EDF’s Energy Program.

The EDF Energy Innovation Series will showcase original news stories on featured energy innovations as well as videos and animations, interviews with clean energy experts and webinars that discuss the future of clean energy, among others. Through this series, EDF is shining a light on breakthrough innovations and business models that will help create jobs, reduce U.S. reliance on imported fuels, stabilize the cost of electricity, bolster energy security and protect our air, water, land and health.

See edf.org/energyinnovation for more information.

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