Clean Technology Conference & Expo 2009

Despite aggressive objectives to develop and commercialize alternative and renewable energy sources, traditional energy will continue to play an important role in our nation’s energy portfolio for decades to come while these new sources ramp up.  Domestic natural gas will lead this traditional energy role with its cleanliness, efficiency, low carbon intensity, diversity and security as the premium fossil fuel.  With the advent of new and increasing unconventional natural gas resources and production, the dogma on supply and availability concerns is rapidly being dispelled.  Join RPSEA and many of its member organizations as we present three highly informative panels on natural gas as a bridge, and enabler and a destination at the Clean Technology Conference & Expo 2009. 

RPSEA is co-exhibiting with the Gas Technology Institute at booth #1214. Please come by and visit us.

RPSEA President Mike Ming and GTI’s President and CEO David Carroll are co-chairing the Traditional Energy Track Session Natural Gas: a Bridge, Enabler and a Destination on Tuesday, May 5, at 11 a.m., Room 320 CF.  Please see below the experts on natural gas that will be speaking in the session.

11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Natural Gas: A Bridge, Enabler and A Destination - Vision 
Session Chair: David Carroll, Gas Technology Institute 
   ·    Broad Energy Framework - Don Paul, USC Energy Institute
   ·    Natural Gas Resources - Vello Kuuskra, Advanced Resources International, Inc.
   ·    Natural Gas Technology & Supply - C. Michael Ming, RPSEA

1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Natural Gas: A Bridge, Enabler and A Destination - Implementation 
Session Chair: C. Michael Ming, RPSEA
    · Understanding and Mitigating Natural Gas Price Volatility – Dr. Michelle Michot Foss,
      Bureau of Economic Geology

·   Natural Gas Development & Environmental Trade-Offs - Dr. Rich Haut, Houston
      Advanced Research Center
·   Consumer & Industrial Applications - Donna Peeples,  AGL Resources
·   Wellhead to Burner Tip Technologies & Systems - David Carroll, Gas Technology

3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Natural Gas: A Bridge, Enabler and A Destination - Policy & Market 
Session Chair: C. Michael Ming, RPSEA
·  Capital Markets & Traditional Energies - Dirk McDermott, Altira Group LLC
·   Natural Gas Markets - Rod Lowman, American Natural Gas Alliance (ANGA)
·   Federal Energy Policy  - Melanie Kenderdine, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
      Energy Initiative
·   Natural Gas Vehicles - Rich Kolodziej, Natural Gas Vehicles of America

You may learn more about the event by visiting

RPSEA has negotiated a special membership rate with the event producer, which provides a substantial discount for either attending the conference, for exhibiting, or both. When registering to attend the event, just use the priority code RPSEA, and your special rate will be activated.

If you would like more information on exhibiting and to take advantage of the exhibitor discount, please contact Christopher Erb at 978.561.1908 or e-mail him at



Mon, May. 4 - Thu, May. 7, 2009
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
(GMT-0600) US/Central


George R. Brown Convention Center
1001 Avenue of the Americas
Houston, Texas 77010