Franklin J. Riesenburger, Flaster/Greenberg shareholder and head of the firm's Environmental Department, has been selected co-chair of the America-Israel Chamber of Commerce (AICC)'s 2010 Cleantech Conference, scheduled for November 9th, 2010. The Honorary Chairman of the conference is Dr. John Byrne, Distinguished Professor of Energy and Climate Policy at the University of Delaware, who was one of the Nobel Peace Prize recipients in 2007 for his contributions to Working Group III of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
On the heels of its successful first conference, in its second year, Cleantech will focus on "Energy Independence and Enabling Technologies." The conference brings together experts in the field of clean technologies as well as companies, policymakers and investors from America and Israel, to discuss and share developments in the alternative and renewable energy sectors transforming transportation. This year, the conference expects participation from local companies engaged in a variety of related enterprises, including electric car development, grid management, storage, efficiency and alternative fuel development. Also participating will be clean technology investors and Israeli companies looking to expand into the U.S. market.
Riesenburger stated, "The Cleantech Conference is a call to action for regional information sharing, coordination of the results of research and development, and to further the exchange of ideas. It is also a forum where companies, policymakers and investors can connect to learn about and discuss advances in renewable energy, as well as to consider the investment and business alliance opportunities in this burgeoning field."
A highly regarded environmental law attorney, Mr. Riesenburger writes and lectures frequently on topics involving environmental litigation and regulation. Mr. Riesenburger received his J.D. in 1971 from the University of Chicago, and is a 1968 cum laude graduate of American University.
- Franklin Riesenburger