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Media Advisory and Photo Opportunity: NYPA CEO Kessel to Deliver Keynote at US-Israel Cleantech Conference, Monday, Sept. 14, at 12:30 p.m.

September 11, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                 

New York Power Authority (NYPA) President and Chief Executive Officer Richard M. Kessel will deliver the keynote remarks Monday, Sept. 14, at 12:30 Lower Manhattan at a forum for building stronger relationships between the U.S. and Israel in advancing job-producing, clean-energy technologies. 

NYPA and the New York Academy of Sciences are co-sponsoring the first day of the three-day U.S.-Israel Cleantech Conference, which is intended to share knowledge and experiences in pioneering applications involving solar and wind power, “smart-grid” solutions, energy efficiency and other clean-energy technologies.    

The conference begins at 8:30 a.m. Monday with remarks by two ranking Israeli officials: Yair Shiran, economic minister to North America, and Benjamin Ben-Eliezer, minister of industry, trade and labor, and by Sam Natapoff, senior advisor to Gov. David A. Paterson on international commerce.  

(On Tuesday and Wednesday, the conference will be held at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and at the Meadowlands Environment Center in Lyndhurst, N.J., respectively.)  

EVENT:                       U.S.-Israel Cleantech Conference

DATE:                         Monday, Sept. 14

TIME:                          12:30 p.m. Keynote Speech by Richard M. Kessel
                                   (Conference to begin at 8:30 a.m.)

LOCATION:                 7 World Trade Center Building at 250 Greenwich St.
                                  The New York Academy of Sciences Conference Center
                                  40th Floor - (212) 298-8600

CONTACT:                   Michael Saltzman, NYPA
                                   (914) 390-8181
                                   Beth Belkin, Israel Economic Mission to North America
                                   (212) 499-5628

*NOTE:                       All media are required to present their press credentials/company ID, as well as a valid photo ID

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