U.S. Climate and Energy Legislation: Doom, Gloom or Opportunity for IT?

AltaTerra Research web conference to explore what the Waxman-Markey Bill and other energy regulations mean for IT executives. Featured speaker is D.K. Foster, Founder of Clean Tech C2C.

Palo Alto, CA, August 15, 2009 --(PR.com)-- AltaTerra Research is pleased to announce the web conference, ”An IT Executive’s Guide to U.S. Climate and Energy Legislation: Doom, Gloom or Opportunity?” to be held Thursday, August 27th at 9 am Pacific / 12 noon Eastern.

Now more than ever, executives need to understand the changing landscape of IT efficiency. Climate and energy regulations are a top legislative priority in the U.S. In business, IT has a huge role to play in implementing solutions to improve overall operating efficiency and environmental performance. At the same time, energy use and carbon emissions from IT continue to grow.

On August 27th, AltaTerra’s Co-Founder and President, Don Bray, and featured presenter, D.K. Foster will explain the business and regulatory drivers of ‘Green IT’ to help executives chart an effective strategy for their organizations.

Participants will gain a strong understanding of the Waxman-Markey legislation and other potential catalysts for change, knowledge of the main players and expected lobbying positions, and a high-level framework around which to develop a ‘Green IT’ strategy.

This event is geared for IT, facilities, business and sustainability professionals, or anyone interested in understanding climate impact legislation on information and communication technology companies.

Further information is available online at: http://www.altaterra.net/event/ITExecGuide

About D.K. Foster:
Donnie K. ("D.K.") Foster is an energy efficiency entrepreneur and recent founder of the Clean Tech C2C consultancy. Previously, he co-founded Power Assure, which provides a game-changing power management software platform for Data Centers, delivered as a Cloud Service. D.K. spent many years at Hewlett-Packard in IT, software and services divisions and in professional services.

Over the past few years, D.K. has been working with representatives in the U.S. Congress regarding energy efficiency issues and legislation, and is an active contributor to the emerging Energy Star Server Specification, and DOE Save Energy Now DCPro.

About AltaTerra Research:
Founded in 2007, AltaTerra Research is the first research consultancy dedicated to corporate environmental sustainability and commercial markets for clean technology solutions. With consulting services, industry research reports and executive events, AltaTerra helps business leaders make informed decisions on green business. Current topics include commercial solar and green power, carbon management, IT and building energy efficiency, and environment-friendly product innovation strategy. More information is available at www.AltaTerra.net.

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