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Letter from Senator Mark Udall supporting the First Annual Ports-to-Plains Energy Summit

"Congratulations on your first annual 'Ports to Plains Energy Summit.' I am delighted tocommend you on your leadership in merging the topics of transportation, economic developmentand energy. I share your conviction that building a mixed portfolio of energy resources for thefuture will create a synergy [or economic success in North America. Your conviction that by collaborating we can all be winners is an attitude that I likewise celebrate. Economicdevelopment in this hemisphere is not a "zero" sum game, instead we can all grow and expand together and we should strive to achieve this goal."

Link to Full Letter


Markey Video Comments to Ports-to-Plains Energy Summit

Colorado U.S. Congresswoman Betsy Markey made these video comments to the First Annual Annual Ports-to-Plains Energy Summit in Broomfield, Colorado on April 9, 2010.

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Hoeven Video Comments to Ports-to-Plains Energy Summit

North Dakota Governor John Hoeven made these video comments to the First Annual Annual Ports-to-Plains Energy Summit in Broomfield, Colorado on April 9, 2010.

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Ecotech and the new energy economy

ColoradoBiz Editor Mike Cote talks with Gov. Bill Ritter at the launch of the Ecotech Institute, the nation’s first-ever training facility for a clean-energy workforce.

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Washington, D.C. Fly-in

A group of 25 Ports-to-Plains Alliance supporters heading to Washinton, D.C. on Monday to meet with 26 Congressional offices about our recommendations for Transportation Reauthorization ... A renewed national vision ... Freight corridors ... Rural connections to markets ... and more.


Post Energy Summit Evaluation

If you've attended the 2010 Energy Summit, please complete the short Energy Summit Evaluation and share your feedback so PTP Alliance team can continue to offer valuable conferences and improvements.


Ports-to-Plains Alliance Announces Upcoming Annual Meeting & Conference

Ports-to-Plains Alliance Next Annual Meeting & Conference is scheduled in Rapid City, South Dakota on September 22-24, 2010.  For additional information about Rapid City contact Teresa Schanzenbach - Executive Director Belle Fourche Chamber of Commerce at director@bellefourchechamber.org or (888) 345-5859.


2010 Energy Summit Presentations


Optimization Barriers In Wind Energy
David Miller, JD, MBA 
Vice Chancellor 
Commercialization & Economic Development

Michael Reeves,
Ports-to-Plains Alliance

Ports-to-Plains Alliance - 2010 Energy Summit
Iris Evans,
Minister of International and Intergovernmental Relations,
Province of Alberta

Ports-to-Plains: North America’s Energy Corridor
Len Mitzel,
Member of Legislative Assembly - Alberta, Canada
and Board Member - Ports-to-Plains Alliance

Natural Gas Powered Vehicles - Solutions from the Factory
David G. Hill,
Encana Corporation,
Vice President, 
Natural Gas Economy Operations

Alberta Oil Sands
Jim Hand,
Vice President Surmont Phase 2,
Conoco Phillips Canada

Local Resources can drive World Class Wind Development
John Sullivan,
Renewable Resources Program Manger,
Shaw Environmental Inc.

Strategic Energy Resources within the Western Energy Corridor: A Foundation for Regional Energy & Economic Development
Michael Hagood,
Idaho National Laboratory

Regional Transmission Corridors 
Cultivating local resources in rural America

Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association

Energizing America: Facts for Addressing Energy Policy

Energy and Jobs: Energy Policy and the US Economy
Michael Whatley,
Consumer Energy Alliance

Public Private Partnerships 
A new paradigm?

Johan van 't Hof,
CEO, Tonbridge Power Inc.

Transforming the Energy Future: NREL’s Role
Janice Rooney
Manager, Corporate Relations