Clean Energy Trust Assumes Leadership of Chicago Clean Energy Alliance at February Event

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Clean Energy Trust today announced that it will assume leadership of the Chicago area’s largest networking group for clean energy professionals, The Chicago Clean Energy Alliance (CCEA). Clean Energy Trust has acquired key assets of the Chicago Clean Energy Alliance and will continue to grow the popular series of networking and education events created by the CCEA.

The first event under Clean Energy Trust’s leadership, “Advancements in Battery Science: The Future of Energy Storage,” takes place at 5:30 PM Tuesday, February 18 at Perkins Coie, 131 S. Dearborn St. Suite 1700, Chicago.

The evening features a panel discussion led by George Crabtree, Director of the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR) at Argonne National Laboratory. Crabtree will be joined by entrepreneurs and researchers for a discussion of advanced battery technologies that are revolutionizing renewable energy, electric vehicles, consumer electronics and other sectors. Event registration is available here.

The networking and education event series will continue through 2014 with programs ranging from discussions of SmartGrid technologies and workforce development to encouraging more women to become entrepreneurs and leaders in the cleantech field.

“Bringing these organizations together creates a stronger, unified clean energy community in Chicago,” said Amy Francetic, CEO of Clean Energy Trust. “We’re excited to build on the great work the CCEA has done and to create more opportunities for collaboration, education and networking that will support clean energy innovation in the Midwest.”

“This move will give professionals in Chicago’s clean economy more opportunities to learn, connect and grow,” said Darrin Stern, Founding Board Member of Chicago Clean Energy Alliance. “Clean Energy Trust is the right organization to take CCEA’s event series to the next level.”

About Clean Energy Trust

Clean Energy Trust was founded by prominent business and civic leaders to fuel clean energy innovation in the Midwest. The trust is supported by grants from the U.S. Department of Energy, the Small Business Administration and donations from more than 60 investors, corporations, universities, foundations and trade groups. For more information, visit

Stay connected with Clean Energy Trust at and Twitter @CleanEnergyTrst.

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