Oregon State Treasurer Ted Wheeler to Join Impressive Speaker Line-Up at Ocean Renewable Energy Conference

PORTLAND, Oregon, September 11, 2014

Oregon State Treasurer, Ted Wheeler, recently convened a group of thought leaders to discuss investing in renewable energy. He understands the importance of energy sustainability and the role ocean renewable energy will play in the mix, creating jobs, and stimulating economic growth as well as offering a new source of clean, sustainable energy. He is committed to growing the market for profitable investments in clean energy and understands that the first step is ensuring we can successfully bring projects online, from financing and development to production and deployment.

Now in his second term as Treasurer, Wheeler has assumed a leadership role when it comes to economic development. He continues to champion the profitable and responsible investment options in renewables and believes there are opportunities to invest in renewables that meet the high standards we have for all of our investments.

“Ocean renewable energy has the potential to be a big “win” for our State: a win for jobs, and a win for our energy future.” – Treasurer Wheeler

The Treasurer sits on several important committees and is a member of the Oregon Investment Council, which funds the Oregon Wave Energy Trust. We are honored the Treasurer will give the keynote speech, hosted by Stoel Rives, at the ninth annual Ocean Renewable Energy conference.

Ocean Renewable Energy Conference IX
Going the Distance
September 24 & 25, 2014
Leftbank Annex, Portland

To see the entire program or to register for the conference, visit http://www.oregonwave.org.