Environmentally and energy conscious companies and organizations
help sponsor the Ball to show what they are contributing to this
important national agenda, help keep ticket prices affordable, and
allow us to do special education and outreach projects like our website.
Special Thanks to the Following Companies for their Financial Support of the 7th Environmental & Clean Energy Inaugural Ball.
Inaugural Leadership Partners
Advanced Biofuels Association
The Advanced biofuels Association represents over 50 of the worlds’ leading advanced biofuels companies both production and feedstock growers. The association supports the largest number of drop in biofuels producers, making fuels which range from gasoline, diesel and jet fuel as well as specialty chemicals.
Biomass Power Association
Biomass power is a $1 billion industry with 80 facilities in 20 states and provides over 14,000 jobs nationwide. Power plants are predominately located in rural communities, creating thousands of jobs and producing millions in revenue for small towns. Biomass power is a clean and abundant source of electricity that will allow states to pursue even more aggressive goals for increasing their use of renewable energy in the future.
Energy Recovery Council
The Energy Recovery Council is the national trade association representing the companies and communities engaged in the waste-to-energy sector. Waste-to-energy facilities produce clean, renewable energy through the combustion of municipal solid waste in specially designed power plants equipped with the most modern pollution control equipment to clean emissions. Trash volume is reduced by 90% and the remaining residue is safely reused or disposed in landfills. There are 85 waste-to-energy plants operating in 23 states managing about 7 percent of America’s trash, or about 95,000 tons each day. Waste-to-energy facilities have a baseload electric generating capacity of approximately 2,700 megawatts to meet the power needs of nearly two million homes.
Green Buildings Council
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to a prosperous and sustainable future for our nation through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. USGBC works toward its mission of market transformation through its LEED green building program, robust educational offerings, a nationwide network of chapters and affiliates, the annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, and advocacy in support of public policy that encourages and enables green buildings and communities.
Hart Energy Consulting
Hart Energy provides specialized data/information products and member-only services to targeted audiences worldwide and ranks among the leading providers of news, data and analysis for the global energy industry. Hart Energy clients derive from the energy industry, the financial and investment community, engineering and automotive industries, utilities, leading NGOs and the world's major governments.
Mosaic Federal Affairs
Mosaic Federal Affairs LLC represents clients seeking federal and state governmental affairs advice and assistance particularly for matters dealing with project enabling legislation, energy policy and tax matters and federal and state agency project awards including applied research and development. Mosaic Federal Affairs LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hiscock & Barclay, LLP, a 200-attorney law firm with offices throughout the major cities of New York State, as well as in Boston, Washington, D.C. and Toronto.
Sapphire Energy is leading the convergence of agriculture, energy, and biotechnology to create renewable crude oil from algae. Using only sunlight, CO2, non-potable water, on non-arable land, Sapphire is growing algae at the world’s first commercial demonstration scale algae to energy farm. The company is currently producing barrels of crude oil every day.
Boyden Gray & Associates PLLC
Since 1995, ICM, Inc., has focused on sustaining agriculture through innovation by engineering, building, and supporting the renewable fuel industry’s leading biorefineries. ICM continues to heavily invest in the continued advancement of renewable energy technologies. In an effort to speed that advance, ICM has been conducting intensive testing at its biofuels research facilities in conjunction with a growing list of strategic partners spanning multiple industries.
National Hydropower Association
The National Hydropower Association (NHA) is a nonprofit national association dedicated exclusively to promoting the growth of clean, affordable hydropower, America’s leading renewable resource. Through advocacy, policy, and education initiatives, NHA works every day to increase the role that available, reliable, affordable and sustainable hydropower plays in the U.S. electricity sector.
Mazzetti & Associates
Founded in 1962, Mazzetti Nash Lipsey Burch (M+NLB), a merger of Mazzetti & Associates and Nash Lipsey Burch, is a nationwide, full-service consulting and design firm focused on the engineered systems of buildings, including HVAC, plumbing, fire protection, process piping, technology, lighting, and power systems. Apart from traditional design services, we provide consultation and support in facility planning, commissioning, energy management, environmental performance consulting, materials and waste reduction, equipment planning and procurement, and low voltage and information technologies.
Propane Education and Research Council
The Propane Education & Research Council promotes the safe, efficient use of odorized propane gas as a preferred energy resource through research and development, training, and safety programs. The Propane Education and Research Act of 1996 authorized the creation of the Council, and propane producers and marketers in a referendum voted overwhelmingly to approve its formation.
Reeve Agri Energy
Reeve Agri Energy of Garden City, Kansas is one of the longest running, and most innovative fuel ethanol production facilities in the United States. The Reeve facility has received numerous awards for being the first integrated facility in the U.S. to combine a cattle feedlot with an ethanol facility and a fish farm, utilizing waste heat from the ethanol fermenters. For years the Reeve facility has been a tourist site in Kansas due to the unique aspects of the facility. Reeve continues to sell high quality ethanol products today.
Sustainable Energy Strategies, Inc.
Sustainable Energy Strategies, Inc. provides consulting services for the alternative fuels industry, primarily biodiesel, ethanol (E85), and propane transportation fuels. Our services include grant writing, project management, infrastructure development, and government/industry liaison. As world leaders explore alternatives to current energy sources, industries to support alternatives are developing and growing. With more than 20 years of experience, we can help you access and manage federal, state and non-profit funds.
Sustain Green/American Carbon Registry
Sustain Green has retired offsets on the American Carbon Registry to mitigate the climate impact of the Environmental and Clean Energy Inaugural Ball. Sustain Green will shortly launch new credit and debit cards that will offset for all purchases made with the cards. Sustain Green has partnered with Nike in the Mata no Peito initiative to offset the Ball and future card purchases through the retirement of Nike’s ACR registered offsets. Though Mata no Peito, the proceeds from the offset sales and retirements will be donated to fund investments in projects that protect and replant forests throughout Brazil.
Tommy E. Short Charitable Foundation
We are a non-profit family foundation dedicated to the exploration of human potential and the advancement of sustainable living, always seeking to advance children, the arts, and the environment.
The Tommy E. Short Charitable Foundation provides support and resources for future-focused organizations that promote understanding, sustainability, love, promise, and growth.
We are striving to create a new model of giving, in which we act as a key player to facilitate the success of other non-profit organizations whose missions align with the goals of the Foundation.
Wal Mart Stores, Inc.
Environmental sustainability has become an essential ingredient to doing business responsibly and successfully. As the world's largest retailer, Walmart’s actions have the potential to save our customers money and help ensure a better world for generations to come.