Arizona Energy Consortium Meets to Discuss Arizona's Solar Strategic Plan District Nine Congressional Candidates to Provide Input on Energy Initiatives

PHOENIX, June 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Arizona Energy Consortium (AEC), a committee of the Arizona Technology Council, announced that it has invited the state's District Nine congressional candidates to attend its next regularly scheduled meeting to discuss their energy policies.  The meeting is Friday, June 15, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. in the Phoenix office of Greenberg Traurig, LLP

"As Arizona positions itself to be a leader in solar energy production and grow the industry in both our state and nationally, the AEC's updated Arizona Solar Strategic Plan establishes the foundation for us to move the discussion and planning efforts forward," said Michelle De Blasi, a shareholder and Phoenix Group Chair of the Energy and Infrastructure Practice at Greenberg Traurig, LLP, as well as co-chair of the AEC. "Through increased collaboration among energy sector participants, including the legislators, we look forward to identifying ways to integrate into our diverse energy mix the many facets of solar production -- solar generation, technology innovation and manufacturing."

Christopher Davey, Executive Director of EnviroMission and co-chair of the AEC, commented, "We are thrilled that the congressional candidates will join the AEC and share their policies on Arizona's Energy Future."

According to the AEC, the congressional candidates confirmed to attend the meeting include Andrei Cherney, Travis Grantham, Leah Campos Schandlbauer, David Schapira, Kyrsten Sinema and Jeff Thompson.

About the Arizona Energy Consortium
As a committee and voice of Arizona's energy industry and associated ecosystem under the Arizona Technology Council, the Arizona Energy Consortium promotes and seeks opportunities to collaborate and provide meaningful input within the industry on the growth and retention of energy companies in the state. The Council is Arizona's premier trade association for science and technology companies. The Consortium's focus on its immediate and long term leadership, value and impact on the production, storage, transmission, distribution and consumption of energy is designed to foster Arizona's competitive advantages as a place to conduct energy business and generate power for the region. The Consortium is also dedicated to promoting economic development initiatives that support the energy industry and continued technological developments that incentivize advancements towards safe, reliable, affordable, efficient, diversified and renewable energy from within and outside of Arizona. To become a member or to learn more about the Arizona Energy Consortium, visit

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, full-service law firm with approximately 1800 attorneys serving clients from 35 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. In the U.S., the firm has more offices than any other among the Top 10 on The National Law Journal's 2012 NLJ 250. For additional information, please visit


SOURCE Greenberg Traurig, LLP


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