The Size of the Prize: Midwest Industrial Energy Efficiency Summit

Cosponsored by: World Resources Institute, Midwestern Governors Association, Midwestern Energy Efficiency Alliance, Great Plains Institute


Event Materials

State Manufacturing Handouts

Video of the event

Video of the Summit is availabe on MEEA's YouTube Channel


Speaker Presentations


  • Jesse Heier, Executive Director, Midwestern Governors Association
  • Stacey Paradis, Deputy Director, Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance

Welcoming Remarks

  • Illinois Governor Pat Quinn

Panel 1: Manufacturing Today: Recent Investment and Policy Trends


  • R. Neal Elliott, Associate Director, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)


  • Bill Strauss, Senior Economist and Economic Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
  • Steven Schultz, Corporate Energy Manager, 3M
  • David Terry, Executive Director, National Association of State Energy Officials

Panel 2: Technical and Economic Potential


  • John Cuttica, Director, Energy Resources Center, University of Illinois – Chicago


  • James Bradbury, Senior Associate, Climate and Energy Program, World Resources Institute
  • Dan Trombley, Senior Industrial Analyst, ACEEE
  • Cindy McComas, Program Director Environmental Health Sciences, University of Minnesota

Panel 3: Investment Drivers and Opportunities


  • Lola Schoenrich, Program Director, Great Plains Institute


  • Raymond Monroe, Executive Vice President, Steel Founder’ Society of America
  • Al Hildreth, Energy Manager, General Motors North America
  • Robert Jackson, Manager, Michigan Economic Development Agency
  • Joel Freehling, Senior Energy Finance Consultant, Shaw Environmental & Infrastructure