Hearing: The Challenge of China’s Green Technology Policy and Ohio’s Response

Hearing Transcript: 

July 14, 2010

University of Toledo

Hilton Toledo, 3100 Glendale Avenue, Toledo, OH  43614

Hearing Co-Chairs: Vice Chairman Carolyn Bartholomew and Commissioner Peter T. R. Brookes


9:00 am – 9:15 am         Introductory remarks by Dr. William McMillen, Provost of the University of Toledo


9:15 am 9:30 am         Co-chairs’ opening remarks:

  • Vice Chairman Carolyn Bartholomew [Remarks]
  • Commissioner Peter T. R. Brookes [Remarks]


9:30 am – 11:00 am       Panel I:  China’s Green Technology Policy and Development                                

  • Mr. Ethan Zindler, Head of Policy Analysis, Bloomberg New Energy Finance, Washington, DC [Testimony]
  • Mr. Julian L. Wong, Senior Policy Analyst, Center for American Progress Action Fund, Washington, DC [Testimony]
  • Mr. Devon Swezey, Project Director, The Breakthrough Institute, Oakland, CA [Testimony]


11:15 am – 12:45 pm      Panel II:  Ohio’s Response to the Challenges from China                          

  • Ms. Megan Reichert-Kral, Director, Clean & Alternative Energy Incubator, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH
  • Mr. David McCall, District One Director, United Steelworkers Union, Columbus, OH [Testimony]
  • Mr. Ty Haines, Vice President, Manufacturing Services, WIRE-Net, Cleveland, OH [Testimony]

12:45 pm – 1:45 pm       Lunch Break


1:45 pm – 3:15 pm         Panel III:  Clean Technology Companies Adding Jobs and Growth

  • Ms. Kathy Weiss, Vice President, Government Affairs, First Solar, Perrysburg, OH [Testimony]
  • Mr. Greg Noethlich, Chief Operating Officer, Elyria Foundry, Elyria, OH [Testimony]
  • Mr. J. Ross Bushman, President, Cast-Fab Technologies, Cincinnati, OH [Testimony]
  • Mr. Pat Valente, Executive Director, Ohio Fuel Cell Coalition, Cleveland, OH [Testimony]

3:15 pm – 4:00 pm         Panel IV:  Public Comment Period (5 minutes per person)