Earth Day Guest Speaker

As part of WPI's Earthfest Celebration, we are happy to announce that Vincent DeVito will come to WPI to speak about The Green Market:  A National, Regional, and Local Perspective of the Modern Energy Economy. Vincent DeVito will talk about green jobs from the national to the local level.  How can our students prepare for jobs in the energy or sustainability sector in the current economy?
When: Thursday, April 15, 2010 from 4 – 5:30 pm
Where: Fuller Labs Perreault Hall (Upper)

Vincent DeVito's Biography

Vincent DeVito is a corporate and regulatory attorney with a business focus on energy and clean technologies. Vincent brought his international, New York based practice to Bowditch & Dewey's Boston office in 2008. Mr. DeVito is an authority on renewable energy development and corporate sustainability issues and has closely worked on legislative and regulatory corporate disclosure and compliance matters at the state, national, and international levels. Vincent has strategically advised members of the President's Cabinet, governors, ambassadors, and corporate leaders. Mr. DeVito currently serves as Director of the Institute for Energy and Sustainability in Worcester and sits on the Board of Directors for the Northeast Midwest Institute, and on the Advisory Board of Greenopolis.com.

Mr. DeVito has worked in the general counsel's office of the U. S. Department of Energy and has served as the U.S. Assistant Secretary of Energy for Policy and International Affairs. In that capacity, he was responsible for developing strategic policy and international cooperation. Vincent oversaw the Climate Change Technology Program, and maintains government and industry contacts worldwide. While at the Department of Energy, Mr. DeVito served as the U.S. manager of the North American Energy Working Group, a task force created to pursue the development of a fully integrated North American energy market.

Mr. DeVito is a frequent television commentator, speaker and author on issues regarding energy and climate change and has delivered numerous regulatory and policy addresses before such organizations as The World Energy Council, the International Atomic Energy Agency, the International Energy Agency, the Western Hemispheric Energy Ministerial, the Asian Pacific Economic Council, the Chatham House of London, the Center for Strategic International Studies, the International Energy Forum, and the Council for Environmental Cooperation. Mr. DeVito also issues a newsletter that currently focuses on renewable energy, clean technologies and the opportunities, challenges, and business solutions presented by modern market polices.

April 15, 2010

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