Press Release

Jefferies to Host 11th Global Clean Technology Conference in New York City

NEW YORK, February 15, 2011 - Jefferies today announced that it will host its 11th Global Clean Technology Conference February 23-24 in New York City. Jefferies is a leading investment bank serving clean technology and renewable energy companies and their investors.

The conference will feature presentations from over 100 leading public and private companies across the clean technology and renewable energy spectrum, including solar, wind, smart grid, energy storage, biofuels, biomaterials, energy efficiency, energy infrastructure, fuel cells, geothermal, advanced lighting (LEDs), transportation and water.

Keynote speakers include:

  • Nora Brownell, Former FERC Commissioner and Founding Partner, ESPY Energy Solutions
  • David Crane, President and CEO of NRG Energy
  • Joseph Desmond, Former Chairman of California Energy Commission (CEC) and Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer, Ice Energy
  • Paul Dickerson, Former Chief Operating Officer of U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) and Partner, Haynes and Boone
  • David Sandalow, Assistant Secretary for Policy and International Affairs, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Jonathan Silver, Executive Director, U.S. Department of Energy Loan Guarantee Program
  • Swami Venkataraman, Director, Utilities and Infrastructure Ratings, Standard & Poor's

"The Jefferies Global Clean Technology Conference is the most comprehensive two-day event for clean technology and renewable investing," commented Jesse Pichel, Global Head of Clean Technology Equity Research at Jefferies. "Our conference is unique in both scale and scope by bringing together more than 100 leading companies across all sectors, high level policymakers, and thought leaders whose collective vision will shape the new energy economy."

Bruce Huber and Amy Smith, Global Co-Heads of Jefferies' Clean Technology Investment Banking group, commented, "This conference underscores Jefferies' long-standing commitment to the growth and development of the clean technology and renewable energy industries. We look forward to bringing together strategic and financial investors who have a global perspective and a passion for the industry and providing companies across the spectrum with access to more diverse pools of capital."

For further information about the 11th Global Clean Technology Conference please contact your institutional sales representative at Jefferies.

Jefferies Group, Inc. (NYSE: JEF), a global securities and investment banking firm, has served companies and investors for 49 years.

For further information, members of the media can contact:

Tom Tarrant, Jefferies, 203 708 5989,
Desiree Maghoo, Jefferies, 44 20 7029 8085,