LAS VEGAS– Alternative Fuel Vehicle Institute (AFVi) hosts the 14th Alternative Fuels & Vehicles National Conference + Expo in Las Vegas, Nev., May 11-14. The conference raises the issues of the role vehicles and fuels play in energy security and climate change. It is also a meeting place for policy and/or purchasing decision-makers who need to keep their finger on the changing pulse of regulations, funding, and near-term operations and technical development strategies. An estimated 2,000 people will attend.

Session topics include legislation, climate change, business case, fuel cells, heavy-duty hybrids, ports, biofuels updates, electric drive advances, and focused workshops on federal funding, plug-in hybrids, and current model-year product availability. The emphasis is on how to implement business strategies to enable fleets to cost-effectively transition to cleaner burning vehicles.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers for the 2008 Conference include:

· Oscar Goodman, Mayor, City of Las Vegas

· Robert Hall, United Parcel Service (UPS)

· Dr. Robert Hirsch, Senior Energy Advisor, MISI

· Rich Kassel, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

· Mike Marshall, JD Power and Associates

· Aubrey McClendon, CEO and Chairman, Chesapeake Energy

· Amy Myers Jaffe, James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy

· T. Boone Pickens, BP Capital LLC

· Bobby Rahal, Race Car Icon

· Annalloyd Thomason, Executive Director, AFVi

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