MEDIA ADVISORY: Earth Networks to Host Seventh Annual Energy Weather Seminar 2012 Summer and Hurricane Outlook

Germantown, MD – March 20, 2012 – Last year’s record-setting heat sent energy prices skyward. After the recent mild winter season, what does this summer hold for energy demand for North American markets? To explore this topic and inform professionals about the months ahead, Earth NetworksSM, the owner of WeatherBug® products and services and operator of the largest weather, lightning and climate observation networks, will be hosting the Earth Networks Seventh Annual Energy Weather Seminar: 2012 Summer and Hurricane Outlook.

In partnership with CME Group, Commodity Weather Group and EarthRisk Technologies, the annual forum provides the opportunity to learn and participate as energy experts discuss industry news, technology advancements in real-time and long-range forecast tools, and the impact of upcoming summer weather on global energy markets. The seminar will provide information on the 2012 hurricane forecast and include an interactive panel discussion on the upcoming seasonal forecast with its potential industry effects.

WHAT:      Earth Networks Seventh Annual Energy Weather Seminar: 2012 Summer and Hurricane Outlook

WHEN:      Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Reception to immediately follow.

WHERE:    Hyatt Regency Houston, 200 Louisiana Street, Houston, TX

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
Energy traders, energy meteorologists, industry analysts covering power, natural gas and renewables, and professionals in the utility sector.

FOR MEDIA:
Media are invited to attend and may schedule one-on-one interviews with a meteorologist. To RSVP or schedule an interview, please contact Rachel Hunt 301-250-4046, rhunt@earthnetworks.com.

Visit the registration page: http://earthnetworks.com/EnergyWeatherSeminarSummer2012.aspx

Agenda topics include:

Recent Forecast Challenges at the NHC and A Look Ahead to 2012
Speaker: Eric Blake, Hurricane Specialist, National Hurricane Center

The CME Hurricane Index
Speaker: Steve Smith, Associate, TigerRisk Partners

‘First Look’ 2012 Tropical Atlantic Outlook
Speaker: James Aman, Senior Meteorologist, Earth Networks

‘It’s got to get cold sometime!’… #Fail. How you should have seen the winter bust coming
Speaker: Stephen Bennett, Chief Executive Officer; EarthRisk Technologies

Summer 2012 Seasonal Forecast Panel
Speaker: Anthony Artusa, Meteorologist, Climate Prediction Center
Speaker: Matthew Rogers, President; Commodity Weather Group
Speaker: Jess Torpey, Meteorologist, Freepoint Commodities
Moderator: John Bosse, Director, Energy and Government Services; Earth Networks – WeatherBug Professional

About Earth NetworksSM
As the provider of advanced weather data for nearly 20 years, Earth Networks (formerly AWS) operates the world’s largest weather observation and lightning detection networks and is building what will become the largest greenhouse gas monitoring network. Earth Networks most recently announced the launch of a boundary layer network to capture atmospheric observations that are influenced by the Earth’s surface. Observations from Earth Networks inform and alert consumers, enterprises and governments around the world, providing them with advanced environmental intelligence for decision making and safety. The company’s popular WeatherBug website, desktop application and mobile apps provide millions of consumers with real-time, local weather information and dangerous severe weather alerts. Enterprise solutions from Earth Networks enable organizations, including energy and utilities, agriculture, schools, sports and recreation, emergency operations and government entities, to safeguard lives, prepare for weather and climate events and improve business operations. Earth Networks (www.earthnetworks.com) is headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area with offices in Mountain View, Calif.; New York, NY; Milan, Italy and a local presence in 50 countries worldwide.

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About Earth Networks - WeatherBug
For 20 years, we have been Taking the Pulse of the Planet® using the world’s largest weather and climate networks. Our sensors across the planet keep consumers, businesses, and governments informed, updated and alerted. Our popular WeatherBug® apps and website provide neighborhood-level weather, superior forecasts and advanced severe weather alerts to more than 30 million people monthly. Enterprises such as schools, airports, professional sports teams, utilities and government agencies rely on our Early Warning Solutions to safeguard lives, prepare for weather events, and optimize operations. Know Before™.

 

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