Thought Piece 

The conversation about quantified energy efficiency and emission reductions is as important now as it was a decade ago. I believe that my  Wall Street Presentation is also available through this link, but if not I would be happy to send you a copy. In a fractured world where scare tactics work, I cannot help but hope that the global solutions are more important than the American headlines and environmental ideology.

March 26, 2008 at 12:00 AM EDT

MANITOWOC, Wis., Mar 26, 2008 (PrimeNewswire via COMTEX News Network) — Orion Energy Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:OESX) will be presenting to an international audience of investment bankers, hedge fund managers, venture capitalists, insurance executives, and brokerage community representatives during The Wall Street Green Trading Summit held at the Times Center in New York City on April 2-3, 2008. Steve Heins, vice president of communications and government affairs, will review opportunities in energy efficiency, alternative energy, and emissions trading.

The 7th Annual Wall Street Green Trading Summit is the seminal financial event for environmental markets held in New York City. This event covers carbon emissions trading and finance, renewable energy markets, cleantech venture capital, green hedge funds and energy efficiency financial markets. In addition to Orion, other Green Trading Summit presenters include Wal-Mart, Swiss Re, Morgan Stanley, the New York Mercantile Exchange, JPMorgan Chase, the Chicago Climate Exchange, Expansion Capital and the U.S. Energy Association.

Representing Orion, Steve Heins focuses on advocacy and education to promote energy efficiency at the local, state and national levels. He is a frequent speaker and has published more than three dozen articles and op-ed pieces on energy management, the utility industry and environmental issues for leading publications including the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, San Diego Union Tribune, Engineering Times, Energy and Power Management, EnergyPulse and Electricity Today.

“We are greatly honored to be selected by The Wall Street Green Trading Summit to present at this year’s conference,” stated Heins. “We have been advancing the argument that energy efficiency can dramatically lower the carbon footprint of U.S. businesses, and thereby provide a measurable, verifiable platform for emission trading.”

Orion has deployed its energy management systems in 3,300 facilities across North America. Since 2001, Orion technology has displaced over 303 megawatts, saving customers $304 million, and reducing indirect CO2 emissions by 3.8 million tons.

About Orion Energy Systems, Inc.

Orion Energy Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:OESX) is a leading power technology enterprise that designs, manufactures and implements energy management systems, consisting primarily of high-performance, energy efficient lighting systems and controls and related services, for commercial and industrial customers without compromising their quantity or quality of light. For more information, visit

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