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President Obama Meets with Hara CEO Amit Chatterjee at White House to Discuss Path to Clean Energy Future and Economic Growth
[July 02, 2009]

President Obama Meets with Hara CEO Amit Chatterjee at White House to Discuss Path to Clean Energy Future and Economic Growth


MENLO PARK, Calif. & WASHINGTON --(Business Wire)-- Hara, the company dedicated to helping organizations grow and profit without depleting the earth's resources, today confirmed that CEO Amit Chatterjee met with President Obama at the White House this afternoon.



Chatterjee, along with leaders from other innovative energy companies including Applied Materials (News - Alert), Cree Lighting, Dow Corning, FPL Group, Hycrete, Positive Energy and Standard Renewable Energy, met with President Obama to discuss energy and environmental policy, and to share thoughts on how companies can cut energy costs and emissions while creating jobs and maximizing profits. They were joined in the Roosevelt Room by several members of the President's senior staff as well as Energy Secretary Steven Chu and EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson.

During the meeting, Chatterjee shared his views on the post-carbon economy, the emerging world where carbon is priced, creating new implications for the health and success of organizations. Hara believes that companies and government organizations can be successful in this new era, leading to job retention and creation and significant operational and energy efficiencies, when they understand and proactively manage their natural resource consumption and the implications of their organization's environmental footprint.


"It was an honor to be among the select few invited here today to speak with President Obama about business opportunities for job creation and energy efficiency, all while still minimizing environmental impact," said Chatterjee. "Hara helps organizations grow and profit by establishing business processes and leveraging best practices for environmental and energy management, leading to a reduction in energy costs and emissions, rather than jobs." President Obama commented on his meeting: "I just held a meeting with the CEOs of some of the most innovative energy companies in America to talk about growth and progress of a sector that represents a big piece of America's economic future." He continued, "These are folks whose companies are helping to lead the transformation towards a clean energy future. Even as we face tough economic times, even as we continue to lose jobs, the CEOs here told me that they're looking to hire new people, in some cases to double or even triple in size over the next few years. They are making money and they are helping their customers save money on the energy front." Asked about the message to small businesses, President Obama remarked, "Small businesses should probably contact some of these CEOs because it turns out they can save small businesses and large businesses alike up to 20 or 30 percent on their energy usage." HaraTM Environmental and Energy Management (Hara EEM), a comprehensive software as a service solution, enables organizations to holistically monitor and manage their natural resource consumption and environmental impact. Hara EEM gives customers auditable transparency and control over their organizational metabolism (OM) - the collective resources consumed and expended by an organization - including energy, fossil fuels, water, waste, carbon, and other resources. Hara enables leading Fortune 500 companies such as The Coca-Cola Company and government organizations such as the City of Palo Alto (News - Alert) to identify millions of dollars in savings from energy, water and waste abatement strategies.

About Hara Hara helps organizations grow and profit while optimizing natural resource consumption and minimizing environmental impact. The HaraTM Environmental and Energy Management solution gives customers auditable transparency and control of their organizational metabolism - the collective resources consumed and expended by an organization - including energy, water, waste, carbon and other resources. Leading organizations use Hara solutions to manage their environmental record and leverage best practices in order to improve their operational efficiency, maximize shareholder value and manage risks. Hara was funded in 2008 by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. For more information, please visit www.hara.com.

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