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Vail Valley EverGreen Ball will honor energy exec

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Vail, CO Colorado

VAIL VALLEY, Colorado ” Jim Rogers, chairman of the board, chief executive officer of Duke Energy, a leading proponent of alternative energy, will be honored at this summer’s first-eve EverGreen Ball, a fundraiser for Vail Valley nonrprofit organizations.

Rogers is head of one of the country’s largest utility companies, while at the same time is one of the world’s leading proponents for reducing carbon dioxide and developing alternative energy sources.

In January 2009, Newsweek magazine named Rogers to its Global Elite List of “the 50 Most Powerful People in the World”, saying: “The CEO of Duke Energy could make dreams of renewable power a reality.” He is part of the Clinton Global Initiative.

Rogers was named president and chief executive officer of Duke Energy following the merger of Duke Energy and Cinergy in April 2006. Before the merger, Rogers served as Cinergy’s chairman and chief executive officer for more than 11 years. Rogers is co-chair of the National Action Plan for Energy Efficiency and the Alliance to Save Energy

The EverGreen Ball will be held on Aug. 8 under a tent in Avon. The beneficiaries of the ball are the Eagle Valley Land Trust, the Eagle River Watershed Council and the Eagle Valley Alliance for Sustainability.

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The evening gourmet dinner will feature a menu with all natural regionally-raised fare. Guests will be encouraged to wear “something” green.

In addition to the Ball, an open-to-the-public EverGreen Expo featuring environmentally-friendly products and services will be held the day of the gala. The Expo will be available to “green” local and regional businesses as well as Ball sponsors.

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