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Tesla co-founder Straubel to keynote MREA's Energy Fair in Wisconsin

Feb 03, 2017 - Milwaukee Business Journal

The Midwest Renewable Energy Association said Friday that Jeffrey Brian "JB" Straubel, co-founder and chief technical officer of electric vehicle maker Tesla Motors, will be the keynote speaker for the 28th Annual Energy Fair in Wisconsin in June.

Straubel, who grew up in Wisconsin and reportedly built his first electric vehicle out of discarded parts from a junkyard in Egg Harbor, will speak at the event Saturday, June 17 in Custer. The Energy Fair runs June 16-18 in Portage County and fe...