Tuesday, Dec 10, 2013
"Energy Debate: Preparing for the Future … Now!"
Date(s) & Time(s)::
September 8, 2012 at 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM
Location: Carbondale Town Square Pavilion, Carbondale, IL
Symposium will feature some of the state's leading energy experts who will examine the industry's future and possible impact on consumers. Energy industry and academic experts will debate issues surrounding fossil fuels and alternative energy; the origins of rising energy prices; and mechanisms and timetable for transition to sustainable energy.Return to event list.
The SIU Coal Extraction and Utilization Research Center at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, along with Carterville resident Dennis Pinigis, who is the debate moderator, are event sponsors.
The event is free. The public may send questions prior to the debate by email or submit them on an "Energy Debate" page on Facebook. Seating will be available. Details on an alternate location will be available on the website in the event of severe weather. The audience and speakers can gather at Global Gourmet, 102 E. Jackson St., Carbondale, an hour before the debate and again after the event for additional conversation and networking opportunities.
The panelists are: Phil Gonet, president of the Illinois Coal Association; Brad Richards, executive vice president with the Illinois Oil and Natural Gas Association; Rob Newbold, board director, Illinois Solar Association; Kevin Wright, president, Illinois Competitive Energy Association; and Sylvia Secchi, an assistant professor in agribusiness economics at SIU Carbondale.
More information on the debate and panel members is available on website, or by calling Amy McMorrow Hunter, SIU Carbondale technology transfer specialist. In addition to the website and Facebook, updates will be available through SIU Research on Twitter via @siucresearch.
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