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Energy forum focuses on the future

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CARBONDALE -- Professors and other experts gathered on the SIU campus gathered Friday to talk about the future of energy.

The forum focused on renewable energy and a new long term interest of turning ocean waste into an energy source.

Research like it is expensive. Right now SIU has a hole in its research budget of more than $100 million it normally gets from the state.

"Complaining is not my philosophy, complaining goes nowhere. We have to find a solution but be optimistic, being optimistic is a very good part of our world you know," SIU Engineering professor Thomas Wiltowski said.

Friday's forum also focused on job creation in southern Illinois.

The group will meet again April 6 at SIU's student center.

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