The College of Business and Legal Studies at Mississippi University for Women will host a 2009 Energy Conference Tuesday from 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., in MUW”s Nissan Auditorium. Sponsors for this conference include Atmos Energy, Columbus Light and Water Department, Columbus-Lowndes Development Link, 4-County Electric Power Association, Paccar, and the MUW Center for Entrepreneurship.
The purpose of the conference is to provide a better understanding of the impact a comprehensive national energy policy will have on economic stability and growth. Key components that should be included in a national policy will be discussed: challenges in the energy industry and their impact on business, the natural resources of electricity and natural gas, the importance of renewable energy sources and applications of current energy efficient technologies. These topics will be led by distinguished leaders in the energy field. Kim Greene, chief financial officer of the Tennessee Valley Authority will deliver the keynote address, “Energy Challenges in an Era of Uncertainty.”
Panel discussions and moderators will include:
- “Key Elements of a National Energy Policy,” moderator Allegra Brigham, chief executive officer of 4-County Electric Power Association;
- “Natural Gas-America”s Responsible Energy Choice,” Bob Kerley, vice president of marketing, Mississippi Division of Atmos Energy;
- “Renewable Energy,” Dr. Glenn Steele, director of Sustainable Energy Research Center at Mississippi State University;
- “Using Technology to be an Environmental Leader,” with Lance Walters, assistant plant manager, Paccar.
Conference attendance is free, but pre-registration is requested. Registration information, directions and the conference agenda can be found at www.muw.edu/business/energy. For more registration information, contact Lin Valiant at firstname.lastname@example.org or 662-329-7152. For more specific information about conference content and details, contact Dr. Glenn Rhyne at email@example.com or 662-329-7256.
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