October 25, 2011

Symposium Registration Deadline Drawing Near

Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, October 25, 2011

CONTACT: Erin McKenzie
(919) 613-3652

DURHAM, N.C. – Individuals planning to attend Tackling Tomorrow’s Energy Challenges Today: A Southeastern Symposium should register by Nov. 9.

The Nov. 16 event is sponsored by the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions and sets out to address current and future energy challenges faced by the Southeastern United States.

Recognized thought leaders will discuss how to best tackle issues related to population growth, aging infrastructure, and renewable energy imperatives in the region in a climate of political, environmental, and financial uncertainty. Panel members will share examples of how they have overcome these challenges in their own states and help plot directions for future research and outreach.

Invited panelists include:

  • Stan Meiburg, deputy regional administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 4
  • Shawn Heath, vice president of planning and business support for Duke Energy’s regulated operations
  • Cathie France, deputy director of energy policy at the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy
  • James Fenton, director of the Florida Solar Energy Center
  • Ivan Urlaub, executive director of the North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association
  • Ken Smith, policy director at the Arkansas Advanced Energy Association and a consultant to the Energy Foundation
  • Michael Couick, president and chief executive officer of The Electric Cooperatives of South Carolina
  • Mandy Mahoney, vice president of the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance

There is no charge to attend the day-long symposium on the Duke University campus, but space is limited and prior registration is required. Fill out our online form to ensure a seat.

For those traveling from out of town, a block of rooms has been reserved at the Millennium Hotel. Book by Nov. 1 for the group rate and free high-speed internet.

Additional information about the conference can be found at http://nicholasinstitute.duke.edu/seenergy/.