Energy at Caz College

National leaders discuss energy at Caz College

More than 300 leaders in government, business, environment and academia are expected to attend the 4th Annual Energy in the 21st Century Symposium on Friday, April 11 at Cazenovia College's Schneeweiss Athletic Complex on Liberty St. in Cazenovia.

A continental breakfast will be offered beginning at 7:30 a.m. The Symposium begins at 8 a.m. The Symposium and lunch are free but registration is required as space is limited.

The keynote speaker is David J. Manning, executive vice president of National Grid, whose topic will be Environmental Partnerships: Including the Consumer.

Other speakers include:

Peter Grannis, commissioner, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC);

Jim Tripp of Environmental Defense who will talk about Transportation, Land Use and Smart Growth;

Kit Kennedy, special deputy New York State attorney for Environmental Protection, Environmental Protection Bureau;

Ed Bogucz, executive director, Syracuse Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems, discussing "Merger of the Environment, New Business and the University;

Theo Spencer, senior project manager of Climate Change with the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), who will introduce the important McKenzie Report; and

Jodi Smits Anderson, director of Environmental Programs with the Dormitory Authority, will present on the NYS Green Building Collaborative - Greening Colleges, Schools and Businesses."

Discussion and trips

This year's Symposium will once again include presentations on cutting edge renewables. Dr. Richard Perez, Atmospheric Sciences Research Center SUNY-Albany, will "make the case for solar energy" and Dr. Thomas Amidon, professor and director of the Empire State paper Research Institute at SUNY ESF, will speak on Cellulosic Ethanol. Following the presentations, all Symposium speakers will participate in an open panel discussion. U.S. Congressman Michael Arcuri and New York State Senator David Valesky will speak during lunch.

Optional afternoon trips, available at $15 per person, include (1) Wood Chips to Ethanol Process at ESF, (2) Wind Farm at Fenner, (3) Biodigester at Morrisville College, or (4) Fitzpatrick Nuclear Facility in Oswego County.

To register for the 4th Annual Symposium on Energy in the 21st Century at Cazenovia College, visit cazenovia.edu/energy or contact Sarah Diederich in the Office of Academic Affairs at 655-7368 or e-mail at sjdiederich@cazenovia.edu.

For more information about the Symposium, contact Dr. Rhea Jezer at 727-0123 or e-mail at rjezer@twcny.rr.com.

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