Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Georgia Southern University to Host Energy Panel August 24

As part of its commitment to environmental sustainability, Georgia Southern University will host an Energy Panel on August 24 from 6-8 p.m. in the assembly hall of the Nessmith-Lane Continuing Education Building.

The event, which will feature five panelists with different perspectives on energy usage and long-term solutions, is free and open to the public. Panelists will give their positions on energy issues facing the Southeast, then respond to each other’s comments as well as questions from the moderator, and field questions from the audience.

The panelists are:
Congressman John Barrow – U.S. House of Representatives, Georgia’s 12th District
James Marlow – CEO, Radiance Energies
Ronny Just – Environmental Issues Manager, Georgia Power Company
Mary Carr – Renewable Energy Coordinator, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy
Pat McDermott – Vice President, Viracon

Congressman Barrow sits on the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, which deals with national energy policy and related legislation.

“Our panelists will have different viewpoints on energy and where it should come from to have the least possible impact on the economy and the environment,” said Dr. Lissa Leege, director of the Center for Sustainability in the Allen E. Paulson College of Science and Technology.
“Panelists will also be able to provide a balanced view of the promise and limitations of renewable energy sources and give the audience some perspective on what the future holds for energy use in Georgia.”

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