Don’t miss the N.C. Energy Program’s 11th N.C. Sustainable Energy Conference, April 22 & 23 at N.C. State University’s ’s McKimmon Center in Raleigh. This year’s program will cover a broad range of topics and interest as well as including a display of alternative fuel vehicles. Subject areas will range from growing energy jobs, exploring new resources to developing renewable solar, wind, biomass and more.
The N.C. Solar Center is a proud sponsor of the conference, and will be exhibiting and participating with panel sessions.
Conference keynote speakers include:
• Richard G. Newell, Gendell Professor of Energy and Environmental Economics at the Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University and Director of Duke’s university-wide Energy Initiative. He was head of the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the agency responsible for official U.S. government energy statistics and analysis, until 2011.
• Greer Tidwell, Director of Environmental Management for Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire. The company’s tire manufacturing plants are all ISO 14001 certified and all six U.S. plants are in EPA’s National Performance Track Program.
• Rob Caldwell, vice president of renewable generation development for Duke Energy’s Regulated Utilities organization. He is responsible for developing the company’s regulated utilities policies and strategies, driving activities related to renewable generation and executing existing responsibilities related to renewable energy compliance.
• Donald Van der Vaart is the State Energy Policy Advisor within the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources.