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KREC to Host Economic Development Forum on Renewable Energy in Kentucky

by Kristin Tracz — last modified Oct 19, 2010 01:30 PM

Registration is now open.

From the Kentucky Renewable Energy Consortium:

Economic Development Forum on Renewable Energy in Kentucky

Join us on November 17th to see how Kentucky can attract investments and create “green jobs” by developing comprehensive energy and funding strategies that will prepare its infrastructure and workforce to be ready for this global transition.

November 17, 2010 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. ET

at Berea College

Alumni Building Activities Room
Berea, KY 40404
 
Renewable energy is emerging as an industry in its own right – one that will provide a wide variety of jobs and investment opportunities as the industry grows. How can Kentucky benefit economically from a rapidly expanding clean energy economy?

The Forum will explore:

  • Economic drivers for renewable energy
  • Opportunities to develop Kentucky’s workforce to meet the industry’s current and future employment needs 
  • Funding and investment opportunities that a clean energy economy might provide 
  • Challenges for businesses, utilities and energy consumers

Speakers

Berea College President Dr. Larry Shinn will provide opening remarks at the forum, followed by speakers from Kentucky’s Department for Energy Development and Independence, the Kentucky Workforce Investment Board, the USDA Rural Development Division and speakers from renewable energy businesses and Kentucky utility companies.

Fee: Workshop cost is $15 per person*.

Fee includes continental breakfast and lunch. (Payable by Visa, MasterCard or check. All payments must be paid by the workshop date.  Please remit check to KPPC, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40292, Attn: Economic Development Forum.)

*If you are interested in attending but need assistance with the $15 fee, please contact KPPC for scholarship availability.

Registration Information

ONLINE: Register for the workshop.

If you are unable to register online, you may choose another method below.

BY PHONE: 502-852-0965 or 800-334-8635 ext. 8520965

BY E-MAIL: registration@kppc.org with subject: Economic Development Forum

 

Sign-in and continental breakfast begin at 8:30 a.m., the Forum begins at 9:00 a.m.

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Lodging

Accommodations are available near Berea College.

Sponsors

The Forum is sponsored by KPPC, the Tennessee Valley and Eastern Kentucky Wind Working Group, the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, the Kentucky Department for Energy Development and Independence and Energizing Kentucky.

 

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