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WVU College of Law energy conference will focus on climate change

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WHAT: The 2018 National Energy Conference, hosted by West Virginia University. Topics: the latest developments in climate change issues, climate change communication, controlling methane emissions and putting a price on carbon.

WHO:  Conference speakers include:

·       James Van Nostrand, director of the Center for Energy and Sustainable Development

·       Emily Calandrelli, Emmy-nominated science TV host and executive producer and host of FOX’s “Xploration Outer Space.”

·       Kurt Waltzer, Clean Air Task Force

·       Andrew Williams, Environmental Defense Fund

·       Kenneth Davis, professor of atmospheric science at Pennsylvania State University

·       Autumn Long, Solar United Neighbors

·       Amy Hessl, WVU geographer and paleoclimatologist

·       Joshua Fershee, WVU law professor

·       Jim Probst, Citizen's Climate Lobby

·       Michael Svoboda, professor at George Washington University

·       Rafe Pomerance, chairman of Arctic 21 and former president of Friends of the Earth

WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 1, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

WHERE: WVU College of Law, 101 Law School Dr., Morgantown

“Experts agree on the importance of controlling greenhouse gas emissions and bipartisan efforts have paved the way for financial incentives for climate-friendly technologies,” Van Nostrand said. “But citizens, public agencies, businesses, scientists and community leaders must all play an informed role in addressing climate change to help fully tackle the technical, legal, financial, regulatory and political aspects of the issue.” 

NOTES: Admission is free and the public is invited to attend. Online registration is required.

National Energy Conference on Dec. 1 to focus on Climate Change.

The 2018 National Energy Conference is hosted by WVU Law’s Center for Energy and Sustainable Development, Friends of Blackwater, and the Appalachian Stewardship Foundation.



CONTACT: James Jolly, College of Law

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