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Sustainable Energy for the Pacific Northwest
Thursday, November 9, 2006 - 1:30pm to Thursday, November 9, 2006 - 5:30pm

Sustainable Energy for the Pacific Northwest

Thursday, November 9, 2006

1:30 - 5:30 PM

Smith Memorial Student Union Center

Rooms 327 - 329

People are welcome to drop in at any time during this event.

Two panels of expert speakers will present current issues and regional projects that may have a major impact on the face of energy for transportation and electricity in the Pacific Northwest. Both panels will address political, economic and technical aspects of regional decisions within the context of the larger US-Canada energy relationship.

The conference is open to students, faculty and the public.

There is no fee to attend.

Electric Power: Panelists will address key demand and regulatory factors, characteristics of renewable energy options and information on specific demand management and transmission projects. The panel will be moderated by Lynn Gabriel, Managing Director, Global Business Consortium at Boise State University.

Panelists:

Michal Moore, PhD, Senior Fellow, Institute for Sustainable Energy, Environment & Economy at the University of Calgary

Robert Neilson, Jr., Department Manager, Renewable Energy & Power, Idaho National Laboratory

Michael Hogan, Vice President, TransCanada/Northern Lights.

Transportation Energy: The transportation panel will address projects related to hydrogen and biofuels as alternate transportation energy sources. The panel will be moderated by Shawn Smallman, PhD, Vice Provost for Instruction & Dean of Undergraduate Studies, Portland State University.

Panelists:

Alison Grigg Setton, P.Eng., MBA, Program Manager, Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Canada

Kevin Considine, Program Director for Sustainable Economy, Oregon Environmental Council

Atul Deshmane, President, Whole Energy Fuels Corporation.