|Twelfth Annual Symposium on Energy
in the 21st Century
a resounding success!
Dear Colleagues and Friends,
We did it again! The Twelfth Annual Symposium
on Energy in the 21st Century packed the hall. On April 8, 2016,
over 350 people gathered to learn, participate and network. Many have attended
all twelve years! An outstanding group of speakers talked about cutting edge
energy policy and prospects and plans for the future in our state, our region
and the country. After lunch many took advantage of really exciting.
Symposium has been noted as
one of the most important energy conferences in the Northeast. Held each April in
E. Syracuse, NY, the Symposium provides a venue for a diverse population to
join together in a non-partisan multi-disciplinary conversation and learning
experience on sustainability and renewable energy.
The attendees range from students to
highly professionals, all interested in the future of renewable energy. CEOs of
corporations, top leaders of environmental organizations, state commissioners,
sustainability directors, engineers, architects, city planners, representatives
from the offices of elected official both on the federal, state and local
levels, farmers, town supervisors, mayors, municipal planners, college faculty
and students as well as interested citizens.
It is hard to explain why this Symposium
has been so successful for so many years, with attendees from all of New York
State as well as other Northeastern states. I would like to share with you two
recent emails I received immediately following the Symposium which might explain
the success of this event.
one of our speakers: "the event is
one of those sought for opportunities that fosters the form of dialogue that
will lead to a sustainable climate and economic solutions and reduce those
moments that allow opposition to be the dominate point of the discussion.
I think it has become too easy to draw lines in the sand and depend on lobbying
to drive sound policy; your approach was a welcome alternative to demonstrate
that collectively we can solve many challenges and optimize many opportunities."
Dennis Eisenbeck, National Grid Regional Director Energy Solutions.
attendee: "Dear Dr. Jezer, I just
wanted to thank you so much for putting together such a fantastic symposium
last Friday. It was beyond inspiring and gave me hope that maybe some of our
problems could be solved if we collectively worked toward a sustainable future.
You were so gracious with every introduction and made us all feel like family.
Just a huge congrats for such tremendous effort and success. Looking forward to
next year!" Sara
Schultz, Buffalo, NY
Many of those who attended asked for the
power point presentations of the speakers. Check out the side panel for those
who have shared them.
We are now in the process of planning
the next Symposium which will be held on April 21, 2017. During the year we
periodically provide a newsletter with updates on the most current information
on renewable energy as well as job & grant opportunities. If you are not
receiving the newsletter, make sure to contact me with your email.
Be sure to check out our sponsor list. We
are a not-for-profit and could not produce the Symposium and newsletter without
the continued support of our sponsors. Please make sure to thank them and
better yet, become a sponsor or patron. Check the sponsors link and sign up.
As usual, it is always a pleasure
hearing from you and I look forward to seeing you next April, if not before.
Rhea Jezer, Ph.D
President, Energy21 LTD
Director, Annual Symposium on Energy in the 21st Century
Adjunct Associate Professor, SUNY ESF
Symposium on Energy
in the 21st Century
THE ELECTRIC GRID
Department of Transportation
Regional Director Energy Solutions,
& Resilience R&D
Chairman of Energy & Finance
Director Energy & Transportation Program
Utility Workers of America
General Electric’s Global Research Center
The Lifetime Environmental Achievement Award
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