Thirteenth Annual Symposium on Energy
in the 21st Century
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 April 21, 2017

  Dear Colleagues and Friends,

President, Energy 21 LTD

Welcome to the Thirteenth Annual Symposium on Energy in the 21st Century, 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 joining together in a non-partisan multi-disciplinary conversation and learning experience on sustainability and renewable energy.

The approximately 400 attendees range from students to highly influential professionals, all interested in the future of renewable energy. CEOs of corporations, 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 participate.

This is a one of its kind visionary policy symposium, not a technical conference. Many important initiatives have been initiated because of the information gleaned at the Symposium. Each year the most pressing topic on renewable energy is chosen, with six internationally known speakers. There are no breakout sessions, just short presentations by the speakers followed by a panel discussion brilliantly moderated by Kit Kennedy of NRDC. Breakfast and lunch are included, with opportunity for networking, and there is a keynote after lunch. Following the Symposium there is a choice of five excellent tours of renewable energy facilities.

Helping us choose topics and speakers are major organizations which spearhead renewable energy policy such as USDOE (United States Department of Energy), NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council), NYSERDA (New York State Energy Research and Development Authority) NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Colorado) as well as faculty from several colleges.

April 21, 2017 is a day which should not be missed by anyone who has interest in the future of renewable energy and its importance to the global warming crisis. You will hear the most up to date and cutting edge information. This year we will be discussing how our country and New York State intend to reach our goals of 100% renewable energy in the near future.

The Symposium on Energy in the 21st Century is not institutionally connected and is self supporting by sponsors, patrons and a low registration fee. Please check out our sponsor list and become a sponsor or patron if you can. If you are not on our mailing list, sign on for our updates and newsletters.

As always, it is always a pleasure hearing from you for your updates and suggestions and I look forward to seeing you April 21, 2017 if not before.

Read a press report:http://www.justmeans.com/blogs/nys-energy-vision-spelled-out-in-syracuse-symposium

From one of our last year 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.

From an 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

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Rhea Jezer, Ph.D

President, Energy21 LTD

Director, Annual Symposium on Energy in the 21st Century

Adjunct Associate Professor, SUNY ESF


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Thirteenth Annual

Symposium on Energy
in the 21st Century 

Reaching Our Renewable Energy Goals

 April 21, 2017 
Thomas DiNapoli, New York State Comptroller
Department of Transportation  
Regional Director Energy Solutions
Center Director, Cyber-Physical
Systems Security & Resilience R&D  
RICHARD KAUFFMAN, NYS Office of Governor Cuomo
Chairman of Energy & Finance
Director Energy & Transportation Program
Utility Workers of America
AARON MAIR, Sierra Club
HERMAN WIEGMAN, Ph.D General Electric Principal Engineer        
General Electric’s Global Research Center

The Lifetime Environmental Achievement Award 
Welcome to The Symposium on Energy in the 21st Century.

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