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Sustainable Use of Renewable Energy (SURE): Renewable Technologies and Carbon Cycling

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Many researchers and scientists have projected that we will double our carbon emissions worldwide by 2050. The negative effects this will have on our environment have raised significant concerns in the public and private sector in response to carbon emissions and climate change, coupled with fossil fuels and renewable energy technologies such as wind and biomass.

You should participate in this program if you are :

  • Interested in getting into new renewable energy business (e.g. growers, farmers, re-sellers, wholesalers, products, etc.)
  • Wanting to incorporate renewable technology into your current business
  • Involved in or interested in agriculture, forestry and/or land management
  • An entrepreneur
  • A small business owner
  • A non-profit organization
  • An architect, engineer, planning, or other professional
  • An elected or government official
  • A community leader & policy maker
  • An economic developer
  • A green residence owner
  • A green alliance & organization
  • A college/university student
  • A pre-K - 12 educator
  • A building or district administrator

Join business people, researchers, and experts in renewable energy resources and green management practices as they present the points that fuel this debate.

The Sustainable Use of Renewable Energy (SURE) program is offered by SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY ESF) as a collaborative effort of the Sustainable Enterprise Partnership, a partnership of SUNY-ESF, the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University, and the Syracuse Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems.

Please note this special opportunity:

Renewable Technologies and Carbon Cycling: Fueling the Debate

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Energy issues and challenges are making headlines every day. After a brief overview of the conceptual framework of renewable energy ideas, issues and decisions, ESF and SU faculty, staff, students and local company representatives will help you understand and will respond to your questions. Join us to learn more through an active exchange about the critical topics you have read and heard about.

This program is supported, in part, by a NYS Department of Labor grant in partnership with CNY Works as part of a five-county regional coalition involving the Workforce Investment Boards of Onondaga (CNY Works), Cortland, Madison, Fulton and Oswego Counties, the Metropolitan Development Association, and other organizations.

SURE 2010 Program Co-chairs

kelleherMichael Kelleher, Director of Renewable Energy Systems at SUNY-ESF. He is focused on expanding the use of sustainable technologies and energy efficiency to reduce the College's carbon footprint. Prior to joining ESF, Mike served as an executive with National Grid and Niagara Mohawk.

volkTimothy Volk, Ph.D., Senior Research Associate at SUNY-ESF. He is actively involved in research and development of sustainability assessments of bioenergy systems, regional woody biomass resource supplies, and harvesting systems for short rotation woody crops.

Please mark your calendar, bookmark this page, and revisit soon for program details and to register.

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Contact us with questions at (315) 470-6817 or mhstefl@esf.edu