Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis’ (IUPUI) Richard G. Lugar Center for Renewable Energy will address this complex confluence of connections at its 10th annual Spring Forum on campus May 15. The all-day conference, “Energy, Environment and Economics, the ThrEEEs,” features 24 speakers and panelists who will explore aspects of this vital topic. This event will bring together industry leaders from business, government and academia to provide a dynamic, multi-faceted exploration of key issues on how to power our economy sustainably.
Professor Wally Tyner of Purdue University will frame the issues, and Professor Gabriel Filippelli of IUPUI will review the economic impact of a polluted environment. Five panels, each consisting of four subject matter experts, will address topics such as: “Policies and Technologies for Demand Reduction & Alternate Generation;” “Energy Supply Economics and Energy Market Analysis;” and “Trends and Outlooks, Emerging Markets, Opportunities, and Lessons Learned.” Audience participation is welcome and encouraged as this raises mutual awareness, broadens perspectives, and emphasizes the goal of a delicate balance.
“This year’s topic is very exciting to me as it brings together such a wide range of interests and considerations,” said Peter J. Schubert, director of the Lugar Center. “There is so much upside potential if we can all work forward together to the benefit of all Hoosiers.”
Breakfast and networking will take place at 8 a.m., followed by the conference from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the IUPUI Campus Center, Event Room 450, 420 University Boulevard, Indianapolis. To register, visit www.lugarenergycenter.organd click “Spring Forum” on the left navigation bar by May 8. The cost is $75 for the public, and $100 for attorneys and engineers seeking CLI and continuing education credits. Registration includes breakfast, lunch, afternoon dessert and parking in the adjacent Vermont Street Garage. Students can request a discount code at email@example.com.
About the Richard G. Lugar Center for Renewable Energy:
The Richard G. Lugar Center for Renewable Energy was established to address the urgent societal needs for clean, affordable and renewable energy sources, improve the nation’s energy security and reduce the negative impacts of climate change. Its primary mission is to promote research excellence in the area of renewable energy through collaborative efforts among faculty in the disciplines of engineering, chemistry, physics, biology, public policy and environmental affairs. It will promote renewable energy applications through teaching, learning, civic engagement and synergistic partnerships with industry, government labs and local communities.