SUNY Oswego to host forum on alternate energy sources

SUNY Oswego’s Center for Business and Community Development will host a public issues forum on alternate energy sources from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, May 4, in Room of 222 of Sheldon Hall.

The admission-free forum is geared toward anyone interested in the business, environmental or educational aspects of alternate energy.

Organizers sought a variety of presenters to relate success stories in energy alternatives. Joseph Camerino of the Oswego County Board of Cooperative Educational Services will discuss his institution’s biodiesel program and business-education partnerships. Robert Juravich of the Development Authority of the North Country will talk about methane gas recovery from the Rodman Landfill. William Moore of Maple Ridge Wind Farms will explain wind energy generation in Lewis County. Eric Will of Northeast Biofuels will chronicle the transformation of the former Miller Brewery in Volney into an ethanol plant.

Two legislative representatives will discuss the intersection of energy alternatives and public policy. U.S. Rep. John McHugh will detail the role of the federal government in renewable energy development, and state Sen. James Wright, who chairs the Senate Energy and Telecommunications Committee, will relate the role of New York government in alternate energy.

Pre-registration is required by contacting SUNY Oswego’s Center for Business and Community Development at 312-3492 by April 27.

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(Posted: Apr 05, 2006)