W&J energy lecture series continues

Posted January 31, 2013

The Center for Energy Policy and Management at Washington & Jefferson College will host the Rational Middle Energy Series, a group of short films by director/producer Gregory Kallenberg at a public program at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Howard J. Burnett Cent

The Center for Energy Policy and Management at Washington & Jefferson College will host the Rational Middle Energy Series, a group of short films by director/producer Gregory Kallenberg at a public program at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Howard J. Burnett Center’s Yost Auditorium.

The program is the second of four events that will take place this academic year as part of the W&J Energy Lecture Series.

CEPM said in a news release the Rational Middle Energy Series presents facts and issues pertaining to the development and use of energy, and is designed to prompt a more informed and less polarized discussion of energy among the American public. It also strives to reach feasible solutions to energy challenges and help the nation arrive at a cleaner energy future.

“The film helps us to better understand the choices that we must make as a nation of energy consumers and to abandon the partisan positions that we currently espouse, and sets the stage for a fact-based and respectful discussion of those issues, which is a key initiative of our center” said CEPM Director Diana Stares.

The film series will be followed by a panel discussion of interested stakeholders, which will model what a rational conversation about energy should involve. Panelists include Bracken Burns, former commissioner for Washington County; George Jugovic, president and chief executive officer of Citizens for Pennsylvania’s Future; Tim Puko, energy and environment reporter from the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review; and Sylvie Tran, development manager for Shell Oil Co. The panel discussion will be moderated by John Ubinger, senior vice president of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council, and will include audience interaction.

The program is free and open to the public, but registration is suggested. Registration can be made by sending an email indicating your name and intention of attending to energycenter@washjeff.edu.

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The program is the second of four events that will take place this academic year as part of the W&J Energy Lecture Series.

CEPM said in a news release the Rational Middle Energy Series presents facts and issues pertaining to the development and use of energy, and is designed to prompt a more informed and less polarized discussion of energy among the American public. It also strives to reach feasible solutions to energy challenges and help the nation arrive at a cleaner energy future.

“The film helps us to better understand the choices that we must make as a nation of energy consumers and to abandon the partisan positions that we currently espouse, and sets the stage for a fact-based and respectful discussion of those issues, which is a key initiative of our center” said CEPM Director Diana Stares.

The film series will be followed by a panel discussion of interested stakeholders, which will model what a rational conversation about energy should involve. Panelists include Bracken Burns, former commissioner for Washington County; George Jugovic, president and chief executive officer of Citizens for Pennsylvania’s Future; Tim Puko, energy and environment reporter from the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review; and Sylvie Tran, development manager for Shell Oil Co. The panel discussion will be moderated by John Ubinger, senior vice president of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council, and will include audience interaction.

The program is free and open to the public, but registration is suggested. Registration can be made by sending an email indicating your name and intention of attending to energycenter@washjeff.edu.

Copyright 2012 Observer Publishing Company. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.