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22nd Annual UVU Symposium on Environmental Ethics to be Held April 1-2

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March 27, 2009
For Immediate Release

For an Interview:
David R. Keller
(801) 863-6363

The 22nd annual UVU Symposium on Environmental Ethics: Energy Alternatives for the 21st Century, with featured speakers from political and professional environmental entities, will be held April 1-2 at the Library Auditorium (LI 120) to address growing concerns with the environment.

“This is one of the most outstanding environmental ethics symposia we have ever hosted,” said Dr. David. R. Keller, director of the Center for the Study of Ethics. “Our success in putting it together was an outcome of teamwork and the effort that the co-organizers (Phil Matheson, chair, Department of Physics and Dave Winder, chair, Ethics Center Community Advisory Board) put into lining up talented speakers.”

Discussion on Wednesday will center on “The Future of Nonconventional (Wind, Solar, and Geothermal) Energy Sources,” while Thursday’s discussion will focus on “The Future of Fossil Fuel and Nuclear Energy Sources: Industry Perspectives.”

“Energy policy will be at the forefront of politics for the next several decades or more,” Keller said. “Global climate change, sustainability, consumption and pollution are issues that affect everyone.”

The event is open and free to the public.

The conference is sponsored by the UVU Center for the Study of Ethics, the Environmental Studies Program and the Department of Physics.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1
Library Auditorium (LI 120)

Session 1 (9-9:50 a.m.)
“Building Solar Energy in Utah”
Orrin Farnsworth, President, Utah Solar Energy Association
Introduction by Bill Dinklage, Associate Professor, Earth Science

Session 2 (10-10:50 a.m.)
“Building Wind Energy in Utah”
Sara Baldwin, Community Programs & Policy Associate, Utah Clean Energy
Introduction by Danny Horns, Chair, Department of Earth Science

Session 3 (11-11:50 a.m.)
“Innovative Geothermal Energy”
Richard Putnam, Raser Technologies
Introduction by Bill Dinklage, Associate Professor, Earth Science

Session 4 (Noon-12:50 p.m.)
“Renewable Energy Initiatives by the State of Utah”
Dianne Nielson, Energy Adviser to Governor Huntsman for the State of Utah
Introduction by Phil Matheson, Chair, Department of Physics, UVU

Session 5 (1-1:50 p.m.)
“A Method of Selecting Alternative Energy Sources”
E. Ivan White, Environmental Consultant

THURSDAY, APRIL 2
Library Auditorium (LI 120)

Session 1 (10-11:15 a.m.)
“America’s Energy Future‹Myth Versus Reality”
Keith Rattie, Chairman, President & CEO, Questar Corporation
Introduction by Ian Wilson, Dean, Woodbury School of Business, UVU

Session 2 (11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.)
“The Ethics of Energy and the Environment”
Steve Creamer, CEO and Chairman of the Board, Energy Solutions
Introduction by Val Hale, Vice President, Institutional Advancement and
Marketing, UVU

Session 3 (1-2:15 p.m.)
“A Regulated Utilities View of Resource Options”
Carol Hunter, Vice President for Communications and Division Services
Rocky Mountain Power (a division of PacifiCorp)
Introduction by Janice Gygi, Professor of Marketing, Department of Business
Management, UVU

# # #

University Marketing Contact:
Erin Spurgeon
(801) 863-6807

Written by:
Jay Hinton
(801) 863-8504 

The 22nd annual UVU Symposium on Environmental Ethics: Energy Alternatives for the 21st Century, with featured speakers from political and professional environmental entities, will be held April 1-2 at the Library Auditorium (LI 120) to address growing concerns with the environment.

“This is one of the most outstanding environmental ethics symposia we have ever hosted,” said Dr. David. R. Keller, director of the Center for the Study of Ethics. “Our success in putting it together was an outcome of teamwork and the effort that the co-organizers (Phil Matheson, chair, Department of Physics and Dave Winder, chair, Ethics Center Community Advisory Board) put into lining up talented speakers.”

Discussion on Wednesday will center on “The Future of Nonconventional (Wind, Solar, and Geothermal) Energy Sources,” while Thursday’s discussion will focus on “The Future of Fossil Fuel and Nuclear Energy Sources: Industry Perspectives.”

“Energy policy will be at the forefront of politics for the next several decades or more,” Keller said. “Global climate change, sustainability, consumption and pollution are issues that affect everyone.”

The event is open and free to the public.

The conference is sponsored by the UVU Center for the Study of Ethics, the Environmental Studies Program and the Department of Physics.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1
Library Auditorium (LI 120)

Session 1 (9-9:50 a.m.)
“Building Solar Energy in Utah”
Orrin Farnsworth, President, Utah Solar Energy Association
Introduction by Bill Dinklage, Associate Professor, Earth Science

Session 2 (10-10:50 a.m.)
“Building Wind Energy in Utah”
Sara Baldwin, Community Programs & Policy Associate, Utah Clean Energy
Introduction by Danny Horns, Chair, Department of Earth Science

Session 3 (11-11:50 a.m.)
“Innovative Geothermal Energy”
Richard Putnam, Raser Technologies
Introduction by Bill Dinklage, Associate Professor, Earth Science

Session 4 (Noon-12:50 p.m.)
“Renewable Energy Initiatives by the State of Utah”
Dianne Nielson, Energy Adviser to Governor Huntsman for the State of Utah
Introduction by Phil Matheson, Chair, Department of Physics, UVU

Session 5 (1-1:50 p.m.)
“A Method of Selecting Alternative Energy Sources”
E. Ivan White, Environmental Consultant

THURSDAY, APRIL 2
Library Auditorium (LI 120)

Session 1 (10-11:15 a.m.)
“America’s Energy Future‹Myth Versus Reality”
Keith Rattie, Chairman, President & CEO, Questar Corporation
Introduction by Ian Wilson, Dean, Woodbury School of Business, UVU

Session 2 (11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.)
“The Ethics of Energy and the Environment”
Steve Creamer, CEO and Chairman of the Board, Energy Solutions
Introduction by Val Hale, Vice President, Institutional Advancement and
Marketing, UVU

Session 3 (1-2:15 p.m.)
“A Regulated Utilities View of Resource Options”
Carol Hunter, Vice President for Communications and Division Services
Rocky Mountain Power (a division of PacifiCorp)
Introduction by Janice Gygi, Professor of Marketing, Department of Business
Management, UVU

# # #

University Marketing Contact:
Erin Spurgeon
(801) 863-6807

Written by:
Jay Hinton
(801) 863-8504

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