CSU Natural Gas Symposium on Oct. 27-28 to feature Fred Krupp, EDF president

Thursday October 22, 2015 0 comments Tags: Fort Collins, 2015 Natural Gas Sym, CSU, CSU Energy Institute, Center for the New E, Bill Ritter, Fred Krupp


FORT COLLINS -- Colorado State University’s fifth annual Natural Gas Symposium,  hosted by the CSU Energy Institute,  is set for Oct. 27-28 in the university’s Lory Student Center.Natural_Gas_Symposium_logoUSE

The theme of this year’s symposium is sustainable industry-community collaborations and will feature presentations on the latest research and innovations from nearly 40 speakers from CSU and around the nation.

Fred Krupp, president of the Environmental Defense Fund, will deliver the keynote lecture on Oct. 27 at 6 p.m.

The free event is open to CSU students, faculty, researchers, staff, business leaders, oil-and-gas supply chain industries, environmentalists, government officials, community members, media and anyone interested in natural gas issues.

Session topics will offer analysis of a broad range of issues, including clean air and water; resolving conflicts between state and federal policies; economic cycles of the extraction industry; workplace safety and public safety; solving the state vs. local control puzzle; and developing a vision for sustainability and positive community relationships.

Event organizers said the symposium’s goal is to lead the conversation on credible, multi-disciplinary solutions to complex issues facing the natural gas industry.

“Responsible natural gas development is really about thoughtful public policy, the industry’s social license to operate, continuous technological advancements and forward thinking,” said Bill Ritter, former Colorado governor and now director of the Center for the New Energy Economy,  part of the CSU Energy Institute.

“It is critical to bring diverse perspectives and areas of expertise to the conversation, and that is how we have designed this symposium.”

The Natural Gas Symposium is free to attend but online registration  is required. The event will also be live streamed