CSU to host third annual Natural Gas Symposium Oct. 15-16 at Hilton

By: InnovatioNews Thursday October 10, 2013 Tags: Bill Ritter, Chuck Davidson, CSU Energy Institute, Fort Collins, Jeff Immelt, John Minge, Mark Brownstein, Sen. Michael Bennet

CSU Natural Gas Symposium logoFORT COLLINS - Colorado State University will present the third annual Natural Gas Symposium Oct. 15-16 at the Hilton Fort Collins, 425 W. Prospect Road.

The event will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days and is free and open to the public but advance registration is required.

Featured speakers include Chuck Davidson, Noble Energy CEO; Jeff Immelt, GE CEO; John Minge, BP America president and chairman; Mark Brownstein, Environmental Defense Fund; and Colorado U.S. Sen. Micheal Bennet.

"The purpose of the symposium is to provide diverse and balanced stakeholder perspectives on emerging unconventional energy markets, with a particular emphasis on the natural gas economy and its impacts in Colorado, United States and around the globe," said Bill Ritter, former Colorado governor and executive director of the Center for the New Energy Economy.

"Our goal is to educate, inform and discuss complex issues with the goal of finding viable solutions."

In addition to three keynote speakers and an opening Executive Roundtable, eight panel discussions will tackle topics including protecting air and water quality and the role natural gas plays in developing a clean energy economy.

Sponsors of the 2013 symposium are the Center for the New Energy Economy, CSU School of Global Environmental Sustainability, CSU Energy Institute and the Office of the Vice President for Research.

The event is designed for energy business and industry stakeholders, the environmental community, elected officials, government, municipalities, students, faculty, researchers and the general public.

To register or obtain an agenda, visit www.naturalgas.colostate.edu.

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