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Terry Link, Director

Office of Campus Sustainability

412 Olds Hall

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI 48824

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From: Schneider, AnnMarie [mailto:AnnMarie.Schneider@ssc.msu.edu]
Sent: Monday, January 28, 2008 1:38 PM
To: link@msu.edu
Subject: Statewide Survey on Energy Concern, Importance of Energy Efficiency, Support of Energy Policy Proposals

 

Statewide Survey on Energy Concern, Importance of Energy Efficiency, Support of Energy Policy Proposals

Register now to attend the following public forum by visiting www.ippsr.msu.edu, emailing ippsr-action@ssc.msu.edu, or calling (517) 355-6672.
There is no cost to attend. A light lunch will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Please pre-register! The forum is held in downtown Lansing, across from the Capitol at the Anderson House Office Building, Mackinac Room (fifth floor). More information may be found at www.ippsr.msu.edu.

The Public’s Take on Michigan’s Energy Discussion 
Wednesday, January 30, 2008 - 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The forum series kickoff will benchmark Michigan citizens’ level of interest in energy costs, efficiency, renewables, and proposed policies. A statewide survey will provide insight to be considered by Michigan policymakers and consumer educators.

Speakers include:

Mark Wilson, Associate Director of the School of Planning, Design and Construction at Michigan State University, and an Associate Professor of Urban and Regional Planning.  He has participated in a number of policy and research initiatives gauging public opinion.

 

James A. Croce, Chief Executive Officer managing business strategy, leadership initiatives, and government relations for NextEnergy Center, a non-profit corporation dedicated to enabling the commercialization of energy technologies

 

Bruce Dale, Professor of Chemical Engineering and Associate Director of MSU's Office of Biobased Technologies.  Winner of the Charles D. Scott Award for contributions to the use of biotechnology to produce fuels, chemical and other industrial products from renewable plant resources.

To be addressed:

--Statewide survey results on concern for energy issues in Michigan, on public understanding of renewable resources,  and on support of more recent public policy proposals in Michigan
--Recent progress in Michigan on the energy front
--Next steps for the energy discussion in the policy arena? Research field? Business sector? Consumer education initiative?

 

Please join us from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Email ippsr-action@ssc.msu.edu or call (517) 355-6672.