Fossil fuels–such as coal, natural gas and oil–provide most of the energy used and at the same time impact the environment across geographical scales. Achieving sustainable and secure energy use requires that energy be developed from renewable and biological resources. It also needs to be produced by cleaner and more efficient technologies, and be used more efficiently and with greater conservation.
The Super Session, "Energy and the Environment," examines the programs that are currently in place to reduce emissions, promote more energy efficient energy use and improve environmental quality without disrupting current energy supplies. The session will be held on Thursday, April 24, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Helen Howes, vice president-environmental health and safety at Exelon Corp. will chair the event.
Other panelists include:
- Jeff Anthony, manager, utility programs and policy, American Wind Energy Association
- Michael Brandt, manager, demand side management and energy efficiency, ComEd