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Conference on Michigan's Future: Energy, Economy & Environment

http://www.futuremichigan.org/home

When: Friday, Nov. 1 to Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013 at Crystal Mountain Resort

What: A conference inviting leaders from business, industry, government and non-profit organizations to explore the future of energy, the economy and the environment of Michigan. 

The program includes:

  • Renewable Energy - esp. wind & solar - inc. transmission & storage

  • Energy Efficiency & Conservation - inc. Passive House Standard, Plug In Electric Vehicles

  • Hydrocarbon Deposits - inc. Extraction, Transportation, Fracking, Peaking & Supply

  • Climate Change - Global Warming, Carbon Dioxide

  • Food Growth & Distribution

  • Land Use & Urban Planning

  • Economics Update - inc. breakthroughs and findings in economic research

  • Big Picture / Systems Thinking - Energy, Economy, Environment, Civilization

Speakers Include:

  • David Hughes - The Future of Hydrocarbon Energy

  • William R. Catton Jr. - Overshoot - The Ecological Basis of Revolutionary Change

  • Marija Ilic - Smart Grid to Sustainability:  Two Low Cost Green Azores Islands

  • Charles A.S. Hall - Energy Return on Energy Investment (EROI)

  • Bill Schoenlein - Pumped Storage in Michigan, CMS

  • Chuck Conlen - Utility Wind Projects, DTE

  • Bill White - "America's Power Plan"

  • Dennis McKee - Smart Electric Metering, CMS

  • Jim MacInnes - Biophysical Economics

  • Jan Mueller - Innovation, Investment & Adapting to a New Energy Reality

  • Jim Olson - Protecting Michigan's Water

  • Paul Isley - Michigan's Economy: Past, Present, Future

  • Arnold Boezaart - Off Shore Wind in the Great Lakes

  • Skip Pruss - High Penetration Scenarios

  • John Sarver - Community Solar

  • Barry Johnson - Leveraging Economic Interests & Environmental Interests

  • Peter Sinclair - Climate Change

  • Nicole Foss - Global View: Energy, Environment, Finance

  • Laurence Boomert - Community Solutions & Revitalization

  • Aaron Wissner - Designing for a Local Future

  • Brian Keeley - Ordinances on Industrial Activity and Hydrocarbon Extraction

FOR DETAILS AND REGISTRATION, VISIT WWW.FUTUREMICHIGAN.ORG

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