"... The school's Center for Biotechnology, Law and Ethics is hosting 'Biofuels and the New Energy Economy,' a free-admission conference featuring six noted national energy experts currently involved in research, public policy and development of traditional and alternative energy sources..."
With fossil fuels continuing to climb in price, what are the practical current and future possibilities of other energy sources? How do environmental concerns (including global warming), increasing demand, and limited supplies impact our future energy economy?
These timely topics take center stage at Samford's Cumberland School of Law on Friday, Feb. 10. The school's Center for Biotechnology, Law and Ethics is hosting "Biofuels and the New Energy Economy," a free-admission conference featuring six noted national energy experts currently involved in research, public policy and development of traditional and alternative energy sources.
Topics include the traditional energy economy, the development of alternative electric energy, the national security and environmental implications of bioenergy, global climate change and energy policy, and challenges and opportunities in developing bioenergy alternatives.
Scheduled conference speakers include:
David Smolin is host professor for the conference, and will also discuss the topic of "Energy Policy: A Human Rights Perspective." "We are honored to host such distinguished and cutting-edge researchers from around the country at this conference, and we want to open this discussion to the general public," Smolin said. "Raising awareness of what's happening with traditional and alternative energy sources can help us as a society make more informed choices."
"Biofuels and the New Energy Economy" will be held in the Moot Courtroom in Robinson Hall at Samford, beginning at 8:45 a.m. and concluding at 5 p.m. The conference is free and open to the public. For more information, call (205) 726-2418.
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