Posted by Sean Flynt on 2014-03-13

Samford University's Howard College of Arts and Sciences will host "Building Our Energy Future: A Symposium on the Global status and Future of Energy," May 19-21.

The symposium will address a variety of energy issues, including traditional energies, emerging technologies and resources.

Confirmed speakers and topics include:

Dr. Nick Tew (Geological Survey of Alabama) Natural Resources and Alabama’s Economy
Drew Nelson (Environmental Defense Fund) A Study on Standards for Methane Emissions
The Hon. Cam Ward (Alabama State Senate) Energy and Policy in Alabama
Dr. Richard Esposito (Southern Company) Carbon Capture and Storage In the U.S.
Dr. Jack Pashin (Oklahoma State University) Tar Sands Development
Dr. Alan Hargrave (Samford University) Solar Energy in the U.S.
Dr. Charlie Haynes (consultant) Coal Bed Methane
Mr. David Roberson (Drummond Coal) The Future and Challenges of Coal in the U.S.
Mayor Eugene Melton (Trussville, Ala.) The City of Trussville's Public CNG Fueling Station
Dr. Helenka Nolan (University of Alabama) An Examination of U.S. Firms’ Renewable Energy Utilization and Financial Performance
Mr. Alan Peeples (Alabama Power Company) Hyrdroelectric Power Generation in Alabama
Mr. Patrick Buckley (Pioneer Green Energy) The Global Status and Future of Wind Power Generation
Mr. Bin Huang (HuaNeng Group) Carbon Capture and Storage Experience in China
Canada (Canadian Consulate) Oil Shale and Tar Sands in Canada
Dr. Liu Wei (Chengdu University of Information Technology) China's Energy Challenges

About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.