Join us for a free and public conversation about renewable energy in North Carolina during the next Carolina Public Press Newsmakers forum, which will be held on Friday, April 21, 2017, from 8:30-10:30 a.m. at Lenoir-Rhyne University’s Center for Graduate Studies of Asheville.
This will be your chance to hear and to discuss the issues surrounding renewable energy. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, 7.1 percent of North Carolina’s utility-scale net electricity generation in 2015 came from renewable energy resources — conventional hydroelectric power, biomass and solar energy, specifically. North Carolina now ranks second in the nation, behind California, in solar capacity.
Is that too much, too little or enough? And what are the challenges and opportunities facing renewable energy efforts in Western North Carolina?
Panelists include David Neal, staff attorney with the Southern Environmental Law Center; Maggie Ullman, board chair of the N.C. Sustainable Energy Association; and Jason Walls, communication manager at Duke Energy. Journalists with Carolina Public Press will moderate the event, which includes networking, a panel discussion and audience Q&A. The event is sponsored by Lenoir-Rhyne University’s Center for Graduate Studies of Asheville, Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College and Self-Help Credit Union.
Tickets are limited and RSVPs are required. Carolina Public Press will live-stream the forum for those who are unable to attend in person; RSVP for details on how to connect remotely.
For more information, please call Carolina Public Press at 828-774-5290 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Carolina Public Press thanks the following event sponsors: