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CU business forum to examine renewable energy

Cameron University’s Bill W. Burgess Jr. Business Research Center (BBRC) will host a business forum on the problems and prospects of renewable energy. The event is slated from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 23, and will take place in the Mary Lou and W. Carey Johnson Auditorium in Ross Hall. The forum is open to the public at no charge.

Those wishing to attend via Zoom should email Dr. Syed Ahmed, director of the BBRC, at syeda@cameron.edu for a secure link.

The forum will examine problems, prospects and various options for renewable energy in Oklahoma, including low-carbon fuels such as hydrogen. Other topics will include the challenges for achieving net-zero carbon emission by 2050 and the future of Oklahoma’s oil industry.

Travis Roach, chair of the Department of Economics and director of the Central Policy Institute at the University of Central Oklahoma, will serve as keynote speaker. Roach focuses his research on policy problems that span the fields of environmental economics, labor economics and industrial organization with specific applications in environmental and energy economic settings.

A panel discussion will follow the keynote address. Roach will be joined by panelists Matthew Newman, an advocate for sustainability who has expertise in renewable energy and low carbon solutions and an advisor to Kenneth E. Wagner, Secretary of Energy & Environment; Russell Philpott, co-founder and lead consultant, Precise Building Performance LLC; and Jay Watson, director of Workforce Development, Canadian Valley Technology Center.



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