Sustainable Energy Speaker Series

The Sustainable Energy Speaker Series was created to deepen campus and community understanding of contemporary energy issues and spur conversation around energy topics. The series is a joint effort of the Appalachian Energy Center and the Department of Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment.

Energy is fundamental to modern life, requires immensely complex social, technological and economic systems and, therefore, poses many intriguing questions - how we harness and prioritize its use, how we transition to cleaner sources, how we weigh economic and environmental impacts and so on. Our aim with this series is to give students, faculty, staff, and the community a chance to learn, engage, connect, collaborate, and gain new perspectives on energy issues.

sess alumni edition
Our speaker series this Fall will showcase alumni from Appalachian's Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment (STBE) department and highlight the incredible work they are doing. Come learn from their experiences and see where your Appalachian degree might take you!   

September 24

Bill Pfleger, Solutions Architect Manager for Schneider Electric
The New Energy Landscape: Microgrid Trends & Future Directions
Plemmons Student Union, Room 201B Table Rock

October 29

Sean Hayes, Senior Vice President of Operations at Carolina Solar Services
(previously Executive Director of The Oberlin Project)
The Oberlin Project: Achieving Community-Scale Sustainability
Plemmons Student Union, Room 137A Calloway Peak

November 26

Landon Williams, Sr. Public Engagement Specialist at Duke Energy
Duke Energy: Utility Initiatives for a Low-Carbon Future
Plemmons Student Union, Room 201B Table Rock 

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