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Transforming Our Energy Future: Energy Equity & You

April 4, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

WHAT:  Symposium on the importance of clean energy for our changing climate

WHEN:  Monday, April 4, 2016 at 7pm – RSVP 

WHERE:  The Odell Building, 7th Floor, 525 North Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC  

WHO: Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, associate professor in the Department of Political Science and Director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University, and Jim Rogers, former CEO of Duke Energy

This symposium will explore how energy sector is transforming energy production as the global energy markets shift to a low carbon economy. Presenters will offer an inspired vision of how this transition is occurring, the role of clean renewable energy, how we can ensure this transition is equitable and provides access to affordable energy, and why religions are making a moral argument and faith groups around the world are calling for ambitious climate action.

There will be an opportunity to participate in a Q&A with Katharine Hayhoe and Jim Rogers. Hayhoe is a world-renowned climate scientist and educator.  She was recognized by Time Magazine as one of the top 100 most influential people in the world and by Foreign Policy as one of the top 100 global thinkers. Rogers is the former CEO of Duke Energy and author of Lighting the World: Transforming Our Energy Future by Bringing Electricity to Everyone. He has been recognized as an outspoken and accessible voice for business, earning the reputation as a “CEO Statesman.” In 2009, Newsweek named him one of “The 50 Most Powerful People in the World.” He has testified more than 20 times before U.S. Congressional Committees and addressed international forums including the United Nations General Assembly, the World Economic Forum and the Clinton Global Initiative.

Additionally, this event will be overlooking the dynamic presentation of PARTICLE FALLS, an animated light projection of real-time air quality data designed by artist and scientist Andrea Polli. PARTICLE FALLS has been demonstrated in several cities across the US and most recently in Paris during the United Nations Climate Conference.

This event is sponsored by North Carolina Interfaith Power and Light, Clean Air Carolina & Medical Advocates for Healthy Air, and the Union of Concerned Scientists.

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Event is free and open to the public but registration is required.

Details

Date:
April 4, 2016
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Venue

Odell Building (7th Floor)
525 N. Tryon St.
Charlotte, NC United States
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