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October 11, 2010
By Krystal Pyatt
Top energy industry representatives will discuss how renewable energy figures into the future economy of Nevada at a panel discussion for the public on Thursday at the University of Nevada, Reno. This discussion is part of a lecture series hosted by the College of Engineering which is designed to bring distinguished guest speakers and timely topics to the community.
“We are proud to announce our inaugural event, a distinguished panel focusing on renewable energy and the future of Nevada,” Manos Maragakis, dean of the College of Engineering said. The program starts at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 14. It will be held in Ballroom C in the Joe Crowley Student Union on the University campus.
Greg Mosier, the dean of the College of Business will introduce the topic and panelists. The moderator will be Michael Hagerty of KNPB, Channel 5.
The panel includes:
Terry Page, director of Regulatory and External Affairs for Acciona Solar Power in Henderson;
Theodore Kniesche, vice president of business development for Fulcrum Bio-energy, Inc. in Storey County;
Thomas Fair, vice-president of renewable energy for NV Energy in Reno;
Paul Thomsen, director of policy and business development for Ormat Technologies in Reno;
Walt Borland, Founder and Executive Director of Clean Energy Foundation of the United States, Inc. (CEFUS)
Jim Croce, CEO of the Nevada Institute for Renewable Energy Commercialization in Reno.