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Employment Trends in the Green Energy Economy Conference to be held March 29

green_energy_economy_t.jpgBOONE – A conference focusing on clean-energy employment trends and opportunities in the state will be held Thursday, March 29, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Broyhill Room of Appalachian State University’s Broyhill Events Center.

Called Employment Trends in the Green Energy Economy Conference, the event is free and open to the public.

Featured speakers include Shannon Binns, executive director of Sustain Charlotte, who will speak on sustainability initiatives underway in the Charlotte metropolitan region; Paul Quinlan, managing director of the North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association, who will discuss the NCSEA Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Industries Census; and a panel of three green energy entrepreneurs, who will describe their challenges and successes as leaders of green energy “start-ups” in North Carolina.

The Employment Trends in the Green Energy Economy Conference is sponsored by Appalachian’s Energy Internships and Fellowships Program, a project funded by the North Carolina Department of Commerce/State Energy Office. This project, directed by Dr. Marie Hoepfl of the university’s Department of Technology and Environmental Design in conjunction with the ASU Energy Center, has over the past year and a half provided placements in green energy-oriented positions across the state for more than 30 interns and seven fellows. The conference is a culminating event for the program.

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