|Energy forum planned |
|Posted: Friday, November 25, 2011 12:01 pm |
The Crockett Policy Institute and University of Tennessee at Martin are co-hosting a forum titled “Renewable Energy and Jobs Creation in Northwest Tennessee” at the Humanities Auditorium on the UT Martin Campus Tuesday from 7- 9 p.m.
“At a time when we’re seeing far too many jobs leaving the area, it’s time for us to start a discussion about new opportunities for job creation,” said Lt. Gen. John Castellaw, president of the Crockett Policy Institute.
“This forum will bring together a panel of energy, job, and policy experts capable of starting the discussion and turning that discussion into action.”
The forum will be moderated by Dr. Jim Byford, the retired dean of UT Martin’s College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences.
Panelists include Andrew Holland, Senior Fellow for Energy and Climate with the American Security Project; Dr. Joseph Mehlhorn, professor of agricultural economics at UT Martin; Tennessee Sen. Roy Herron; Tennessee Rep. Andy Holt; and Pat Riley, general manager of the Gibson County Utility District.
“You hear a lot about renewable energy investment at the national level, but you don’t hear much about it at the local level,” said Castellaw, a retired Marine and Crockett County native.
CPI is a non-partisan research and policy organization with a goal for improving the lives of Tennesseans.