Sustainable Energy Fund’s Energypath 2017 Conference held July 27th at DeSales University
By Sustainable Energy Fund
ALLENTOWN, PA., August 2, 2017 – The Energypath 2017 conference was held July 27th at the Gerald White Conference Center at DeSales University in Center Valley, Pennsylvania. Approximately two hundred and fifty students, professors, and industry professionals attended the conference, which examined how what we eat, what we buy and the energy we consume affects greenhouse gas emissions and our sustainable energy future.
The conference included breakout sessions, an Expo, a Middle & High School Science Fair, and a Keynote Dinner. The breakout sessions featured many engaging and knowledgeable speakers, such as Mark Szybist from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and Joe Soldano and Mike Merchant from Worthington Energy Innovations. One of the highlights of the conference was the heated Zero Emission Credits panel discussion, which featured panelists from all sides of this hot button issue.
Another conference highlight was the Science Fair, which featured highly advanced and inventive projects presented by middle school and high school students. The winners of the science fair, which were announced during the Keynote Dinner, received cash prizes ranging between $250 and $1,250. The Keynote Dinner also included the Keynote Speech presented by Dr. Eric Woodroof, who spoke about 2017 climate data and market trends, and the awarding of the Epstein Lifetime Achievement Award to Dr. Vera Cole, Program Officer for the Energy and Sustainability Policy programs at Penn State University.
“The Energypath 2017 conference was a success,” said Kelly Sanders, Program Leader of Education at Sustainable Energy Fund and coordinator of the Energypath Conference. “It was invigorating to see two hundred and fifty people get together to learn, connect, and exchange ideas about sustainable energy. John Costlow, president and CEO of Sustainable Energy Fund, said he hopes that Energypath 2017 “inspired students, professors, industry professionals, policy makers and energy users alike to examine their impact on the environment and their contributions toward a sustainable future.”
Energypath 2017 was presented by Sustainable Energy Fund and was generously sponsored by West Penn Power Sustainable Energy Fund, Community Energy Solar, Berkshire Asset Management, UGI Utilities, and The Stone House Group. The goal of Energypath is to increase the knowledge of and passion for sustainable energy in the leaders of today and tomorrow. For more information, please visit our Energypath page.
About Sustainable Energy Fund
Sustainable Energy Fund (SEF), a nonprofit organization, assists energy users in overcoming financial, educational and regulatory barriers to a sustainable energy future. SEF provides a variety of services including financing energy conservation, energy efficiency and renewable energy projects; educating the leaders of today and tomorrow to create a passion for sustainable energy; and representing the interests of energy conservation, energy efficiency and renewable energy in proceedings before the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission.