Office of Energy Policy
Larry Turner Appointed to the State Energy Advisory Board

Press Release Date:  Tuesday, June 07, 2005  
Contact Information:  John Davies
(800) 282-0868

Frankfort, KY, (June 7, 2005) – Dr. Larry Turner, associate dean for extension and director of the Cooperative Extension Service of the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, has been appointed to the U.S. Department of Energy’s State Energy Advisory Board (STEAB).

Dr. Turner’s professional specialties include engineering planning, design and analysis in the areas of livestock environment and facilities, biological systems simulation and energy utilization and management.

STEAB develops recommendations for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Congress regarding initiation, design, implementation and evaluation of federal energy efficiency and renewable energy programs. STEAB serves to integrate and lend consistency to federal, state and local activities.

Established in 1991, STEAB advises the DOE on the operation of its federal grant programs. The board also advises the DOE on the implementation of state energy efficiency and renewable energy programs, as well as deployment of new technologies.

Board members are selected for their expertise on energy, environmental and economic issues, as well as their ability to represent the interests of state and local governments and private-sector and non-profit constituents served by DOE’s programs.  There are currently 19 members on the board, 4 of whom have been recently appointed.

Turner was selected to represent the Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service on the Board through November 2007.

The Cooperative Extension Service has a mission of “taking the University to the people” across the Commonwealth, providing land grant university educational programs in every community. 

Turner received B.S. and M.S. degrees in agricultural engineering from Purdue University in 1976 and 1978, and a Ph.D. in agricultural engineering from UK in 1984.  Turner has been chairman of the Cooperative Extension Service since Jan. 1, 2002, after having served as an extension professor and chair in the Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering at UK.