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Energy and Environment Cabinet Prepares for Governor's Conference on the Environment

Press Release Date:  Thursday, September 02, 2010  
Contact Information:  Karen Wilson

            The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet (EEC) is working diligently to prepare a dynamic agenda for the 34th Governor’s Conference on the Environment. The conference takes place Oct. 20-21, 2010 at the Louisville Downtown Marriott.

            “In today’s world, energy and environmental issues have direct connections with not only our state’s economy, but with the global economy,” said EEC Secretary Len Peters. “We have great opportunities and serious challenges with the logical association of these issues. With the conference, we want to advance a dialogue among government, business, community and academia leaders that address how we can move forward to become an energy leader while protecting our environment and promoting economic development.”

            Confirmed speakers include Vic Staffieri, chief executive officer and president of E.On US; Steve Brown of the Environmental Council on the States; and Theresa Pugh of the American Public Power Association.

            Workshops topics include air quality regulations; coal mining and water quality issues; land preservation and conservation; and BioEnergy, just to name a few.

            The conference includes an exhibit hall for vendors wishing to display energy- and environmental-related products. Conference registration and exhibit booth reservations will begin Sept. 14, 2010. To register or to reserve booth space, visit the cabinet’s website at

           For additional conference information, contact Karen Wilson by e-mail at or call 502-564-3350.