A Town Hall meeting on the 'New Energy Economy' features energy and climate policy experts

The event at the Cincinnati Center on Monday, April 6, is free and open to the public | April 1, 2009

A dialogue focusing on new strategies for energy, technology and business is the focus of a Town Hall meeting being held at Xavier on Monday, April 6, in the James and Caroline Duff Banquet Center at the Cintas Center.

Sponsored by Xavier’s Brueggeman Center for Dialogue, the panel discussion, “The Challenge Ahead: In Search of a New Energy Economy,” is in response to new thinking by many, including the new administration in Washington, who say we must begin the process of reshaping the foundations of our economy as the United States faces this global economic crisis.

Key to this process is developing an entirely new energy strategy. The dialogue includes a distinguished panel of experts whose work involves developing new technologies, business strategies and energy sources.

They are Ray Anderson, founder and chairman of Interface, Inc., Christopher Flavin, president of the Worldwatch Institute, Kevin Leahy, managing director of climate policy and economics for Duke Energy Corp., and David Orr, the Paul Sears distinguished professor of environmental studies and politics at Oberlin College.

The event, from 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m., is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 513-745-3922.