Monday, February 20, 2012

Clean Energy Event at UCF on Feb. 23rd

Citizens for Clean Energy is kicking-off an educational tour at three Florida universities to discuss the potential for new clean energy jobs here in the Sunshine State. The goal of the tour, called "It's all about jobs," is to communicate to students, faculty, businesses, and surrounding communities the importance and economic potential of a renewable energy industry in Florida.

"The students in Florida are the future and getting them excited about the economic development potential of Florida is a priority," said Ben Amaba, IBM. "After they graduate, they want to know that there will be good high-paying jobs waiting for them and a renewable energy industry here in Florida could make that possible.

Each tour stop will include a panel discussion with experts from renewable energy companies, decision makers, educators, and other groups and will include a question and answer period.

Details of the tour:
o University of Florida, Feb. 16, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
o University of Central Florida, Feb. 23, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (Cape Florida Ballroom, Student Union)
o Eckerd College, March 5, 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Citizens for Clean Energy
Citizens for Clean Energy is a coalition of leaders, organizations, and concerned Americans committed to supporting education and public policy change that advance clean energy jobs and technologies to improve our economy, energy security and our environment.

Topics to be discussed with panelists

· Florida’s challenging economy

· Florida’s need to diversify

· If not this industry, then what industry?

· Global opportunities at Florida’s doorstep

· Energy Sector creates immediate job creation

· Unemployment and the cost it puts on tax payers.

· Types of Jobs the renewable energy industry has to offer

· The economic impact that comes with a new industry

· Environmental benefits

Thank you.

Madhavi (Maddy) Chokshi
Information Specialist
Office of Research & Commercialization
University of Central Florida
12201 Research Parkway, Suite 501
Orlando, FL 32826
(407) 882-1141

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