Babcock School to host Alternative Energy Symposium

9.12.2008 News Release, School News, Science/Technology

At the intersection of T. Boone Pickens' plan to run the U.S. trucking industry on natural gas, thereby reducing the dependency on foreign oil by 38 percent, and former Vice President Al Gore's plan to have fossil-fuel free electricity generation within 10 years, is a commitment to develop alternative sources of energy for the power grid.

Wake Forest University’s Babcock Graduate School of Management is supporting that effort by hosting a symposium on alternative energy on Friday, Sept. 19.

The symposium will explore the economics of and likely business strategies associated with wind power, solar power, hydrogen-based load shifting, biofuels and biomass as alternative energy sources.

Presenters include Garald Cottrell, Babcock alumnus ('96) and bio-mass fuel entrepreneur; Ollie Frazier, director, Renewable Energy and Carbon Strategy, Duke Energy; Frederick Harris, John B. McKinnon Professor of Managerial Economics and Finance; and Dan Fogel, Associate Dean, Working Professional Programs and Executive Professor of Strategy.

The symposium is free and open to the public. It will be held from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Worrell Professional Center’s Law Auditorium.