Alabama Environmental Council to Host Forum

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — Alabama’s energy future will be up for discussion next week as the Alabama Environmental Council hosts its second POWER-UP forum with experts in efficiency, renewables and alternative energy.

Dr. Marilyn Brown, a professor at Georgia Tech, a visiting professor at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and a board member of the Tennessee Valley Authority, will be the keynote speaker of the event, set for Thursday, Dec. 12, at the Birmingham Public Library downtown.

“Last year’s event was a great opportunity to have a conversation about our energy future in Alabama and I’m excited about this year’s panelists,” said Michael Churchman, the executive director of the Alabama Environmental Council. “There is so much growth around efficiency, renewables and planning for the future across the Southeast, that we are excited to bring that conversation to our state.”

Brown’s research focuses on developing the technology to create more sustainable energy sources. Other panelists include local and regional energy activists and experts.

The forum will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 12 in the Arrington Auditorium of the Linn-Henley Building at the Birmingham Public Library. Registration is $30 and includes lunch.

Visit the website for the forum for more information.