Thursday, November 12, 2015
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. CST
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The educational objective of this session is to explore various alternative fuels and energy sources focusing on the mainstream integration and evolution of such over the past decade. Northwest Florida is in the infancy stages of implementing policies promoting the use of alternative fuels. Discussion will include renewable resources, as sustainable and efficient when considering new policy decisions and planning priorities throughout the region.
This is a panel discussion moderated by Vaughn Nichols, key account manager at Gulf Power Company. Speakers include Colleen Kettles, program director of the Florida Solar Energy Center; Tony Morgan, deputy director of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Office of Energy; and Jim Roberts, a public information specialist with the Emerald Coast Utilities Authority.
Colleen Kettles is the Coordinator of the Central Florida Clean Cities Coalition at the Florida Solar Energy Center. In addition to her role as the coordinator, Kettles is engaged in alternative energy workforce development and training initiatives. She has worked in both the public and private nonprofit sectors and has more than 30 years of legal and policy research, program development and implementation in the field of solar energy and energy efficiency. Ms. Kettles is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Law and is a member of the Florida Bar and its Environmental and Land Use Law Section Energy Committee.