Fall 2011 Conference


November 7-9, 2011

Pittsburgh, PA and Morgantown, WV 


The 2011 Annual Program Conference, was held November 7-9, 2011 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Morgantown, West Virginia was co-hosted by the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL).  Many thanks to our current sponsors for support in this meeting.  

It included pre-conference tours of Marcellus Shale and/or Natural Gas Storage Fields, and Nuclear Energy facilities.  The conference included plenary panels and breakout sessions, as well as tours of NETL Morgantown and Pittsburgh Facilities, coal mines, and Carnegie Mellon University Green Campus tour. 




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Meeting Materials: 


Agenda (PDF) (downloadable)
Attendee List

NETL & Waltz Mill Safety Instructions
West Virginia University Campus Map
Waltz Mill R&D Tour Handbook


Fossil Energy Session
US-China Clean Coal Program, Jerald Fletcher
US DOE's Carbon Sequestration Program, George Guthrie 
Marcellus Shale Environmental Impacts, Carl Kirby

Renewable Energy Session
Biomass for Biofuel on Surface Mines, Jeff Skousen
Biomass Utilization in Energy Production, Thomas Tarka
Geothermal, Mary Rose
Solar PV as a Solution, Ken Zweibel

Plenary Panel: Developing (& Improving) Energy Education
Developing (& Improving) Energy Education, Susan Jenkins
Clean Energy Education, John Abelson
Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientist, Jim Glownia
US DOE's Energy Literacy Initiative
Energy Literacy: Essential Principles and Fundamental Concepts for Energy Education, Draft

Nuclear Session
Grappling with Fukushima, Larry Foulke
FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company, Paul Harden
The Nuclear Energy Industry Post-Fukushima: A Westinghouse Perspective, Tom Weir
CB&I Nuclear Experience/Capabilities, Lee Presley

Connecting Energy Supply & Demand
Electricity, Jay Apt
Importance of Coal-fired Generation to Manufacturing and Economic Recovery, Ken Kern
Inflection Point: Energy in the Era of Shale within a Regulatory Constrained Environment, Andrew Place

Meeting Wrap-Up: Insights & Opportunities
The Long Bridge to the Energy Future, Tim Carr


Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-WV)
Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV)
Captain Jon McBride [video] [presentation]







Many thanks to our Planning Committee, who have spent long hours making this conference possible:

Tim Carr, West Virginia University
David Dzombak, Carnegie Mellon University
Joseph Kozuch, West Virginia University
Kate Lippert, NETL
LeRoy Paddock, George Washington University, Law School
Rick Remish, Imagine West Virginia
Thomas Sarkus, NETL