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Conference to focus on state’s energy

Georgia’s energy policy and future alternatives will be the focus of the 17th annual Red Clay Conference on April 1 at UGA’s School of Law. The one-day conference, sponsored by the Environmental Law Association, is open to the public. Registration is $50, and a catered lunch will be provided for an additional $10. The $50 fee will be waived for faculty, staff and students.

Entitled “Georgia’s Energy Potential: Policy, Alternatives and Long-Term Solutions,” the conference will include panel discussions on sustainable development and energy use, hydroelectric power, alternative fuels for mobile sources of pollution and the building industry’s response to the new Georgia energy code. Conference speakers include authorities from the private legal sector, the corporate/business sector, government and public interest groups. The conference starts with check-in at 8 a.m. and ends with a reception at 4:30 p.m.

Jigar Shah, chief executive officer of SunEdison, will be the keynote speaker. Shah’s company helps public, private and nonprofit organizations explore using solar power as an energy alternative.

Registration information and a detailed schedule can be found on the conference’s Web site at