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Aug. 20-21: Energy and environment topics to be explored during conference in Columbia

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In today’s ever-evolving regulatory climate — and amid rapid advances in research and technology —it is critical for energy and environment stakeholders to remain on top of changes in their industries.

That’s the goal behind the Missouri Chamber’s Aug. 20-21 Energy & Environment Conference, which is bringing state and national experts to Columbia to share updates and research on regulatory, policy and market trends in the energy and environment sectors.

Conference segments and presenters include:

  • The U.S. Energy Landscape: Progress and Warnings — Heath Knakmuhs, U.S. Chamber Global Energy Institute
  • Carbon Capture and Storage: Clean Energy You Can Depend On — Dr. Rich Axelbaum, Washington University; Dr. Holly Krutka, Peabody Energy
  • Affordable, Reliable, and Balanced Energy: A Positive Path Forward — Craig Redmon, Missouri Division of Energy
  • Powered Up: How the Grid Modernization in SB 564 is Boosting Business — panel
  • Columbia’s Innovative Approaches for Sustainable Waste Management — Ben Kreitner, City of Columbia
  • Rock Island Corridor Update: A Different Path — Mike Sutherland, Missouri State Parks
  • Too Much or Too Little: How Do We Plan for Missouri’s Future Water Resources? — Jennifer Hoggatt, Missouri Department of Natural Resources
  • And many others. The full agenda and registration details can be found at mochamber.com/EE.

For those seeking to earn Minimum Continued Legal Education hours, the full two-day program is worth 12 MCLE credits.

“There is so much momentum right now in the energy and environment sectors to be excited about — from positive legislation that has led to energy rate cuts and a massive overhaul of our state’s energy grid, to innovations in technology that will create greater efficiency and economic growth for Missouri’s future,” said Daniel P. Mehan, President and CEO of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry. “This conference serves as an important gathering to unite stakeholders as we work to solve our challenges in these industries and move forward toward making Missouri a more competitive location for business investment and job growth.”

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