The University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research will be celebrating its 30th anniversary this fall. Below are descriptions of each event we are crafting to honor this milestone. By pulling together a variety of experiences and formats, we hope that the CAER can reach both its traditional stakeholders, and motivate new participants to learn about energy.
Co-sponsored by the
GOVERNOR'S OFFICE OF ENERGY POLICY
Kentucky Energy Summit - Lexington Convention Center
Scheduled to begin at 8:00 am
Cost: $30.00 (includes lunch)
Open to the public
This day-long energy summit will feature internationally-recognized speakers on energy issues. Topics include: coal resources and mining; synthetic natural gas; an overview of Sasol's coal to liquids work; the economics of coal to liquids; carbon capture; biomass and fuels; the future of fuel development and use; and finally, national energy security. The content is intended to provide an educated and broad perspective on current and future energy concerns affecting the state and country.
Pollution Control in Power Plants Short Course - Buffalo Trace Distillery, Frankfort, KY
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cost: $150.00 (includes lunch)
Four engineering professional development hours are offered with this course
This is a short course intended to educate our partners at utilities, regulators, R & D groups, and industries with heavy energy consumption on pollution control issues. We will cover SOx, NOx, mercury and CO2 reduction. The course will include fundamental chemistry knowledge related to gas emissions and its mitigation, development history, state-of-the-art control technologies and real world problem solving and analysis.
CAER Distinguished Lecture - Worsham Theatre, University of Kentucky Campus
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free, and open to the public
Location: Driving Directions to the UK Student Center
- Mr. Simmon's PPT Presentation and Video of Lecture as given during the CAER Distinguished Lecture on November 15, 2007 at the University of Kentucky
Capping off the series of events, will be an energy-related presentation for a general audience. This year's distinguished speaker is Mr. Matthew Simmons, author of "Twilight in the Desert: The Coming Saudi Oil Shock and the World Economy." The book describes what Mr. Simmons sees as a crisis in the not too distant future. He studied energy for over 30 years on-site in the Mideast and spent decades analyzing energy problems. He concluded that 'proven reserves' were worthless data. His mission now is to educate the public that the world's oil peak is much closer than the Saudis are telling us.
- Matthew Simmons Biography
- Flyer for CAER Distinguished Lecturer Presentation
- Simmons & Company - lots of presentation links
- Interview with Boston's WGBH
- Purchase the book - "Twilight in the Desert"
- Global Public Media
Former CAER Distinguished Lecturers:
Energy Fair for Elementary Students - University of Kentucky Campus
Switching from the serious, to the fun and educational, we are organizing an educational and energy open house for elementary school children. Kentucky energy research organizations are participating. The format will include a series of demonstrations on energy-related experiments involving elementary schools. Students from local and regional elementary schools with diverse and traditionally underrepresented populations will attend.
- Energy Fair Flyer - from UK CAER
- Science Experiments for Elementary teachers - from UK CAER
- Educational Links - from UK CAER