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Presentation Titles link to the PowerPoint presentation used at the conference. Abstracts are also provided for each presentation.


Wednesday, November 7, 2001

8:30 - Registration and Continental Breakfast (Sponsored by PowerWorld Corporation)

9:00 - Welcome and Introductory Remarks (DEREK WINSTANLEY- ILLINOIS STATE WATER SURVEY, BRENT MANNING - ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES, GOVERNOR GEORGE H. RYAN - INVITED)

9:15 - The Link Between Energy Usage and the Illinois Environment (abstract) (ROB FINLEY - ILLINOIS STATE GEOLOGICAL SURVEY AND DAVID THOMAS - ILLINOIS NATURAL HISTORY SURVEY)

SESSION I - Mitch Beaver, Moderator

Factors Affecting Energy Production, Distribution, and Use in Illinois Over The Next 20-50 Years

10:00 - Domestic and International Policy (abstract) (HARVEY DRUCKER - ARGONNE NATIONAL LABORATORY)

10:30 - Regulatory Climate (abstract) (DAVE KOLAZ - ILLINOIS ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY)

11:00 - Break

11:15 - Illinois Economy and the Energy Market (abstract) (JAMES KENDELL - ENERGY INFORMATION ADMINISTRATION)

11:45 - Maintaining Nuclear Energy Options: Focus on Safety (abstract) (TOM ORTCIGER - ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF NUCLEAR SAFETY)

12:15 - New and Improved Energy Production and Use Technologies (abstract) (BILL WOREK - UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO; ENERGY RESOURCES CENTER)

12:45 - Luncheon with speaker (U. S. REPRESENTATIVE JOHN SHIMKUS) Sponsored by the Illinois Energy Association

SESSION II - Norm Peterson, Moderator

Future Plausible Energy Scenarios for Illinois

2:00 - Continuing with Conventional Sources (abstract) (GEORGIA NELSON - MIDWEST GENERATION EME)

2:30 - "Green" Future with Alternative Fuels (abstract) (CAROL WERNER - ENVIRONMENTAL AND ENERGY STUDY INSTITUTE)

3:00 - Break

3:30 - Heavy Reliance on Clean Coal (abstract) (TAYLOR PENSONEAU - ILLINOIS COAL ASSOCIATION, ROGER DENNISON - TURRIS COAL COMPANY, AND MICHAEL MURPHY - DCCA OFFICE OF COAL DEVELOPMENT AND MARKETING)

4:00 - Conservation-based Future (abstract) (HARVEY SACHS - AMERICAN COUNCIL FOR AN ENERGY-EFFICIENT ECONOMY)

4:30 - Panel Discussion

5:00 - Adjourn

5:30 - 7:00 - Reception at Old State Capitol (Sponsored by the Illinois Petroleum Resources Board)



Thursday, November 8, 2001


7:15 - Continental Breakfast (Sponsored by Spire Solar Chicago)

SESSION III - John Braden, Moderator

Illinois' Energy Future and Environmental Sustainability

8:00 - Keynote Speaker from ROCKY MOUNTAIN INSTITUTE - KARL R. RABAGO, "ENERGY INNOVATION: THREE ENERGY TRENDS THAT PROMISE TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE" (abstract)

9:00 - Illinois Climate and Air Quality Impacts (abstract) (KEN KUNKEL - ILLINOIS STATE WATER SURVEY)

9:30 - Particulate Matter From Coal-fired Power Plants: Three Reasons Why It Might Not Harm Health (abstract) (LAURA C. GREEN - CAMBRIDGE ENVIRONMENTAL INC. AND MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY)

10:00 - Break

10:30 - Illinois Water Resource Impacts (abstract) (DEREK WINSTANLEY - ILLINOIS STATE WATER SURVEY)

11:00 - Biological and Land Use Impacts (abstract) (HANS DETWEILER - ENVIRONMENTAL LAW AND POLICY CENTER)

11:30 - Panel Discussion

12:00 - Luncheon with speaker (WILLIAM J. KEESE, CHAIRMAN - CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION Sponsored by ComEd, an Exelon Company)

SESSION IV - Arlene Juracek, Moderator

How Could Illinois Plan for the Future?

1:30 - New Technology Development and Diffusion: Two Illinois Case Studies (STEVE HOGAN - SPIRE SOLAR CHICAGO (abstract); PHIL AMICK - GLOBAL ENERGY, INC. (abstract))

1:50 - Regional and National Political Leadership and Decision Making (abstract) (ERIC BRENNER, OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR)

2:00 - Research Needs (abstract) (BILL SHILTS - ILLINOIS STATE GEOLOGICAL SURVEY)

2:10 - Energy Efficiency Planning and Management (abstract) (SCOTT BERNSTEIN, CENTER FOR NEIGHBORHOOD TECHNOLOGY)

2:20 - Panel Discussion (CHARLIE WHEELER - UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT SPRINGFIELD; INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS, MODERATOR)

3:30 - Conference Closing Remarks (DEREK WINSTANLEY - ILLINOIS STATE WATER SURVEY)

3:45 - Conference Adjourns


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